Life transitions

Change is hard, even in the best of circumstances and adjusting to major life transitions, even when they are positive, can be difficult. Whether you are getting married, moving, changing jobs, having a child – or any of the other many transitions we can expect as part of life – coping and navigating the stress of a major change can cause depression and anxiety, among other issues. If you are having trouble with accepting or adjusting to life transition, a qualified mental health professional can help you find healthy ways of coping. Rach out to one of TherapyDen’s life transition experts today. 

Meet the specialists

I consider this focus an opportunity to take a developmental approach. There are certain challenges we begin seeking at “normal” times in our lives, that result in some drastic transition states. I seek to look at a person’s life story and hear where the interruptions took place in their development, giving us a guide for what tasks may need recuperation, and what new challenges are on the horizon. I’m always pleased to zoom out to the big picture of life, as we see so often focused in tight.

— Ginelle Krummey, Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC
 

Life brings changes and adjustments to us, often without us wanting or requesting them. Change of job, housing, relationship, loss of a loved one. Many of these things can lead to greater stress and difficulty adjusting to the transition. Having a counselor to explore how to settle into the transition, how to "ride the waves of uncertainty" can be useful in helping you feel grounded when you get where you are transitioning to.

— Joey Salvatore, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

So much of our confidence and purpose comes from our identity- and if you're making a big shift, you can find that confidence dwindling. In therapy, we'll help you find your steadiness as you navigate this new chapter.

— Abigail Thompson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Many of us reach out when we feel the need for support, or help working through challenging times. Sometimes we face challenges we think are too difficult to manage alone. I believe in taking a strength-based, client-centered integrative approach to psychotherapy, working with you to help you grow toward your best self. The familiar ways you have of dealing with life's complications may not be working; together we can work to identify new positive means of change.

— Barton Shulman, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

I have tools to help people identify their true feelings, beliefs, and life goals when navigating major changes. In addition to my clinical experiences, I've been through a few changes myself and know how to listen, help clarify, and support you through loss, change, and new beginnings.

— Karen Keys, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

Stepping into a new relationship? Getting engaged or married? Becoming a father? These are life cycle transitions that can appear pretty normal from a distance, however when you are going through them it can be scary and difficult. Having a place to talk about your fears, worries, and insecurities can help you find effective ways to cope through these transitions. Coping helps you become more mindful of these feelings so your not reacting to them, and instead feel more in control.

— Manny Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Clemente, CA

Life transitions are something that impact everyone's lives. Graduations, relationships, career changes, moving, marriage, divorce, and losing a loved one are all transitions that can frustrate us and make it difficult to move forward into the life that we want to be living. But, you are here now and we can tackle this together through therapy!

— Helen Jennings-Hood, Psychotherapist in Wynne, AR
 

I help clients working in the arts find direction in their career. I help clients working in other fields to make their transition into the arts, and also clients that are hoping to transition out of working as a creative professional.

— Elle Bernfeld, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

Relationships shifting, divorce, becoming a parent, or transitioning into a new career post motherhood? I'm familiar with the life transitions that are unique to being a woman. Whether you're graduating college and have no idea what comes next or you're stepping back into the workforce, I've got you covered.

— Leah Rockwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mercersburg, PA

“Life presents us with repeated opportunities to face what we fear, what we need to become conscious of, or what we need to master.” -J.S. Bolen. Sometimes we experience events in life that throw us off-course. Or we stand at a fork in life’s road, with no idea which way to go. Life can sometimes be hard to navigate alone. In therapy, you can find the space in which you are able to hear the still, soft voice inside of you; of wisdom, heart, and mind. Then the path becomes clear.

— Michelle Sargent, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in VALLEY VILLAGE, CA
 

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I received Systems Training which allows me to see how Life transitions can effect each member of a family and how to effectively treat each individual member and the family. Be it preparing for a new marriage or living as newly weds, bringing home a baby or and adopted child, seeing the child(ren) seek independence and not feeling as needed, graduations/leaving home, empty nesting, retiring, losing a member of the family through death, divorce

— Alicia Bradshaw, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN

Life transitions are the most common times that people seek therapy. Whether moving toward engagement or marriage, leaving for college, having children, raising kids or moving toward retirement, individuals find themselves in new roles and facing new challenges. Samantha is well-versed in all of these life stages and can set specific goals based on clients’ internal resources and strengths.

— Samantha Lavy, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Stamford, CT
 

As a specialist in vocational rehabilitation, my experience is in empowering my clients to reach their full potential in work and health and in their life path. My education in rehabilitation counseling supports my expertise in helping people overcome barriers created by disability, mental or physical. I have worked with many gender diverse individuals as they have re-imagined and re-created their lives and utilized my skills in counseling and guidance.

— MAGGIE METCALFE, Counselor

Life does not come with an owners manual so where do we turn for help when things come up we are not prepared for? I work with clients trying to sort out their feelings regarding life transitions. Whether the situation is unexpected (new medical diagnosis or divorce) or is expected (kids going off to college or retirement), I am here to help you understand your thoughts and feelings at your pace in an environment filled with respect. Reach out for a free consultation.

— Cheryl Perry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

Life is a series of transitions. We are always learning and failing is sometimes our best teacher. If we don't learn, we tend to repeat our same mistakes. Then we go either backwards or sideways. But if we pay close attention, we have the wonderful opportunity to actually ascend. That is why we are here, in this life. We can actually learn how to be a better person. Instead of living with a wounded closed heart, we can learn how to open our heart and be happy again. A therapist can be the key.

— Robert Teister, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ballard, WA

Midlife, Cancer Diagnosis, Empty Nest, Coming Out, Life Limiting Illness, Career Changes, Job Loss. Retirement, Leaving Religion.

— Heili Lehr, Counselor in Northglenn, CO
 

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I received Systems Training which allows me to see how Life transitions can effect each member of a family and how to effectively treat each individual member and the family. Be it preparing for a new marriage or living as newly weds, bringing home a baby or and adopted child, seeing the child(ren) seek independence and not feeling as needed, graduations/leaving home, empty nesting, retiring, losing a member of the family through death, divorce

— Alicia Bradshaw, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chattanooga, TN