Life Adjustment and Crisis

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Are you struggling to cope with significant changes, crises, or stressful events? Do you feel like the unbearable stress and anxiety are starting to overwhelm you? If so, you may be experiencing adjustment disorder. 

Let’s face it; life can be overwhelming; the fast pace and the uncontrolled changes are sometimes just too much to handle. While these life transitions and events are not always negative, the need to quickly “adjust” or “contain our emotions” does not always go hand in hand with our ability to do so, which can drain us emotionally and physically.

What is an adjustment disorder?

An adjustment disorder is an emotional or behavioral reaction to a stressful event or changes in a person’s life. The “reaction” is usually long-lasting and unhealthy and negatively impacts one’s life.

OVC’s adjustment and life crises therapy provides a supportive and non-judgmental space for individuals to share, open up, and directly address the emotions and experiences that led to the loss of control and the feelings of a daily struggle.

How can OVC help?

Our team can help you.

  • Deal with changes, transitions, and unexpected events through personalized coping strategies.
  • Enhance your emotional regulation and help you manage your emotional responses to stressful situations.
  • Improve your problem-solving and help you overcome any obstacles and challenges.
  • Elevate your personal growth and help you to increase self-awareness.
  • Reduce symptoms of distress and other mental issues caused by unexpected events and crises.
  • Provide you with the tools to deal with any high levels of emotions. 

Treatment for major adjustments and life crisis

 “Life crises” and “significant” changes are objective. While some struggle with grief and death, others can feel overwhelmed by losing a job, ending a relationship, or even something positive such as becoming a parent. At OVC, we understand and respect any circumstances that may cause emotional distress and affect your general functioning. Our treatments aim to help you manage your individual emotional reactions, coping skills and promote personal growth in challenging times. 

Common Issues 

  • Job loss or unemployment.
  • Relationship Issues or divorce.
  • A loved one’s Passing.
  • Chronic illness or disability.
  • Accidents or traumas.
  • Natural disasters or another major crisis.
  • Retirement or transitions related to aging.
  • Immigration or cultural adaptation.
  • Significant transitions in life, such as becoming a parent, getting married or moving to a new city or country.

In these situations, people experience emotional distress, anxiety, depression and other mental Symptoms. Adjustment and life crisis therapy can provide support and guidance to help navigate these challenging experiences and develop the skills needed to move forward healthily and adaptively. By working with a qualified professional, you can learn about your emotions, develop coping skills, and regain control over your life.

Modalities that work:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

This therapy helps individuals identify negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive, adaptive ones, helping to reduce distress and enhance coping skills.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies:

These therapies focus on cultivating present-moment awareness, which can reduce stress and promote emotional regulation.

Solution-Focused Therapy:

This therapy aims to help individuals identify and achieve specific goals, promoting a sense of control and agency during times of change and uncertainty.

Psychodynamic Therapy

This therapy focuses on exploring unconscious thoughts and feelings that may contribute to distress and may help individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences.

Supportive Therapy:

This therapy provides a non-judgmental and empathic space for individuals to process their emotions and experiences, promoting healing and resilience.

Ultimately, the type of therapy most helpful for you will depend on your unique needs, preferences, and goals. One of our qualified mental health professionals can help determine the most appropriate approach for you.

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