Life Transitions

McLean Counseling Center

Adjusting to Change

Having to adjust to changes in your life can be difficult, even positive changes can cause some stress. A person’s life can have a large amount of changes such as marriage, new jobs, moving to a new area, births, and deaths. Whether a change is positive or negative, they are still accompanied by their own unique stressors. Those who are finding it difficult to cope with life transitions may find it helpful to see a therapist. Therapy with one of our mental health professionals can help people become better able to adjust to life changes that are out of their control.


Therapy for Life Transitions

There is no specific treatment for life transitions, but there are different effective methods. Therapy provides a great way to talk about changes such as death of a family member, marriage, or loss of a job. Any kind of therapy can be beneficial to a person trying to cope with significant life transitions. When changes in your life become difficult and lead to stress, anxiety, or depression, our professional therapists can help you find a way to manage and explore coping strategies. Even speaking with our mental health experts before a significant change can be helpful. This way you can prepare for the change and be able to better face it, especially if you know you don’t cope with change well. Give us a call at the McLean Counseling Center for more information about how to adjust to life changes.

Symptoms of stress cause by life transitions can be improved with therapy but individuals can also follow these tips:


Limit change by not making significant changes immediately after another.


Take time to relax. Make sure you have time for leisure and work.


Stay healthy mentally and physically. It is always important to stay active, eat healthy, and get enough rest.


Discuss any issues with someone close to you. Family members and friends can give valuable support.


If there is an upcoming change you should research about it because a lot of stress can develop from the unknown.

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McLean Counseling Center 6862 Elm St #205, McLean, VA 22101

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