Young adults experience myriad emotional and developmental changes following adolescence. Attending college, working, meeting new people and leaving home may generate stressful situations that weren’t present during high school. Avoidance of work or class, falling grades, isolation or relationship troubles may be among the first signs of concern.
When a young adult struggles, a comprehensive outpatient assessment can uncover the underlying causes and provide treatment options. And even more importantly, the insights gained during the assessment process can increase the young adult’s motivation to take healthy action.
To learn more, call us today at 713-275-5400.
For the emerging adult, the assessment can easily be tailored to:
The week long (Monday – Friday) collaborative assessment process allows the young adult and the family to understand the medical, emotional and environmental factors involved from an interdisciplinary perspective. All teams include a physician, psychologist and therapist, as well as other specialists specifically chosen based on the young adult’s needs.
Emerging adult assessments begin with:
In addition, specialty consultations and evaluations recommended for young adults may include:
All of our team members are very experienced in engaging young adults and working with families; and the team presents the assessment findings to the young adult in a compassionate and respectful manner. The team, young adult and family collaboratively discuss options for achieving physical and mental health and success, an important step toward taking action on making lifestyle changes.
Young adults often report an increased willingness to engage in treatment following the assessment; and families often describe having a deeper understanding of their young adult and feel relieved to have a plan moving forward.
Potential clients or their families can call Admissions at 713-275-5400, while mental health providers can make a referral for an assessment by contacting Megan Kale, LCSW, director of Outpatient Assessments, at 713-275-5160.