What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Have You Considered Psychotherapy?

Individual, couple, family, lesbian couples therapy, counseling, Women's Support Group

Would you like to improve the lives of the people you love?

It’s never too soon to start planning for new behaviors and experiences as the new year begins. Most people plan to get physically healthy in January, after the holidays. This is a very commendable goal. I wonder if people plan to take care of their emotional health at the beginning of year as well?

In therapy, parents can learn skills to support and encourage a healthy relationship with their child, tween, teen and young adult. With your emotional support, your child may begin to do better in school and be more cooperative at home.

The start of  a new year causes us to reflect on the past year and gives us hope that we will not repeat what was not working; as we integrate some improvements in the new year. However, some of us may be emotionally stuck or unaware at times and we need help with self-awareness; the first step to any real change.

If you’re emotionally stuck, then after the holidays you may repeat was wasn’t working before. This can be because you know that you’re unhappy but you may not know why or what to do about it. You might just decide to suck it up some more and take care of your responsibilities the best you can without feeling happy. Even children can suffer because parents have not completed their own work.

If you’d like to explore why you’re not enjoying your life enjoy more and want to learn what steps you can take to make changes that make you happy; you might consider starting psychotherapy in January. Many of my clients come for a few sessions and are able to use the tools I give them. Using these new skills plus having a new understanding of your situation makes it possible to implement new behaviors into your daily life quickly.

Couples like to work on communication and affection. It’s never too late to get your life back on track.  It may be the best thing you ever did for yourself, you partner , your children, your parents  and your family.

If you recently left a relationship, lost a loved one, a pet or your job; you may want to work on grief and lost and starting over.

These are s a few common issues that I work with in my practice.

1. Relationships

2 Anxiety

3. Depression

4. Grief and Loss

5. Parenting

6. Children and Teen Issues

7. Self-Esteem and Autonomy

8. Divorce

9. Being Single

10. Eating Disorders and Poor Body Image

So, what’s your plan for January? Are you going to get healthy mentally and physically? Are you going to improve the lives of the people you love? Think about it.

You have time! Let’s get through Christmas and Hanukkah first!

If you’d like to learn more about counseling or have a particular question about your situation; please call me at 626-335-0903. Visit my website too.


About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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1 Response to What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Have You Considered Psychotherapy?

  1. Great Post! Actually mental health should be put right there along physical health just because one can’t go on without the other! And the new year is a perfect moment to start thinking of both

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