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Counseling for Life Transitions & Life Changes in Marietta and Roswell

Discover the healing impact of life change counseling and life transitions counseling with our professional therapy services. Move towards holistic well-being and feeling more balanced, more in control, and more content with personalized counseling sessions tailored to your unique needs.

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Big life changes can be super exciting…

But what do you do if the change leaves you feeling depressed and anxious?

Life presents all kinds of changes that we often look to celebrate: graduation, starting college, getting a new job, having a baby, retirement. But what happens when the change leaves you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain? And how the heck do you keep moving forward when a life change has resulted in you feeling down and depressed?

Our therapists understand that every individual's journey through life's transitions is unique. While some may adapt to change easily and with excitement, it is common to feel overwhelmed and stressed during periods of change. Because anxiety increases when uncertainty increases, you may find yourself feeling more anxious and depressed when going through some of these changes.

Dealing with the Rollercoaster of Emotions during Life Changes

Although this news may be disappointing, it is normal for big life changes – even “good ones” – to trigger all sorts of emotions. Life change counseling and life transitions counseling are types of therapy that help you navigate these transitions, providing a safe space for you to explore your feelings, gain insight into your reactions, and develop a roadmap for moving forward.

Additionally, our therapeutic approach incorporates evidence-based techniques to ensure the most effective support for our clients. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you identify and reframe negative thought patterns, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to develop emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help with mindfulness and commitment to personal values. Furthermore, we employ Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to build on your existing strengths and create solutions for your concerns. By integrating these methods, we tailor our therapy to meet your specific needs and guide you toward lasting change.

How Life Change Counseling Can Help

Our approach to counseling for life transitions is rooted in empathy, collaboration, and evidence-based techniques. Here's how we help:

Emotional Support: Life changes can stir up a range of emotions. We want to listen, validate, and help you process these feelings without judgement.

Coping Strategies: We'll help you develop effective strategies for stress, anxiety, and uncertainty during times of change.

Self-Discovery: You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your values, and your goals, helping you navigate the change by listening to YOUR inner voice rather than relying on outside influences.

Boosting Adaptability: Our support will help you strengthen your ability to bounce back from challenges and will help you adjust more effectively to change.

Communication Skills: We can help you develop the skills to navigate difficult conversations and increase assertiveness to lower stress and anxiety.

Building Resilience: We help you increase your ability to adapt in the face of adversity, enabling you to "bounce back" more easily and better handle future life changes.

You weren’t meant to do it alone.

Individual therapy isn’t just to tackle the issues you’re currently facing. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and understanding to lead a life full of joy, clarity, and purpose.

Frequently Asked Questions About Big Life Changes & Life Transitions

Got questions? We've got answers. Check out our FAQ to discover our most commonly asked questions before getting started.

We understand that sometimes you need support to navigate through changes. At Awaken Counseling, we offer both virtual and in-person therapy options to suit your preferences.

For those seeking virtual therapy, we provide convenient online sessions accessible throughout Georgia. However, we've noticed that many of our clients prefer in-person sessions. That's why we've expanded our office space in Marietta and Roswell to accommodate the demand for local clients who prefer face-to-face therapy. If you live anywhere near the East Cobb or the metro Atlanta area and are looking for a counselor or therapist near you, we'd be glad to help you schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation with one of our 12 therapists. 

Whether you're seeking virtual or in-person counseling, our team of experienced therapists is here to help you through your life transitions. Reach out to us today to find the support you need.

Yes, it is common for people to struggle with life transitions or big life changes. These events can be challenging and disruptive, often triggering a range of emotions and uncertainties. Many individuals find themselves grappling with the adjustment to new circumstances, roles, or environments. Seeking support from friends, family, or professionals, such as counselors or therapists, can be helpful during these times of change. It's essential to recognize that experiencing difficulties during life transitions is a normal part of the human experience, and with the right resources and coping strategies, people can navigate these changes more effectively.

The duration of counseling can vary greatly depending on the individual and the specific challenges they are facing. Some people may start to feel better after just a few sessions, while others might require more time to work through deeper issues.  Common life changes we often encounter include graduation, starting a new school or job, having a baby, retirement, getting married, dealing with health-related issues or medically traumatic situations, facing difficult diagnoses, or coping with the death of someone you know.

Because these situations are so varied, it is hard to predict how quickly you will make progress. Our professional therapy services will provide immediate support in that you won't feel as alone, and you may begin to feel a bit 'lighter' immediately. Ultimately, the time it takes to work through the change using life change counseling will depend on your situation.

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