Making Sense of Change through Counseling and Support
Transitions and change may open new possibilities, but they can also involve loss, confusion, fear, and a shift in how we perceive ourselves. These feelings are natural, but sometimes we may have difficulty coping with them effectively. When this happens, individuals may feel overwhelmed or disconnected. Avoiding these unpleasant feelings can result in anger, stress, anxiety, frustration, depression and other symptoms, both physical and emotional.
Life transitions that can have this effect include:
- the end of a relationship
- becoming a parent or step-parent
- the loss of a loved one
- children leaving home
- “coming out”
- injury or illness
- career transitions
- change in financial status
- menopause and other midlife changes
Counseling for those dealing with major life transitions offers individuals or families a way to process life changes and learn to cope with them in a healthy, productive way.
How can counseling help me through a life transition?
The key to rising above a challenging transition is to adapt and grow. A Westport Family Counseling therapist can work with you to transform a difficult adjustment into an opportunity for acceptance and personal growth. Whether your transition is a positive change or one that causes stress in your life, the process is the same: You must first learn to let go of the past and then consider what is and can be. Seeking therapy through life transitions can help process and accept change in a safe and supportive environment.