No doubt you’ve heard that counseling has many benefits, but perhaps you don’t know if it can benefit you. There are many life transitions in which the help of a counselor can immensely lessen the stress and confusion. Some of the most common are as follows:
Marital Discord– arguments are bound to happen in any relationship, however if you are at the end of your rope and beginning to wonder whether you and your partner are still an effective team, serious consequences may not be far off. With the help of a counselor it is possible to lessen conflict, and work through these problems, either together or individually. Counselors are able to provide a judgment free conversation and give you objective advice that others may not be able to provide. If you find that even with these sessions you are unable to reconnect with your spouse, then we can help you uncouple in a healthy and fair way.
Divorce– the process of divorce hurts both parties, and undoubtedly brings up a lot of grief, rage, guilt, fear, and other intense emotions. A counselor is able to give you objective rational advice when dealing with the storm that divorce can create, as well as helping you cope with the mental, physical, and financial process of uncoupling. By relying on a counselor you are able to learn more about yourself and see this life transition as an opportunity for personal development and growth.
Empty Nest– for some parents the thought of all the children leaving the house is unimaginable. You may feel depressed, anxious, or just stuck in a rut. With the guidance of a counselor you and your partner (or just you) can witness the rebirth of a new chapter in life. It is a time for focusing on you or your relationship. You can finally have time to take up a new hobby or go traveling! Sometimes all you need is the fresh perspective of a professional to help steer your sails into a new horizon.
Injury– being seriously injured, or having a partner that is, can cause a massive shift in the dynamic of ones life. Whether it be financially, emotionally, or mentally, the changes experienced can be difficult to handle. One of the worst things you can do is hold in these frustrations. Talking about it with family or a professional can dramatically lessen stress and improve your outlook on life.
Every one of us will go through many life transitions, some more painful than others. However with the help of a counselor these transitions can be done so with minimal conflict and pain. Here at Family TLC we have qualified and professional staff that can help assist you in these transitions. Check out our online resources for more information.