Life Transitions

Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

Life Transitions services offered in Olde Town, Arvada and Parker, CO

Life transitions can come with a range of emotions — from excitement to fear to anxiety. It can often be overwhelming to juggle these feelings along with managing changes in your life. At iSeek Counseling in Arvada and Parker, Colorado, Natalie Khan, LCSW, and Maureen Malcolm, LPC, provide compassionate care for patients aged 4 and older experiencing a life transition. You may benefit from psychotherapy, medication to help with depression or anxiety, or helpful at-home tools to improve your day-to-day. To learn more, call the friendly staff today or schedule an appointment online.

Life Transitions Q&A

What are life transitions?

People experience change differently, but it’s normal to need support during a chapter of major change in your life. A life transition could include starting a new job, graduating or entering the workforce, moving, becoming a parent, or getting married. 

Losing a loved one can also be an intense life transition. Parents of a child who has come out as LGBTIQA+ may look for therapy support to increase their understanding and awareness of issues their child may be facing. 

Life transitions can mean you lose your routine, local support or friendships, financial resources, or certainty about your future. The team is here to help you talk through your obstacles and find a positive path forward. 

When would I benefit from life transition support? 

You may benefit from support for a life transition if you’re experiencing:

  • Persistent sadness 
  • Feelings of doubt or worry 
  • Postpartum anxiety and depression 
  • Stress
  • Irritability 
  • Mental overload 
  • Unwanted habits 
  • Sleep issues 
  • Changes in appetite or physical health 
  • Fear
  • Uncertainty 
  • Overwhelming responsibilities 

You may receive an adjustment disorder diagnosis if you have higher-than-expected stress in response to a life transition. Adults can have an adjustment disorder, but they’re more common in children and adolescents. 

What treatments support life transitions? 

The team collaborates with you to find a holistic, effective treatment plan. They offer virtual, in-person, individual, and group therapy sessions. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps you to identify negative thinking patterns and develop positive thoughts and behavior. During these sessions, you can eliminate self-criticism, improve confidence, and practice self-compassion.

Interpersonal therapy (IPT) focuses on restoring relationships that your life transition has negatively affected, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) aids in transition-related mood swings. Sessions equip you with tools to overcome stressful situations. 

If your life transition is leading to depression or anxiety, Natalie is a certified ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) specialist who offers treatments at the Parker location.

During talk therapy, you can discover realistic expectations and set small goals — this can reduce stress and allow you to feel more in control. Sleeping well, exercising, and eating nutritional foods may also improve your physical and mental health.

The team may also encourage staying connected to your community or local support groups. 

If you’re experiencing depression or anxiety, you may benefit from antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications. Medications can be a tool in the toolbox, however medications are not for everyone and iSeek Counseling encourages you to talk to your medical provider for options.

If you’re going through a major life transition, call iSeek Counseling today or book a consultation online.