Midlife transition: The midlife transition is simply another, normal transition to another stage of life. In midlife, people often reevaluate their priorities and goals. Whether this transition will develop into serious depression or into an opportunity for growth depends on a number of factors, including support from partners and other loved ones and the skills that we have acquired throughout life to deal with these changes. Do you want a career change, do you want to work on your relationships whether it’s your spouse/partner, parents or children, do you want to try something new? I can help you. This is the time to figure out what you want the rest of your life to look like and work actively to achieve that.
Lifestyle change: As a psychotherapist my aim is to assist you to improve and alter your thinking and behavior so that you can not only make a change, but sustain that change to become a lifestyle choice.We as individuals often possess the ability to make a change in our thinking or behavior, but this is often only short term when we set ourselves specific goals and objectives or periods of concentrated effort.The key to any long lasting and worthwhile change is the ability to sustain that change, when it might be our natural tendency to revert to our normal thinking or behavioral patterns.Weight loss is a prime example, where great results can often be achieved initially as we see a real change in our physical appearance, which in itself is rewarding but its the ability to sustain that change and maintain what we have achieved is where I can help. In my sessions I provide a friendly and professional approach that is designed to inspire, educate and help you create an everlasting change as well as learn to be able to condition your thinking for yourself, which in itself creates a more sustainable mindset. Every sessions is tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements.
Caregiver role: taking care for a family member that is ill/disabled and/or aging can take a big toll in our emotional wellbeing. whether we chose and are happy to be in this role or feel that we have no other choice, being a caregiver can feel pretty overwhelming. Many times we don’t have any support or we disagree with the ideas of the other people involved in the care. Caring for somebody that has a life threatening illness also involves the mental preparation for the possibility of their death. Caring for a child with a disability can affect the time that is spend with the other children and can affect how the whole family works. Caring for an elderly parent can bring a lot of feelings of guilt and/or unresolved issues between you and that parent.
Immigration/cultural changes: As an immigrant myself, I understand the difficulties of adjusting to a new country. We leave behind people and things that are a part of ourselves, of our identity. We come to a new country where we have to adjust to a new lifestyle, maybe a new language, a new way of life. We need to change a part of ourselves in order to make a successful adjustment, but we have to do this without loosing who we are inside.