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Adjustment Disorder

Are you having difficulty accepting a recent change in your life?  Are your children having difficulty coping with a divorce?  Have your children grown and moved out, and you are a new empty-nester?


Sometimes life transitions or events impact us for longer or in more severe ways than we feel equipped to handle.  Your therapist can help you navigate what adjusting to a “new normal” means for you and how you can move forward in the healthiest way possible.

If you have experienced an emotional or behavioral reaction to an overwhelming event, you may be experiencing symptoms of adjustment disorder. Some of these symptoms include an affected level of daily functioning in areas of eating, sleeping, and focusing on tasks. As well as feelings of being overwhelmed, feeling jittery, and feeling overly anxious most days out of the week. We are here to help

Adjustment disorder is a common disorder people will experience at least once in their lives. According to The Recovery Village, adjustment disorders affects 3-10% of the individuals seeking mental health treatment(s). Some common precursors to an adjustment are: the death of a loved one, health problems either in oneself or a loved one, financial concerns, moving, divorce or relationships ending, and beginning a new job or starting at a new school. ​

At Graceful Therapy we offer individual, couple and family therapy to address symptoms of an adjustment disorder. Our clinicians use interventions such as Play Therapy, Sand--tray therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting, Art Therapy, Psychoeducation and more to help reduce the impact of this adjustment on you or your loved ones functioning and improve overall mental health. If you or a loved one is suffering from an Adjustment Disorder, contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

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