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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Young adults and college students experience a multitude of life transitions, sometimes all at once. These transitions, whether they were expected or sudden, can cause stress and anxiety. Through working in a college counseling center, I have helped students to process these life changes by celebrating the positives and grieving what they have lost in the changes. I have guided students in working to accept the changes and build resiliency to help to cope.

— Katie DeVoll, Counselor in New york, NY

Change is constant - & many times we have no control over the changes coming our way. You CAN find your footing again after a shift in your life. Are you searching for a new career? Reeling after the end of a relationship? Struggling to adjust in a new space or geographical location? Wondering who you are after changes in your body? Is aging starting to feel oppressive? Together we will shore up your innate strengths, examine your beliefs & values, and find ways for you to thrive.

— Angela Payne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in SEATTLE, WA
 

Whether life transitions are anticipated or not, they can be challenging to navigate. Kristen has experience supporting individuals moving; leaving, entering or completing school; career changes; adjusting to a new illness (medical/psychiatric); rites of passage (entering puberty, adulthood, menopause); and family dynamics. Kristen supports clients in decreasing stress, resistance, avoidance, and emotional responses that may arise during a transitional period.

— Kristen Ackerman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

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
 

Are you wondering how you got where you are? Are you confused about how to live in a strange world that wants you to behave like other people when you just want to be you? Did you finally realize that our culture lied to you when it said just be a good person and it'll all work out? There are countless transitions in life. Some of your own making and some that come with being alive. I can help you with any of them. Our culture doesn't teach us how to live. Therapy teaches that.

— Eddie Reece, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alpharetta, GA

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 offers us many transition moments which are fertile ground for existential work. Growing up, moving out, moving on, career changes, starting a family, partnering, divorce, a terminal diagnosis, etc. Transition points invite deeper examination of identity, purpose and meaning. They can also be stressful and isolating. I love assisting clients as they rediscover passionate connection to their values and purpose, while allowing life dreams to gently transform and evolve.

— Greta Reitinger, Psychotherapist in Portland, OR

I specialize in working with individuals struggling to find a 'new normal' after a significant loss. This often includes 'ambiguous loss', which is loss experienced not by death, but by illness, divorce, disability, or other changes that dramatically change one's life.

— Chelsea Brett, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Houston, TX
 

Life transitions are the fabric of the LGBTQ+ community and I enjoy supporting folx as they navigate new chapters in their life while processing the past.

— Kassondra Wilson, Mental Health Counselor in , WA

At the end of the day, life is largely a series of transitions. And change is hard! Even good change can be hard. Whether you're post-high school planning, moving in with your partner, coming out, moving out, ending a chapter, or writing a new one, you don't have to navigate this transition alone.

— Shani Leichter, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

Change is constant - & many times we have no control over the changes coming our way. You CAN find your footing again after a shift in your life. Are you searching for a new career? Reeling after the end of a relationship? Struggling to adjust in a new space or geographical location? Wondering who you are after changes in your body? Is aging starting to feel oppressive? Together we will shore up your innate strengths, examine your beliefs & values, and find ways for you to thrive.

— Angela Payne, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in SEATTLE, WA

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
 

Life is full of transistion and my experince in working with people across the lifespan has helped me understand the unique phases of transition people go through. I have seen clients through many major life experiences including loss, cancer, graduation, professional change, moves, births, fertility journeys, marriages, divorces and gender and identity transitions.

— Carly Bassett, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

When we experience new, different life contexts, a supportive therapist can help us adapt and thrive.

— Halina Brooke, Therapist in Phoenix, AZ
 

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

I specialize in helping women who experiencing anxiety and depression while also navigating life and career transitions. We work together to learn ways that you can manage your symptoms and create action plans that will help you to meet your goals.

— Courtney Dunn, Clinical Social Worker in yonkers, NY
 

Stepping into a new relationship? Getting engaged or married? Becoming a father? These are life cycle transitions that can appear pretty normal from a distance, however when you are going through them it can be scary and difficult. Having a place to talk about your fears, worries, and insecurities can help you find effective ways to cope through these transitions. Coping helps you become more mindful of these feelings so your not reacting to them, and instead feel more in control.

— Manny Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Clemente, CA

Life transitions can bring up a variety of feelings, and it can sometimes be challenging to identify what they are or where they are coming from or how to respond. My work allows for practice of techniques and tools that can help for "in the moment" stressors, as well as ongoing deeper work to find healthier responses to the new circumstances.

— Emily Brenner, Art Therapist in Ridgewood, NY