All of us have been through personal transitions in our lives, and these can be stressful and difficult times. Often we know when we are in a transitional period, such as when moving to a new city, going through a separation, or losing a loved one. But much of the time we go through through transitions without realizing it—learning how to relate with children as they grow into rebellious adolescents, moving into a new house, kids leaving for college, a new boss, retirement. These can all take their toll on us, even without us realizing just how stressed and out-of-sorts we have become.
Stronger than Before
Change Can be Beneficial
Change, even difficult change that is neither wanted nor expected, can lead to personal growth. Change gives us the opportunity to see what we’re made of – to become stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what life throws at us next. With each new challenge, we develop new personal skills and obtain a greater awareness of ourselves, our family and our communities.
Common Life Transitions
Some of the most common life transitions I help clients navigate are:
- Beginning college
- Adjusting to your first professional job
- Getting married
- Having a new baby
- Empty nesting syndrome
- Breakup, separation or divorce
- Infidelity recovery
- Job loss or major career change
- Financial gain/loss
- Serious illness or disability
- Death of a loved one
Is it Time to Speak to Someone?
Sometimes we handle change and adversity by ourselves, but sometimes we can go farther with a little help. I’m here to lend that helping hand and offer a warm and encouraging environment where you can speak candidly and receive care, compassion and guidance.
If you or someone you love is struggling with a life transition and would like to explore counseling, please contact me for a phone or email consultation, or to schedule your first appointment.