"Because Becoming an Adult is Hard!"
Most young adults find the transition to independence and making adult decisions difficult to navigate at times. Young adults can struggle with managing their money, relationships, responsibilities, substance use, spiritual/religious beliefs, and of course their parents. If this describes you, perhaps working with a therapist at ICFT can help you move more smoothly into adulthood. At times young adults come to us at the insistence of their parents, but just as often they realize themselves some key way in which they are stuck.
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
- Behavioral Struggles
- ADHD and ADD
- Low self-esteem
- Substance use
- Health Concerns
- LGBTQ+ Concerns