Therapy for Life Transitions & Changes
Major life changes or challenges can alter our perspective on life, which can have a profound effect on our mental, emotional, and social well-being.
In today’s world, there’s less security than in previous generations. This contributes to high levels of anxiety, perfectionism, and even stagnation.
Not all changes and transitions are negative, there are many positive changes that are still difficult to cope with and adjust to.
Like many others, you’re always trying to catch up, leaving little breathing room to think about and act on any short or long-term goals you seek.
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Many adults feel buried under the burden of living the dream of family, home, and career. We are always juggling multiple roles, transitioning quickly from one to the next. High school to college, college to your first job, marriage to parenthood, working and parenting. We barely have time to stop and process what is happening around us.
Stress, anxiety, and depression can blur your ability to observe situations objectively, putting you in a continuous state of reacting rather than responding.
Counseling for College Students
College is one of those positive transitions but comes with a lot of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. It’s the first time you are truly independent, figuring it out for yourself. Sometimes that also means figuring out who you are and what you want to be. It may be the first time you’ve challenged your identity, as new opportunities and experiences shift your perspectives and sense of self.
College also comes with new responsibilities of time management, career choices, and financial understanding. That’s a lot to navigate in a short period of time!
We know this is a tough time for so many people. Counseling for college students can help you obtain clarity on choices, feel more secure in your identity, and learn coping tools for stress and time management.
College to Working Professional
Now you’ve graduated college and are ready to make, yet again, another transition! Your first job! Maybe it was everything you expected or perhaps you feel let down. Again, you are leaving the comforts and securities you found in college and navigating this new change on your own. This is where “Imposter Syndrome” sets in, feeling like you don’t know enough to complete the task at hand.
Although this is another positive change, it is often overshadowed by feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. Many of our clients are making this exact transition, from college to full-time employment. Counseling during this time can help ease the stress and anxieties, curb imposter syndrome, and help you gain confidence in moving toward your goals and staying aligned with your values.
Work-Life Balance Amid Major Life Changes
You struggle to balance work demands while maintaining family time as a priority. You know self-care is important, but you spend your alone time worrying about how you may fail or what tasks still need to be completed.
Being a new parent and navigating a new schedule can be overwhelming. Previously, you were able to put all your energy into your career. Now with a family, you’re torn between ensuring enough time is spent with everyone. Feelings of guilt creep in and weigh you down.
Many of our clients report mixed feelings of gratitude for all they have while also distressed by how overwhelming it is. We help individual clients make better sense of themselves so they can show up in their relationships and other responsibilities in the authentic ways they desire.
Relocation and Moving
Moving can be difficult! Most likely, you are relocating due to another change you are experiencing (job change, relationship change, military move), making the adjustment even more complicated.
Often, moving to a new area means losing the support system you previously had. It takes time to make new friends, build new hobbies, and find your local hangouts. The stress can be overwhelming, especially if you feel lonely or isolated.
Counseling during a relocation can provide a safe space for you to process your thoughts and feelings associated with the move. Counseling can help you learn and implement coping tools to adjust to these changes. It can also serve as a sounding board for decision making and confidence building. We’ll provide that safe space to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible for you.
Therapy for Adolescents and Teens
We also work with adolescents and teens who may be reluctant to engage in therapy. Often, adolescents do not feel comfortable asking an adult to help to make sense of their ever-changing worlds.
Our expert therapists are trained and highly skilled in engaging adolescents in therapy and in co-creating a safe place in which they feel comfortable being vulnerable. Our therapists work with teens to help adjust the family dynamic and incorporate the many changes of emerging adulthood.
Life Transitions Counseling Can Help
Together, we will define what success means for you. In addition to helping you identify and work toward the changes you want in your life, relationships, and other uncertain situations, we offer you the skills and tools to become more mindful, resilient, and compassionate towards yourself and others.
We will help you embrace that it’s ok to feel uncertain when you go through significant changes and transitions. It is possible to cope with this uncertainty by having the tools to handle it.
Your life transition therapist will help you set achievable goals, and, most importantly, they will develop healthy mechanisms to cope with life’s challenges and transitions. We give you the space to breathe, take care of yourself, and celebrate you along this journey.
Start Therapy for Life Transitions and Changes in New Bern, NC
Life changes and transitions are hard, we get it. Navigating what decisions are best for yourself and your loved ones is no easy feat. The good news is that you don’t have to do it all alone. Let the expert online therapists at our counseling practice in New Bern, NC help you navigate big changes. Get started with these steps.
1. Fill out the consult form.
2. Read about our skilled life transition therapists.
3. Start feeling more present in each moment!
Other Services at Renewed Wellness
At our New Bern, NC-based therapy practice, we offer more than just therapy for life transitions. Our therapists specialize specifically in therapy for military families, chronic illness counseling, and addictions counseling. For those struggling with anxiety or stress, we offer therapy for anxiety and stress as well. We can also meet from the comfort of your home with online therapy in North Carolina. Let’s work together to get you to a good place!