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. 

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Whatever life transition you are facing or going through, I will work with you and be your guide in navigating this challenging time and finding your way through to the other side, highlighting your strengths and abilities, and helping you to clarify what you want and where you want to go, and giving you tools to find your way forward.

— Tara Parker, Psychotherapist in Glenview, IL

Throughout our life we can expect to experience a significant amount of change. Adapting to this change can be hard, since even beneficial life transitions tend to cause some stress. Therapy can help you rediscover your inner strengths and use them to move forward, work through feelings of loss, and prepare for a new phase in your life, feel more calmness and confidence in the face of the unknown, and uncover your true passions to live a more meaningful and authentic life.

— Anny Papatheodorou, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lafayette, CA

Are you dealing with a major life transition? Maybe you've had a new baby, moved to a new town or city, started a new job, started college or dealing with a career change. If so, then I want to walk with you on the journey to exploring the possibilities for the future.

— Tracey Davis, Social Worker in Dallas, TX

Life dishes out many changes for us (some we expect and plan for, some we never see coming), and it can be a struggle to adjust to the new normal. Some examples of life transitions include: moving away from home, job loss, marriage, questioning one's gender identity, serious illness, starting a new job, having a baby, etc. All of these events afford us the opportunity to reexamine our present way of being and to process with supportive, objective guidance can be so beneficial.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Clinical experience and training specializing in Young Adults aged 18-30. Extensive experience with bicultural, first and second generation backgrounds. Additional experience working with midlife concerns ages 35-60, using Evidence Based Practices and Depth work.

— Wendy Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

For 13 years, I worked as a Medical Social Worker. I assisted folx of all ages as they dealt with their own or a loved one’s issues, such as acute medical issues, chronic pain, advanced or terminal illness, grief/loss, caregiver stress/issues, or Alzheimer’s/dementia.

— Deb Horton, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Deerfield, NH

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

Around the middle years it can feel like everything is crumbling, even though from the outside nothing has changed. Many HSPers start to recognize that they can not continue living in the same way that they have. They notice feeling irritated at everything and everyone, that there is always an unending stream of people (and animals) that need something from them. They are the ‘go-to’ person at work and at home too. And they are mentally & emotionally exhausted.

— Christina Wall, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in , OR

Life is full of transitions and I have supported clients in navigating transitions through different stages of life, identity transitions, break-ups, new beginnings and everything in between.

— Ashley Gray, Social Worker in Arvada, CO

“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

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

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

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

— Heili Lehr, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

Transitions, by their nature, involve a step into the unknown. This can be exhilarating or terrifying or something in between, depending on what experiences and mental habits you're bringing to the transition. If it's a life transition that prompted you to look for someone to talk to, we'll unpack what it is that's making this particular change more negative than positive, and look for the strengths you have that will tip that balance.

— Greg Freed, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA

Change is a wondrous thing, bringing about new opportunities and possibilities. It is also inherently uncomfortable for us humans, capable of clouding our judgment, stirring up old wounds, and revealing the parts of us that we may have neglected. In your time of transition, my role is to help you establish a clear vision for change, and to guide you in fostering the hidden possibilities that can serve to be the nutrients for a more fulfilling life.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

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

Divorce, retirement, death, new career, empty nest, even buying or selling a house are just a few examples of life’s transitions that can leave you feeling preoccupied, stressed, worried, exhausted or overwhelmed. Adjustments are a part of everyone’s life and some changes are easier than others to adapt to. Trying to be the perfect parent, spouse, adult child, co-worker, friend is leaving you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and you wonder why you are not living up to your own standards. You don’t have to blame yourself or wonder, “What is wrong with me?”. Stop beating yourself up. Let’s work together and to explore your feelings, receive support, discover your strengths and develop new strategies to help you understand, cope and accept the transitions of your authentic life with positivity. Stop feeling like an “Imposter” and start finding self-acceptance.

— Allison Glorioso, Mental Health Counselor in Fort Myers, FL

Sudden changes can feel overwhelming and may cause you to question your strength or resiliency. Perhaps you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders or have a lot of people depending on you.  Maybe you are a new mom feeling understandably overwhelmed.  School pressure and academic expectations may feel daunting.  The job you loved might not be enjoyable anymore.  Or perhaps navigating the waves of relationships feels endless.

— Erin McGreevy, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Nashua, NH

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