Therapy: Turning Transitions to Transformations by Jim Nolan, Ph.D.
Transitions in life can be trivialized or traumatic, entrancing or treacherous.
And Transitions can also be Transformational.
We all experience Loss. A valued relationship ends, someone in our life passes, we lose a job, or our long-loved dog or cat, we move from a place we loved to another place we do not yet know.
And we experience Change. We get a new job or a promotion, we start a new relationship, we move to Santa Fe, have a kid, or start school again…
Transition can bring anxiety, depressive symptoms, feelings of loss, even the experience of trauma…
When you ask for help to negotiate Transitions, you have invested in the possibility of Transformation. A Therapist or a Coach can help you find the meaning in loss, the poignant but soulful richness in change, the Transformational possibilities in Life Transitions.
This is the work I love to do. I am not as big on “What Is” as I am on “What I Can Create.” Yes, pain is real. And so is hope and joy. Psychology spends a lot of its time and energy on what’s wrong in life (insurance pays for that), and a lot less on what’s right in life. I honor the pain in loss and transitions, but really love working with the new possibilities that Transitions present.
If you are going through (or anticipating) Transitions, and want to ensure that they bring with them Transformation, give me a call. I would be happy to work with you on that…
Dr. Jim Nolan