Therapy for Young Adults in Elk Grove, California

You might be facing a whirlwind of new experiences, responsibilities, and expectations. You’re likely feeling overwhelmed by academic demands, social pressures, and figuring out who you are. Anxiety, stress, and feeling lost are part of the process, but you don’t have to deal with them alone. That’s where therapy for young adults come in! As a therapist for young adults, I help you go from stressed and overwhelmed to aligned and empowered.

That's So Well Therapist For Young Adults Arielle

Begin the journey to a calmer, more balanced you.

Connect with me for a free consultation and start your path to managing stress and embracing a healthier approach with a therapist for young adults who gets it.

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Common Challenges Young Adults Face in Elk Grove, California

As a college student, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all of the changes going on. It’s not uncommon to feel completely stressed out in this new phase of life.You might be struggling with adjusting to life away from family, procrastination, relationships, or keeping up with the seemingly never ending demands of your classes. 

It’s important to recognize that you aren’t alone. Many college students experience these same struggles. And although, it can feel like you’re the only one, I promise that you aren’t.

This period of life is marked by some really exciting, and also really big changes. This can feel VERY overwhelming. You’ve gained a new sense of independence and freedom, but for the first time in your life, you’re on your own. College is a time of expansion and self-discovery. It’s a time where you’re not only making important decisions about your education and future, but trying to figure out who you are, and what you want.

My Approach to Therapy for Young Adults in Elk Grove, California

As a therapist working with college students, I have a deep understanding of the unique pressures that come with college life. My approach to therapy reflects this, it is grounded in empathy, compassion, humor and evidence-based practices.

My mission is to help you go from anxious and confused to clear and confident.  Let’s work together to turn your college years into a period of growth and self-discovery.

College life is more than just academics; it’s about finding your path, building relationships, and preparing for the future. It’s normal to feel like you’re struggling to keep up or to question whether you’re on the right track.

Therapy For Young Adults Helps With:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Perfectionism
  • People Pleasing
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjusting to college
  • Life transitions
  • Graduation
  • Relationships
  • Friendships
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Begin Therapy for Young Adults in Elk Grove, California

You don’t have to navigate the struggles of college life alone. Reaching out for help is a sign of strength and a step towards creating the changes you’ve been wanting. Therapy specifically designed for college students meets you right where you’re at. Helping you build the tools necessary to feel better and create the changes you’ve been wanting.  

In my time as a therapist, I’ve seen how transformative it can be for college students to have a safe space for expressing their feelings, thoughts, and needs. In therapy, you will learn to effectively manage your academic and personal responsibilities, improve relationships, establish healthy boundaries, and build coping skills for all the big feelings college life can bring up.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Therapy for Young Adults in Elk Grove, California

Therapy can assist with a range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, time management, relationship problems, identity issues, academic concerns, and adapting to college life.

While some young adults might not need therapy, I believe it can be helpful for everyone. Some common issues many young adults face include: 

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Home Sickness
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Poor Motivation
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Neglecting hygiene
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Binge Drinking

Signs that therapy is working include feeling more capable of handling stress, improved mood, better relationships, and achieving personal goals. It’s important to communicate with your therapist about your progress.

Online therapy can be effective and offers flexibility for students with busy schedules or those who prefer a virtual format. It has been an amazing way for my clients to blend it into their busy schedules and you can do it from the comfort of your own room!


Look for a therapist who has experience working with young adults and the unique issues you’re facing. It’s important to feel comfortable and trust your therapist, so it might take meeting a few before you find the right fit.

While therapy doesn’t directly change your academic performance, it can help you develop better coping mechanisms, time management skills, and reduce anxiety, which can indirectly improve your academic life.

Teletherapy For Young Adults in Elk Grove, California

Currently all sessions for anxiety therapy are offered via teletherapy. These telemental health sessions are available to anyone in the State of California, allowing accessibility and convenience. I use a secure HIPAA platform (Simple Practice) to conduct these online therapy video sessions which you can access on your computer, tablet, or phone.

How it Works

Everything is virtual! Once we have scheduled your first appointment, you will receive a link to your secure online portal where you can fill out all the necessary forms before we meet. Before every session you will receive a link to the virtual waiting room where I will join you when it is time for the session.

Some Tips

Choose a space where you’re unlikely to be disturbed and you feel comfortable opening up

Check that your WiFi connection is strong and any headphones or audio devices are working properly.

Check that your lighting is good and your camera has a proper view of you.

Get cozy, grab a blanket and pillows. Find a comfy spot and get yourself set up. (I love getting a warm cup of tea before).

Some benefits of teletherapy

Many forms of therapy can feel overwhelming to someone with an anxiety disorder, online therapy takes some of the stress and worry out of it, allowing you to get help from the comfort of your own home or another safe space anywhere in the state of California.

The ultimate convenience.

Expands your search area for therapists or other mental health professionals. * Pro tip: if you are struggling to find a therapist who you want to work with in your local therapist directory, try expanding your search to other areas of California.

Easier to fit into busy schedules due to no commute time.

Provides same level of treatment for most of the treatment areas I work with.

Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? Caught up in a never ending cycle of perfectionism and being hard on yourself? Or maybe you’re struggling with sharing feelings and thoughts in certain relationships in your life and having difficulty getting your needs met? If so, you don’t have to do this alone, I can help.

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That's So Well Therapist For Graduate Students Arielle

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