Feeling the Emotional Aftermath of the Holidays? How Psychotherapy Can Help You Move Forward

Feeling the Emotional Aftermath of the Holidays? How Psychotherapy Can Help You Move Forward

For many, the holidays mark a difficult season for emotional wellness and mental health. Family conflicts flare up, tensions run high, and feelings of loneliness or exclusion can wound deeply. This season, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic only added to the emotional wrenching of the holiday season.

It’s a lot to go through alone — so it’s important to remember that you don’t need to handle mental health struggles on your own. Amir Ahuja, MD offers compassionate and knowledgeable psychotherapy and mental health care from his office in Beverly Hills, California, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+-specific care.

Holiday stresses and your mental health

Whether you have to deal with tension in your family circle, or find easy acceptance and support there, the holiday season can still put you through the emotional wringer. Here are some of the ways the holidays can tax your mental health:

The holidays create mental health stress for millions each year, and, with the added complications of the global pandemic, it’s no surprise if you’re feeling emotionally drained after the last few weeks.

You might notice yourself feeling more sad, angry, or frustrated, crying more easily, or struggling with disrupted or unrestful sleep. If you live with a mental health condition like depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you might notice symptoms flaring up again.

How psychotherapy can help

Dr. Ahuja can help with your post-holiday emotional and mental health distress. Through psychotherapy, Dr. Ahuja creates a safe space for you to explore and understand the experiences that trigger mental health problems or emotional stress. 

When you have space to talk about the issues that cause you discomfort, you can start to find healing and restore your mental health and wellness.

Your psychotherapy treatment with Dr. Ahuja is completely customized. In your first appointment, Dr. Ahuja asks questions about your current mental health and symptoms, your medical history, and your personal life. 

As you meet regularly with Dr. Ahuja in-office or online, you discuss sources of stress including your family and social circle, your work and career, and past traumatic experiences.

The number of treatment sessions you’ll need to benefit most from psychotherapy can vary depending on your specific needs and the severity of your problems. You can also use psychotherapy in combination with medication management to optimally balance and improve your mental health.

For the support you need to rebuild your mental health and wellness after a difficult holiday season, get in touch with Amir Ahuja MD today, and find out what psychotherapy can do for you. Schedule your first appointment by calling now, or request an appointment online with our convenient booking tool.

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