Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder, also sometimes known as “situational depression,” is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is experiencing more stress or strain than would typically be expected in response to a change or event. It is commonly triggered by a specific stressor, like changing or losing a job, the death or illness of a loved one, undergoing a major life change (such as having a baby), or experiencing trauma in the form of a crime or disaster. The onset of adjustment disorder usually comes within three months of the triggering event and symptoms include feelings of worry, hopelessness, sadness, or anxiety. Sufferers of adjustment disorder may also experience insomnia, headaches, crying and a number of other mental or physical symptoms. The good news is that adjustment disorder is temporary and a qualified mental health practitioner can help you get through it. Contact one of TherapyDen’s adjustment disorder specialists today. 

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An adjustment disorder is an emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or change in a person's life. We all experience transitions and many of us have experienced unplanned or unwanted ones in the last few years. I can help you move back to your baseline from burnout or work through how to adjust and create your 'new normal."

— Kimberly Louvin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but also transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself.

— Jessica Clark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in El Dorado Hills, CA
 

Transition, change, and other reasons we may be experiencing an adjustment disorder can feel discouraging and tough but can also create rewarding experiences in our life. Let me support you through this difficult time and create a safe space to process what is going on for you.

— Annie Buxbaum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA

I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in learning better ways to cope and accept change.

— Taylor Larsen, Counselor in Gilbert, AZ
 

Change can be challenging for anyone. Using narrative, cognitive, and mindful approaches can help clients to manage even the most distressing changes in their life and increase their overall well-being.

— Stephanie C. Doran, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Toledo, OH

For over 20 years, I have worked with children, teens and adults whose life circumstances and life transitions have caused significant distress. I have found that CBT is the most helpful in helping clients to develop resiliency skills in the face of adversity.

— Rachelle Burrell, Clinical Social Worker
 

It's often in transitions that we find the parts of us who need more attention or support. Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy helps us address the parts of us experiencing concerns, which may arise in the form of panic, depression, anxiety, confusion, dissociation, anger, numbness, or resistance. These reactions are "trailheads" that will lead us to find lost, vulnerable parts of ourselves. Reclaiming these parts and their energy moves us successfully through to the other side.

— Prudence Tippins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Viroqua, WI
 

Adjustment Disorder is a common and oftentimes underdiagnosed disorder. In my work I encounter many clients suffering from rapid and overwhelming transitions in their life which can cause stress, anxiety or depressive symptoms. This disorder can oftentimes influence and changed ones self-esteem and perception of self. My clients and I work through adjustment disorder by processing feelings associated with these transitions and see them as change rather than a disruption.

— Artur Lebiedzinski, Psychotherapist in New York, NY

situations cause depression, anxiety, anger, frustration and i can help you navigate these areas.

— Mitchel Eisenstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in East Setauket, NY
 

Especially with COVID and all of the changes that are happening as a result, adjustment disorders are on the rise.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist

Have you found that life in all its splendid, scary, overwhelming ways has you struggling to deal with adjustment to things in your life? Well, that is where I come in. I help you find a way to deal with them when you are becoming overwhelmed.

— Bonnie Wright-Robinson, Counselor
 

Emotional Support Communication Skills Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

— Martin Keller, Psychologist in Phoenix, AZ

There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but also transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself.

— Jessica Clark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in El Dorado Hills, CA
 

Sometimes it may feel impossible to get through another big change. We may feel overwhelmed or unable to process with what is being handed to us. While these moments can feel very difficult or even impossible, I know from experience and working with others that we are incredibly resilient beings who are capable of overcoming very difficult situations.

— Nicole Bieri, Clinical Trainee in Colorado Springs, CO