Empower Counseling Provides the Best Therapist for Young Adults in Birmingham, Alabama

Becoming an adult. No one ever said it would be easy. But until you are living it, it is difficult to imagine the amount of change and the number of life transitions that go along with transitioning from college or graduate school to “the real world”.

Young adulthood often entails life transitions in living arrangements, relationships, education and employment. It is a period of heightened instability in which young people experience a series of loving relationships, the ending and beginning of friendships, and frequent job changes before making lasting decisions. The important changes during this period create instability and uncertainty- which can bring about anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.

In the United States, research shows that the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in the 18-29 age group is higher than with any other age group. This is especially true of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance abuse.

With the high amount of stress associated with transitioning into young adulthood, it is crucial that you be armed with protective factors. Protective factors are conditions or attributes that mitigate or lessen the risk of mental health issues. Protective factors can be learned. You do not have to be born with them.

If faced with the severe stress that often times comes with big life transitions, having the protective factors of a healthy coping style, high self-esteem, and social support will be of great psychological benefit. If you do not already possess these protective factors, Empower Counseling provides the best therapist for young adults in Birmingham, Alabama.

Whether you are graduating from Samford University and moving away from Birmingham to a new city or graduating from the University of Alabama, or Auburn University and moving to Birmingham, Empower Counseling can help you gain the protective factors that will help you successfully navigate this stage of your life.

Empower Counseling Provides the Best Therapist for Young Adults in Birmingham, Alabama:

Three Protective Factors Empower Counseling can help you build:

A healthy Coping Style

We are all faced with difficult times in life. Navigating tough times successfully depends on your approach. With mounting pressure and stress it is easy to want to avoid thinking about the things in your life that cause you stress. However, avoidance never makes the problem, or big decision go away. The stress simply builds. Often individuals turn to substances to avoid stress and numb the pain.

Empower Counseling can teach you healthy ways to cope with stress, as well as, strategies for problem solving so that you can hit problems and decisions head on, instead of avoiding.


Self-esteem is a very important factor in handling stress and uncertainty. If one has low self-esteem, one does not feel prepared, or confident heading into new chapters of life. But having high self-esteem will arm you with the confidence to move forward in times of uncertainty. You don’t have to know what is going to happen next because you know you can handle whatever comes. Acceptance Commitment Therapy, practiced by all of our Empower Counseling therapists, is effective in helping clients move from low self-esteem to higher self-esteem and self-assuredness.

Social Support

Every human needs belongingness and connection to be happy and mentally healthy. Whether all of your college friends are scattering across the country or you are moving many miles away from them, the transition into adulthood can be a lonely time. If you have social anxiety, it can be very difficult to make new friends outside of a school environment. Whether you are moving away or are socially anxious, Empower Counseling provides the best therapist for young adults. Each of our therapists practices Acceptance Commitment Therapy. ACT is a scientifically proven effective method to treat anxiety. Acceptance Commitment Therapy is useful in increasing self-esteem and provides a system for decision making that can make transitioning into adulthood much easier.

You do not have to navigate this time alone. Kathryn, Adam, and Kristine can help you develop a healthy coping style, increase your self-esteem, and treat your social anxiety so you can gain the social support you want and need.

Empower counseling provides the best therapist for young adults: It is simple to get started!

  1. Choose your therapist.
  2. Call 205-730-6570 and ask for in-person or online session
  3. make your appointment

We will take it from there. This next chapter of your life can be the best yet. Let us help!

In addition to therapy for young adults, Empower Counseling offers therapy for college students, and counseling for professionals. If you are struggling with addiction and need addiction counseling, Adam can help. We are located in Office Park between Hwy 280 and Mountain Brook Village. Our Birmingham area Counseling Clinic serves clients from Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Hoover, Trussville, and downtown. Through online counseling, we serve the entire state of Alabama.

You can reach us at 205-730-6570

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