Life Transitions

“The only thing constant is change.”

-Heraclitus, Greek philosopher

You’re struggling to cope with the death of someone you love.

Unfortunately, you’re getting a divorce, and it’s been really hard on you emotionally.

You’ve just moved to Bloomington and you’re not sure how to start building a life here.

stressed man dealing with a life transition in bloomington, IL he goes to therapy with Bridge to Hope Counseling 61704You are going through a major life transition and having hard time coping with the emotions you’re experiencing. Now, you feel like your stuck and you don’t know how to move forward.

There’s no denying that life often presents us with our fair share of challenges, usually in the form of sudden change. These life transitions, even the positive ones, can throw you into a tailspin. They can leave you feeling stressed, confused, and vulnerable. But, with the right tools and mindset, you have the power to not only overcome any adversity, but transform into a more authentic and confident version of yourself.

Change Can be Good

Change, even difficult change, can give you an opportunity to grow personally. It gives you the opportunity to see what you’re made of; to become stronger, more confident, and better prepared for what life throws at you next. With each new challenge, you can develop new personal skills. And, you can become more self-aware.

Common Life Transitions

Some of the most common life transitions I help clients cope with during counseling include:

Going to college

Living on your own for the first time in the dorms is hard. Now, you’ve gotten a taste of freedom. But, you’re trying to cope with peer pressure, figuring out who “you” are, and keeping up with classes and homework.

Getting married

Combining two lives, for better and for worse, is hard. You have to deal with each other’s baggage, insecurities, and families. And you have to discuss hard topics about things like finances, future children, and who is taking out the trash!


Parenting is the hardest job you’ll ever have. So you might be feeling overwhelmed about meeting your child’s physical and emotional needs, and scared of screwing up!

A Breakup, Separation, or Divorce

woman looks sad while coping with a divorce she gets counseling for life transitions in bloomington, IL with bridge to hope counseling 61704When a relationship ends, you are left grieving the loss of this person in your life and the idea of the future you thought you were going to have with this person. Also, you have to navigate separating finances, living arrangements, and diving your assets. You may also have to deal with setting up custody arrangements and lost friendships. It can even impact the way you see yourself. It can make you more insecure and anxious.

Job Loss or Career Change

Losing your job is one of the hardest things an adult may have to deal with. Now you’re struggling to make ends meet, not sure what you are going to do without a paycheck. 

Maybe you’re changing careers and beginning a new job. Although you’re ready for a change, you feel nervous about fitting into your new work culture and navigating your role in the company.

Death of a loved one

Grief is so hard. Now, you’re working through the 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. And, you may be feeling lost and lonely and struggling to process how this person is gone.

Coming Out

You may be scared to tell your loved ones that you are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, but wanting to live your life as your authentic self.

“When shifts and transitions in life shake you to the core, see that as a sign of the greatness that’s about to occur.”

Counseling for Life Transitions Can Help You Navigate Change

With every life transition, there can be a sense of grief at the loss you are experiencing. Even when you have been expecting, or even welcoming, a life transition, it’s still perfectly normal to feel sadness for what you are leaving behind. It’s important to deal with that sense of loss and fear of the unknown before you’re ready to embrace your new reality. Sometimes, we can handle change and adversity by ourselves and sometimes we need a little help. I’m here to lend that helping hand. I will offer you a warm and encouraging environment where you can speak candidly and receive care, compassion, and guidance.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a life transition and would like to explore treatment options, please be in touch. You don’t need to struggle alone.

Begin Life Transitions Therapy in Bloomington, IL today!

happy woman with blue hair standing against a pink background. She went to counseling for life transitions in bloomington , il with bridge to hope counseling 61704Life change can present an opportunity for personal growth. I will help you navigate these changes with grace and confidence so you can live the life you love. I provide counseling in the Bloomington, IL area, and online therapy in Illinois. To get started, please follow these steps:

  • Contact Bridge to Hope Counseling, LCC Online or by calling (309)455-5703
  • Talk with me during your free consultation to ask your questions and make sure my personality and approach will be a good fit.
  • Begin counseling for life transitions and face the future with a positive outlook.

Other Services Offered at Bridge to Hope Counseling:

In addition to offering Life Transitions Therapy, I offer a variety of other mental health services in my Bloomington, IL therapy clinic. Also, I offer all of my counseling services during online therapy in Illinois. My services include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, counseling for anxiety, depression therapy, therapy for poor self-esteem, counseling for life transitions, LGBTQIA+ affirming counseling, and counseling for college students. I write blogs on timely mental health issues. Please reach out to me today to learn more about the many ways I can help you live your life to the fullest!

Bridge to Hope Counseling logo | Bloomington, IL 61704

1012 Ekstam Dr Ste 3
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 455-5703

Send a Message!

By submitting this form via this web portal, you acknowledge and accept the risks of communicating your health information via this unencrypted email and electronic messaging and wish to continue despite those risks. By clicking "Yes, I want to submit this form" you agree to hold Brighter Vision harmless for unauthorized use, disclosure, or access of your protected health information sent via this electronic means.