Adjustment Disorders and issues of everyday life

  • Moving into a new home
  • Starting a new job
  • Beginning a new college degree
  • Saying “I do” on your wedding day
  • Welcoming home a new baby
  • Leaving behind home, friends, and family
  • Losing a job
  • Difficulties at school
  • A breakup, separation, or divorce
  • Saying good-bye to a loved one who has passed

These occurrences happen everyday. Sometimes they happen to those you know and sometimes they happen to you. Whether expected or unexpected, you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, and panicky. You might find that your eating and sleeping habits have changed.  Indeed, adjusting to what life throws at you takes its toll on the body and the mind. 

Because everyone handles stressors differently, what is a stressor for one person might not be a stressor for another. If you find yourself experiencing distress to an adjustment in your life and would like to talk about it with a professional, we are here for you.  Most treatments for adjustment disorders are brief, supportive, and are aimed at reducing the influence of negative symptoms.