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Therapy for Life Transitions

Support to process change or loss & tools to move forward confidently 

Going through a change or loss can bring up a lot of emotions

 Your excitement and hope for something new may be conflicted by sadness, fear, vulnerability, and uncertainty about where you go from here. While some people might say, "change is good," it can also be scary - not knowing what's next and how to cope can trigger stress, worry, overwhelm, and stuckness. Feeling upset or uncomfortable is a part of the process and quite normal as you adjust to your new normal. 

A close-up image of a young womans face. Life Transitions Therapy in La Mirada, CA can help you understand  life transition examples and how to navigate them. Reach out to a Life Transition Therapist today!

What is a Life Transition?

A life transition is a change in something familiar or the loss of something important. Life transitions can start with losses of a role, a person, a place, or your sense of how you fit in the world. Examples of a transitional change can include starting college or a new job, getting married, or moving away from home. A life transition can also be prompted by the loss of someone or something important such as a relationship, friendship, financial status, etc. 

Planning for the expected & Adapting to the unexpected 

Life transitions can be positive or negative or planned or unexpected. Even when you're planning for something positive such as marriage, college, or a new job, it can still be scary. The same goes for unexpected transitions like illness, accidents, or divorce. The reality is, regardless of whether the transition is positive or negative, or expected or unexpected, transitions can be difficult because they disrupt what's familiar and force you to find new ways of coping and living. 

Your journey is just beginning.

Take it one moment at a time.

College Friends walk together on campus representing one of the major life transitions that young adults face. Life Transitions Therapy in La Mirada can help offer guidance and support. La Mirada, CA - California

Why is the transition into adulthood difficult?

Transitioning from adolescence to adulthood isn't just about reaching the legal adult age. Being an 'adult' comes with so many new changes and responsibilities that we're not always prepared for. This could mean that you're now tasked with doing things that your parents once did for you such as cooking, scheduling doctors' appointments, paying bills, or managing your social life, keeping up with work and/or school responsibilities, making time for self-care - and the list goes on!

Overwhelmed with anxiety, stress & uncertainty 

Naturally, you may have started feeling overwhelmed and are struggling to find balance. It feels like there's so much to do, and the uncertainty of it all is too much. The pressure to have everything figured out is real! You see everyone else looking like they have it all together, so it's easy to compare your journey to theirs. & While all of this is normal, it might be helpful to have additional support while you navigate this very transformative part of your life.

Black woman in casual outfit psychologist comforting touching shoulder upset frustrated young man during a difficult life transition, WOrk with a Life Transitions Therapist in La Mirada, CA to learn more about coping with changes.

How Can I Support You?

My specialty is in working with young adults navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood using a strength-based and person-centered approach. In therapy for life transitions, you will have a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings about the losses or changes you're experiencing, explore how you'd like to move forward, and develop coping skills to manage the discomfort and restore your sense of peace. In our work together, we may focus on:

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Start Therapy for Life Transitions in Brea, CA

Young adulthood brings with it many changes in responsibilities, relationships, and life circumstances. If you are a young adult and are struggling to navigate these new unknowns, know that you are not the only one going through this and that you don't have to do it alone. Life transition therapy at Adaptive Resolutions Counseling Services uses evidenced-based practices and is here to help you learn how to thrive amidst all of the chaos. To get started, please complete the steps below: 


Other Therapy Services Offered at Adaptive Resolutions Counseling Services in Brea, CA and Online Throughout CA + AZ

In addition to Therapy for Life Transitions, Jasmine offers a variety of services designed to meet you exactly where you are in your life. Jasmine offers Therapy for Anxiety and Self-Esteem, as well as Individual Therapy and Group Therapy options. Reach out today!

Learn more about Jasmine's background, training, and approach to therapy here

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