Therapy for Millennials & Gen Z
There's a reason the bot tweet "everything happens so much" went viral: the existential experience of overwhelm and confusion today is pervasive. In this age of instant and constant information, pressure to succeed, and the proliferation of social media that enables us to relentlessly compare ourselves to others, it's no wonder our generations are highly anxious.
Many millennials and gen z people struggle with feeling "behind" their peers in some capacity. Whether it's dating, social engagement, identity and agency, or finding and building a career, it often feels impossible to "have it all." You may feel crushed by debt, anxiety, and a sense that you "should" have it all figured out. Family may not understand, and even go so far as to insist that other generations had it worse. Meanwhile, rents in San Francisco keep going up, we feel stuck, isolated, and even ashamed. We may feel horror at the state of a political system that devalues us and lose sleep over the declining health of our planet.
Looking at everything we're going through, our struggle is understandable! Our anxiety may prompt us to overwork ourselves trying to catch up, indulge in substances or other numbing behaviors, or isolate from friends and loved ones. It can feel overwhelming to think about re-engaging or trying new ways of coping. But you don't have to continue down the same path.
Let's work together toward a calmer, more connected and joyful future.
Recommended reading: Lost Connections by Johann Hari