When challenged to show backbone with a young adult who is anxious or depressed, one of the common parental assumptions is that this could make things
What is the Goal in Counseling Parents of Young Adults?
When I counsel parents of young adults, one of the most common questions I get is "What is the goal of counseling?" On one occasion, I was asked this
Is Your Young Adult Struggling with Depression or Failure to Launch?
Scott was a thrity-two-year-old male living with his single-parent mother. He was unemployed, had an erratic sleep schedule, exhibited poor hygiene,
Is Your Young Adult Suffering From Anxiety or Failure to Launch?
Jan is a twenty-nine-year-old female client who is living with her parents. She complains of multiple physical and psychological problems and rarely
A Few Tips for Parents of Young Adults with Special Needs
"My twenty-one-year-old daughter with Asperger's and learning disabilities is living with us, but what would she do if something happened to us?" As
My Young Adult Needs Help But Refuses! What’s a Parent to Do?
Young adults experience a range of challenges, not the least of which is the classic developmental tasks of identity, independence, and intimacy (the
3 Signs It’s time to Seek Help for Yourself in Coping with Your Young Adult
Many times the young adult does not acknowledge the struggles they may be having or the need for professional help. This should not hold you back as
When Should You Seek Professional Help with Young Adult Challenges?
Although many challenging situations resolve over time with young adults simply because they move out or move on, continuing to face these challenges