Life Transitions

Resilience Psychological Services

Resilience Psychological Services

Life Transitions


Change is inevitable, and even positive or expected changes can cause stress or discomfort at times. Perhaps you’ve been noticing that certain recent stressors have been impacting your ability to lead the life you want. It might not hit you right away—and your symptoms may not always be so intense or severe that you’d suspect them to be a major depressive episode or an anxiety disorder—but the stress of life transitions can still take a significant toll on daily functioning. And, over time, this can lead to other serious mental health and physical health conditions. 

Examples of stressful life transitions may include adjusting to life at a university; losing a job; experiencing a break-up, ending a long-term relationship, or navigating a divorce (for oneself or within the family); processing a major health diagnosis (for oneself or a family member); processing the death of a family member or a terminal illness in the family; adjusting to life with a newborn; relocating to a new city or state; empty-nesting; nearing retirement; or adjusting to changes in a relationship as one partner transitions to the role of the caregiver for another. 

As the saying goes: Change is the only constant. If you’ve been feeling like a recent life transition has left you feeling stressed, fearful, depressed, distanced from yourself, or otherwise not functioning well, please consider the healing possibility of therapy. 



In all of these major life transitions, and more, there is a significant need for you (and those you love) to be heard, to make sense of your new roles, to learn how to accept and navigate those new roles, and to develop the skills needed to create balance and to set goals about how you’d like to move forward, individually or together. 

A trained therapist can accompany you through these life transitions, helping you to process what you’re going through, or what you’ve gone through, and support your ability to see the possibilities for growth. Through our therapeutic conversations, many of our clients see how even negative or unexpected changes remind them, at least, of the things they value most in life. By reflecting with a therapist on what these life changes truly mean, you may find that therapy leaves you feeling more confident and better able to cope with other life transitions in the future. 

Therapists can also help you to manage symptoms of underlying anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions. And they can talk to you about specific, practical coping strategies that may be beneficial. Please contact us to talk more about how we can be of support to you during this time of transition and growth.


What you may be experiencing:

•  Stress
•  Depression
•  Anxiety
•  Fatigue
•  Loss of motivation
•  Difficulty sleeping
•  Impaired relationships

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