Life Transitions Therapy is helpful for those going through big changes. These changes, or life transitions, can look like starting a new job, going through a breakup, beginning a new relationship, or becoming a parent, and they can rattle us by removing us from our comfort zone. Regardless of whether the life transition is positive or negative, it can be stressful to learn a new way to live; to adjust to an entirely new reality on our own. If you're looking for a therapist in Baltimore, or the surrounding areas, B'Well Counseling Services can assist you with adjusting to your new routine and lifestyle.
How Life Transitions Affect Your Daily Day-to-Day Life
Stress is often accompanied by life transitions, which can then lead to symptoms or habits like anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia, and abuse of drugs or alcohol. It is common for people to feel uncomfortable with not being in control, and oftentimes life transitions are out of our control.
These symptoms can be treated with therapy sessions, especially when you find a counselor who specializes in Life Transitions Therapy. In addition to counseling there a few steps you can take to ease the day-to-day effects that life transitions typically create.
Anxiety is usually caused by the fear of the unknown, so if you research about the upcoming change, it may relieve your anxiety. For example, if you are worried about becoming a new parent, you can research the topics that are especially worrying you.
By exercising regularly, regulating your sleep schedule, and eating healthy foods, your mental and emotional well-being will typically improve. Even if you can make one or two changes (such as making sure to wake up and eat a full breakfast) you’ll begin to notice a difference.
Taking time to rest and tune out from the "noise" that television, or social media, may bring can be useful as well. Simple acts of breath work and light meditation can greatly quite your mind.
How Life Transitions Therapy Can Be Supportive
Discussing the specific difficulties you are having with these life transitions can be beneficial. If you are unable to pinpoint where the stress is coming from, a therapist may be able to bring up some tips or techniques that you may have overlooked. If you find that your insecurities are overwhelming during this transition, or if you are feeling confused yet excited for this new change, a counselor can assist you with navigating these feelings with healthy coping mechanisms.
Whatever your needs may be during this time, the counselors at B'Well Counseling Services are here for you. Contact us today to get started on your new journey!
B'Well Counseling Services
B'Well Counseling Services in Towson is a mental health therapy practice serving the Greater Baltimore area. We believe in helping people rekindle their curiosity and reconnect to their core selves so that they can truly be well. We value wellness and connection over happiness because we understand that being able to experience the full range of human emotions and experiences is what helps us heal and grow. At B'Well, we are dedicated to creating a space for anyone who has ever felt unwelcome because of their identity, orientation, or expression..