Summer brings with it various advantages: pool parties, beach bonfires, luaus, barbecues, you name it! The weather is a perfect opportunity to get together with your friends and family to have fun in the sun. 

Aside from all the vacation planning and fun summer activities, summer can also be an excellent time to slow down and consider nourishing activities that will advance your mental health. Reading your favorite book, journaling, or listening to a self-help podcast can do the trick. If you’ve found your stress load steadily building leading up to summer, now is the perfect time to find time to tackle all the tasks that have been put on the back burner. Summer can also be a great time to seek therapy.

Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or just feeling overwhelmed, therapy can provide a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and emotions. By working with a licensed therapist, you can gain insight into your patterns of thinking and behavior, develop coping strategies for managing stress, and build resilience in the face of life’s challenges. And with telehealth options available, you can attend sessions from the comfort of your own home or while on vacation. So take advantage of this summer season to prioritize your mental health and invest in yourself. You deserve it! 

First up on the itinerary is

  1. Managing Summer Stress:

Summer can be a time of heightened stress due to various reasons, such as planning vacations or adjusting to new routines. Therapy during this period allows individuals to develop effective stress management strategies. Therapy can help clients identify their stressors and provide them with tools and techniques to cope with these challenges. Learning how to manage stress not only enhances your mental health but also promotes overall resilience and adaptability. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy!

  1. Family Dynamics and Scheduling:

For individuals with children, summer often means a shift in family dynamics to accommodate the kids who are out of school and will spend the next three months at home. This change can create both opportunities and challenges. Therapy during the summer can help parents navigate this adjustment period and address any potential conflicts or disruptions in the family routine. By working with a therapist, parents can explore strategies to ensure a smooth transition while maintaining their own self-care. Discussing concerns related to parenting, relationship dynamics, or establishing boundaries can be immensely beneficial during this time.

  1. Flexibility with Scheduling:

One of the unique advantages of summer therapy is the flexibility it offers in terms of scheduling. With school breaks and summer vacation around the corner, you may often find yourself with extra time and fewer commitments. This makes it easier to prioritize therapy sessions without the added stress of fitting them into a busy schedule. Additionally, our therapy sessions at Coral Springs Counseling Center are available virtually, giving you more versatility to be in therapy while lounging in the sun.

Remember, summer isn’t just for beach trips and ice cream cones; it’s also the perfect time to give your mental health a tropical getaway. So why not add some therapy to your summer itinerary?

Susan Block, LMFT, and her team of licensed therapists assist couples and individuals through their telehealth counseling sessions. They have immediate openings to see anyone in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and the surrounding counties throughout South, Central, and North Florida.