Has Life Changed From What You Have Known?
- Feeling Sad and Alone
- Experiencing Guilt, Shame, or Remorse
- Feeling Confused or Lost
- Worried About the Future
- Feeling Numb
- Stuck in the Past
- Experienced A Sudden Loss
- Experienced A Traumatic Loss
- Conclusion to an Extended Change
The one constant in life is change. Some changes are harder to accept and grow through without feeling stuck.
Grief can feel like the world is a different place, or has moved on without you…
It has been stated that the only consistent part of life is change. Change can be difficult to manage when it is wanted, and can be overwhelming when unwanted. Psychotherapy can assist to build coping skills, social skills, process feelings of loss, grief, or change. Some life transitions can be planned, such as a retirement. Some life transitions happen unexpectedly. Either way, mental and emotional health can be supported during these life challenges. The start of a marriage, birth of a child, divorce, retirement, employment change, empty-nesters, or the death of a significant person can be eased.
Psychotherapy can assist you to adjust to the changes and process the emotional weight. A common example is a going through a separation or divorce. Every area of your life may be affected, such as friends, employment, housing, parenting, vacation, hobbies, social events, health, and more. It is normal to experience a wide fluctuation of feelings: guilt, grief, resentment, anger, relief, joy, freedom, hope. Major life changes have a way of challenging our patience and inner resources. Many clients benefit from using a psychotherapist rather than an attorney to process the emotional aspects of a divorce (financially and emotionally). There is a healthy way to address life change, expected or unexpected, and psychotherapy can help guide you toward long term health when you are in transition.
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