Youth/Early Adulthood – Building Identity
When one accomplishes something, it feels good. It is good to know how to do something, and the more challenging our tasks become, the more satisfied we feel in accomplishing them. It is important in early life to learn how to do things, how to interact with others, how to build rewarding relationships, how to think in more complex ways, how to earn a living, how to live life well and the importance of tending one’s needs and eventually the needs of others and society as well. But there are times when we seem to hit a wall, perhaps we lack the tools to work our life well or the skills to use them effectively. Counseling work during this stage will typically focus on building the skills and confidence necessary to navigate effectively through society and the world.