top of page
Therapy

Life Changes Counseling

The only constant in life is change…

Hi, my name is Danielle, and I’m a Holistic Mental Health Practitioner that specializes in Life Changes Counseling.

You may be feeling overwhelmed with the changes in your reality, stressed, unsure how to navigate this new season of life, or having difficulty sleeping and calming down your racing thoughts. I understand, and I’m here to help.

I help people learn coping skills to navigate life transitions with confidence, resilience, and a growth mindset to handle any big life transition that may come their way. No more imposter syndrome, restless nights, and overthinking.


If you’re ready to start feeling better, contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today. 

Journaling

My approach to Life Changes Counseling

Life is full of ups and downs, plot twists, and unexpected turns. These seasons of life can feel overwhelming and scary, especially if you have no idea how to manage your new reality. Guidance from a counselor can help you navigate life changes with more grounding, peace, and confidence.

 

Life changes can often cause an individual to question themselves, their decisions, their capabilities, and trigger significant amounts of stress and unease. Feeling uncomfortable by change is a normal experience, but it should not feel all-consuming and debilitating. It is possible to feel a sense of empowerment as you trust your intuition to follow the most aligned path, and I want to help you get there. 

 

My approach to life changes counseling is to first hold space for any and all fears to express themselves. Why is this season of life scary? What exactly feels overwhelming? Who do you need to become in this next chapter, and what parts of yourself do you need to shed? Those are just a few questions we could explore together as you navigate transition. For example, not a lot of people acknowledge the grief that we all move through when life changes. Even if we are changing for the better, we still must mourn our old life and past versions of ourselves to varying degrees. 

 

I also address a fixed vs. growth mindset. In order to smoothly transition, one must believe that their skills and abilities are not fixed, but rather able to be improved upon through time, effort, learning, experimenting, and persevering. We are all capable of growing into more aligned and balanced versions of ourselves, and the first step is believing it is possible. 

 

Together as a team we will navigate your unique period of change and create a framework of healing that aligns with your specific needs. Through open discussion, empathy, unconditional positive regard, and the gentle implementation of tools and practices, I support my clients in strengthening their resilience and confidence as they move through their life transition. 

 

If you are ready to explore this method of mental, emotional, energetic, and physical self-healing contact me to get started! 

Life Changes Counseling FAQs

What are examples of life transitions / life changes?

Some examples of life changes include the following; however this list is in no way exhaustive:

  • Romantic and friendship breakups

  • Career changes

  • Moving / Relocating

  • Graduating from high school or college 

  • Death or serious illness of a loved one

  • Loss of a pet

  • Receiving a diagnosis or experiencing a health complication 

  • Conflict with family members

  • Getting married

  • Birth of a child

  • Empty nest

What is the meaning of life transition / change?

The meaning of life transitions or changes can be interpreted in various ways depending on individual perspectives, beliefs, and experiences. Generally, life transitions are significant shifts or milestones that mark periods of transformation and growth in a person's life. These transitions often involve a departure from familiar circumstances or roles and the entrance into new, unknown territories.

Why do I struggle so much with change?

People often struggle with change for a variety of reasons, both psychological and practical. Here are some common factors contributing to the difficulty individuals experience when faced with change:

  • Fear of the Unknown

  • Loss of Familiarity

  • Resistance to Loss of Control

  • Disruption of Identity

  • Comfort with the Status Quo

  • Cognitive Biases 

  • Social / Cultural Pressures and Expectations

  • Negative Past Experiences with Change

  • Lack of Resources or Support

Overall, the struggle with change is a natural part of the human experience, but understanding the underlying reasons can help individuals better cope with and navigate the challenges that come with it.

How can I cope with change?

Counseling can be a valuable resource for individuals seeking support in coping with change. Counselors can offer guidance, strategies, and a supportive environment to help clients navigate the challenges of change. Here are several ways people can cope with change in therapy:

  • Exploring Feelings and Reactions

  • Identifying Coping Strategies

  • Building Resilience

  • Challenging Negative Beliefs

  • Creating Support Systems

  • Setting Realistic Goals

  • Mindfulness and Acceptance

  • Processing Grief and Loss

  • Developing Coping Skills

  • Exploring Values and Meaning

Get help from a Holistic Mental Health Practitioner that specializes in Life Changes Counseling

Moving through a change can feel overwhelming and scary, and you do not have to battle it alone. If you are moving through transition, or looking to make a big change in your life, and are in need of grounding support, contact me to schedule a free consultation today.

DanielleLeigh_FE-109.jpg
bottom of page