As many of us know, it has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States. This has been a year of hardship for many of us. From people losing their jobs, their safety, and losing loved ones. As mental health counselors, we at Orlando Thrive Therapy have seen people struggling on an invisible front through resurfacing mental health triggers and onset of depressive episodes. It's hard to believe an entire year has passed, but it hasn't been one without triumph.
Let's rephrase that last statement in the way an anxiety specialist in Orlando would frame it. It has been a year that you have not given up. It has been a year you have not let the pandemic defeat you. It has been a year without access to your normal coping skills, friends, and family but you have been resilient. You may have struggled, but you are still here and fighting for yourself. Provide yourself the gratitude and love you need in this time. Our world has shaken, but you have not. As time progresses, we see glimpses of hope and normalcy and we want you to hold onto that.
We can't forget the past year, we can only take what we've learned and continue to grow. We have learned to appreciate our world and the people around us, we have learned to always take our health seriously, whether that is physically or mentally. As the world starts to settle, remember to take time for your healing. If you're looking for a sign to restart or reset into a new version of yourself, life coaching at Orlando Thrive Therapy is a great place to start.
Be proud of yourself for surviving, but now it's time to Thrive.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.