These days the definition of "mid-life" and "senior" seem to be more of a variable than a milestone. For many, mid life may be equated with "empty nest" as the last child leaves home. Some may think of it as the point when bringing a new member into the family only refers to marriage! You might think that you have been drafted into the senior league when you get your AARP card at age 55 or the cashier at the local restaurant very prematurely charges you the "senior menu" price.
As people reach this intersection between youth and retirement, there can be a lot of changes going on. Many people adjust to the change from being focused on parenting their children to being focused on reentering the workforce. Some find their job stale or unrewarding and have the skills and means to make a major change to try out a new career field or area of interest. It can be a time about doing what you want to do rather than what you need or have to do! In some professions, midlife may represent retirement after 20 year or so. The "early" termination to what has been the single focus may create a sense of loss or possibly not fitting in.
Counseling can help organize your thought, help you explore avenues that perhaps you didn't consider and generally refocus your life so that you can move on to the next great adventure! A counselor is a person who has your best interest in mind but unlike friends and/or family, we don't tell you just what you want to hear. You receive honest feedback and thought provoking questions to help you be certain to explore your options and arrive at the conclusion that you know is best for you.