Life Transitions

McLean Counseling Center

Change is an intrinsic part of life. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Learn how life transitions therapy in Arlington, VA can help.

Adjusting to life changes, even positive changes, causes stress. If you’re struggling to cope with life transitions that feel out of control, you may find it helpful to see a therapist.

Types of Life Transitions that Therapy Can Help With:

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Changing schools

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Starting or finishing college

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Starting a new job

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Separation or divorce

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Birth of a new child

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Illness

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Loss of a loved one

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Marriage

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Moving to a new area

Therapy for Life Transitions

There isn’t a specific treatment for life transitions, but there are several effective methods. Patients often find talk therapy helpful to sort out their feelings and stressors about the life change. If you’re experiencing significant stress, anxiety, or depression, your therapist may recommend medication to support your other treatments.

It can often be helpful to get in touch with a mental health professional before a significant change happens. This provides an opportunity to prepare for the change so you can face it head-on.

Tips to Cope With Change:

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Make time for relaxation.

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Protect your mental and physical health. Stay active, eat healthily, and get enough rest.

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Talk about stressors with someone you trust. Family members and friends can give valuable support. When necessary, therapists can also fill this role.

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Prepare for upcoming changes by researching them. Stress can often develop from the unknown.

Contact Us

(703) 821-1073

admin@mcleancounselingcenter.com

1307 Vincent Place McLean, VA 22101

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