Sometimes life’s most normal and predictable events can present the most complex psychological and emotional challenges.

These events are often times of transition from one life phase to another, such as

  • Leaving school and entering the workforce
  • Changing careers
  • Getting married
  • Getting divorced
  • Becoming a parent
  • Accepting the realization that a long-term goal, such as having a child, may not be reached
  • Moving
  • Becoming seriously ill and learning to cope with illness
  • Leaving the workforce and entering retirement
  • And countless others.

Any transition brings with it many psychological tasks. Transitions create the need to:
– re-evaluate and separate from a prior life phase,
– mourn the loss of what is left behind,
– cope with unresolved feeling or  unfinished tasks,
– adjust to new experiences.

Psychotherapy can help resolve lingering issues, effectively mourn the losses of what’s left behind, reduce anxiety of the unknown, and move forward with more confidence into the chosen future. If you would like to explore therapy’s place in navigation a life transition, please call me at (619) 295-7094 or email me at to discuss how I can help you.