Have You Ever Gone Through One of These Major Life Changes?
- Achieving independence-moving out on your own or to college when you have been used to living with parents/guardians who have typically been responsible for instituting structure and providing support
- Transitions in relationships (romantic or otherwise), committed relationships, marriages
- Pregnancy and motherhood
- Parenting through the various stages of childhood
- Transitioning into caretaker roles or needing to be taken care of
- Maturation of career with different priorities and demands on time
Most People Struggle to Cope With Change
Our lives and our roles, responsibilities, difficulties, and conflicts are constantly changing. Each new stage presents new challenges, some of which are more difficult to navigate than others. During times of change, it is easy to lose yourself in all the chaos and feel like you have no control over your life. Even wonderful and good transitions can come with enormous stress and feel uncomfortable. The fact of the matter is that the transitions of life force us to change to our current ways of living, whether we like it or not. Many of these transitions tend to be unexpected, which simply exacerbates these feelings of uncertainty.
While stress can be caused by a wide array of issues, often the culprit is none other than life changes. In the United States, it is reported that about 1 in every 3 people have felt extreme stress in their lives. And out of all the people in the US who have experienced any form of stress, 77% claim that their stress has affected their physical health and well being. Although having trouble trying to cope with the transitions of life is a common issue that almost everyone will face to a certain extent in their lifetime, you should not refrain from getting help. In other words, just because many people go through similar situations and do not get the help they need, does not mean that you should do the same, as reaching out for emotional support does not make you any weaker a person. With the help of an understanding therapist who can sympathize with emotions caused by the changes in your life, you can learn coping strategies.
Therapy Can Free You From Having External Factors Control Your Mood, Mental and Emotional State
Coping with change is a challenge that most people face, but that does not mean that you have to face it alone. At Thriving Lane, our psychiatrists, therapists and counselors, have vast experience in coaching people through their hard times. Above all, we prioritize your mental health and well-being. In our telepsychiatry and teletherapy sessions, we blend conventional interventions with holistic approaches in order to ensure that your emotional needs are addressed and met.
At times you may feel like your life has spiraled out of control, but we are here to help you take agency over your life again. While it is inevitable that external factors can affect, or at the very least, influence your life, it is important that you do not let these factors take over your life. The first step is acknowledging that you are unable to cope with your emotions alone, and although this is a scary thing to do, you can only move forward from here.
Why Can’t I Just Talk to My Friends or Family About My Issues?
While talking to friends and family can certainly help your mental state, it is important to see how talking to a trained professional can make far more of a difference. Friends and family often will be unable to give unbiased input and there is no guarantee that what you discuss with them remains confidential. A trained therapist is completely removed from a particular situation, and thus is able to provide not only unbiased, objective reasoning, but also professional care.
What Will Other People Say About Me?
In our society, there is a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and getting treatment. Even though you may be scared to be judged by others for going to a therapist, your mental health should be your priority, as it is ours. If you are even considering getting mental health support from a trained professional, err on the side of caution and try a couple of sessions. Sometimes the first counselor or therapist we see is not always the right fit, and while this understandably off putting, you may become clearer on your needs and on your problem. In this way, you continue down the path of increased insight and getting the support that you deserve.
If you are interested in finding more about online therapy, holistic treatment and medication management in Florida, Georgia, Alaska, Nebraska and Minnesota, please follow these three simple steps.
- Call (347) 830 7720, click client portal on the top left side or hit the book now button to get in touch with Thriving Lane. Our staff will do a free 10-minute consultation to see how we can help.
- Connect with us through our newsletter and online content to help improve your mental health even if you aren’t ready for teletherapy, telemedicine, or telecounseling.
- Begin the journey to finding your inner peace and achieving your highest potential!