“What Am I Doing With My Life?”

Does This Sound Familiar?

  • Not knowing the next steps in life and feeling afraid to make the wrong choice
  • Seeing your friends move forward and feeling left behind
  • Not being able to enjoy downtime because you feel guilty about not being productive.
  • Feeling you “checked all the boxes,” and did all the things and still are feeling lost
  • Avoiding friends or family because you don’t want to have the “what are you doing with your life” conversation

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Feeling Lost Through Major Life Transitions? You’re Not Alone.

Whether you’re 22 or 32, the part of life right before you figure out what you really want can feel overwhelming. You know, the whole cliche but real “quarter-life crisis.” (You might remember Luke Skywalker’s initial struggles in Star Wars or from every single indie movie ever made.)

Who am I? Where do I find purpose? Why do I feel so unmotivated and weighed down? Should I keep settling for what I have or make a bigger change? These are big questions.

Unfortunately, feeling stuck can eventually lead to anxiety and depression, if it has not already. It’s overwhelming to feel like you don’t “fit” or that you’re disconnected. It may even be a matter of not knowing where you’re life is going, so it’s hard to take the first step. However, not knowing is normal! This is where life transition counseling can help you find what the next step is for you.

How Life Transition Counseling in Columbus, OH Can Help Move You Forward

Like you, many of my clients felt lost before starting counseling for their quarter-life crisis. They were all too familiar with the unfair barriers in their way (like the whole “I can’t get a good job without experience but everyone wants me to have experience to get a good job” thing). But even if they sometimes felt hopeless, they all knew one thing: they wanted to be happy.

Just like them, you deserve to feel good enough. You deserve a space to quiet the constant pressures to find the “right” path and turn up the volume on finding your own path.

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Counseling for life transitions can be a place to press pause and find your inspiration. To remove the emotional blocks in your way. A safe place to end self-doubt and start learning to trust yourself.

The Focused Mind ADHD Counseling Approach to Finding Your Way Through Life Transitions

Because therapy is about being real, my approach is encouraging, hopeful, and down to earth. I often hear from my clients that they saw a therapist in high school but didn’t connect with them. I’ll be honest with you, the therapy you seek out as an adult is way different from therapy when it’s someone else’s idea. People benefit most from something when they’re the ones making the decision.

So, first and foremost, many of my clients tell me that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most helpful parts of therapy. That is, I have no “agenda.” Well, other than supporting your goals.

Second, because therapy should be as unique as you, we’ll customize our approach with evidence-based therapies that fit you (not just a cluster of “symptoms” or “behaviors”). We’ll figure out why you’re feeling the way you’re feeling. Then, we’ll use psychologically proven methods such as psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and EMDR therapy. My goal is to help you unlearn self-doubt and start taking control of your life.

Why I’m Passionate About Helping Those Going Through a “Quarter-Life Crisis” in Columbus, OH and beyond

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I’ll be real with you, I’m invested in helping young people experiencing a “quarter-life crisis” because I had one not too long ago. It sucked. So, I saw a therapist. He was awesome, and it helped. I went on to resolve my quarter-life crisis, and now I am living my passion as a therapist. Seriously, I love what I do, every single second. Now I know what you’re thinking, and no, you do not need to become a therapist to resolve your quarter-life crisis. Well, I mean you can…but you know….you don’t like “have to.”

Start Getting Support During Life Transitions Today 

You don’t have to feel lost forever. At my Columbus, OH-based counseling clinic, we can figure out what you want in life, and the best way to get there. If you have questions about therapy or working with me, please visit my “About Me” page. To start the counseling journey, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click here, email, or call today for a free 15-minute phone consultation.
  2. Schedule a time to meet me, your new therapist for your first appointment.
  3. Stop feeling lost. Start finding your way.

Other Counseling Services Offered by Focused Mind ADHD Counseling 

Feeling lost, stuck, and being unsure about the future can create a lot of uncertainty. That is why I can offer various counseling services from my Columbus, OH-based therapy practice for you.  In addition to counseling for life transitions, I offer adult ADHD treatment, therapy for men with ADHD,  anxiety treatment for ADHDtherapy for work stress and burnout, and depression counseling for ADHD. Let’s talk about how to get you back on track, today.