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

Life transitions happen to all of us. Change is constant & Lord, it's uncomfortable! Don't let disappointments change your energy in your life. Let me help you work on seeing opportunities in "failures", changing perspectives about your future, let go of expectations, & really live! You can be flexible, allow yourself to feel excited about the future, and go with what life throws at you without blinking. Don't settle for less!

— Helen Jennings-Hood, Psychotherapist in Wynne, AR
 

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

— Heili Lehr, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

Are you wondering how you got where you are? Are you confused about how to live in a strange world that wants you to behave like other people when you just want to be you? Did you finally realize that our culture lied to you when it said just be a good person and it'll all work out? There are countless transitions in life. Some of your own making and some that come with being alive. I can help you with any of them. Our culture doesn't teach us how to live. Therapy teaches that.

— Eddie Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alpharetta, GA
 

Life transitions is a has a very broad meaning; this can mean transistors such as identifying sexuality, gender identity, relationship preferences, relationship concerns, mental health symptoms, addiction, career changes, grief and loss, break ups, moving to a new location and many others. This may include short term or sometimes long term therapy. The most important part is to have someone to support you in a healing and non-judgment space.

— Adrienne Marcellus, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

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 transitions can be tough to navigate especially if it were unpredictable. Many of us, dedicate a lot of time and energy to planning out our future and when life messes with that it can cause us to feel unstable and stressed. Making sense of it all can feel isolating and we can go in circles thinking about where we went wrong. Having someone to talk to can give you a different perspective and help you to cope and get through the difficult transition.

— Rachelle Fong, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Waipahu, HI

Are you wondering how you got where you are? Are you confused about how to live in a strange world that wants you to behave like other people when you just want to be you? Did you finally realize that our culture lied to you when it said just be a good person and it'll all work out? There are countless transitions in life. Some of your own making and some that come with being alive. I can help you with any of them. Our culture doesn't teach us how to live. Therapy teaches that.

— Eddie Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alpharetta, GA
 

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

Life transitions are tricky. They test our ability to dwell in the unknown. The unknown is scary. These major transitions can be wanted or unwanted, and therefore accompanied by mixed emotions of joy, excitement, anxiety and grief. Together we will work through the concurrent feelings to identify your resiliency and strengths to help you on your journey through your current period of uncertainty to uncover the life you want.

— Jennifer Alt, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

We offer TF-CBT and Brainspotting therapy.

— Kelly Wells, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oxon Hill, MD

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
 

I have gone through many of these and have developed tools for honoring your feelings, sorting through decisions and finding what is most true. Finding an adult identity, struggling with separating from parents, leaving a marriage, going through a divorce, parenting solo, co-parenting, starting a new career. I have been through all of the above. I can help you learn tools to feel grounded in your decision making, honor your feelings and work through your perceptions of others' judgment.

— Toby Williams, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, 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
 

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 constitute many of the issues brought into my office. I support clients who are working through difficult transitions in life, such as relationship instability, grief/loss, rebuilding sense of self-worth, gender exploration, suicidal thoughts, mental health concerns, and exploration of core values in life.

— Jessica Butler, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Life transitions are a normal part of life. I think that makes it especially difficult to seek help if we we are having difficulty in this area. We feel something is wrong with us if we’re feeling uneasy or struggling with a transition, such as getting married, moving , starting a new career , getting ready for our children to go to off college and many more. The truth is , most of us do struggle with these changes and transitions in our lives. Let’s talk it out 🙂

— Lisa Fulfor, Clinical Social Worker in Frisco, TX

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 changes frequently and sometimes we are not ready for the new stage that we are entering into. Whether it is from a career change, divorce or relationship change, or empty nest syndrome there will be emotions attached to the transition. Life transitions can impact our self-identity leaving us in a space of questioning whether selling umbrella drinks on a beach in Fiji is your best bet. Life transitions can be scary but also exciting as you start a new adventure.

— Melissa Russiano, Clinical Social Worker

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, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

I am passionate about supporting older teens and adults through times of life transitions. These life phases can be full of both excitement and tremendous adjustment. I am experienced in assisting and advocating for people as they embrace their new identity and navigate challenges including depression or anxiety. At the heart of my practice is a deep commitment to helping clients feel more grounded in their own emotions.

— Shari Grande, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Clara, CA