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Adjusting to Change and Life Transitions

Throughout a person’s lifetime they are likely to experience significant changes that cause distress and force adjustment.  When a person has found comfort in a routine any little thing can come along and upset their balance and redirect their life, causing serious distress.  If a person feels stressed by a major life transition it does not necessarily mean they will be diagnosed with an adjustment disorder.  Oftentimes guidance and helpful discussion are what’s needed to navigate life’s obstacles.

Types of Changes

  • Death of a loved one
  • Loss of a job
  • Career changes
  • End of a relationship
  • Pregnancy
  • Retirement
  • Relocation
  • Divorce

Treatment

A therapist offers guidance before making a major transition by helping to objectively assess the situation and discuss a person’s thoughts.  Therapists also help after a major change by guiding a person through stressful times and allowing them to maintain focus and control, manage their expectations, and accept reasonable timeframes.  Therapists are skilled at finding ways to view changes as opportunities for a client to grow and develop.  If much needed support is not coming from friends or family, therapy can help.

We Can Help

Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists furnish a supportive environment, providing healthy outlooks and understanding.

 
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