Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers midlife crisis therapy and counseling to help men and women navigate this transitional life phase. Some people experience a middle life crisis as they enter their 40s and 50s, but there is no set age at which a midlife crisis might begin - people in their 30s can also struggle with this stage of their lives. A variety of different major life events can trigger a midlife crisis. The realization of your own mortality, health issues, the death of parents, children leaving the home, and career confusion can all lead to an internal struggle that causes you to reevaluate your goals and priorities. While examining our lives is natural and healthy, this confusion can also cause feelings of regret, frustration, hopelessness, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Our counselors help you learn how to handle life’s transitions so you can accept all of the changes that come with one’s journey through the lifespan. Midlife crisis therapy can also help you identify all of the positive things about getting older, such as the development of more wisdom and maturity, along with generating a satisfying sense of accomplishment.
What You Can Expect with Midlife Crisis Counseling
Foundations Counseling offers midlife crisis therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Our therapists can help you turn this period into a time of growth, and they can guide you as you map out the next steps in your life.
Because a midlife crisis can cause you to act in ways that are not consistent with your normal behavior, it can be helpful to work with a counselor who can facilitate a deeper understanding of the core issues that can lead to those impulses. With the right help, you can make more thoughtful decisions about the next phase of your life. For example, it could lead to something as simple as trying a new hobby you’ve always dreamed of doing, or addressing the more complex topic of learning how to accept and embrace getting older. Each person’s transition into their 40s, 50s, and beyond, is different, and we’re here to help you discover your own path. How much time, effort, and energy you spend addressing this transition in your life is truly up to you - we’ll customize a counseling approach that fits your unique needs.
When to Ask for Help
It’s completely normal to “take stock” of your life after a major event or change. After all, evaluating where we are, and where we are going in life is an important part of our growth and development. But if feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress begin to negatively impact your everyday life, it’s time to seek help. Look out for these signs of depression:
- A general lack of interest in everyday activities, including relationships with friends and loved ones
- Chronic fatigue, sleep problems, or overall changes in sleeping patterns
- Changes in appetite
- Loss of sexual desire
- Physical aches and pains (like headaches) that don’t respond to treatment
- Problems with concentration and memory
- Irritability, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Excessive self-blame
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from midlife crisis counseling and therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.