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Life Changes Therapy

As we go through life, everyone experiences an abundance of positive and negative transitions or changes. Life transitions are characterized by a sudden or unexpected change in one’s life. Some life transitions can be positive and exciting, such as purchasing a new home, getting a new job, or getting married. Some life transitions can be challenging, uncomfortable, and stressful, such as getting a divorce, experiencing job loss, or having a serious illness. Harmony Bay Wellness offers help for these stressful situations. For example, the most common life transitions for those residing in the United States include:

  • Moving
  • Marriage
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Parenting
  • The arrival of a new baby
  • Retirement
  • Diagnosis of an illness

WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF LIFE TRANSITIONS?

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Life-Changes-Therapy

Whether positive or negative, life transitions and change can be challenging to adapt to. Life transitions can lead to the following:

  • Increased feelings of stress
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Sadness
  • Crying spells
  • Poor sleep or appetite

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Treatment for life transitions can include group therapy services. In fact, group therapy for life transitions is geared towards increasing support and discussing ways to cope effectively with change. Group therapy will assist in helping one learn skills to regulate their emotions and tolerate distress and change in life.

Individual therapy is another beneficial treatment service for life transitions. Talking to a therapist individually can allow one to discuss their feelings in a safe setting and discuss ways to cope effectively with the transition.

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Resources

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