Life Transitions

Do you find yourself waking up most days with a nagging feeling of dread? Are you often on edge or feel afraid that you can’t deal with the major changes underway in your life? Do you sometimes doubt your ability (and not to mention clarity of mind) to make some of the important decisions that you are facing?

Are you overwhelmed with sadness and anger about the death of a loved one, a divorce or a job loss? Maybe the feelings are so overwhelming that you sometimes find it hard to leave your home. Are you so consumed with your major life transition that you’re having problems with eating or sleeping? Have you noticed a dramatic decrease in your energy level? Do you obsessively seek to connect with others? Or maybe you’re so overwhelmed by worry and shame that you avoid family and friends altogether.

You may feel like no one understands the grief and pain that you’re dealing with. You may be asking yourself, “Where do I go from here?” I can help you answer this important question so that you can begin to deal with the impacts of the life transitions that weigh heavy on your heart and mind. Don’t you wish that you could get back to your authentic self and begin enjoying life?

Help With Life Transition

Dealing with life’s transitions can take a toll on you mentally, spiritually and physically: I can help you begin to work through – and eventually overcome – the feelings of grief, shame, anger and sadness that continue to overwhelm you. Some of the common life transitions that I can help with include:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Divorce
  • Job loss
  • Financial setbacks

What To Expect

I always work from a mindfulness perspective, so expect a lot of active listening. My sessions are also very interactive. I take a psycho-spiritual approach, one that addresses the intersection of the mind and the body. I am very present and in the moment. I’m all about the now. My main objective is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can open up and feel that you can be vulnerable. I have been practicing psychotherapy for almost 20 years.

There Is Hope

I have seen so many people who’ve had to reshape their lives because of an unexpected change of circumstances. When I worked in the Human Resources field, I was in charge of an outplacement program to help employees facing a lay-off. I provided encouragement and guidance to help them in their transition. I was fairly young at that time and was really impacted when I would run into former employees a year later and would hear so many of them express how the layover motivated them to make the important changes that they had been afraid to face on their own. I have accompanied many people on their journey through life transitions like divorce and supported them finding their strength to recreate a new life. I can help you too!

Things Can Get Better

In many ways, the crises that you are facing can be the doorway to a new life – one of self-discovery and fulfillment. While you are in the midst of heartbreak and despair right now, it will not always be that way. On the other side of this loss and change is a new life. You are not alone. While you may not have any vision of the future, I know that things can get better.

But you may still have concerns about life transitions and therapy . . .

 How long will the therapy process take? I don’t want to be in therapy forever.

I understand that it may be hard to feel hope right now, but I know from experience that will change. Generally it has been my experience that symptoms begin to lift in a few months. Some clients find that they want to continue for longer to deal with deeper issues that arise through the therapy process, but that is a choice to make at another time.

I have never been in therapy and I’m embarrassed about needing help. What if it won’t work for me?

I am highly trained in the field and I know that it works. I have been practicing psychotherapy for almost 20 years.  I received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. I have also earned my PsyD in Psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I want you to know that it is okay to reach out for help when you’re in the midst of a crisis or feeling overwhelmed. Therapy is not one-size-fit-all; everyone’s therapy is a little different. We will find a way to work through your crisis together in a non-judgmental way in a comfortable environment.

 Therapy is for wimps, shouldn’t I just “suck it up” and get on with it?

I hear that a lot and obviously you have been able to do things well for most of your life. But, sometimes events overwhelm us and we need a little help. Frequently our family members and loved ones don’t understand. They might be asking you to get over it because it is hard to witness your pain. It actually takes a lot of strength to admit when you need help.

Don’t you wish that you could enjoy life again and feel a sense of peace and stability? We all have our own internal wisdom, that inner voice that speaks to us from deep within. I can help you tune out all of the distractions, fears and anxiety that often come up during life transitions so you can better hear your inner voice. I invite you to call my office to arrange a session. If you take that first step, I know that I can help you to move your life into a more life-affirming direction. Through our work together, it is possible to uncover a more complete and loving life that is waiting for you.