Life Transitions Therapy
Life Transitions Therapy
Change is a natural and inevitable part of being human. That doesn’t mean that it comes easy! Whether you’ve planned and worked toward a new career change, welcomed a new baby, or just moved to a new city, life transitions can be anxiety-provoking, uncomfortable, and isolating. Therapy can help. At Washington Psychological Wellness, our clinicians offer a safe, stable place to support the complex emotions arising from these life changes. We will work with you to gradually find acceptance, stability, and perhaps even joy as you adjust to this new stage of your life. Life transitions therapy
What is a life transition?
A life transition can be just about anything. Common life transitions include going to college, moving, starting a new job, beginning or ending a relationship, welcoming a child, retiring, aging, and becoming an empty nester. During any life changes, you are likely to experience a range of emotions, and even if you think you’re prepared for and excited about a life transition, it can still affect you. The good news is, you don’t have to go through it alone. Therapy is your space to explore big emotions. Together, we will help you go from feeling doubt, fear, and worry over this change to find confidence in yourself and your purpose, build security in your new normal and help you accept the things outside your control.
How do life transitions impact us?
Whether a significant life change is expected or unexpected, it can impact us both physically and emotionally. During times of change, you might find yourself experiencing the following:
- Sleep changes – sleeping too much and/or too little
- Dietary changes – eating too much and/or too little
- Mood swings and irritability
- Difficulty concentrating on other parts of your life
- Elevated emotional responses – depression, anxiety, or fear – that feel big or last a long time
- Engaging in behaviors that are out of character or risky
Should I seek counseling for life transitions?
You don’t have to go through this on your own. Visiting our therapy team during a significant change can help you think more positively, stay focused, and maintain stability, even in deeply challenging moments. Many people who visit us for counseling during a big transition say they waited because they thought things would normalize after a while if they waited it out. This may be true in some cases, but often changes move so quickly that we don’t even know what we’re feeling. Without really working through the big feelings and difficult experiences related to life transitions, you may find yourself never really achieving a real sense of stability.
How will a life transitions therapist help?
At Washington Psychological Wellness, we encourage our clients to think of life transitions as an opportunity – we know it’s easier said than done, but therapy can help with this. We work together to start approaching your life transition as a chance for emotional growth, improving resilience, gaining confidence, building a new community, and offering yourself a little more compassion.
Ready to seek life transition therapy?
Contact us now to schedule your complimentary 15-minute initial consultation. Telehealth (online) therapy options are available.