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Developmental Transitions and Relationships


Developmental Transitions

Developmental transitions are periods of life that cause stress and turmoil but also present opportunities.  Therapy can be an opportunity to focus on coping with the stress and also capitalizing on the chance for positive change.  As a psychologist who focuses on lifespan development, I can help you manage these transitions and move forward.


  • Moving into young adulthood after college

  • Becoming a first time parent or transitioning from one to two children

  • Returning to work after a focus on parenting or thinking about it

  • Facing an empty nest

  • Moving on from a long term relationship







At the core of who we are as people are our relationships with others.  They can be a source of joy and fulfillment but also a source of stress.  Relationships are interdependent, so how you are doing with your spouse/partner affects your relationships with your children, and vice versa.  Family of origin stresses may impinge on both your spousal relationship and your parenting as well.  My experience as a clinician, a researcher, and a teacher has led me to focus on relationships as a key to mental health.  Relationship stress may include:


  • Spousal/partner relationships

  • Parent/child relationships

  • Family of origin relationships

  • Friends and colleagues

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