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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Whether it is a career change, moving to a new place, divorce or any of the number of life changes that occur, it can leave us feeling out of sorts and vulnerable. Using a solution focused, attachment oriented approach I provide clients with a welcoming space to process emotions associated with life changes and transitions.

— Leah Logan, Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID

Normalizing the life transitions we all go through as well as helping my clients chart a course for how to manage them is part of the work of getting to a new place; this is a frequent theme in my work.

— Lisa Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

Change is a normal part of life. Nevertheless, it can be stressful and difficult to manage. Whether it be a job change, the loss of a loved one, health concerns, birth, or moving to a new community, these changes can affect our emotional well-being. Many of us benefit from additional support to navigate these life transitions. I support by clients by helping them adjust to their new circumstances and develop additional coping strategies.

— Kristin Miyoko Papa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA

Life transitions are overwhelming and change is challenging. I have had the privilege of allowing clients to have the space in therapy to talk through the complex emotions of life transitions.

— Rachel Chazanoff, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Adjusting to change can be hard. You may have mixed feelings about the transitions you are experiencing, whether you have recently graduated from school, started a new job, or moved to a new place. I provide a respectful space where you can explore all of your feelings and begin to make sense of what this change means to your life story.

— Camille Keith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Beaverton, OR

So much of our confidence and purpose comes from our identity- and if you're making a big shift, you can find that confidence dwindling. In therapy, we'll help you find your steadiness as you navigate this new chapter.

— Abigail Thompson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Having experience with individuals at many different stages of life, I enjoy working through the stress that can accompany major life changes.

— Madison Marcotte, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Life is a series of transitions. We are always learning and failing is sometimes our best teacher. If we don't learn, we tend to repeat our same mistakes. Then we go either backwards or sideways. But if we pay close attention, we have the wonderful opportunity to actually ascend. That is why we are here, in this life. We can actually learn how to be a better person. Instead of living with a wounded closed heart, we can learn how to open our heart and be happy again. A therapist can be the key.

— Robert Teister, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ballard, WA

All through our development we go through transitions. Some times, however, we forget that we actually have mastered managing and moving past transitions. We'll explore your natural strengthens and leverage them to design your life as you step into the next phase of your journey called life.

— Jag Soni, Clinical Psychologist in ,

Change is scary. Staying in the familiar, if unfulfilling, can stunt our ability to experience happiness. It takes courage to reach beyond what may no longer be working and search for more. This could be related to many issues including leaving or entering a relationship, starting a new job, becoming a new parent, exploring sexual orientation and facing life after losing a partner. I can help you explore the fear of change as well as the anxiety about what may come next for you in your life.

— Joan Tibaldi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Augustine, FL

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

Individuals in our society are experiencing more changes than ever before. Whether it's moving to college, changing your profession, or navigating a break-up, transitions have a tendency to exacerbate our worries and worsen our moods. By applying techniques from DBT and SFBT, I will help you better tolerate the distress that arises from change, identify coping skills that work best for you, and strengthen the resilience you already have within.

— Saira Malhotra, Therapist in Denver, CO

Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

— Marisa Patel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Granada Hills, CA

People often seek help when they get stuck. I am skilled at supporting my clients through big changes in the early 20s where you're trying to find your way with career and love, through questions of life planning around possible marriage or wanting kids, through the anxieties and stressors that come later in life when you're looking at retirement. Navigating these upheavals and turning them into transformations and growth is possible. Let's do it together.

— Lisa Wenninger, Counselor in teletherapy only, CA

From pandemics to new jobs. If you think about it, any life transition is a change from the "norm". Even positive changes can create feelings of being overwhelmed until a new routine is developed. Adaptation is key! How do we adapt to circumstances that are within our control and not within our control? The answer is perception. How we perceive circumstances directly determines the thoughts and actions we take which can be either negative or positive depending on our mindset.

— Heather Nemeth, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Western Springs, IL

We are always going through life transitions whether we like it or not. It's a part of life. People come in and out of our lives. We change to new jobs. We move to a new area. We start and end a relationship. We start a family. There are many life transitions out there and it can be overwhelming at times. It's normal. Sometimes, we need support to get through life transitions. Reach out to learn a skill set for life to help get you through the tough times.

— Chris Rabanera, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Caseville, MI

All stages of life require moments of transition. I enjoy helping my clients navigate moments of transition to increase overall life satisfaction.

— Natalie Casey, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

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