What is Life Transitions Therapy and how does it work? A life transition can relate to any change or adjustment in your life that impacts you in an important and sometimes critical way, they also relate to expected transitions in a child’s life. These important changes in your daily life routine can involve endings as much as new beginnings.
Adjusting to change can be difficult, even if the change is ‘good’. Big transitions through adult life such as marriage, a new job, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a life-altering illness or dealing with chronic pain, coming out as LGBTQ+, having a child, pregnancy loss, retirement, or moving house might all create challenges that you didn’t expect.
The type of life transitions therapy that is appropriate depends on you and your situation. You might choose group therapy, where you can express your feelings with people who have gone through something similar to you. If it’s something that affects your whole family, family therapy might be suitable, or you may choose individual therapy.
Issues and events that bring up feelings from your past might be best worked through with a psychotherapist, while some issues might require more practical, forward-looking counselling. Some therapists are trained in working with specific life transitions issues (such as grief or careers), but almost any type of therapy is likely to be beneficial in helping you cope with a dramatic change in your life.