Did you make the right career choice? Are you in the right relationship? Do you need to begin thinking about planning for retirement? Should you continue on your current life path, or make dramatic changes? These concerns are just a small sample of the questions you might be asking yourself during a quarter life crisis.
Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers quarter life crisis therapy and counseling to help young adult men and women navigate this transitional life phase. Decades ago, the transition from graduating high school and/or college to beginning your “adult life” was fairly cut and dry. But now, young people are delaying marriage, discovering new career paths regularly, and spending a significant amount of time exploring their own multi-faceted identities. Your 20s are an exciting time, filled with possibility and promise. However, that excitement can carry with it overwhelming amounts of stress and anxiety. The confusion you feel during your early 20s can also cause, among other things, feelings of depression, hopelessness, frustration, and regret.
Our counselors help you learn how to handle life’s transitions in a healthy manner so you can build a happy and fulfilling adult life for yourself. Quarter life crisis therapy can help you navigate a variety of emotional difficulties that are fueled by the changes happening in your life.
What You Can Expect with Quarter Life Crisis Counseling
Our therapists can help you turn this period into a time of growth, and they can guide you as you map out the next steps in your life. Because a quarter life crisis can cause you to question yourself and the decisions you’ve made so far, it can be helpful to work with a counselor who can assist you in exploring the myriad questions you’re undoubtedly asking yourself. You might talk about your career aspirations and hesitations, touching on topics such as whether you’re on a career track that truly excites you, or how to muster up the courage to ask for a promotion. Other topics that can trigger a quarter life crisis include decisions around marriage, children, and finances.
Regardless of the transitions that you need help weathering or what questions you have about your life’s trajectory, we’re here to help you discover your own path. How much time, energy, and effort you devote to this exploration is truly up to you — we’ll customize a counseling program that fits your unique needs.
When to Ask for Help
A quarter life crisis might not seem as clinically pressing as other mental health issues, but it can still lead to clinical symptoms. If feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress begin to negatively impact your everyday life, it’s time to seek help. Look for these signs of depression:
- A general lack of interest in everyday activities, including your favorite hobbies and relationships with friends and loved ones
- Chronic fatigue, sleep problems, or overall changes in sleeping patterns
- Physical aches and pains (like headaches) that don’t respond to treatment
- Problems with concentration and memory
- Irritability, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Excessive self-blame
Remember that it’s all too easy to ignore the symptoms of a quarter life crisis. Feeling empty, lost, confused, and overwhelmed can lead to more severe problems down the road. Utilizing the help of an unbiased professional counselor can help you find the clarity you need to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from quarter life crisis counseling and therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.