Life Transition CounselorsCounseling advice and assistance with life's transitions.
Life Transition Counseling at LifePaths Counseling Center
A life transition can be many things and most of us experience several throughout our lifetime, both positive and negative. Get in touch with us and we can talk about how we can help.
Even positive changes can bring stress, and being prepared for that helps to make transitions as smooth as possible. Our counselors have helped many people deal with major life transitions such as having a baby, a career change, committing to a relationship with an intimate partner, having to care for an elderly parent, and more.
Transitions may be related to getting through different stages of life, our own major life events, or major life events of our loved ones. Counseling can help in many ways but mainly by helping you to understand more about what is meaningful to you related to this transition, and by giving you the tools you need to manage stress.
Why is it important to figure out what is meaningful about a life transition? For one thing, you might associate a certain belief to a change in your life that you’ve developed from similar beliefs your family members have. For instance, if one of your parents was laid off from a job and that parent believed it meant they were a “failure” in their job or career, you might have negative connotations with this that are below the surface and go deeper than simply the financial strain of the time when you are not working. Understanding this can help you move through the transition more smoothly than you would have otherwise.
Life Transitions that are often made easier by meeting with counselors are:
- Advancing to college
- Moving into adulthood
- Having a baby, or having another baby
- Changing careers
- Being laid off or fired from a job
- Children leaving home
There are many more, and at times when a loved one experiences one of these life events it creates stress as you support that person and possibly experiences changes in your own way of life as a result.