If the year 2020 has demonstrated anything to therapists in Orlando, it is that the human species is a species of social togetherness and interaction. People enjoy being with other people and finding their own comfort zone with their newfound group. Social groups can put so much more value on life fulfillment and enjoyment because you are surrounding yourself with individuals with the same goal, mindset, and personalities to allow you to feel fully supported!
Social groups can help alleviate stressors, anxieties, and allow an individual to feel inclusive, supported, and fulfilled. The questions you should ask yourself are what social groups are you a part of? Is it something that has a particular niche or something that you do casually? Nevertheless, you deserve to have a social group of your own! If you are struggling to build or find a social group to connect with, individual mental health therapy in Orlando can be a great start as a therapist can help provide resources and ask questions tailored to answer what exactly you are looking for within a group.
Often, an individual may put the brakes on their social building because they feel as though they need to use the time for other things, or believe they do not deserve it. Orlando therapists would agree that this is NOT the mindset to have because you deserve the time for yourself, the time to be spent around people with a similar interest as you, and allowing you to feel fulfilled and have a sense of belonging.
One of the basic human needs every person has is love and belonging. Well, social groups fit into these needs and can help you fulfill these needs ten times over. It can be intimidating at first to meet new people but having a high amount of self-confidence in yourself can be the best power-up you need to be part of the group!
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.