Life Transitions

One constant in life is that it is always changing. Some of these changes are exciting choices we have made while others are less exciting, or downright devastating and thrust upon us. Regardless, they all have the ability to affect us and make us feel stressed and we may find it difficult to come to terms with these changes. Some typical major life transitions include:

  • Graduating from high school or post-secondary studies
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Coming out
  • Pregnancy
  • Becoming a parent of the addition of children
  • Children moving out (empty nest)
  • Career changes
  • Loss of a career or retirement
  • Moving from your residence
  • Changes in your health
  • Loss of a spouse or parent

When is it time to get help?

If you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, abnormally anxious, feeling excessive grief or sadness, when your relationships are affected and your ability to cope or function is limited, it might be time to seek help. Very few people embrace change, especially if it’s been out of our control, so it’s not uncommon to need support navigating your new normal. Sometimes you might require support for depression or anxiety and other times you might just need some coping strategies to deal with these major life transitions.

Treatment Methods

There is no specific treatment for dealing with change. Many treatment methods can be successful – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy and many more. It depends on you and what treatment method best suits your needs and personality. Your therapist will work with you to determine the most effective treatment method for you.

What will I get out of treatment with Insight?

Our therapists will support you and empower you to get through this change in your life. We can share coping strategies and tools you can use to help you get through this time of transition and help you to see the opportunities that may now exist. We can assist you in setting realistic goals and timelines for those goals. With support, you can come out of this life-altering transition more resilient and better able to cope with all of life’s changes.