Life Transitions Therapy
Has your life been touched by a major event such as a death of a loved one, divorce, or layoffs at work? Does starting high school, college, or entering the workforce feel completely impossible and overwhelming? Are you struggling to move through and past the emotional turmoil? Do you feel stuck in place and need guidance getting back on track?
There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. However, our life transitions therapists want you to know that you are not alone in experiencing the difficulty that accompanies these changes. Life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity but to also transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself.
With Life Transitions Therapy, Change Can be Beneficial
Even difficult change that is neither wanted nor expected, can influence personal growth. Change allows us to see what we’re made of. Thus leading to us becoming stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what life throws at us next. With each new challenge and the help of life transitions counseling, we develop new personal skills and obtain a greater awareness of ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Some common life transitions our therapists help navigate in Orlando and Jacksonville:
Moving Away From Home
Maybe you’re moving away from home for the first time, you’ve moved to Florida from another state, or you’re planning to relocate to a different city, state, or country. While moving can be an exciting milestone for some, others may move due to stressful circumstances. Uprooting what you know about your physical environment can feel disorienting. This can be especially hard to manage while also experiencing trouble connecting to your new surroundings, difficulty making new connections, and missing family or friends.
Breakup, Separation, or Divorce
The end of a relationship can feel devastating. It can seem even more debilitating when feeling alone or unsupported through the change. Regardless of the circumstances, a breakup, separation, or divorce can all cause dramatic changes in your life that can feel impossible to handle on your own. Life transitions therapy can assist in processing the separation experience, managing intense emotions, incorporating new coping and self-care strategies, and problem-solving issues that may arise as a result of the separation.
Adjusting to University Life or Your First Professional Job
Perhaps you’re entering college for the first time or moving on to receive your graduate or doctoral degree. Maybe you’re a young professional entering the workforce for the first time and trying to find your footing. At whatever stage you are at, these transitions can be both exciting and stress-inducing. It can be challenging to adapt to these changes, but talking to someone can help you create strategies to maintain school-life/work-life balance.
Other life transitions we help clients navigate:
- Getting married/remarried
- Having a new baby / Starting a family
- Empty nesting syndrome
- Infidelity recovery
- Job loss or major change in career
- Financial gain/loss
- Serious illness or disability
- Issues pertaining to aging
- Death or loss of a loved one
- Questioning the meaning of life
- Questioning your faith/spirituality
- Questioning your sexual/gender identity
How We Can Help in Life Transitions Therapy
Anxiety, worry, and stress that result from a life transition can feel paralyzing and keep us from moving forward. Without addressing present problems relating to life transitions, we can end up feeling ill-prepared for future changes and struggle with finding our footing in life. Speaking with a life transitions therapist can help lessen the discomfort that can arise during these adjustment periods. Some things we may walk you through are:
- Mapping out next steps; setting and achieving goals
- Identifying values and priorities and using them to propel forward
- Exploring and managing obstacles such as internal and external conflict
- Fostering strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
- Cultivating a sense of confidence and independence
- Developing new coping skills to manage present and future changes
Is it Time to Speak to A Life Transitions Therapist?
Sometimes, we can handle change and adversity. Other times it can feel overwhelming to manage on our own, and we need a little help. At The Mindful Practice, we are here to lend that helping hand. We aim to offer a warm and encouraging environment where you can speak candidly and receive care, compassion and guidance.
If you are experiencing:
- Disruption in sleep patterns
- Uncertainty about the future or next steps
- Anxious thoughts upon waking up or late at night
- Feeling overwhelmed by new roles or responsibilities
- Discomfort from doubting your skills and abilities
- Physical symptoms, like muscle tension
It may be time to speak to someone. If you or someone you love is struggling with a life transition and would like to explore treatment options, please be in touch. You don’t need to struggle alone.
Are You Ready to Start Life Transitions Therapy in Jacksonville or Orlando, FL?
Are you going through a transition such as moving, starting a new job, or one of the other ones listed above? If you are a life transitions therapist in Orlando and Jacksonville can help guide you as you adjust and build new skills. In order to get started in life transition counseling at The Mindful Practice follow these simple steps:
- Contact us for a free consultation at The Mindful Practice.
- Schedule your first appointment with a life transitions therapist.
- Start problem-solving and learn new self-care techniques.
Other Counseling Services Offered at The Mindful Practice in Jacksonville and Winter Park, FL
While our therapy practice is based in Jacksonville and Winter Park, FL we also offer online therapy to anyone in Florida. Whether in person or virtually you can receive treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma. As well as counseling for teens, grief, social anxiety disorder, and post-bariatric surgery. Some of the techniques we use include EMDR, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and more. Please reach out to start getting support for your mental health.