Susan Drumm Counseling

Life Transitions Counseling in Denver, Colorado

Take Some Time to Travel Within Yourself

Awareness is the first step to transformation. Through the therapeutic process, I help clients explore their inner world to facilitate personal change.

Are you struggling with managing a new chapter in your life?

Do you no longer have a clear definition of yourself?

Are you uncertain about what’s next?

Life has many transitions. Transitions in life can feel overwhelming and scary. Major life changes include, but are not limited to, marriage, new baby, new job or career, moving to a new place, child leaving home, menopause, divorce, retirement, diagnosis, and death of a loved one.

Counseling for life transitions can help us move more smoothly through those big changes most of us experience in our life – whether positive or negative.

So, if you frequently experience…

  • Feelings of being lost or adrift
  • Being overwhelmed with unfamiliar responsibilities
  • Waves of grief
  • Feeling like you are in a dream

Or if you often think…

  • “Now what?”
  • “If only I could go back in time and change one thing..”
  • “I can’t breathe / do this / relax / switch off!”
  • “I’m not prepared for this.”

Then I’d love to hear from you. I can help you move through transition with insight and awareness, and help you develop strong coping skills so that you can move through a life change in the most positive way.

FAQs

Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Contact me directly by clicking the appointment button at the top of the page or going to the contact page and filling out the contact form.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.

"Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations"

– Zig Ziglar

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