Millennials are facing struggles with fulfilling two of the most basic human needs: connection and security. The need for therapy is important for millennials for multiple reasons, here’s why.


Human connection is being diminished over time, and people skills are becoming a golden faucet to have because many millennials, and younger generations, lack basic communication skills. Moreover with technology, it makes a text easier than walking over to start a conversation with someone.

Social Politics

Millennials face social politics at work but lack an understanding of people skills. This can lead to job hopping, feelings of hopelessness, lack of productivity, and depression. With the lack of people skills, many millennials may feel overwhelmed by the stress of coworkers, and the incessant presence of social politics that can lead to a toxic work environment.

Student Loans

With the pressing need to pay off student loans, millennials can be too stressed to keep their calm at work. With the majority of millennials being single, many live on their own and have to cover more expenses than that of their coupled counterparts. Some millennials take on multiple jobs to cover the tab and begin to pay off all the ridiculous student loan debt that they have. Debt is debilitating.

Mental Health

Believe it or not, 1 in 5 people live with mental health issues. Because millennials are particularly receptive to feeling more sensitive than our older Gen X’ers and Boomers, we get offended earlier when it comes to our race, sexual orientation, and gender. I can attest to feeling more offended when it comes to derogatory talk or cyber bullying,. Millennials just don’t want negative talk, and we don’t stand for it.

Environment Stress

Because today’s world is faster paced than previous generations, many millennials encounter extreme amounts of stress in their environments. The term disconnect comes to mind. People need to take a step back to breathe.


In order to lead better lives, therapy can help people to reflect on what factors are causing an imbalance.

For millennials facing struggles with fulfilling two of the most basic human needs of  connection and security, therapy can serve as an intervention to help uncover motives. For a more harmonious and happy live, therapy can help.


How to we fix all of this? Therapy. You are worth it to help yourself. 


Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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Danielle has chosen to be single in her walk of life. She experienced dating in her late teens and early twenties, and had always felt each relationship was unfulfilling. To find more meaning in her life, she broke off to go down a path of self-discovery.
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