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Young Adult Therapy

The transition into adulthood is a complex time in your life.

We help you navigate your career, family, identity, and life's stresses with confidence.

Young Adult Therapy

The transition into adulthood is a complex time in your life.

We help you navigate your career, family, identity, and life's stresses with confidence.

Navigate relationships
Make decisions with confidence
Care for your mental health
Most of the your significant life decisions are made between the ages of 18-26

Feeling overwhelmed, unsure or afraid of getting it wrong is normal. Managing your responsibilities, navigating social pressures, and building a career have never been a more challenging experience.

Young Adult Therapy can help you work through the decision making process, manage expectations and offer the perspective & guidance you need to feel confident in your life-choices.

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If You're A Young Adult Struggling With:

  • Identify Issues
  • Academic Struggles
  • Career Decisions
  • Big Life Transitions
  • Anxiety & Stress
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • The Effects of Trauma

We can help you find your way

Our Therapeutic Approach

How Our Therapy Works

We get to know you

We take the time to understand your history, your situation and your challenges then we help you get clear on your goals.

We Put Together A Plan

We work with you to find the right tools and therapy options to develop a plan that will help you move forward.

We Help You Take Action

We guide you towards your goals and listen to hear what’s working in your life so you can reach your goals.
When you have clarity on what you want and how to ask for it, your life will start to change.
Dee Gill, Founder & Clinical Director of Searchlight Counselling in Burnaby

Dee Gill

Founder & Clinical Director

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Why Searchlight Counselling?

As therapists, we have a deep understanding of the unique challenges and struggles that you may face as a young adult and aim to provide a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours without judgment.

Our team of therapists has extensive training and experience in evidence-based interventions that are tailored to meet your individual needs.

We are committed to helping you figure out these next steps and live a more fulfilling life.

Why is Young Adult Therapy so needed?

According to Youth Mental Health Canada, individuals between 15 and 24 are more likely to experience a mental health illness than any other age group. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of young adults in Vancouver, as it has for young adults around the world.

As you grapple with figuring out your personal values, goals, and purpose in life, therapy can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your values, leading to greater personal growth and fulfillment. We are committed to guiding and supporting you along your journey.

The Top 7 Things We Hear From Young Adults Seeking Therapy

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    I feel excited about having more independence and control over my life.
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    I feel overwhelmed and anxious about the responsibilities that come with adulthood, such as finding a job or paying bills.
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    I feel unsure about my future path and what I want to do with my life.
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    I feel pressure to make important decisions about education, career, and relationships and I don't want to make a mistake.
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    I feel nostalgic and sad about leaving behind childhood and adolescence.
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    I really want to understand who am I in this world and where I fit in.
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    I want to feel hopeful about the future but I’m struggling to find the positive is our world.
We provide a safe environment so you can find the clarity and confidence you need to build the life you want.

What you can expect from this approach

Therapy is not a quick fix. It takes time, effort, and commitment to make lasting changes. But the rewards are worth it.

As you progress on your therapy journey, you may notice:

  • Better coping skills for dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Enhanced communication and relationship skills
  • Greater emotional regulation and stability
  • Enhanced creativity and productivity
  • Increased ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Improved self-awareness and self-esteem

Better coping skills for dealing with stress and anxiety

Enhanced communication and relationship skills

Greater emotional regulation and stability

Enhanced creativity and productivity

Increased ability to make decisions and solve problems

Improved self-awareness and self-esteem

Take the steps now, to help them live a better future.
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Questions about therapy for young adults

Questions about therapy for young adults

During a therapy session, the therapist will typically start by asking questions to get to know you and your concerns. You will have the opportunity to talk about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a safe and supportive environment. The therapist may also provide guidance, tools, and strategies for coping with difficult emotions and situations. Therapy sessions may be held in-person, online, or over the phone and are 50 minutes in length.
Therapy can help you as a young adult in many ways. It can provide a safe and confidential space to discuss your concerns, help you learn new coping strategies, improve your communication and relationships with others, increase your self-awareness, and provide support during difficult life transitions.
If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, feeling stuck, or struggling with relationships or transitions, therapy may be a helpful tool for you. If you are unsure if therapy is right for you, it may be helpful to reach out to discuss your concerns and see if we are a good fit for your needs.
Yes, therapy sessions are confidential. Your therapist is bound by ethical and legal obligations to maintain confidentiality, unless there is a risk of harm to yourself or others. Your therapist will explain their confidentiality policy during your first session.
It is common to feel uncomfortable talking about certain topics in therapy, but it is important to remember that therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space. If you don’t feel comfortable talking about certain topics, it is okay to let your therapist know. They can work with you to find alternative ways to address your concerns or help you feel more comfortable discussing sensitive topics.

Therapists who specialize in Young Adult Therapy

Therapists who specialize in Young Adult Therapy

How You Get Started

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Looking For An Appointment?

Book an appointment online with one of our therapists at a time that works for you.
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Do You Have Questions?

Book a free 15-min consultation with any of our therapists to meet and have your questions answered.

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