Going through life transitions with a professional therapist
Are you currently going through a tough time? Or, do you feel OK, but suspect talking with a therapist could be exactly what’s needed to generate positive momentum toward attaining your dreams? Well, that why we are here.
Let’s face it, Change is a regular part of our daily life whether it is moving to new city, caregiver stress, single parenting, adult returning to school, or a new co-worker joining the company, a family member getting married, or a new activity we incorporate into our life. There are times however, where change is the result of a major life transition and our ability to adapt to the new environment is beyond our skill level. Life transitions can make us question our life purpose, identities, life goals and direction and together we can explore these thoughts and feelings and begin to make sense out of what may seem a confusing time.
Often when faced with a change we look for ways to incorporate this into the life we are leading. In the case of a major life transition, Values-Based counseling helps us to determine how the life we are leading will adapt to this core shift. This can cause questions for people as to who they are and how they identify themselves. In the situation of children moving out of the family home, although you will always remain a parent, your immediate circle of influence has shifted. Making sure there are nutritious meals that your children are home safe each night, and being there on a daily basis to encourage them has shifted. You may now be faced with a lot of idle time to fill, and the voids that are left may leave you feeling helpless, or unproductive. Your counselor is here to help identify these issues and the other adjustment issues as you move forward through the many life transitions that help to create the person we are today.
Counseling offers individuals or families a process to work through what this life change means
We understand how challenging life and relationships can be. We have accumulated, and grown from both clinical training and personal life experiences. These lessons contribute to our understanding and empathy, and we are passionate about helping others. We understand if you’re reluctant to try counseling or to take the first step and contact someone about help but going to counseling is an acknowledgment that you want things to change. You want your life to be better! It’s a sign of strength that you are considering counseling, and we encourage you to take that next step. Research suggests the biggest predictor of positive client outcomes is the relationship between the client and the counselor – so make sure you find the right professional for you.
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Ben Carrettin is a Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). He is the owner of Practice Improvement Resources, LLC; a private business which offers an array of specialized counseling, evidenced-based clinical consultation, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and targeted ESI-based services to individuals and businesses.