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Counseling for young adults & their families

Young adulthood should be a time of wonder and growth. Let’s make that happen.

Being a young adult is hard. Not only are you just starting to find your identity, you’re constantly dealing with external forces, whether it’s immense pressure to fit in, high expectations to get into a good college, or a general anxiety about your worth.

The good news is, with the right change in outlook, you can look at these challenges and say “bring it on.” You can be the confident, self-assured person you are.

At A Better You, we’ll show you that your obstacles don’t define you; they are just stepping stones on the way to fulfillment.

More than that, we’ll either work with you as an individual to understand your needs, or together with your family so they’re best equipped to be there for you.

Your future is so ready for you.

Why you might consider young adult & family counseling

There are many reasons for seeking counseling as you navigate young adulthood. Here are some of them:

You’re worried about belonging

You’re struggling with how you view yourself in relation to your peers; you always feel a need to conform.

You’re unsure of what comes next

You’re feeling overwhelmed by the college application process, the intense competition to get into an “elite” program, and a general uncertainty about life after high school.

Your self-esteem is suffering

You constantly doubt your abilities and are frequently “down on yourself.”

If any of this is familiar to you, just know you’re not alone. We’ll make sure you recognize your worth, think of yourself with pride, and understand that your family is your solace. 

We’ll make sure you know that there’s nothing you can’t do.

We're here for you and your family

Elyse Sellers, LCSW

My passion for helping others drives my work. I strongly believe that everyone deserves to be happy and find their own passion and fulfillment, individually and collectively. I’ll work closely with you and your family to figure out what treatment will help you all grow and reach your desired goals as a close-knit unit.

Rebecca Silber, MHC

Every family is unique. I’m passionate about helping you see what strengths you all possess and bring to the table. When you work with me, we’ll address maladaptive thought patterns so your communication with each other can flourish. We’ll find a treatment approach that fits with you all and will help you unlock your emotional wellbeing.

Hanna Brinnier, LMSW

With a warm sense of humor and relatable personality, I do not believe that therapy is “one size fits all.” Thus, I tailor my approach to meet clients and families where they are. I view the family as being a complex, unique unit- each presenting with its own needs and goals. I will work to help you identify maladaptive, dysfunctional patterns and find ways to replace them with positive, healthy communication skills that ultimately strengthen the close family unit. 

Nikki Gardy, LMSW

I graduated with my Master’s in Social Work from the University at Albany in 2021. Over the years, I have worked alongside adolescents and adults. I believe in using a variety of client-centered approaches to achieve your goals in a way that’s unique to you.

Be excited for what lies ahead