North Texas therapy for those with

More Years Behind You Than Ahead

In-person in Plano, or online anywhere in Texas.

Goldfinch Counseling

What do you want to do with the time you have left?

sand timer representing middle age

More Years Behind You Than Ahead of You

Maybe you’re at that stage in life where you likely have more years behind you than you have ahead. It’s as though you’ve woken up to find that half the sand in your hourglass has already slipped away.

There’s a sort of vertigo that can accompany this perception that your future is shrinking while the past continues to expand.

And in the vast expanse of that past, you see the paths not taken, the dreams left unfulfilled.

The younger version of you, brimming with aspirations, ambitions, and the audacity to believe that everything was possible, has transformed into a middle-aged adult grounded in the harsh realities of life.

It’s Not Too Late!

Perhaps feel trapped, as if boxed in by duties, obligations, and responsibilities. The walls around you are the mundane routines, never-ending chores, bills, deadlines, and commitments that leave little room for pursuing passions, for savoring moments, for living the life you once dreamed of (or the one you never dared to dream or pursue).

Maybe you look at the roads not taken and wonder, “What if?” Each question adds to a growing sense of regret, a tinge of remorse that colors your memories.

Yet, despite this, the longing for a different life is still there, a burning desire to live your one and only life with purpose and meaning – to chase after the dreams that flicker in the corners of your mind.

Perhaps you worry that you’re not living your life to the fullest, that you’re merely existing rather than truly living. The thought of running out of time to turn your ‘what ifs’ into ‘I did it’ scares you.

This feeling of being on a countdown, of having your dreams on hold, is like a silent scream echoing inside you. It’s a struggle, a daily battle between the person you are and the person you yearn to be. And while you’re fighting this battle, the clock keeps ticking, an omnipresent reminder of the fleeting nature of time.

sand timer representing generativity vs stagnation
midlife couple having a pillow fight during a midlife crisis

Therapy Can Help

Therapy can serve as a lighthouse amidst the storm of middle age. Therapy provides a safe and non-judgmental space for you to unravel the threads of your feelings, explore the ‘what ifs‘, and confront the realities of your situation.

The power of therapy lies in its ability to help you see your circumstances from a fresh perspective. It can provide you with the tools to manage your feelings of anxiety and regret, to unpack and reframe the perceived failures and missed opportunities. It allows you to express your deepest fears and hopes, your disappointments, and your dreams, all while being validated and heard.

By delving into your past experiences, your choices, and their consequences, therapy can help uncover patterns, beliefs, or behaviors that may have led you to your current situation. It aids in identifying the barriers that are keeping you from pursuing your aspirations and offers strategies to overcome them.

Therapy can also facilitate the acceptance of life’s realities, including the inevitability of aging. It can guide you in developing a more harmonious relationship with time, one that is not marked by fear of running out but by a profound appreciation of the present moment. This includes fostering gratitude for the years lived, for the wisdom gained, and for the opportunities still present.

Importantly, therapy can support you in redefining what a fulfilling life looks like now, in your present circumstances. It can assist in reshaping your dreams and goals to align with your current capacities and constraints, helping you find joy and purpose within your existing reality.

Texas Therapy

Our Location

 We provide therapy in-person and online from our Plano, Texas office.

Most of our clients are from:

  • Allen
  • Plano
  • Frisco
  • Murphy
  • McKinney
  • Prosper
  • Richardson
  • Dallas

Schedule an appointment, and let’s get you on a better path.