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Taking Control of Your Mental Health During the Holidays

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During the holidays, it is all too easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious, especially if you are dealing with depression or anxiety. It may seem like everyone is having a great time while you are struggling just to get through the day. However, it is important to remember that there are ways to take control of your mental health during this time of year. One way is by seeking out a therapist near you who is a registered psychotherapist.

What Is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of treatment for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. It involves talking about your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment. A therapist can help you understand why you are feeling the way you do, as well as provide tools and strategies to help manage your emotions better. They can also help identify triggers for your symptoms so that you can avoid them in the future.

The Benefits of seeing a Therapist

There are many benefits to psychotherapy, but one of the most important is that it helps people develop a better understanding of themselves and their emotions. This can be invaluable when trying to cope with difficult situations such as those that arise over the holidays. Psychotherapists can also provide more concrete solutions such as techniques for managing stress, improving communication skills, or even developing healthier habits like exercise or meditation. With these skills, individuals can become more resilient in the face of stressors like family gatherings or holiday shopping trips.

How Psychotherapy can help during the Holidays

During this season of heightened emotions, it can be helpful to have an outlet where you can discuss your struggles without judgement from family or friends. A good therapist will be able to provide understanding and compassion while also helping clients learn how to better cope with their feelings during this time of year. Additionally, therapy sessions allow individuals enough space to reflect on their own experiences in order to gain insight into what might help them improve their mental health over the holidays specifically as well as throughout the year ahead.

Conclusion

This holiday season don’t forget about taking care of your mental health too! Seeking out professional help through psychotherapy services can go a long way towards managing stress during this hectic time of year; providing much needed relief from anxiety and depression-related symptoms while teaching valuable coping mechanisms for managing difficult emotions in any situation throughout life’s journey! So if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the holidays – remember that professional support is available for you if you need it.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no charge online appointment with either myself or one of the other therapists at CARESPACE Health+Wellness in Kitchener and Waterloo. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

Mia Ostovar

Mia Ostovar

Mia is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Registered Social Worker. Mia has worked closely with various demographics and diverse population within both micro and macro settings. She has supported and brought resources to communities through community development initiatives. In addition, she has provided clinical psychotherapeutic services to individuals ages sixteen and older. Mia uses an integrative approach, with a focus on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strengths-Based Therapy (SBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy (MBT), Cross-Cultural Therapy (CCT), as well an informed approach to Trauma-Focused Therapy (TFT). Mia has knowledge and practical experience working with various psychiatric diagnosis like major depressive disorder (MDD), bi-polar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), schizophrenia, as well as complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). In addition, she has provided therapeutic services to court mandated clients, those having problems related to their relationships, grief and loss, and anger/emotional regulation. Mia is available for in-person and virtual psychotherapy with TeleCARE.