Scripps Ranch and Bankers Hill Therapist Sara Cole.
Millennials and Mental Health
You are not a kid anymore, but what are you exactly? We like to be able to put people into categories and so for the purposes of being understood, I will use the word Millennial to refer to adults born between the years of 1981 and 1991.
have noticed something in the media and in the mental health world lately. People who are not Millennials are sort of scared of Millennials, like maybe they are a different species.
I agree that there are some things very unique to this group of young adults. Not only are they tech savvy as heck, they have seen more change in their lives than any other generation in the same amount of time.
But there are also lots of things that make these youngish adults just like everyone else. They have anxiety, depression fears, confusion just like anyone else. The anxiety seems high for this group and its no surprise. Living life on the verge of nuclear war, experiencing global warming and no guarantee that a college education will ever do them any good, would cause anyone to feel anxious.
I adore working with young adults for so many reasons. For one thing they have hope. In general they are also highly motivated. This is a group of people who have grown up in a time of constant, unpredictable and fast change. They have seen wars, technology explode, education change. They don't know about the time when we didn't have cell phones. They have not been trained to be patient for long periods of time and they are used to seeing results happen quick if they are going to happen. They are open to new ideas. They are open to trying new approaches and they are problem solvers.
What better qualities could a therapist ask for in a client to work with?
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Sara Cole has been providing mental health services in San Diego for over 15 years. Sara specializes in working with women and teen girls to overcome trauma and major life changes, including postpartum depression, going away to college, marriage, etc. Sara also loves to help people get their anxiety under control. She is also passionate about providing treatment to those whose lives are affected by the addiction of a loved one.