Young Adult Treatment

At ECS we help young adults (typically, 18-30) struggling with:

We help our clients address several areas of their lives, as they take on the new roles and responsibilities of young adulthood. They may include:

Education includes beginning or continuing work at a college/university, vocational/technical training, or finishing high school. Psychological counseling consists of individual, group therapy, and family therapy. Substance abuse counseling includes 12-step (AA/NA) meetings, drug testing, sober living environments, and work on relapse prevention. Social development/maturation opportunities help individuals form meaningful relationships and build interpersonal skills through mentoring, group living, and community activities. Independent living helps to build self-reliance through successive phases of increasing autonomy in living arrangements and course work on daily living skills, like cooking and managing finances. Work/internship opportunities can help a person develop a sense of purpose together with habits of appropriate employee behavior. Psychiatric support is necessary for individuals to learn to manage their mental health challenges themselves.

Of course, not everyone needs help in all six areas. Some of our clients need a strong focus on only one or two of them. At ECS we help our clients determine which areas to include and what approaches to use in each. For example, will 12-step meetings be enough, or will they also need the help of a licensed substance abuse counselor? How much supervision and coaching do they need in their daily living? Different programs emphasize one or more of the six areas and use their own particular approaches to implement them. The categories simply function as a framework for ECS and our clients to decide what the needs of the young adult are, so that we can help them find the support and guidance they need.

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Psychology Today, December 1, 2017