Life Transitions + Stress

Life is full of adjusting to changing circumstances, and sometimes the stress can get pretty overwhelming.  These are the life transition issues I often run into in my practice: moving to a new city, a break-up or divorce, a career change, becoming a parent or empty-nester, graduating college, just to name a few!


Here are some symptoms to look out for during a big transition or life-changing event. 

  • Feeling sad, hopeless or not enjoying things you used to enjoy

  • Frequent crying

  • Worrying or feeling anxious, nervous, jittery or stressed out

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Lack of appetite

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Difficulty functioning in daily activities

  • Withdrawing from social supports

  • Avoiding important things such as going to work or paying bills

  • Suicidal thoughts or behavior


If you are experiencing any of these, reach out for support.  We will work on stress-management, decision-making strategies, and increasing self-care to get to a “new normal”. 

Heather Lokteff, LPC  

Licensed Professional Counselor for Pre-teens, Adolescents, Adult Individuals - Marriage and Couples Therapy - Telehealth Counseling - Online Therapy

4800 Meadows Rd, Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Also serving clients from Tigard, West Linn, Portland, Tualatin, Sherwood, Beaverton, and Oregon