Life Transition

Mount Vernon Counseling Center

Adjusting to Change

Life is full of changes and some can be unexpected. Having to adjust to these changes can be difficult. Life transitions such as marriage, moving, breakups, and deaths in the family can all change someone. Whether a change is positive or negative, they are still accompanied by their own unique stressors. If you are finding it difficult to manage with life transitions then meeting with a professional therapist could be the solution. Therapy with one of our mental health professionals can help people become better able to adjust to life changes that are out of their control.

Therapy for Life Transitions

Therapy allows patients to open up about changes in their life and get constructive support and feedback. If the changes in your life are difficult and cause chronic stress, anxiety, or depression, then come meet with one of our caring team members. We are committed to helping patients manage and explore coping strategies. You can also meet with us even if nothing has changed yet, but you are expecting a change. This way you can prepare for the change and be able to better face it, especially if you know you don’t cope with change well.

Symptoms of stress cause by life transitions can be improved with therapy but individuals can also follow these tips:

  • Limit change by not making significant changes immediately after another.
  • Take time to relax. Make sure you have time for leisure and work.
  • Stay healthy mentally and physically. It is always important to stay active, eat healthy, and get enough rest.
  • Discuss any issues with someone close to you. Family members and friends can give valuable support.
  • If there is an upcoming change you should research about it because a lot of stress can develop from the unknown.

Indeed We go through so many unpredictable journeys in life

In life moving on from one stage to another can be jarring – and at times difficult to handle.

You found it hard to cope with graduating college and starting a career. Or you had trouble letting go of a relationship and it’s keeping you from moving on to another one.
Maybe you’re struggling with the changes of parenthood, whether it’s a new baby or a child moving out on their own.
Whatever the change may be, you’re not alone. let’s find out if we’re a good fit.

How can life transition therapy help?

Our therapists and psychiatrists will help you come up with coping strategies, and work with you to develop alternative ways of dealing to alleviate stress.
Everyone has to go through life transitions, and while some people may seem ‘better’ at it than others, we all have to find our own ways of making it through. Not all transitions are equal, and it could be that the way you dealt with one in the past isn’t working with what you’re currently going through. Whatever the case may be, you don’t have to go through it in a negative way.

Let’s work together

At Mount Vernon Center, we help you cope with the unavoidable life transitions in healthier ways. If you feel you are struggling during a transition and would like some tools, we can help!
Our goal is to work on accepting the strategies that may not be helping, understanding that the way you perceive the transition influences the way you deal with it, and adopting changes in thought patterns and behaviors that make transitions easier.
We will work together to help you get through life transitions in a positive way!

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