If you are struggling to cope with changes in your life or a major life transition, it can be hard to see the potential for growth while you are struggling to get through each day.
However, changes that appear negative often bring growth and unexpected possibilities and opportunities.
Therapy for changes and stressful times can help you embrace the strengths you already have as well as learn new coping skills that will help you move forward in a positive way.
We often need support and a positive, therapeutic relationship to help us cope and adjust to new life circumstances. A life transition is an opportunity to develop and embrace your own unique strengths and set yourself up for a better life. Therapy for changes and stressful times can help you feel better as you adjust to new circumstances and situations.
Therapy Can Benefit You Through Many Types of Changes and Transitions in Your Life
All phases in life bring change and transitions. This is a natural part of life and we may wonder why we are struggling. The reality is, the changes that come are often monumental even though they are very normal and natural. Below are some situations that can cause stress and uncertainty even though we all go through them.
Teenagers experience stress on many different levels. Middle school and high school bring new sources of stress and uncertainty. Some teens experience bullying or have difficulty making friends, and at the same time, their academic workload increases with every grade.
The family environment can also bring stress and conflict. When a child enters adolescence, changes occur for the whole family. How do we negotiate more freedom and responsibility? Sometimes our teens need guidance and direction so they can more easily navigate the monumental changes that come with greater freedom and maturity. Family members, parents, and siblings can also have difficulty adjusting to the changes that come with adolescence and can benefit from the support of a licensed therapist.
Most teenagers benefit from the supportive environment of therapy. In therapy, we learn coping skills that we take with us as we mature into adulthood. Therapy for teens experiencing difficult transitions offers enormous benefits and support.
Our first years of college are exciting but can also be very difficult. The stress and pressure of performing well in addition to living away from home for the first time is a lot to handle for many people.
In addition to the practical stress of beginning college, we are also navigating new relationships, making friends, and discovering who we are and who we want to be on a new level.
Managing career and family while also taking care of ourselves is an enormous task. Adulthood brings enormous responsibility and stress and we cope with personal changes such as marriage, divorce, and having and raising children. The ups and downs of one’s carrer and evolving relationship with aging parents, as well as the loss of loved ones are challenging experiences we all face where the support of a licensed therapist can make a difference.
As adults, if we have experienced past trauma, depression, or low self-esteem, adulthood can make challenging situations all that much harder to bear. Life transitions can cause anxiety and feelings of uncertainty and an inability to decide what’s best for ourselves. Self-care can take a back seat while we focus on caring for others or striving to achieve more in our careers. Therapy is an essential step in healing and moving forward from these distressing experiences and emotions.
Therapy for Changes and Stressful Times
No matter where we are in life, change is something we can always count on. In therapy, you will learn skills and build on your own strengths to help you progress and move forward. Change and transition always bring new possibilities and growth; however, finding support and guidance can make all the difference in how you feel throughout the process. Therapy can help you feel better as you adjust to change and create the life you want.
Therapy in Princeton, New Jersey
Jill Portaro, LCSW is a clinical therapist practicing in Princeton, a short driving distance from Lawrenceville, Hopewell, Hamilton, West Windsor, Princeton Junction, and South Brunswick. If you would like to learn more or make an appointment, you are welcome to call or fill out the contact form and click Send.