Certain role changes can leave you feeling excited and hopeful such as starting a new job, getting that promotion, or beginning a new relationship. Whereas other changes such as becoming a new parent or going back-to-school may leave you feeling discouraged, isolated, and hopeless. Discussing major life changes with a therapist can be helpful to process and cope with the thoughts and emotions that you may be having about the role changes you're going through. Changes in your life roles may also leave you feeling anxious or fatigued, having difficulties sleeping or eating, as well as causing you to rely on less effective coping mechanisms (alcohol, drugs, isolation, avoidance) in order to manage the stress. Speaking with a therapist may help you develop more effective coping mechanisms and normalize your experience. To request a new patient appointment click here .