reasons to go to therapy in the summer
There is often a summer slowdown in therapeutic work. People go on holiday, the sunshine helps people feel better, schedules are more full and the need for therapy decreases. What therapists see time and time again is that summer is slower and then once September hits, people are reaching out for support again.
But what if we prioritized care in every season? Here are some reasons why you might want to go to therapy in the summer:
🗓️ Therapists often have more availability while other clients are on holiday. You can start your work with easy scheduling.
❄️ If you know that fall/winter are usually hard for you, you can invest in some preventative care for the colder seasons.
🌞 Start from a place of resourcing. Summer often offers more opportunities to be outside, take breaks and gather with community. Therapeutic work may have greater effects when you are well resourced.
Or maybe your summer is not feeling like a good well-resourced place. Here are some reasons why you might benefit from therapeutic support at this time:
🌊 Summer is giving you a bit of a break. And now all of the grief and fear and anger that you were avoiding in busier months has come flooding in.
📱 You notice everyone’s perfect posts on social media and wonder why your summer isn’t living up to expectations.
🥱 You have very real FOMO, but you’re too tired or burned out to participate in summertime activities
🎭 You’re so tired of pretending that everything is fine just because it’s sunny outside.
You are allowed to not feel good in this season. If you are struggling you deserve support. Summer is hot hot hot, but therapy is cool any time of year.
If any of this resonated with you, please reach out 🙏🏼
I’m accepting new clients in downtown Vancouver. We’ll get through this together 🤗