Adjustment & Life Transition
Majority of life transitions require the reorganization of identity. It is inextricably a social process involving how we view ourselves and how others view us. If you are experiencing dissatisfaction in life, considering a change, or undergoing unexpected disruptions, you may feel anxious, fear, or lack of direction and sense of control. These conditions can leave us overwhelmed and stressed. I offer a compassionate space and a supportive environment for you to pause, reflect, regroup and relaunch into the next chapter of your journey. Some of my specialties include:
Life Stage Counseling
Whether you are an emerging adult, in your midlife or are nearing retirement, meaning of life and personal identity are frequently central concerns but can manifest into different narratives. You may ask “who do I want to be when I grow up?”, “is this what life is all about?”These are some of the areas I specialize in:
Adulting – late teens and emerging adults who might experience challenges in identifying directions in life, lack of motivation, recovery care and post-recovery outlook.
Midlife – you may have a pretty good run in life but at some point, you feel life is no longer fulfilling but couldn’t figure out what is missing.
Retirement – professional identity may be a significant part of who you are, and the prospect of retiring could challenge your sense of identity. We may reconsider the definition of “retirement” and co-construct alternative perspectives toward the next phase of your life.
Divorce Care Counseling
Whether you are considering or have completed the legal aspect of the process, divorce is a difficult step to take and it can be extremely stressful in our lives and the lives of our family members. You may experience anger, resentment, anxiety, or even depression for a long time leading to the decision, and the process of divorce will likely to add more pressure to the existing tension of the family dynamic.
I strive to provide a safe space for you to process the emotional and mental toll that comes with the end of a marriage. This may involve working through negative emotions or feelings, examination of the relationship, personal values and communication, and inviting personal growth and reclamation of self. We will also explore the suitable next steps for you afterwards and help you construct your next chapter.
Gender Identity Counseling
For those who don’t fall neatly into the gender binary definition of self, you may feel isolated or not fitting in, rejected or misunderstood by family, lack self-acceptance, or need to hide who you really are from others. I strive to provide a support and compassionate environment for you to endeavor the following wherever you might be in the process:
Examining discourses that formulate “the right way" and “the wrong way” of being
Processing life as it occurs
Seeking and defining your own truth
Reducing isolation and rejection