Millennials, those who were born between 1977 and 2000, have grown up in an age of technology, social media and accessibility. While these advancements have created great opportunity and connections, it has also left many millennials at a loss, often feeling disconnected, overwhelmed and inadequate.
The clinicians at Olive Branch understand that some of those in Generation Y have their own set of mental health issues and need to be understood with their lifestyle and experiences in mind. That’s why we offer therapy that is specifically tailored to those who have grown along such things as college debt, political and natural instability, and online bullying.
Common Concerns We See with Millennials
While we recognize that each person has their own set of issues, some of the most common concerns we see when counseling millennials include:
- Suicidal Ideation
- Eating disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Social Isolation
According to the Psychological Bulletin, millennials are experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression compared to previous generations. It’s our job as licensed counselors to help you, the millennial, navigate these issues and take charge of your mental health.
Our Approach to Millennial Therapy at Olive Branch Therapy Group
As an individual, your history, personality and concerns will be different from the next person. That’s why at Olive Branch, we work together to find a method of psychotherapy, counseling and coaching that best fits you. We use such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT,) and Positive Psychology, among others. We act as your sounding board — we’ll help you better understand what you are going through and what actions you can take to better understand yourself and find peace in your future.
Millennial Therapy: What to Expect
A typical therapy session for millenials involves:
- Introductions between our therapist and you
- A discussion on how we approach different issues, conditions or scenarios and our methods of therapy
- A look at your family and medical history
- Time for you to discuss what issues you are facing at school, at work, in your relationships, at home, etc. and/or what mental health
- concerns you may have
- Learning coping skills and relaxation techniques, discussing solutions to problems, and other management tools for mental health
As mentioned before, each individual is different, therefore each person’s therapy session may include different strategies, discussions or timelines.
How to Get Started with Millennial Therapy
You’ve taken the first step in taking better care of yourself. You recognize the importance of mental health and now you’re ready to reach out to someone. We couldn’t be happier to help! Please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Olive Branch Therapy Group to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. We look forward to helping you find the peace you deserve.
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