Struggling with a Change in Your Life?
Counseling Can Help Alleviate Your Stress
Our Therapists Help You Move Through Challenging Life Transitions with More Ease and Grace
When you're experiencing a significant life change or transition, feeling stressed, agitated, or depressed is NORMAL.
- You're taken off balance. You feel out of sorts.
- You may have trouble eating properly or sleeping soundly.
- You may feel confused and have trouble making decisions.
- Maybe you can't help longing for what your life used to be like.
Life transitions that our skilled and experienced therapists can help you with:
You're Struggling with a Chronic or Severe Illness
Perhaps the stress of an ongoing illness or a recent medical diagnosis is getting to you. You may be living in fear about how you and your family will manage.
Perhaps you're in pain and want strategies to reduce stress and help you to manage the pain.
Work or Career Struggles
You've lost your job. You're stressed about when you'll find a new one. Perhaps finances are tight.
Or, maybe you started a new job and are having troubles adjusting to the work.
It could be that you're tired of your job and want to make a career change but you're confused about which direction you should go in.
Relationship Loss or Pre-marital Concerns
Our counselors can help if you're grieving the loss of a relationship (break-up or divorce). They can assist you in moving through your grief more easily than you might otherwise.
If you're getting married, you might be thinking about pre- marital counseling as you've heard it helps couples build more satisfying and lasting relationships.
Pre or Post-natal Concerns
You might be stressed due to infertility, a high-risk pregnancy, or other post-natal issues such as exhaustion or post-partum depression.
You're having trouble coping and want help in coming to terms with what is happening.
Transitioning from High School to College
You're having trouble adjusting to the high expectations of college. You worry that you won't be able to complete assignments on time.
You're afraid you won't be able to keep up your grades. You may be missing home, your family, and your friends.
Working with one of our therapists enables you to move more easily through stressful changes in your life.
Therapy can help calm you and assist you in making the best decisions at this difficult time.
Our therapists can help to facilitate a shift in how you think about your situation, allowing you to better cope with - or perhaps even embrace - the changes you're experiencing.
Our overall goal is for you to restore your balance during this time so that you have a more peaceful and rewarding life.
The Benefits of Working with Our Therapists in This Time of Stressful Change:
- Reduce stress and confusion; make decisions confidently and decisively
- Heal pain or grief about the changes that are occurring; feel more optimistic about your life and your future
- Experience greater ease and flow through the transition
- Have better relationships with intimate partners, friends, and family
- Have a more meaningful life with a renewed sense of purpose
“As her former supervisor, I’ve seen that Emily is an excellent therapist. She effortlessly creates a safe and non-judgmental space in which to explore emotional challenges.
Emily makes others around her feel at ease and comforted, even in day to day conversation and consultation, and that definitely translates to her work with clients.”
Rebecca Slusher, LCPC and owner of Balanced Life Counseling in Chicago, Illinois