Are You Struggling To Navigate the Transition Into Middle Age and Beyond?
Midlife transitions can present new choices, create questions about past decisions, and cause confusion and uncertainty. In our culture, this is particularly common due to an emphasis on the value of youth over old age.
Aging can be very difficult. Children grow up, parents age, and relationships with partners and friends change as you enter the middle years and think about your past and consider what you want for your future. All this coincides with the physical changes that are associated with getting older that make aging even more difficult. You may find that the things you’ve worked for your whole life for, you may no longer want. Or that you have not fulfilled the dreams and goals you set for yourself. Perhaps you’ve devoted most of your focus to one area of your life, and you feel uncertain and anxious about shifting your energy to another.
In your later years, you may find yourself responsible for fewer people. This can provide an opportunity for a renewed self-discovery, as well as an opportunity to explore the identities you may have dreamed about but never had the chance to experience. It can also be a challenging and confusing time as you say goodbye to the roles that have defined you up until this point. Questions about who you are and what you are supposed to do are common. The good news is that, though difficult to answer, these questions provide an opportunity for self-reflection and change. With guidance and support, you can explore yourself more fully and navigate middle age in a way that is joyful, fulfilling, and exciting.
Midlife Transitions Counseling Can Help You Celebrate Middle Age
As you enter the next phase of your life, do you wish you knew how to realize your full potential? Therapy is an effective tool in navigating midlife transitions, as it provides a space to share your feelings, fears, and doubts. In sessions, we can explore these feelings and find new ways to feel good about who you are and what you want from your life. You can speak freely about any anxiety or depression resulting from the decisions and challenges this time of transition brings. The counseling room is a neutral space, a place of peace and serenity, where together, we can create a concrete game plan to work through the challenges and opportunities of midlife transitions.
I can help you learn to put yourself first, to look at yourself as an individual beyond the roles of friend, wife, partner, mother and daughter. United, we can work on building new relationships while reinventing your current ones. You can move beyond the pain of losing loved ones and losing your sense of yourself, and establish new roles that carry you through the rest of your life. I can help you grieve the bittersweet endings and explore new beginnings in your life.
I approach therapy in a relationship-focused, caring and compassionate way. I do not look at people in terms of diagnoses. I examine the challenges you are facing right now and the ways you can find strength within them. Treatment is tailor-made for you, using a wide variety of techniques and strategies to assist you in understanding what you want so that you can feel confident in your decisions and take control of your life.
You can enjoy your midlife transition. If you move through this time in a positive way, you can feel happy and at peace. It is possible for you to find the time you need to do what you want. You can focus on yourself, start a new chapter and explore new opportunities.
You may feel that counseling can help support you through your midlife transitions, but you may still have questions or concerns…
I’m worried about the cost of therapy.
You may have spent your whole life worried about the needs and feelings of others, and as you get older, you have a golden opportunity to invest in yourself, perhaps for the first time. Your health and happiness is important, and making it a priority can have transformative effects on your life. It’s time to focus on yourself and what you want. I can help you do that.
I’m not sure I have time for therapy.
If you’re juggling a number of competing obligations and priorities, it may be hard to find time for midlife transitions counseling. That said, taking the time to care for yourself can ultimately create time in the future by helping you understand your true priorities. It can also improve your energy levels as you approach the world with increased excitement and joy. I am very flexible with scheduling, and can also work with you over the phone.
I’m worried it won’t help.
If you’ve been feeling stuck for a long time, it may feel like nothing could help. However, I’ve found that counseling truly does help people feel better. It can help you clarify your goals and uncover what you really want. In this time of change, it can add richness and depth to your life. If you’re struggling, you have nothing to lose.
You can feel better about the rest of your years. Call for a free 15-minute consultation to learn more about how to become the strong, happy, independent woman you deserve to be.