We all go through transitions, some are easier than others. Many of us have friends and family to help us in our transitions (marriage, childbirth, death, empty nest, divorce). However, many times our transition involves friends and family and we want or need outside help, advice and support with a safe person.
Most of us manage to get through whatever life throws at us, but we can often do it with less pain and stress if we have a guide, someone to show us the way, and to let us know what to expect, or just to listen while we experience the transition.
Pat Cheeks, RN, PMHCNS-BC is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist with more than 31 years experience as a nurse, counselor, therapist, wife, mother and life navigator, is available for short-term, long-term or one-time help in understanding and navigating any of life’s transitions—the joyful as well as the bittersweet or painful. Some common transitions people experience (not a complete list):
- Sexual assault
- Empty Nest Syndrome (passing of a spouse or children leaving home)
- Leaving home for college
- Moving out of state for first time
- Terminal illness
- Chronic pain
- Death of a loved one
- Suicide of a loved one
- Losing a pet
- Job layoff
- Returning to the work force
- Career change
- Mid-life changes
- Gender or sexual identity concerns
If you or someone you know could use help getting through a tough time, please call for a free initial consultation.