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Adolescents and Young Adults (16-25 years)

Adele Wilde

Couples: Distance and Distress
Perth, Western Australia

Transitioning from being a teenager to an adult can be a difficult time for adolescents and young people. Teenagers must face and overcome many changes and challenges in their adolescent years. More recently we have noticed that these difficulties are not just confined to the teen years and can extend into young adulthood. These challenges can become overwhelming for young people leading to high stress levels, mental health difficulties, substance misuse or difficulties transitioning to adulthood.

Challenges Faced by Young People

There are some challenges that are unique to being young, however many that all age groups face. The difference for adolescents and young adults is that they may be facing these stressors for the first time. They may also not have had the opportunity yet to develop strong coping skills or positive social supports. Some of these challenges include:

Problems That Can Develop in Adolescence

While there are many great things about being young, such as higher energy levels and greater opportunities for adventure, young people are at greater risk of certain social, mental or physical health issues than adults. These include:

Counselling can be a positive way to getting extra support to navigate through the many stressors that present in the teenage and young adult years. It can reduce the risk of any negative outcomes and assist the individual to transition into adulthood successfully.

If you would like to learn more about adolescents and young adults or to make an appointment, please refer to the contact details below.

Adele Wilde

Counsellor and Clinical Social Worker
Email: adele.wilde@gmail.com
Telephone: 0439 324 703

Mt Lawley Counselling Centre
13 Alvan St
Mount Lawley (Perth), WA 6050

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