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LIFE TRANSITIONS

Change is hard. We are here to help.

If you’re going through a life transition, big or small, you might find yourself feeling the following:

  • Worried

  • Grief

  • Fearful

  • Lonely

  • Stressed

  • Uncertain of your next steps

  • That your relationships are changing

  • That you have a drive to acquire new skills 

  • That you are wanting to further understand yourself and improve your self-worth

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“Change is situational. Transition, on the other hand, is psychological. It is not those events, but rather the inner reorientation or self-redefinition that you have to go through in order to incorporate any of those changes into your life. Without a transition, a change is just a rearrangement of the furniture. Unless transition happens, the change won’t work, because it doesn’t ‘take’.” - William Bridges

What is a life transition?

Generally speaking, life transitions are any event or series of events that cause us to experience a change in both our internal and external worlds. Life transitions can spark a ripple-effect of change, which can either be a welcomed change, or a change rooted in fear. Life transitions might include:

  • Evolving into adulthood

  • Marriage

  • Children

  • Divorce

  • Job loss

  • Starting a new job

  • Moving

  • Retirement

  • Starting a new relationship

You might find yourself feeling stuck or fearful of what this new transition might look like. Perhaps you feel disconnected from yourself and aren’t sure how to make the “right” decision for yourself. Maybe you feel immense pressure when faced with decisions. Or, maybe you’re someone who is resisting the transition you just faced or are about to face. Experiencing a transition can also cause you to question your values and beliefs. 

 

If you relate to any of these feelings, you might be at the beginning of a transition or in the middle of making a change. Therapy can help you identify your strengths and confront your fears by adapting to healthy techniques and skills.  

Meet Your Counselor:

Kate Daigle

Hi there! Let me tell you a bit about how I can support you.

 

A Note From Kate...

"The first step is often the hardest one to take.