Gay & Lesbian Life Transitions

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Life transitions for lesbian and gay people can be a little more difficult and a little more tricky.  Often there are more complicating factors to consider.  Having a therapist who really gets you can make all the difference in being able to understand your options, gain clarity, make the right decision, and feel good about going forward.  Please call or email me to talk about the specifics of your situation, and we can talk about how meeting together can help move you forward.

"Summer, fall, winter, spring . . . the seasons change, it's the way of life.  Everything changes, so when we hold on to what was, we feel loss, for nothing can ever be what it once was.  Every season is beautiful -- no one is more special than another.  So too are the seasons of our life.  Each one is rich with beauty.  Relax.  Everything will resolve itself in time -- this is the way of the world.  This is also the way of Zen.  Walk through life without stress or strain, and everything will return to its place."  The Zen Book 

Are you facing any of the following Life Transitions issues? 

In Crisis

  • End of a relationship
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Loss of a job
  • Illness
  • Severe Stress

In Transition 

  • Moving
  • Career changes
  • Getting married or divoced
  • Becoming a parent
  • Coping with illness
  • Retirement
  • Caring for an aging parent

Feeling Stuck 

  • Bad relationship situations
  • Bouncing back from wrong decisions
  • Lack of progress, passion, or vision
  • Making major life choices


  • Identity development
  • What it's like to be you
  • Understanding your past, present, & future
  • Finding your calling
  • Your strenghts & weaknesses
  • Where you go from here


  • Resources
  • Friends & family
  • Stronger networks

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to give me a call at 805-868-0767.

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Erik Edler LMFT