Sometimes individuals, couples and families need help managing everyday life stressors and transitions. Examples of stressors and transitions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pre-marital Counseling (PREPARE/ENRICH)
- Family conflict
- Need for parenting skills
- Loss of a loved one
- Illness or disability within the family
- Job changes
- Change in school environment
- Problems at school including bullying
- Relationship problems
- Stress management
- Need for assertiveness training
- Personal growth
These and other major life events may result in an individual or family experiencing significant stress, worry, anxiety, depression, loss of energy, despair and hope, and sometimes physical illness. Stressors may also lead to a loss of confidence, doubt, feelings of inadequacy, guilt, self-blame, or anger; thus identifying them are critical to the treatment process.
Therapy can assist individuals and families identify alternatives for accommodating and successfully managing the difficult transitions.