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Embracing Change: Navigating Life Transitions with EMDR and CBT Therapy

May 7, 2023 | 0 comments


The information provided here is not intended to be a substitute for professional health and mental health care or consultation. Individuals who believe they may require or benefit from treatment should seek the advice of a psychologist or other licensed mental health professional.

Very Good Counseling is a private practice of licensed mental health therapists who specialize in EMDR.  We provide online mental health services to individuals throughout the State of Florida,  and in-person at our office in Fort Myers, FL. For more information, contact us.

by: <a href="" target="_blank">Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant</a>

by: Elena Engle, LMHC-S, EMDRIA-approved EMDR Consultant

Because We Believe You Matter

Elena founded Very Good Counseling in 2021. As a therapist, she finds that specializing in EMDR therapy elevates her abilities to help individuals with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Passionate about freeing people from years of negative thoughts and destructive habits, Elena is committed to helping individuals find liberation from their past, embracing their truest selves.

Life is filled with countless transitions, each presenting its own set of challenges and opportunities. Whether it’s graduating from Kindergarten, entering high school, starting a career, getting married, having children, or embarking on a new chapter in life, change is inevitable. 

However, the fear of the unknown often holds us back from fully embracing these transitions and realizing our potential. At Very Good Counseling, we specialize in EMDR therapy and CBT therapy to help individuals navigate these life transitions with confidence and resilience.

Understanding Life Transitions

Life transitions are significant shifts in our lives that bring about new challenges, opportunities, and experiences. They can disrupt our sense of stability and trigger a period of adjustment. 

Some common examples include starting a new job, getting married, having a child, retiring, moving to a new home, or coping with the loss of a loved one. These transitions may leave us feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or stuck.

Overcoming Challenges in Life Transitions

  1. Adjustment Related to Physical Loss/Injury/Illness
    Clients who face chronic illness, serious injury, or physical loss often experience unwanted changes that impact their independence, occupation, and overall quality of life. Negative self-talk, depression, anger, and despair can become overwhelming. Our therapists are trained to help clients navigate the grief process, develop coping strategies, and discover new strengths to adjust to their new roles and circumstances.
  2. Cultural Adjustments
    Moving to a different culture or adapting to a new way of life can be daunting. Language barriers, unfamiliar customs, and discrimination can exacerbate the fear of change. At Very Good Counseling, we provide a supportive environment where clients can set clear goals, explore unconditional positive regard, and find support to aid in their cultural adjustment journey.
  3. Retirement Concerns
    Retirement, though often anticipated, can present unexpected challenges. Adjusting to a new routine, a smaller social circle, and potential financial concerns can lead to restlessness, self-worth issues, and boredom. Our therapists can guide individuals through this transitional phase, offering resources for financial planning, suggesting volunteer opportunities, reframing retirement as a time for personal exploration, and fostering new social support networks.

Don’t let fear control your life or hinder your ability to embrace change. At Very Good Counseling, our team of experienced therapists is here to support you throughout life’s transitions. 

By incorporating EMDR therapy and CBT therapy, we can help you navigate the uncertainties, develop resilience, and work towards a brighter future. Book a therapy session today and take the first step toward a more fulfilling and empowered life.

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