The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus proclaimed that change is the only constant in life. Many philosophical and spiritual traditions emphasize this view and so does modern psychotherapy. As psychotherapists, we recognize that times of significant change and transition are complicated: they are frequently catalysts for growth and learning, but can also make us vulnerable to significant stress, depression, and anxiety, destabilize our relationships, and create feelings of loss and confusion.
At Wildflower, we focus on helping people confront the challenges associated with life transitions. We help our clients grieve the losses associated with major changes, cope with their new realities, and ultimately find meaning, joy and a renewed sense of purpose. Here are some of the life transitions people address in psychotherapy at Wildflower:
- Becoming a college student
- Graduating from school and entering the workforce for the first time
- Moving to a new city
- Changing careers
- Coming out
- Getting engaged or married
- Having a baby for the first or another time
- Choosing to discontinue fertility treatment and accept not having children
- Divorce and re-marriage
- Adapting to lifestyle changes related to major illness
- Death in the family
Changes are difficult. You do not have to face them alone.