Therapy for Life Transitions ~ Los Angeles
Some major changes in life are exciting and good. Others not so much. Even with positive changes, you may experience anxiety, stress, worry, or grief. Whether you are in the midst of big or small life transitions, some changes can be difficult to traverse alone.
Examples of life transitions:
- Losing a job
- Career change
- Losing a loved one
- Losing a pet
- Going back to school
- Moving or relocating
- Health changes
- Receiving a new health diagnosis
- Transitioning from high school to college
- Transitioning from college to working
- Falling in love
- Getting married
- Having children
- Getting divorced
- Becoming pregnant
- Becoming injured or hurt
“Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities.”
— DEEPAK CHOPRA
Being in transition is being in an “in between” state.
The liminal space is the unknown, the boundary, or the threshold which occurs in times of transition. This space can feel uncomfortable, awkward, cause anxiety, feel overwhelming, or chaotic. What I have observed, is when you are this space, your mind tends to takes over in order to figure out the fastest way to avoid losing control and becoming overwhelmed by emotions. It’s like an override switch, becoming distracted by thoughts instead of experiencing the emotions involved during this important time of transition.
Therapy for Life Transitions Can Help!
Change can be difficult to manage. Therapy can help you learn to sit with difficult emotions. Mindfulness helps you to become aware of your experience and emotions, slow the mind, and be more present. You can learn the skills and tools to regulate emotions, tolerate change, and move forward in your life.