Let’s face it, we are experiencing a lot right now. We’re in the midst of a dangerous pandemic. There are calls for institutional change with the Black Lives Matter movement. For quite a while, there’s been an ongoing divisive political war which has left many feeling polarized about our country and our world. In other words, the amount of change in our day to day lives, careers, and families is tremendous, and that’s only to name a few of the big headlines. How are you doing with all of this?
Emotions are Running High
You’re not the only one.
If you’re feeling big emotions with all that’s swirling around you, you’re not alone. If you have concerns and worries, you’re not alone. However, many of us are far more isolated than ever before. Chances are you’re left without the familiar places and people and outlets you have relied on in the past. Or it’s possible you were so used to being busy pre-pandemic that now you’re unable to distract from your feelings and thoughts.
How are you doing with so much change?
As uncertainty continues to reign during these times, many of us are weary and fatigue about planning for an uncertain future has set in. As a result, many worries may weigh on your mind. What will happen to my job? Can I go to that wedding? What do I do when I feel helpless/confused/angry/outraged/scared as I watch the news? Should I travel? Is it safe to send my child to school this fall? When will this all get better? Will I be forced to home school again? Are my loved ones going to be okay? Is it safe to go out with my friends? Do I have to wear a mask everywhere I go? What if I get sick?
Less chaos, more “normal” please
Many of us have been impacted by the loss of important aspects of our lives, illness, and even the death of loved ones. It’s no wonder why the pull to go back to “normal” is so strong, but is also accompanied by worry about when or if that will be possible. Additionally, while some of our past ways no longer work in this new world, many of us are unsure how to move forward.
Therapy is dedicated time for you and your well-being
With all of these changes, you may have a difficult time coping. This is for good reason because after all, many parts of your life and your future plans may have stalled. Therapy can help. While therapy is a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings, it’s more than just talking. It also supports a healthy mind by working towards your goals, strengthening your relationships with yourself and others, and by addressing changes you’re facing now as well as those to come. Therapy can help you. I’m glad you’re here.
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