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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Working through life transitions can include anxiety, depression, grief, and a feeling of stagnation. Through therapeutic skills or life coaching, we can work through expected and unexpected transitions together.

— Nicole Depasquale, Licensed Professional Counselor in Beachwood, NJ

We all go through changes in life, but some changes are harder to adjust to than others. Abrupt changes can cause us to lose a sense of control that can be incredibly disorienting and even scary. When hopeful life changes fall short of our expectations, we can experience significant loss around what could've been. Whatever you are transitioning to in life, you don't have to face it alone. Grounding yourself with a regular therapeutic space to process these changes can bring growth and healing.

— Bri Wilmor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Tacoma, WA

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

In addition to life events like Death, Divorce and Sickness, we relocate, have multiple relationships over time and switch jobs more than any other generation to date. Big Life Changes are STRESSFUL- even if it's a GOOD thing. Depression and Anxiety can sneak in in the forms of Panic, Insomnia, Addiction, etc. With therapy you can tune in & connect with what IS happening and how you actually feel about it so you can graduate to accepting this new aspect and start living the new version.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Just when you thought you had life figured out and things seemed to be smoothing out, maybe getting easier, something shifted, the rug got pulled out from under you. It feels like someone picked up the snow globe of your life and shook it. Now all the pieces are flying around and everything is overwhelming, uncertain. You don’t know how to put things back together again and are maybe not even sure you really want to.

— Chalon Barnett, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

Through my work as a therapist, I have encountered many people in the midst of hugely impactful life transitions - transitioning from high school to college, transitioning through leaving a toxic relationship to being fulfilled as a single person, transitioning from living a life that feels unbearable to a life filled with joys and subtle nuances. None of these life changes are easy, and it can make all the difference to have a caring person help you through.

— Anna Gray, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Dunwoody, GA

Life is full of transitions, whether it's moving, switching schools or jobs, starting or ending relationships, or even becoming a parent or caregiver. These transitions can bring on stress, anxiety, or even depression. I help clients make sense of these big changes, find healthy ways to cope, and embrace these new phases of life.

— Janette Macias, Art Therapist

Has something impacted your life in a way that has you feeling out of control, maybe in a way you have not experienced before; a profound loss, a betrayal, the realization of a mental health or addiction issue, an identity crisis? When this happens life can feel tenuous and uncertain. We begin to question whether we have what it takes to get through. The self-doubt can take root and the inner critic can seem more powerful than ever. Recovery and healing are available through life transitions.

— Cherie Mills, Psychotherapist in Austin, TX

Life transitions can make you feel alone, but you're not. They are common, but that doesn't make them less painful when you are struggling with one. This is especially true if your transition is related to a loss in a relationship, job , housing or family member. You might not know what to do because there doesn't seem to be a solution on the horizon. In a moment or period of time when you feel uncomfortable, unsure, and unable to figure out what direction to go, it is natural to seek help.

— Daniel Pagano, PhD, Psychoanalyst in NY, NY

Whether one is transitioning from school into the work force, one job to another, or adjusting to unemployment, becoming a new Mom or single Mom, moving, relationship changes, the list goes on, I am here to help move through and take the steps needed with you to adjust accordingly.

— Brittany Quinn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Berlin, CT

Life is full of transitions. Working with a counselor can feel supportive to the variety of changes, transformations, and transitions that fill our lives. Gently examining both past and present experiences can determine the way we move into the future. Our sessions will explore your pre-existing inner resources and lay the foundation for living from a state of integration and wholeness necessary to transition through life.

— Marcy Irene Jenks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Whether you're exploring your identity, redefining yourself after a relationship change, or discerning a new career path, going through major life transitions can be overwhelming. The symptoms that often manifest during these times are those associated with anxiety and depression. By taking time to process the emotions associated with your transition, identifying strengths, and gaining new insight, seeking support through a period of change can ease the difficulty of a challenging time.

— Jessie Larkins, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

Quarter Life Transitions: Our twenties to mid-thirties can be a highly transitional part of life whether it be starting out your career, navigating friendships/relationships, or feeling the pressure to “get it right.” It can be overwhelming, but I promise you are not alone. Together, we will explore your concerns and develop new ways to address them.

— Nora Padison, Counselor in Annapolis, MD

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 Sheehan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

It can be quite difficult to adjust to major life events or changes, which can occur at any stage of life and lead to unfamiliar distressing symptoms. When addressing these challenging transitions, problem solving and distress tolerance are some of the main goals of care. We work together to find the most suitable coping skills, and then collaborate on problem solving skills to address any challenges that have come up during the life transition.

— Kristina Altomari, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA

Just when you thought you had life figured out, something shifted. The rug got pulled out from under you. It feels like someone picked up the snow globe of your life and shook it. Now all the pieces are flying around. Everything is overwhelming, uncertain. You don’t know how to put things back together again and are maybe not even sure you really want to. I can help you sort through the wreckage, keep what works, discard what doesn’t and put things back together in a way the better serves you.

— Chalon Barnett, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pasadena, CA

Over the past ten years I have helped Single Mothers and Adult individuals deal with a variety of life transitions (i.e. divorce, career changes, relationship issues, occupational stressors, etc.).

— Dr. Dierdra Oretade-Branch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Some transitions in life are expected, such as graduating high school. While other transitions are sudden and can be jarring or even traumatic, such as a car accident or a diagnosis of a major illness. Therapy is often a good space to traverse these transitions.

— Next Steps Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychologist in Oakland, CA

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

My goal is for you to feel confident in your ability to navigate the waves of life and use our time to check in, vent and receive support, and strategize how to help you continue living a life you desire without your mental health interfering beyond your ability to cope. Have you had a major shift in your perspective on life in the last 10 years and struggle to integrate your story? Have you lost your focus or joy after something big happened in your life or to you?

— Kimberly Louvin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,