We all experience life transitions during the course of our lives. Some emerge quite predictably and naturally like getting a first job, becoming a parent, seeing children off to college, helping parents as they age or facing retirement. Others occur unexpectedly and traumatically, such as facing a divorce, the death of a spouse, the loss of a job or a serious illness. All transitions, whether expected or not, involve moving from a known and practiced situation to one which is unfamiliar and not yet established. We are confronted with the need to develop new strategies and to manage the emotions and stress connected to this process.
Although life transitions can be challenging times, they are also a tremendous opportunity for change and growth.
These periods of upheaval are unique, not only because we are in flux, but because we are presented with new possibilities. But the process of adjusting to a new reality can be a very difficult one and reaching out for support can make an enormous difference. Counseling can help by teaching skills for effective coping and managing the intense emotions which may arise when dramatic life changes occur. These times of transition provide fertile ground for moving on in new and fulfilling ways. READY TO START? Call the Counseling Center to arrange an appointment at (914) 793-3388.