Life Transition Issues

Help for Life Transition Issues at Lukin Center

Expert Life Transition Therapy in Northern New Jersey

Change is a natural part of life, from small, everyday transitions to big life events like marriage, birth, changing jobs, divorce, or death of a loved one. These changes can come with big emotions that can feel difficult to manage, and can even bring up past issues and fears.

If a major life change has you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, fearful, or depressed, it might be time to talk to someone. A Lukin Center therapist can help you develop healthy coping strategies for the changes you’re dealing with right now, and help you build an emotional toolbox for dealing with big changes in the future.

Life Transition Issues at a Glance

  • Change is an natural part of life
  • Even “good” changes can cause stress
  • Coping strategies can help you deal with life’s transitions
  • A qualified therapist can help you prepare for change and navigate big transitions as they come
Seedlings in pots representing new life transitions

Even positive life changes can cause stress. Your therapist can help you develop coping strategies before, during, and after big life transitions.

Your Lukin Center therapist can help you examine your feelings, adjust to your new circumstances, navigate challenges, and build coping skills that support your overall wellbeing. 

What are Life Transition Issues?

Life transitions can be any changes that affect the everyday details of your life. How “big” or significant the change is completely personal and based on your own life experience. What might feel like a completely upside-down change might feel differently to someone else. From planned changes like marriage to unexpected transitions like death of a loved one, life changes can affect your mental health. 

Common life transitions  include: 

  • Birth
  • Death
  • Disability
  • Divorce or breakups
  • Empty nest
  • Illness or health issues (your own or a loved one’s)
  • Job loss
  • Marriage or remarriage
  • Moving to a new neighborhood or city
  • New job
  • Political or world changes
  • Retirement
  • Starting a new school
  • Sudden change in income or housing
  • Tragic events

Lukin Center therapists use a combination of proven methods and techniques to help navigate life transition issues in adults and children. Your therapist will likely build your treatment plan around Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques based in problem-solving. CBT has been proven to be very effective in helping people who are navigating major changes to recognize their own patterns and change their thinking and behaviors. CBT is an effective therapy in both individual and family settings.

How can Lukin Center Help Me with Life Transition Issues? 

You don’t have to wait until life throws you a curveball to start therapy for life transition issues. If you know that you or your loved one have a difficult time adjusting to change, or if you know of a potential transition on the horizon, talking to a qualified, compassionate therapist can help you prepare for whatever comes next. 

If you or your loved one are experiencing  difficulty with a life transition, don’t wait to get help. Lukin Center clinicians must maintain the highest possible degrees and certifications in their fields, including best practices in helping  adults and children cope with change. As the one of largest mental health therapy practices in Northern New Jersey, Lukin Center gives you access to more highly trained therapists and a broader range of specialties, so you can get exactly the help you need. We’ll help you connect with the right mental health professional to get the results you want.