Today is a day of new beginnings. As a person who has never been particularly tech savvy, I am thrilled to welcome you to my new website and blog! Lindsay Ross Counselling is a new and exciting next step in my career as a clinical social worker, therapist and counsellor. I am hoping this blog will allow you to get to know more about me, my private practice and the many issues that individuals, families and couples are faced with every day.
With new beginnings comes change. Through my years working with clients in hospitals and in private practice I have learned that change is never easy. Those who resist change can often get stuck in a routine pattern of behaviours, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes this “stuckness” can get in the way of accomplishing goals, bettering relationships and improving both physical and mental wellness.
For many people change can be filled with hope, positivity and enthusiasm. It can also bring up feelings of loss, insecurity and worry. Often all of these feelings can be experienced simultaneously. Change is a normal and expected part of life. Starting high school, moving away to university, beginning a new job, getting married, having a baby and retirement are all common life transitions. Others can bring on more challenging feelings and emotions such as death of a loved one or friend, divorce, loss of a job or being diagnosed with an illness or disability. How one copes with these changes can have a major impact on a person’s psychological and physical well-being.
Do you find change and new transitions to be hard? You are not alone. Here are some practical tools to consider:
So, as I now move into this new chapter of my career, I welcome my new beginnings with open arms and I look forward to sharing them with all of you!
Have a thoughtful day!
Lindsay Ross, MSW RSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Toronto, Ontario.