Confluence is designed for young adults ages 18-28 who are struggling with their transition into adulthood. Emerging adults face many challenges in increasingly complex social, educational and professional worlds. Faced with a high degrees of uncertainty, the freedom to explore various life choices, and social pressure to resolve these tensions, young adults can quickly fall off course. The mental and emotional toll can be disorienting. 

Confluence clinicians are experienced in addressing a range of difficulties commonly expressed by young adults including:

  • Academic/professional challenges resulting from ADHD
  • Social Development
  • Limited Distress Tolerance, Impulsivity, and Entitlement
  • Low Self Esteem and Poor Self Confidence
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Chronic/Acute Stress caused by Traumatic events
  • Grief and Loss
  • Negative Peer Group Problems
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Relational/family conflicts  
  • Adoption/attachment issues
  • Substance use difficulties, abuse/addiction/dependence
  • Process addictions such as gaming/computers and gambling

We understand the challenges ahead of young people today and we offer our participants a unique opportunity to facilitate the change needed in order to more effectively manage their lives. Our clinical focus provides young adults a lens to explore emotional and mental health challenges, often in ways they never have before. Participants will come away from the program with a broad skill set developed through individual and group therapy, one-on-one coaching and peer support. Our therapeutic approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, positive psychology, mindfulness, relational-cultural therapy and utilizes happiness research methodologies.

Most participants are college-aged students who have the potential to perform well. They have the intellect and support to academically thrive but have been unsuccessful. Other participants have entered the workforce. They have either graduated from college or sought employment directly out of high school. In these instances, too, they have been unsuccessful, either unable or unwilling to meet the responsibilities needed to maintain or excel in the workplace.

Confluence is a place where those who are working to explore their experience and learn about themselves are most successful and realize the most positive outcomes. All participants at Confluence attend voluntarily. Confluence clinicians and admissions team works with families to help develop strategies for encouraging participation and engagement.