Life transitions are essential to the story of our lives, but can also leave us feeling deeply uncertain, anxious, overwhelmed and confused. This is so even when they are are expected or seemingly positive events, such as finishing school, having a child, or finding a new job. At other times change is unexpected and unwelcome: a death, the end of a relationship or other loss. Other changes are gradual and inevitable, but may be no less challenging: watching children grow up and parents cope with aging, even as our own lives and relationships change over time.
In therapy we can work on learning to navigate change with self-awareness and self-compassion, in ways that are creative and empowering. Doing so may require healing old wounds, changing patterns that are no longer useful, and shifting perspectives as you connect with your strengths and deepest values.