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Young Adults

Psychotherapy for Young Adults

In life, we all have developmental tasks to accomplish. For generations following the post-war generation, the tasks and challenges are many and they are difficult particularly in the COVID and post-COVID period.  Psychotherapy can help young adults explore these issues.  You choose what we will work on.  I work to support, guide, and help explore difficulties and tasks, leading to better decision making, sense of self-confidence and self-worth.

Some people need to explore a purpose that wants to begin in this life stage. Some are beginning intimate relationships and wish to explore the challenges involved in them.  Others wish to discover or to rediscover soul-life or creativity while stepping aside from an ego position. Still others face challenge in finding work, being new in the Portland area, or coping with past traumatic events.  Sometimes anxiety or depression impede these explorations. Issues may overlap.  There are many other questions young adults wish to address including LGBTQ questions. 

When we work together, we talk about what is foremost on a your mind.  We begin where you wish to begin. Dreams are important to your development and in a Jungian therapy engagement, so I strongly encourage you to open to your dreams, keep a dream journal, and to bring dreams to sessions.  If you know something about Jungian psychology you will know that dream work will deepen your work.

Dreams will help you to focus on some of the tasks that later life brings. Being present to the unconscious, working with feeling states and their expression, and working to live a fuller life no matter how much time we have helps us to orient to our aging selves.

Billing and Payment Items

If you are insured with regular insurance or wish to pay for therapy “out of pocket,” I invite you to call.  You are invited to call to talk about your issues and interests and to see if I seem like a suitable therapist for you:  503 287-1526.

  •  Carol Walnum, Jungian Analyst, LPC — 503-287-1526.