Life Transition Counseling for Older Adults

This is not what you expected life to be like.

You're the problem-solver, the do-er, the one who has always marched on. Yet here you are, dealing with the curveball you didn't see coming. Whether it's a medical issue, a relationship change, a move, or a retirement that isn't going as planned, life transitions can overwhelm even the strongest.

You may find yourself having difficulty quieting down your mind. Maybe you're not sleeping well, or your doctor has told you that you need to reduce your stress. Or maybe you just don't feel like your usual vital, engaged, and optimistic self.

Let's bring back your spark and joy in life.

Here's what we'll do in life transition therapy


Talk about your life "before" and gain a deeper understanding of what was lost.


Identify what you want your "after" to look like. What do you need to feel like yourself again?


Learn and practice new ways to adapt so that you can feel ready to cope with life's changes.

I've had so many clients describe themselves as "the last person anyone ever thought would need therapy." You already have a long history of tackling problems and fixing them. I understand that when you feel overwhelmed by change, you want to get back on track as quickly as possible. My warm, supportive-but-practical approach means that we can focus on real-life solutions and skills beginning at the first session.

You can wake up feeling calm and ready to face this new chapter of your life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Life Transition Counseling

1. What are your therapy sessions like?

We will do some talk therapy, but also use some interactive exercises, insight-building activities, and often "homework," wherein you practice a new skill or complete an activity during the week.

2. Are we going to spend lots of time talking about the past, or do we focus on the problem I'm facing now?

It really depends! I always need to gather at least some background history. As we work together, I may ask to explore something in your past that I suspect is playing a role in your current situation. Some clients like to really gain deep insights into the "root cause" of an issue, but others prefer to focus on the here and now. Therapy can accommodate both or either of those goals.

3. This life change means that my schedule/health is unpredictable right now. Should I wait to begin therapy?

Not at all! If the standard weekly appointment isn't a good fit, I have some innovative options available. I'm happy to discuss special arrangements in regards to scheduling and accommodations. Just let me know your needs during our consultation.