Why choose me?
A lot of therapists say they “work with everyone”. Now, because of my training and experience, I could work with everyone, but I have chosen a very specific niche. In my private practice I have chosen to work with millennials, young professionals, new moms, and students. Typically people in their 20s and 30s, for a very specific reason….. There is so much potential for growth!
Transition can be a scary place to be. Full of uncertainty. Lack of answers. The unknown. If you are in a place like that, we can only go forward and upward. So that’s where i come in! Helping you deal with your firsts, your moves, your adjustments, and your changes.
As a social worker in the community mental health field, I spent 12 years working with clients usually in the latter half of their lives, who had very severe mental illnesses, were homeless or marginally housed, and typically also had major drug and alcohol problems. This was incredibly rewarding work and I am very proud of what my clients and I accomplished together. However, the outcomes I was able to have with my clients in their 40s and 50s in the clinic were very different than what I am able to accomplish with clients in my private therapy practice.
The fact that my private practice clients don’t have life debilitating mental illnesses and drug addictions is of course the main reason, but the age difference is also a huge factor. When I was in the community mental health field, I found that I excelled at working with our youngest adult clients. Sure, it helped that I was in my 20s when I first started out; I could relate to a lot of what they were dealing with. But the kinds of things I got to help them with was different than with my older clients and I found it very rewarding. Researching community college classes, exploring ways to meet other young people, identifying their emerging strengths, helping them get their first jobs, walking them through finding their first apartment, and supporting them with the skills they needed to become responsible, independent adults. I thrived in this.
In my private practice, I am using the passion I developed with my previous young adult clients and refining it. It all comes back to transitions. Transitions are changes. Phases. Transitions represent newness. Fresh starts. Stages. Beginnings. All very common places my millennial clients find themselves in.
Chloe Demisch, LCSW #61844