Specialties: Life Transitions
Life changes provide exciting opportunities. They also may come with a lot of stress and anxiety. Even positive life transitions (such as a getting married, moving to a new city, or starting a new job) carry complicated thoughts and feelings. New roles and uncharted waters at times result in uncertainty, indecision, sleeplessness, self-doubt, and confusion. They also may create fear, or even sadness.
New situations also may bring about conflict in relationships, especially if others do not seem to understand your perspective or agree with your choices. During these times it often is helpful to process with a trusted therapist the anxieties that result from transitions. We can help you navigate these changes with strength and confidence by providing you with tools and strategies to successfully adapt to new experiences.
How we support healthy life transitions
We use evidence-based treatment to support your ability to recognize and manage emotional distress that may be preventing you from reaching your goals or meeting your full potential. Life transitions often require making difficult decisions. You may not know which way to go next, or you may feel confused about your priorities and desires.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) interventions can help you clarify your goals and make effective choices so you can feel confident you are on track toward the future you want.
At J&L Psychology, we also use psychodynamic therapy to provide a safe space in which to explore and clarify what you really want for yourself and your loved ones. We take into account the impact of your personal life history and help you develop deeper self-awareness of the connection between your emotions and patterns in relationships as they affect life decisions.
How life transitions might be affecting you
Major transitions are an inevitable part of life but can be difficult to navigate alone. Common milestones and decision points we can help guide you through include:
• Marriage, divorce, and breakups
• New job
• Death of a loved one
• Moving and relocation
• “Empty nest syndrome”