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Life Transitions

Life Transitions

Transition seems to be one of the only constants in our lives and yet we can often find ourselves struggling to adjust to these changes.

Many of us may struggle with the unknown of the transition and might experience fear or an increase in stress.


This increase in vulnerability can create difficulty around transitions, whether those transitions are adjusting to a new baby, empty nesting, moving away from home or career changes. During these transitions it is normal to experience a certain level of stress as your mind and body are working on adapting to a new and unfamiliar experience.

 

If you recognize that you’re having a challenging time adjusting to this transition, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Insomnia
  • Low mood
  • Loss of appetite appetite
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Increased anxiety
  • Irritability

Our clinicians will support you by cultivating a warm and empathetic environment

that provides you with the space to identify goals that align with your values, particularly during times of transition. We will support you in identifying ways to incorporate mindfulness exercises, identifying strengths, and self care techniques to assist with managing symptoms from transitions. Our clinicians will guide you toward building a sense of empowerment and calm when stress and fear might be leaving you feeling overwhelmed or anxious.

Here’s what to expect when you work with us:

Free Phone Consult:

At Bricolage, we extend a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit to work together. We will discuss what your goals are, explain what therapy will look like, and how your life will be different after working with us. By the end of this call, you will have
a clear idea of your next steps.

Initial Session:

Your first meeting with your therapist will be between 60 and 70 minutes and will allow the two of you to begin to build a relationship.
You will go over the information you provided before this initial session as well as dive into all of the elements of your story. Throughout
this appointment, you and your therapist will work as a team to create your action plan.

Weekly Sessions:

Once you and your therapist begin to work deeply together, you will experience a type of treatment that has been completely tailored
to you and your needs. Your therapist will take keen notice of where you are in your maternal mental health journey and ensure that the exercises you complete in session will bring you a sense of comfort and peace as you move forward.

Completion of Goals

As a team, you and your therapist will continue to evaluate your progress and growth. Eventually, the two of you will recognize that you
are responding to stressors more effectively and that weekly therapy might no longer be necessary. At this point you can choose to come to session less often and together you will decide what level of support you need for the future.

Our team of compassionate professionals will help you tap into the strengths you already possess and guide you to stop looking for the “if” and start taking advantage of the NOW.

Other Life Transitions Services

Our Expert Clinicians

Therapists, Coaches and Occupational Therapists who work with clients experiencing Family Planning, Pregnancy and Postpartum Related Issues.

LCPC

MA, MS

MAT, LCPC, ATR, PMH-C

MA, LCPC, PMH-C

LCSW

LCPC, ATR-BC, LMHC (FL)

LCSW (in IL & CO), CADC, CODP I

BA

LCSW, PMH-C