LIFE TRANSITIONS COUNSELING
Are You Struggling To Overcome A Major Life Transition?
- Have you recently experienced a loss, such as the death or deteriorating health of a loved one? Do you feel stuck, confused and overwhelmed with grief?
- Has your relationship with your partner changed drastically, perhaps because you are drifting apart, facing infidelity or going through a divorce?
- Have you recently become a parent of a new baby, a parent of a child going to college or the caretaker of an elderly relative? Do you worry you are not equipped to handle a changing family dynamic or ready to embark on this new chapter of life?
- Have you lost your job, started a new job, decided to go to college, moved to a new city, inherited family money or begun your retirement? Are you struggling to adjust to your new lifestyle and day-to-day schedule?
- Do you wish you could accept the changes in your life and confidently move toward a more rewarding and balanced future?
Going through a major life transition may feel like having the rug pulled from under your feet. Adapting to change in your personal or professional life may make you feel anxious or uncertain about how to approach each day, especially if you’re struggling with both emotional overwhelm and stress surrounding new responsibilities. It’s possible that a shift in the dynamics of your family or career has caused you to feel disconnected from your loved ones and alone in your struggle to adjust to a new chapter in your life. Throughout the day, memories may make you long for the past and how your life once was. You may feel preoccupied at work, dwelling on the losses you have experienced or worrying about whether you’ve made all of the right decisions. Maybe you don’t quite know how life had led you to where you are today. Sadness, confusion and stress may cause you to lay awake at night, wondering if you’ll ever feel like your old self again.
Change Is A Part Of Life
No matter who we are, we all face periods of change and transition. They are unavoidable. Sometimes, with a compassionate support system, we can get through them on our own. However, it’s very common for individuals and couples to get stuck in cycles of grief, confusion and uncertainty after a major life change. While the modern world provides us with many opportunities for growth and excitement, the pressure to do well can also be quite isolating – especially when we are busy navigating a new chapter of our lives. To add to this, because society expects us to be independent and strong-willed, we may be less likely to reach out for help when we need it. As a result, it’s common for individuals to struggle through life transitions on their own, never truly addressing their emotions or determining a clear path forward.
The good news is that with the help of a compassionate therapist, you can gain a deeper understanding of your experiences, building resilience and increasing your happiness along the way.
Find Balance With Life Transitions Counseling
During safe and comfortable life transitions counseling sessions, your well-trained therapist at the Relationship Counseling Center of Austin will walk with you on your journey into a new chapter of your life. You and your therapist will work together to assess your current thoughts and emotions, understand why you feel stuck and develop a plan for healing, growth and stability moving forward
Since life transitions are unique to each individual, your therapist will listen to your specific needs and take into careful consideration where you want to be in life. For example, if you recently moved or started a new job, then your therapist can help you reach your goal of finding a sense of peace in your new community or work position.
Or perhaps, you and your partner are going through a life transition together, such as becoming empty nesters or going through the grieving process. If so, the two of you may decide to participate in sessions together, allowing you to lean on one another for support. Your therapist will work with both of you to strengthen your connection with each other, so you can feel heard and understood as you embark on this major life change.
The treatment approaches and techniques you experience and practice during sessions will also be tailored to your specific life situation and interests. Many individuals and couples going through a major transition benefit from hearing new perspectives and gaining new insights into difficult emotions. As appropriate, your therapist can help you reframe your thought process through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Or, you may need extra emotional support and benefit from working with a therapist who will validate your emotions and process past pain through an effective healing technique called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).
No matter your unique life transition, the therapists at the Relationship Counseling Center of Austin are well-trained in a variety of treatment approaches, including CBT, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Positive Discipline Therapy for parents. They are also always interested in working with individuals and couples from the LGBT community who may be facing challenging periods of change.
Even though you may now be feeling stuck and confused by how your life has changed, you are not alone and you always have hope to regain peace and balance in the future. Working to process the changes in your life with a supportive therapist can help you feel confident as you move forward.
You may be interested in life transitions counseling, but still have questions and concerns…
I should be able to get through this on my own. Why do I need life transition therapy?
It’s normal to believe that you have to be strong and tough enough to get through this life transition on your own. The truth is that reaching out for help is one of the strongest and most courageous decisions you can make. By working with a professional therapist, you can gain the support you need to better understand how the changes in your life are affecting you, process your emotions in a healthy way and set yourself up for a more rewarding future. You don’t need to go through this on your own.
I’m concerned about how much money and time I will need to spend on counseling.
Therapy is an investment in your future well-being. The work you complete during your sessions can have a tremendous positive impact on almost every area of your life. Successfully moving through a life transition can help you feel more connected to your loved ones, improve your outlook on your career and allow you to maintain calm and joy, even in times of upheaval. By taking the time now to address your thoughts and emotions surrounding your life change, you can save yourself years of struggle and uncertainty.
In addition, our therapists are happy to offer you a sliding-scale fee depending on you or your family’s financial needs.
Why should I choose the Relationship Counseling Center over another therapy group?
Our well-trained therapists are under excellent supervision and offer a comprehensive set of specialties. Depending on your needs and interests, you can select the specific Relationship Counseling Center therapist who you would like to work with. He or she will tailor your sessions to offer you the optimal treatment based on your personal goals.
Our practice also provides flexibility that is difficult to find elsewhere. We offer extended hours to fit your schedule, as well as sliding-scale fees to fit your budget. We aim to provide you with the best, most convenient and affordable support possible.
Find Peace On A New Life Path
If you are ready to move forward through a life transition and build resilience for the future, please contact us to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are happy to answer your questions, address your concerns and discuss how life transition therapy can help you.
Ready to get started? Call us at 512-270-4883, or complete the form on our Scheduling Page and one of our therapists will contact you for scheduling.