20’s and Mental Health

Hey, there boss lady,

Happy New Year! I am wishing you much success, peace, and happiness. Walking into a new year always feels great in the beginning; however, by mid-February to early March, we can get into a bit of a rut. To help combat this common issue, I want to discuss navigating mental health in our 20s.

My Why on Seeking Therapy

We scroll constantly on social media and see aspects regarding mental health trending, but have you stopped to think about addressing your concerns? In my early twenties, I made the decision to seek out therapy because I got tired of suffering and felt like no one around could help. I hid that I was receiving treatment because I did not want to be judged or hear negative stories from those around me. Girl, I hid it for two years straight! I was serious about my healing journey; it was personal to me. I continued with therapy for 4 years, and it was the best investment that I’ve made.

Tips To Find Your Therapist

If you’ve been thinking about investing in your mental health, I want to give you some useful information. I know you may worry about affording it or how to find the right person. Here are some things to keep in mind during your search:

  1. Search for therapists that accept your insurance
  2. Utilize directories, such as Therapy For Black Girls, Black Therapist Rocks, Melanin and Mental Health, and Psychology Today
  3. If you do not have insurance or if your desired therapist does not accept any insurance, inquire about a sliding scale
  4. Think about accessibility. Do they offer virtual and in-person sessions?
  5. Research your therapist and utilize the consultation to discuss your concerns. Inquire if they have the expertise and experience needed for your concerns.

As you continue to invest in your wellness, you’ll see that making decisions and your perspective on life changes. You look through a different set of lenses and feel more equipped to navigate the 20s. Adulting is not all about moving out and having freedom. We began to learn the ups and downs of life and face many trials and tribulations that make us stronger.

What Are You Waiting For?

Start now with learning how to take care of yourself. Don’t wait until something negative occurs to seek help. you do not need to be in crisis to seek therapy. Being an adult is an adjustment, and there is nothing wrong with having support along the way.

Sis, I hope this was helpful. Keep us updated on your journey!


Coach Tysheira

About author


Tysheira Maddox is a licensed Social Worker, certified trauma professional, certified life coach, and Philadelphia native who has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Eastern University and a Master’s in Social Work at Temple University. While having to navigate adulthood with few tools and guidance but managing to survive, she created Leave Inspired, Inc to provide Personal Development Coaching and Consulting services to support Black women and Black mental health. Tysheira is dedicated to helping Black women, emerging into adulthood, overcome self-limiting beliefs and execute their life and career goals. Knowing that the 20s are difficult to navigate because there are life skills needed and guidance while transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, she provides Personal Development Coaching to help Black women gain clarity, build confidence, and execute consistently.