Life takes many twists and turns. Changes can be unexpected, planned, natural, feared, or welcomed. All changes in life, even those we look forward to, bring on new emotions and unexpected outcomes. People seek counseling and support for many types of changes in life: loss, new family member, career change, aging, relocation of residency, self identity, legal status change, ending of relationships, world changes.
Personal strengths can transform thoughts, feelings, and responses to help us manage the emotional stress often associated with change. However, sometimes the emotional stress can feel like too much to handle. Or it can be desired dearly and there is uncertainty on how to proceed. The end result of change is not fixed. Change is inevitability; letting it control our emotions is not. There is always the opportunity to transform and promote growth and wellness.