Counseling for Life Transitions in Toms River, NJ (Ocean County)
Our lives are always changing. From the day-to-day meal plan or conversations to the life-altering events, change is all around us. Some change is planned, coordinated, and exciting. Others come out of nowhere and can seem to blow our life plan off course. Some change is good, healthy, and enriching. Others might feel like a trial you’re forced to get through.
Planned or spontaneous, good or bad, life transitions are terrifying. They can be confusing, stressful, and exhausting too. It’s a lot of weight to carry all on your own. That is why Toms River Life Transition Coaches at Thriveworks are here to carry some of the load and help you settle into your new life healthier and happier than before.
Why Go to a Counselor for Life Transitions?
Counseling is a tool that you can use to build a life you are excited about. One that is healthy, enriching, and fulfilling. There is nothing weak about reaching out to a counselor! Maybe you know someone who went through what you’re going through all on their own and came out totally fine. Maybe there is an external or internal pressure to do this thing on your own. Maybe you don’t think that your situation warrants seeing a counselor.
Here’s the truth: you aren’t some other person. You are you and you deserve the best life possible. That internal and external pressure is most likely a result of society telling you that support is weakness, which is a lie. There is never a problem too big or too small that should stop someone from seeing a counselor, and as soon as you’re ready to take that step, call us at 732-852-4977.
Admitting that you could use help and taking that step is a sign of taking responsibility for your happiness and health and doing what is necessary to get there. That sounds like strength to us!
Still, the Toms River counselors understand that getting counseling is not an easy decision. To help you with your decision, here are some symptoms that the stress of your life transition is getting determinant to the health and happiness of yourself and those around you:
- Unusually high stress levels that you feel like you can’t cope with
- A sense of dread that follows you around
- Changes in eating or sleeping behavior
- Trouble focusing
- More problems with friends and family than normal
- Angry outbursts
- Difficulty making and attaining goals
- A sense of displacement, like you know there’s more out there for you
- Unsure of what the future might hold and being unwilling or unable to take the next step.
- Constant doubt that you’re on the right path
- Obsessing over details
- Unhealthy coping mechanisms like drinking or self-harm
This list is far from exhaustive. They all really get at one question: is where you are right now where you want to be? If the answer is no in any regard- mentally, emotionally, physically, financially- then a Toms River Life Coach can help.
What Is Life Transition Counseling?
“Life Transition Counseling” Or “Life Coaching” is a broad counseling subject on purpose. At Toms River counseling we value you as an individual with your own unique situation, goals, and setbacks. We strive to be client-centered and judgment-free at all times.
This means that we encourage you to bring any problem, question, or concern to a counseling session. We will unpack each with the same empathy and professional skill.
Life coaching’s goal is to simply transition you to a new stage of life that leaves you with the tools to create a healthier, happier life. It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important, who you are, your main goals, and your values when you are in the middle of a big change. Toms River Life Transition Coaching is here to shine some light on the issues at hand and help you through each stage.
A few examples of what we might talk about in a life transitions session include:
- The loss or addition of a family member
- A major move
- A big career shifts
- A change in location
- Shift in beliefs
- The diagnosis of a chronic illness
- Recovering from a hurt relationship
- Car crash or property wreckage
Again, these are only a few of the possible things that can be discussed with a Toms River counselor. And, whatever brought you to counseling doesn’t have to stay the main point of discussion! Often people come in with one idea of how counseling will go and will come back with a completely new subject to work through. That is great! That is what we are here for.
So whatever stage of life you are in, Thriveworks Counseling in Toms River welcomes you. When you are ready to take that next step, give us a call at 732-852-4977.