Adults often donít consider the various stages one goes through in a lifetime. There are college
and career building years, marriages, children, divorces, job changes or loss of jobs, death of loved
ones, or chronic medical or mental health issues. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental
health challenges faced today, and are often the result of significant life stressors. However, mental
health conditions can often be chronic, and may have been present in an adultís life for many years.
Psychotherapy can be helpful in evaluating where problems exist in a personís life. With the assistance
of a trained professional, an individual can learn how to make the life changes that are necessary to
achieve better life adjustment and satisfaction. Psychotherapy involves identifying problems in several
areas including, life problems, personal conflicts, relationship issues, self-esteem, and emotional and
behavioral problems. Exploration and identification of the origins of these problems are essential in order
to develop personal insight, as well as the development of life-long coping strategies necessary in
dealing with life and situational changes.