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Young Adult Therapy in NYC

Discover a sanctuary of support tailored for the unique challenges young adults face in the bustling heart of New York City. At The Compassion Practice, our specialized Young Adult Therapy services are designed to guide you through the transformative journey of self-discovery, resilience, and growth

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Why therapy for young adults in NYC is a Valuable Therapeutic Option

Adulthood is a key stage of life with unique challenges. Navigating career, relationships, and independence can be overwhelming. Therapy for young adults can be a powerful tool for growth and healing.  Embark on a path towards mental and emotional well-being with The Compassion Practice, where tomorrow’s strength begins today.  

Therapy can help you find your voice and stand out from the millions, shining brightly in the heart of NYC.


Call us at (347) 391-0086 to learn more about Young Adult Therapy in NYC. The Compassion Practice offers Therapy services in Manhattan and Brooklyn New York. Or click “Get Started Now” to schedule an appointment online with our Young Adult Therapist today.

What is therapy for young adults? What are the major techniques used in therapy for young adults?

Therapy for young adults is a type of mental health support specifically designed for individuals between the ages of 18 and 25. It’s a collaborative process where a therapist acts as a supportive guide to help young adults navigate the unique challenges and transitions they face during this stage of life.

Major techniques used in therapy for young adults:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): Identifies and challenges negative thought patterns and unhelpful behaviors to improve mood and manage emotions.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): Helps accept difficult thoughts and feelings while focusing on values and actions that lead to a meaningful life.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Teaches emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills for managing intense emotions and improving relationships.

Mindfulness-based therapy: Increases awareness of the present moment without judgment, reducing stress and promoting emotional well-being.

Narrative therapy: Restores a sense of agency and self-identity by re-authoring negative life narratives into empowering ones.

Solution-focused therapy:  Focuses on identifying and building on clients’ strengths and resources to achieve specific goals.

Expressive arts therapy: Uses creative activities like painting, music, or drama to explore emotions and experiences in a non-verbal way.

Play therapy: For younger young adults, use toys and creative play to express thoughts and feelings, especially helpful for trauma or difficulty communicating verbally.

Group therapy: Provides a supportive environment to share experiences, learn from others, and develop social skills.

Technology-based therapy: Online platforms and apps offer convenient access to therapy and mental health resources.

What Can Therapy For Young Adults Treat?

Therapy can be a valuable tool for young adults who are suffering from daily life stressors, anxiety, and career problems. 

Anxiety and depression: These are everyday struggles for young adults, and therapy can provide personalized strategies for managing overwhelming emotions and negative thoughts.

Trauma: Traumatic experiences can have long-lasting effects, and therapy can help young adults process their pain, develop coping mechanisms, and heal from the past.

Romantic relationships: Navigating the complexities of romantic relationships can be challenging, and therapy can provide tools for building healthy communication and resolving conflict.

Family relationships: Therapy can help young adults improve communication with their families, set healthy boundaries, and address family conflict.

Self-esteem and confidence: Therapy can help young adults build self-esteem, address negative self-talk, and develop greater confidence in their abilities.

Life skills development: Therapy can equip young adults with tools for managing stress, setting goals, making healthy choices, and navigating adulthood responsibly.

Therapy for young adults in NYC can Transform Your Life

City life can be harsh on young adults. Juggling careers, relationships, and personal growth in the Big Apple can overwhelm you. But NYC also offers incredible resources, like therapy. Talking to a therapist can be your game-changer. Unpack anxieties, navigate tricky relationships, and discover your strengths. 

NYC’s diverse therapist pool lets you find the perfect fit. Build coping mechanisms, boost confidence, and watch your life bloom. Therapy isn’t just for overcoming challenges; it’s for unlocking your full potential. Thrive in NYC, not just survive it. Give therapy a try, and watch your story rewrite itself.

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Why Choose The Compassion Practice for therapy for young adults in NYC

Feeling lost in NYC’s chaos? Stressed, anxious, stuck? The Compassion Practice is your oasis. We get young adults – the pressures, the confusion, the longing for something more. Ditch the generic; embrace real connection. Our therapists believe in you, not labels. 

We ditch judgment and build understanding. No cookie-cutter plans, just personalized paths to your inner strength. Anxiety melting? Confidence blooming? That’s the Compassion Practice difference. Breathe easier, be bolder. Start your NYC journey here.

Meet Our Team of Expert Therapists

Director Founder and Clinical Director

PhD, LMHC, JD, Staff Therapist/Postdoctoral

LCSW, Supervising Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, Staff Therapist

LMSW, LSW, ASW, Staff Therapist

Psychology Extern

MSEd,MA,MHC-LP, NCC, Psychology Extern

MA, Psychology Extern


How young is too young for therapy?

There’s no age limit! Even toddlers can benefit. Early intervention often leads to better outcomes.

Why doesn't therapy work for everyone?

Motivation, commitment, and chosen therapy types can influence success. Sometimes, finding the right therapist or approach takes time.

What do therapists struggle with?

Therapists manage ethical dilemmas, emotional burnout, and self-care while aiding others and navigating complex client situations.

Why does my therapist watch my hands?

Therapists may observe nonverbal cues like fidgeting or hand gestures to gain deeper insights into your emotions and thoughts, aiding therapy progress.

Am I the only young adult struggling in NYC?

Definitely not! Young adulthood in NYC can be challenging, with pressures of career, relationships, and navigating a fast-paced environment. Seeking therapy is a common and healthy way to cope and thrive.

Can I afford therapy in NYC?

Several options exist! Sliding scale fees, insurance coverage, and free/low-cost clinics can make therapy more accessible. Remember, investing in your mental health is an investment in your future.

How do I find a therapist in NYC?

There are many resources available to help you find a therapist in NYC. You can:

  • Ask your doctor or a trusted friend for a referral.
  • Search online directories like Psychology Today or TherapyDen.
  • Contact your insurance company to see if they have a list of in-network providers.
Should I see a therapist in person or online?

A: Both options have advantages! Teletherapy offers convenience and flexibility, while in-person sessions provide a dedicated safe space and deeper connection. Consider your preferences, lifestyle, and comfort level with technology when choosing.

Book a complimentary 15 minute consultation now.

Our therapists practice many evidence-based approaches from a lens of self-compassion and mindfulness. Our clinicians also specialize in LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” 

Who We Serve

Young Adult Therapy in NYC

The Whole You

At The Compassion Practice we recognize that mental health conditions do not define a person. People are more than just a label. Instead, we take a holistic approach to treatment that goes beyond solely mental health. Life happens, and we’re here to help.
There is something wonderfully bold and liberating about saying yes to our entire imperfect and messy life.
Tara Brach

How Do I Get Started?

Are you ready to create change in your life?


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we are so glad you are taking this step to change your life and can't wait to start this journey with you!


Additional Information

A Note
About Insurance

We focus on providing out-of-network benefits for our clients. We do this to provide the highest level of care for our clients. Our reception team can help you understand and leverage your out of network benefits. Many of our clients are able to get the majority of their therapy costs reimbursed through their insurance’s out of network benefits.

Reception and

We are here to serve you! Please contact us and you will be greeted by one of our intake specialists. They can answer your questions about therapy and help you figure out your out of network benefits. Rest assured that you will be completely taken care of!