Therapy for Young Adults

"Because Becoming an Adult is Hard!"

Most young adults find the transition to independence difficult at times. It is not easy to become an adult. Working with a therapist at ICFT can help in this 'adulting' process. If this describes you, working with a therapist at ICFT can help. Once young adults engage in treatment, even if they do so at the insistence of their parents, they begin moving toward a more successful future.

Experts in young adult and family therapy: Every therapist at ICFT has an advanced degree in family therapy and is specificall trained to work with young adults and their families. Every therapist at ICFT is also licensed by the State of Ohio to assess, diagnose, and provide therapy to help you master life skills that will serve you throughout your life academically, emotionally, socially, and in the job market.

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning:  During the assessment we will collaborate with you on your diagnosis, and discuss our recommended course of treatment. 

Collaboration with Physicians and more Intensive Treatment: After assessment we may recommend additional sources of support. For example, we may recommend collaborating with a primary care physician or a psychiatrist for medication, or seeking treatment for a short time at a more intensive treatment facility. If the therapist makes such a recommendation for additional support, we will meet with you and your parents as needed help to navigate these paths. ICFT's therapists are fully trained and experienced in providing psychopharmacological education to clients and in collaborating with more intensive treatment facilities until the clients can “step down” to being treated at ICFT.  

Parental Involvement: As much as it is clinically appropriate, we want parents to be involved and included in their young adult's therapy. We work with young adults and parents to determine the best way to keep parents an active part of their therapy.

ICFT helps young adults and their families with:

  • Career or Academic Struggles
  • Friendship or Relationship Struggles
  • Anger/Irritability
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Worries/Anxiety/Stress
  • Behavioral Struggles
  • ADHD and ADD
  • Low self-esteem
  • Substance use
  • Health Concerns
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns

For answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

For additional information on how to get started, click here