Life Transitions

Andrea Liner, Psy.D. -  - Psychologist

Flux Psychology

Andrea Liner, Psy.D.

Psychologist & Integrative Psychotherapist located in Denver, CO

You’ve landed a great job and are moving to a different city to start your new life. This should all be exciting and wonderful, and you’ve worked hard to reach this goal, so why are you feeling so sad or anxious? Any life transition, even a positive one, causes change, which can trigger unexpected feelings. At Flux Psychology in Denver, Colorado, licensed clinical psychologist Andrea Liner, PsyD, can help you navigate life transitions to help you reach your full potential. Call Flux Psychology or schedule a consultation online today for support to get through a life transition.

Life Transitions Q & A

What are life transitions?

A life transition is a change that forces you to reconsider your sense of self. Some life transitions, like graduating college, landing your dream job, or getting married, are positive. Others, like the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship, are negative. 

Regardless of whether your life transition is positive or negative, change is challenging. Struggling to cope with a life change can feel isolating, especially if you think that you should feel differently. Your feelings are valid, and you don’t need to feel ashamed of anything that you think or feel. 

As you enter adulthood, you go through many transitions and changes, and it can feel like everyone has their life together but you. 

No matter what you see on social media, this is not the case. Whether you have imposter syndrome or are terrified that you’ve made the wrong choice, you’re not alone.

What are the signs I need help with a life transition?

Some of the signs you might need to talk to a psychologist like Dr. Liner for help with a life transition include:

  • Severe anxiety about the changes in your life
  • You can’t think of anything else
  • Tiny changes trigger anxiety and anger
  • Perceived pressure to succeed
  • Planning to turn down an opportunity that could improve your life
  • Doubting your decisions
  • Thinking about undoing the transition

You might also have physical symptoms like insomnia and changes in appetite. You could have chronic indigestion or other gastrointestinal symptoms. You might withdraw from your friends and family or be overcome with feelings of guilt or shame.

Ultimately, if your mental, emotional, and physical response to change prevents you from achieving your potential and leading your best life, it’s time to ask for help.

How can a psychologist help me cope with a life transition?

Life transitions are inevitable. Working with Dr. Liner can help you learn to accept change and the temporary uncertainty that comes with it. She enables you to explore your fears and emotions in a safe and judgment-free environment.

As you uncover the underlying issues that feed your anxiety, you also learn techniques to manage your fears and lean into your future. You practice skills to cope with change and the thoughts and feelings that surround it so you can continue to make positive and healthy choices.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a life transition, call Flux Psychology or make an appointment online today for personalized psychological support. 

*Flux Psychology does not offer emergency services. Please contact the Colorado Crisis Hotline at 1-844-493-8255 or dial 911 for immediate help.

Flux Psychology is not an emergency services provider. If you are in immediate need of assistance, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-8255, dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room.