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Life Transitions Therapy

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Are You Embarking On A New Chapter Of Your Life And Looking For Guidance?

  • Has a major life transition thrown your world off-balance?
  • Are you dealing with uncertainty regarding your job, relationships, or purpose in life?
  • Do you find yourself grieving your old life and wishing you could go back to how things were?

Maybe you’re freshly off the heels of a breakup or a career switch. Perhaps you’re going to college or entering the workforce and you’re overwhelmed by all the adjustments you have to make. Fear of failure may be holding you back from seizing new opportunities and pursuing new relationships. Deep down, you may wish you had someone to walk with you through this season of change.

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Life Transitions Can Make You Question Your Sense Of Purpose

All the uncertainty in your life right now could cause anxiety, depression, mood swings, and other emotional difficulties. Additionally, you might find yourself questioning your life’s purpose. When you’re grieving an old way of life and starting a new one, it’s normal to wonder:

Who am I? What are my goals and values? How can I live a life that aligns with my goals and values? 

If these are the questions you find yourself asking, we encourage you to pursue counseling for life transitions with us. Here at Green Heart Therapy, our mission is to help you cope with your uncertainty, build healthier relationships, and connect with your purpose.

Everyone Goes Through Times Of Transition

There is wisdom in accepting the reality of change—it is an essential part of being human. Usually, change is accompanied by loss—the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or the passing of a loved one. In all of these instances, grief is a natural response to what we have lost.

This feeling of loss is common to all life transitions—even the happy ones. When you go off to college, get married, or become a new parent, you’re still saying goodbye to an old way of life. Unfortunately, many people don’t anticipate that these changes will be hard. They think that, because their life transition is a happy one, they shouldn’t feel sad or stressed out.

As a result, many people in the midst of life transitions wonder: Is there something wrong with me? Why can’t I enjoy my new relationship or new job? Shouldn’t I be rejoicing instead of despairing? 

The truth is that there’s nothing wrong with you—it’s normal for any change to bring about unforeseen stressors. In counseling, you have a chance to wade through this challenging time of life and craft a legacy of transformation in its wake.

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Therapy Can Help You Navigate Life Transitions And Connect With Your Purpose

Understanding yourself is the first step toward healing. When you are in tune with your thoughts and emotions, it becomes much easier to discern what your values are and what direction your life should take. At Green Heart Therapy, we want to help you enhance your self-awareness so that you can get clarity on what you want in your future.

Our therapists provide counseling for people dealing with job loss, breakups, retirement, chronic illness, career changes, and any other major life transitions. We’ve seen so many of our clients get through their challenging life stages and come out in a beautiful place. Our desire is for you to experience the same thing.

What To Expect In Life Transitions Counseling Sessions

Therapy looks different depending on what kind of life transition you’re dealing with. The first step is generally exploring what brought you to therapy and what your long-term goals are. From there, we can create a plan for navigating this season of change and increasing your resilience and ability to cope. 

On a deeper level, therapy for life transitions is all about finding your voice. We want you to get in touch with your true identity and learn to harness your inner resources. This can help you figure out your needs, values, and goals. You can feel more confident in who you are and more at ease no matter what’s going on around you.

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Tailoring Your Treatment Plan

Our therapists draw from a wide range of approaches to help clients navigate life transitions. We often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is all about challenging the thoughts and beliefs that are driving negative emotions and behavior. This approach is especially helpful in the wake of a significant loss, since it can help you reframe your perspective and overcome feelings of hopelessness. 

Additionally, we often utilize Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist clients in managing their stress levels. It’s normal to feel anxious when you’re going through a time of transition—DBT gives you practical coping strategies for tolerating, regulating, and reducing your anxiety. 

Ultimately, we know that this is a difficult stage of life. We encourage you to be kind to yourself and understand that you don’t need to have it all together. With our compassionate and unwavering support, we’re confident that you can make it through this challenging season and arrive strong and healthy on the other side.

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You May Have Some Questions And Concerns About Life Transitions Therapy…

Even if your current challenge is just a passing season of life, it’s still worth getting support. That’s because therapy can give you the tools to manage any changes that come your way. The transition you’re going through right now may not last forever, but counseling can prepare you for transitions that are still far in the future.

It depends on your needs and goals. If your aim is to learn practical skills for regulating your stress, therapy may be a short-term commitment. But if you want more long-lasting healing and relief, you may want to consider long-term counseling. No matter what you decide, we are here for you and we will go at a pace that’s right for you.

Your time is precious and so are your finances. However, that’s all the more reason to pursue therapy. This is an investment in yourself that can benefit you for years to come. Just as you would see a doctor if you had a medical issue, it’s important to see a therapist when your mental health is struggling. And if you have out-of-network benefits, you are welcome to fill out Mentaya’s website form to see if you are eligible for reimbursement. You can also reach out to us directly so that we can discuss how to accommodate you.

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You Deserve To Have Someone Walk With You Through This Time Of Transition

We are here so that you don’t have to navigate all the changes in your life alone. To learn more about how therapy can help you deal with life transitions, you can email us or use the scheduling platform to book a free consultation.