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Life Transitions

I often talk about the pillars of anxiety – change, lack of control, and uncertainty.  Any one of these factors, or a combination of them, can create distress for most people. Life transitions inherently contain change, and often lack of control and uncertainty.  Some psychologists say that any situation that results in a change from the normal routine has the potential for grief – so it is only natural that we would experience difficulty with life transitions.

There is no shame in struggling with changes in our lives – routine and stability soothe us, sometimes even when the circumstances are not optimal.  

There is a way forward, with CBT approaches that can address your particular circumstances.

Some of the most common life transitions I help clients navigate are:

  • Moving away to college
  • Adjusting to university life or your first professional job
  • Getting married
  • Having a new baby
  • Parenting
  • Children leaving home
  • Breakup, separation or divorce
  • Retirement
  • Job loss or major change in career
  • Relocation
  • Financial gain/loss
  • Serious illness or disability
  • Issues pertaining to aging
  • Death of a loved one
  • Existential concerns

If you are struggling with a transition point of your life and have more questions about therapy, feel free to contact me to discuss whether I can help.