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What is a Life Transition?

A life transition is simply a change that can significantly impact your daily life. They're a natural part of life and everyone experiences them. While these transitions may bring some stress, it's usually a healthy and normal response. The stress you feel can actually help you adjust to your new circumstances. However, some life transitions can have a big negative impact on your emotional well-being.

Life transitions include getting married, divorcing, having a baby, children starting school, starting college, becoming empty nesters, starting a new job, getting a new boss, getting a promotion, retiring, moving, finding a new community, changing your fundamental beliefs, natural disasters impacting your life, loss of a loved one, coming out as LGBTQ+, and so much more.

How are People Impacted by Life Transitions?

Whether your life transition is seen as "positive," such as getting married, or "negative," like losing a loved one, it's normal to experience increased stress levels. While most people experience a healthy level of stress during transitions, some can be tougher to deal with and can negatively affect your mental health. Signs that you may be struggling with a difficult life transition include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Racing thoughts

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Increased or decreased appetite

  • Loss of interest in activities

  • Social isolation

  • Irritability

  • Physical illness

  • Headaches

It's hard to predict when or how life transitions will impact you in a way that makes it difficult to function on a daily basis. Even if a life transition is supposed to be "positive," like getting a new job or moving to a new place, it's always possible to feel overwhelmed and experience serious strain on your mental health. However, life transitions can also provide opportunities for self-reflection and growth.

During a life transition, it's important to be patient and compassionate with yourself, especially if you're dealing with grief. It's normal to take some time to adjust and heal. You may also find it helpful to seek support from family, friends, or mental health professionals to help you navigate new circumstances and gain new perspectives. Remember, you don't have to go through it alone.

How can Life Transition Therapy with Me Help You?

It's important to note that most life transitions don't necessarily require the help of a psychologist or mental health professional. However, some transitions can have a significant impact on your mental health, and it's perfectly okay - even beneficial - to reach out for professional help during those times. Recognizing when you need help and accepting it is an important skill that we can all learn.

As a psychologist, I've spent most of my career specializing in helping people through life transitions and adjustments to new stages of life. I often provide therapy to individuals dealing with difficult transitions such as:

  • Divorce Recovery

  • Career changes

  • Postpartum depression/adjustment

  • Adjusting to adulthood

  • Adjusting to college

  • Coming out

  • Navigating identity exploration/acceptance

  • Navigating mixed faith marriages

  • Navigating new relationships

  • Dealing with grief and loss

  • Personal growth

If your current life transition isn't listed above, don't worry - feel free to reach out to me anyway. Let's discuss your unique circumstances and see if I might be a good fit for you. I'm here to help you navigate any changes you're going through. If you want to begin your healing journey, call/text or email me today to get started. You can also schedule a free 15 minute consult.

If you're feeling stuck or not like yourself, know that you're not alone. Life transitions can bring about all sorts of emotional and relationship challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward.

As a psychologist, I specialize in helping adults navigate through transitional periods that come with their own set of challenges. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, identity issues, or other mental health or relationship concerns, I'm here to offer guidance and support. I'm experienced in counseling individuals with various life transitions, including career changes, divorces, entering new relationships, postpartum depression/adjustment, adjustment to adulthood and college, loss or grief, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.

My approach to therapy is based on evidence-based practices, and I tailor my treatment to your individual needs and goals. Together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you the tools and support you need to manage difficult emotions and make meaningful changes in your life.

It's important to note that seeking therapy during life transitions is a sign of strength, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. If you want to learn more about life transitions and how I can help, please keep reading!

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