COUNSELING FOR YOUNG ADULTS 18-30.

Emerging Adult Counseling was established to address the needs of young adults with mental health challenges who are out of high school (or soon to be) who are moving into adulthood. Emerging Adult Counseling provides Individual Counseling, Support Groups, and Adulting Classes to help young adults thrive in the adult world.

The time between 18 and 30 are full of excitement but also many challenges. This time in your life is full of changes, choices, and challenges that can be overwhelming for many. Our mission is to support you during these challenges by providing individual counseling and support as well as group opportunities to connect with others making similar challenges moving from high school to college, career and living more independently on your own.

Through one on one counseling with Sue Smith, you will be able to address your unique challenges to creating a life that is personally satisfying and rewarding.

Since this is often a stressful confusing time in your life it is not surprising that many young adults experience Depression, Anxiety, or other mental health challenges that interfere with moving on with your life. Through counseling, we can look at the stressors you are experiencing and develop strategies to reduce them and so you can see a reduction is symptoms such as moodiness, sleep problems, crying episodes, jumpiness, frequent anger outbursts, or other symptoms often seen with mental health conditions. Because we specialize in emerging adults 18-30 we offer unique perspectives and focus often not seen at other clinics.

THIS IS YOUR TIME…

  No matter if this is your first counseling experience or one of several that you have had in the past, we work with your comfort level and preferences.  If there is something you think will help you feel comfortable such as your favorite non-alcoholic beverage or something else,bring it along. This is your time to settle in.

 

Common Questions about Counseling

WON’T PEOPLE THING  I’M WEAK AND NOT INDEPENDENT IF I NEED/WANT COUNSELING.

We know that you want your independence and yet sometimes want support. Human beings are wired to connect with others. You are no different.  There is no weakness about wanting to connect and share difficulties.  This past year in particular due to social distancing due to to Covid, many people have felt more alone and lonely that at any other time.  Connecting with a counselor or therapist shows strength, not weakness.  Strength to get your needs met.

With over 30 years of experience working with young adults, we provide an experience that is comfortable, safe, and nurturing. We want you to feel welcome and comfortable talking about your concerns, knowing that your conversations are confidential (unless you tell us that you are hurting someone vulnerable, or yourself).

We want you to be sure about your decision to seek out therapy with us so much that we offer and FREE 30 minutes getting acquainted session. If after 30 minutes, you feel that we’re not a good fit for you, we can part ways- no questions asked. But if you decide to continue to work together to create change, we will talk about putting you on the schedule.

HOW LONG WILL I SEE A COUNSELOR?

Most clients start with weekly sessions so that we can get some traction toward understanding your problems and working towards solutions. The length of therapy varies from person to person, with the typical time from 7-10 sessions.

HOW TO I GO ABOUT PAYING FOR THERAPY:

HEALTH INSURANCE

If you have insurance or are covered under your parent’s or spouses insurance I accept a variety of plans. I am In Network for following insurances:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Magellan
  • Preferred One
  • Medical Assistance
  • U Care

OTHER OPTIONS FOR PAYMENT

  • You may also be able to pay for therapy through a Flexible Spending Account from work. Check with your employer to see if this is available where you work

 

  • Self Pay Rates are also available upon request for those who do not have insurance or choose not to use insurance to avoid your insurance company knowing your personal business.

  • Regular Rates are 125.00 per 50 minutes visit.

  • A limited number of sliding fee rates are available for those without insurance. Ask about it when you call for your Free introductory appointment.

  • COLLEGE STUDENT REBATE: If you are a college student in the Twin Cities without insurance I offer a rate of 75.00 per session for those without insurance as long as you remain an active student.

  • NEW PROFESSIONALS: If you are starting a new career path, it can be stressful, therefore I offer the Student Rate to students for 3 months following completion of an educational program to help you get on your feet in a new job.