The Trailhead Group
for Young Women
The Trailhead Group, named for the adventure you are about to embark on – you are at the beginning of your own trailhead – is meant to help you find your way down a path, decide whether you will turn east, west, or continue whichever way you are going, help you set goals, and help you understand how to reach them. We are here to help you figure out what you want for yourself and why.
Do you know a young woman who:
- Completed high school or a few college courses but has not yet identified a plan for the future?
- Feels pressure from family or friends to go to school or find a career?
- Struggles to find a path that feels fulfilling and meaningful?
- Lacks the confidence to take big risks toward her future goals?
This Group might be just the right spark she needs!
Who can benefit from this group?
The Trailhead Group is designed for young women ages 18-22 who are searching for some direction as they begin their adult lives. Maybe they're feeling pressure to make choices or to adhere to people's expectations (whether its family, teachers, friends, etc.) but are trying to figure out where their own best interests are and what they feel best doing.
What is the purpose of the Trailhead Group?
Unlike programs that focus exclusively on career exploration or goal-setting, the purpose of the Trailhead Group is not necessarily to figure out what your path is, but to look at how to start to find it. The group curriculum asks participants to explore their own life story, values and dreams and then think about how to take next steps.
What outcomes can participants expect?
The young women will leave the group experience with tangible, creative steps to take when they're confused about what their next step should be, or when they're trying to make difficult decisions about the next step on their path. And most importantly... they will gain new insight into the resources that lie within themselves.
The Trailhead Group will Explore:
- YOUR PERSONAL HISTORY. What can you learn from your own life experiences so far? What impact does your personal story have on the choices you make?
- YOUR SUCCESSES AND FAILURES. What have you learned? What weight do those events carry as you move forward?
- YOUR "LIVING RESUME". Instead of a list of work experience and education, your living resume is a summary of your personality traits and characteristics that make you unique.
- YOUR BIG DREAMS. Learn to admit your biggest hopes and dreams out loud without fear of judgment.
- YOUR PATH. Learn from your history, your values and your dreams to create your ideal path forward.
Dates: Wednesday nights beginning in September
Location: Local Parks and the CTT office
Cost: $50 per session for 6 weeks; 5% discount if paid upfront
Meet Your Therapist
Megan Yarnall, MA, MFTC
Registered Psychotherapist & Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate
After my own transformative experiences hiking, climbing, and backpacking, I knew that I wanted to combine these experiential learning opportunities with helping people.
I have worked with teens and young adults for nearly all parts of my career, starting with my days as a camp counselor teaching climbing and horseback riding. I am passionate about working with young adults because this is one of our most vulnerable life stages, and developing the appropriate skills to face problems is important this during time.