You feel pressured to make the right decision to show others that you “got this.”
You are anxious about what these changes mean for your life.
You are grieving what your life used to be.
You feel lost without a compass.
This might be one, if not, the hardest thing you’ve ever experienced.
Your typical coping skills are just not cutting it.
You don’t know what to do and you know you can’t do this alone.
Therapy will help you:
Feel supported as you navigate uncharted waters.
Will empower you to believe in your capabilities.
Edit your story and choose the meaning you want these changes to have.
Sit with your grief in a way that helps heal and move forward.
Regain a sense of direction and purpose.
Develop new coping strategies.
Go through this with someone else.
Life is the accumulation of milestones and transitions. Some of these transitions are expected and awaited with excitement, others are sudden and bring with them uncertainty. Many of our clients come to us during their Senior year of high school as they are preparing for college, after graduating from college and starting their first serious adult job, after moving to a new city, and after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Our clients come to learn how to cope with life changes and transitions.
If you are experiencing anxiety, low mood, lack of motivation, irritability, relationship distress, and loneliness due to a life transition, we can help you thrive in this new stage of your life.
Junior and Senior year of high school can come with great academic and social pressures of rising your GPA, outperforming peers taking standardized tests, applying to a million grants, getting accepted to your dream school, looking your best at each school event, and attending every party. It can feel impossible to keep up with our social and academic life while keeping our parents happy.
College is a pivotal moment for most young adults. Whether you were counting the days to move into your dorm or you have decided to stay close to home, college comes with new demands and expectations. This is the time where we are expected to begin “adulting” and making very important decisions that can feel like they will impact the rest of our lives. Therefore, is not uncommon for college students to feel overwhelmed by the pressure to make the “right” decisions and the fear of disappointing others. This also the period where we begin to explore our identity, values, and hopes. There’s a lot of questioning, in this phase, that can create tension with those closest to us.
Recent Collge Graduates
We often think “real life” will begin after our college graduation. We look forward to passing LSAT and getting into our top choice Law program. We are certain that we will land our dream job right off college. We expect will earn enough money to not have to move in back with our parents or continue to deal with our roommate. We hope to find a loving and responsive partner to establish a serious relationship with.
Our college graduation comes with dozens of expectations that often don’t come true right away. We can quickly feel discouraged, ashamed, and concerned we are “falling behind.”
Returning To School
You have decided that to do what you love you need an extra degree. You sit for a standardized test and get accepted to your graduate program of choice. You are now balancing a graduate course load, a job, relationships, and social life. School is not as easy anymore and you are not the smartest one in class anymore. It’s competitive and it keeps you on your toes. You begin to question your ability to do well and succeed in this field. You wish you could let go of your job but you cannot afford to. Your relationships become strained because you do not have as much time to invest in them. Social life, what? You have not been out with your friends in ages, they have given up on inviting you. You feel overwhelmed and incapable of getting through graduate school with your sanity intact.
The idea of moving to a new city and creating a brand new life from scratch can either sound fascinating or terrifying, either way, it requires significant adjustments. Getting used to the weather, culture, and way of life of our new city of residence can be challenging. Likely we are also at a new job and in need of new friends. Making friends as an adult takes patience and intentionality. It’s not something that happens as naturally as when we were younger. So we need to manage a lot of changes, while at times feeling lonely and suffering from a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out).
You have been feeling off for months before you decided to go to the doctor. You attributed to stress, but as time went by your symptoms worsened. Had to go to various doctors and undergo invasive tests and procedures to finally learn your diagnosis. The process of figuring out your diagnosis was painful, frustrating, and seemingly never-ending. People question your symptoms and accused you of being a hypochondriac. You had to stand up for yourself and be your own advocate. Now you have a diagnosis, which in a way brings reliefs because after all, it was not all in your head. It also brings concern for the unknown and sorrow for the lifestyle changes you might be required to make. There’s a lot of learning and adjusting you need to do.
The one thing constant in life is change and accepting this can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. Therapy can help you before, during, and after a major life change or transition.
Imagine what your life could look like in three months if you seek help today.
At Healing Connections we specialize in helping clients rediscover themselves during a period of change by providing therapy focused around life transitions throughout Florida.
Genesis Games, Psychotherapist & Owner of Healing Connections
I help college students and young adults adjust to life transitions, navigate the dating world, manage relationship issues, set boundaries with family, and develop adult friendships. I am passionate about working with individuals enduring heartbreak heal by attaining closure and making meaning of their loss. I’m a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist and work with couples through all the stages of their relationship. I see couples struggling with connection, conflict management, betrayal, parenting, and sexual fulfillment.
I look forward to working with an individual, couple, or a family who are seeking real change. In the course of sessions, I want you to discover what works for you! I want you to walk out of my office with practical tools and tangible goals. I want you to thrive and create the life that you wish and deserve!
If you are still wondering if we are a good fit, give me a call for a complimentary 10-minute consultation. I have availability in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings to accommodate you. Therapeutic services are also provided in Spanish!