Happy Apple -Ctr for Anxiety, Depression, Couples

Life Transitions

Psychotherapy located in Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Life Transitions

Whether you’re starting a new job or moving across the city, adjusting to change can be both challenging and intimidating. At Happy Apple, based in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, and serving Midtown, Central Park South, the Upper West Side, and the Upper East Side of New York City, Maggie Vaughan, MFT, PhD, and the team provide counseling services to provide support as you go through major life transitions. Call the office or book an appointment online to start counseling for life transitions today.

What are life transitions?

Whether they’re negative, positive, or neutral, life transitions come with major changes to your everyday life and can impact your mental well-being. 

There are many different types of life transitions, and you’ll most likely go through more than a few in your lifetime. Consider visiting Happy Apple for counseling services if you’re going through one of the following life transitions:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Having a baby
  • Moving
  • Career change
  • Retirement
  • Kids moving out of the house

The transitional phases in your life foster growth and help keep life interesting, but that doesn’t mean major life transitions are easy or even pleasant. If you feel stressed or overwhelmed by change, counseling can help you adjust and provide coping skills to feel better. 

How can life transitions affect my mental health? 

Life transitions can make you feel like your life is entirely uprooted and in chaos. As you adjust to change, you might experience new mental health symptoms or a flare-up of a diagnosis you already have. 

Transitional phases in life can trigger fear, stress, anxiety, or depression. Following a big life change, some people experience adjustment disorders, which are emotional and behavioral changes triggered by stressful events. They typically appear within three months of a life transition or event. 

There are a few different adjustment disorders, including adjustment disorder with depressed mood and adjustment disorder with anxiety. Whether or not you develop any symptoms after a life transition, the Happy Apple team is available to offer support.  

How can counseling help me through a life transition?

Counseling services can be invaluable during life transitions. They teach you the tools and skills you need to adapt to change and thrive in a new environment or under new life circumstances. 

Through counseling, the Happy Apple team helps you change your perspective to view change as a challenge instead of a threat. They can help you feel less doubtful or uncertain and more confident. 

In addition to professional counseling services, the Happy Apple team encourages you to rely on a support system of people you trust who have experienced similar challenges. If you don’t have familial or friend support, our team can fill the role to give you a sense of stability. 

If you’re going through a life transition or have one on the horizon, call Happy Apple for counseling services in New York City or book an appointment online today.