Therapy While Visiting Family For The Holidays? You Absolutely Can!

Okay, so hear me out. I know many people take vacations to get away from the stress of our every day life. But what if your holiday or vacation ends up causing even more stress and anxiety? For some, the holidays and family vacations can be pretty overwhelming, but you don't even need to wait until you get home to schedule some talk time with your therapist. And that's the beauty of the internet! 

Some people enjoy visiting family for the holidays, but there are many who are filled with anxiety and stress at even the thought of family gatherings, especially if you're spending multiple days away from home. Maybe it's because there is tension in the family, or you simply just do not like being away from home, spending the holidays away can sometimes be anything but fun. But in all honesty, you do not have to wait until you get home to vent to someone. 

One of the great things about technology is how easy it has made our lives. Now you can speak to a therapist no matter where you are either from your computer, tablet, or cell phone. You can be paired with one suited to your needs that will be available to you whenever and where ever you need a one on one session. Not only can you speak with them face-to-face, but they also give you the option to text your therapist back and forth. First, this eliminates having to call into the office and schedule a session and second, you can speak to someone from literally anywhere. 

Maybe it's not so much the pressure of family gatherings that have you dreading the holidays. Maybe it's cooking dinner for a large number of people, making out holiday cards, shopping and buying gifts, decorating, keeping up with bills, making travel plans, or it can be that the change in weather, time change, and lack of sunlight that has you feeling overwhelmed or a bit down in the dumps. I'm sure we can all relate to some or even all of these things.

For me, it's absolutely all of the above, but especially the pressure of cooking the family Christmas dinner and making sure I get the perfect gifts for everyone on my list. I've actually had nightmares of forgetting someone's gift or the dinner being a disaster. I think that there's a certain bit of pressure this time of year and no one wants to admit that as we get older, it becomes less fun and so much more stressful than we ever imagined it would. But it's perfectly okay to seek out someone you can talk to that can help you deal and manage the stress and depression this time of year. It's important to note that first and foremost, you need to take care of YOU first. Be aware of your own needs, and if you need to slip away for a bit to have a moment to yourself, by all means, do so. 


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