Life Transitions & Change
“The only thing constant is change.” ~ Heraclitus, Greek philosopher
Has your life been touched by a major event, such as a death, the pandemic, layoffs at work, or divorce? Are you having a hard time moving through and past the emotional turmoil? Do you feel completely stuck and like you need guidance getting back on track? Or perhaps there is something you’d like support navigating, like a move, going back to school, growing your family, or retirement?
There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden, unexpected change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw us into a tailspin and leave us feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. But with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome adversity but also to become a more authentic and confident version of yourself.
Change Can be Beneficial
Change, even difficult change that is neither wanted nor expected, can influence personal growth. Change gives us the opportunity to see what we’re made of; to become stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what life throws at us next. With each new challenge, we develop new personal skills and obtain a greater awareness of ourselves, our family, and our communities. This is not to dismiss or minimize the life-altering impacts change can come with. It is reasonable to need support and to not have to navigate it alone.
Common Life Transitions
Some of the most common life transitions I help clients navigate are:
- Moving away to school
- Adjusting to post-secondary life or your first professional job
- Getting married
- Having a new baby
- Empty nest
- Breakup, separation, or divorce
- Job loss or major change in career
- Serious illness or disability
- Issues pertaining to aging (self or loved ones)
- Death and loss
- Questioning the meaning of life, your purpose and direction, and other existential questions
- Questioning your faith/spirituality
- Questioning your sexual/gender identity
Sometimes we can handle change and adversity by ourselves and sometimes we need a little help. I’m here to lend that helping hand and offer a warm and encouraging environment where you can speak candidly and receive care, compassion, and guidance. You don’t need to struggle alone.