Here are 5 reasons why you should stay engaged in therapy over the holidays

  1. Maintain Consistent Progress: Staying engaged in therapy during the holidays ensures continuity in your therapeutic journey, allowing for consistent progress and the opportunity to build upon insights gained. This allows for you to remain mindful through any stressors you face as you deal with multiple responsibilities at once.
  2. Build upon and hone in on Coping Strategies: The holiday season can bring unique stressors. Therefore, continuing therapy provides a supportive environment to develop and reinforce coping strategies, helping you navigate challenges effectively.
  3. Maintaining Momentum in therapy: Taking a break from therapy may disrupt the positive momentum you’ve built. Consistent sessions over the holidays can help maintain and even enhance the therapeutic process.
  4. Navigating Family Dynamics: Holidays often involve increased interaction with family members, which can be challenging. Therapy offers a space to explore and address family dynamics, contributing to healthier relationships and getting through the holidays in a productive manner.
  5. Self-Reflection: The end of the year is an opportunity for self-reflection. Engaging in therapy during the holidays allows you to explore personal growth, set intentions for the upcoming year, and gain valuable insights into your well-being.

Wishing you a very successful and fruitful beginning to the new year!

About the Author: Dr. Rahmany

Dr. Rahmany began her academic journey at San Francisco State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She furthered her studies at the California School of Professional Psychology, obtaining a master’s and a doctorate in clinical forensic psychology. She started her career at the California Department of Corrections and then joined Cyti Psychological and became the National Clinical Director. Her diverse experiences have reinforced her commitment to psychology and its impact on communities.

The information on this page is not intended to be a substitution for diagnosis, treatment, or informed professional advice. You should not take any action or avoid taking any action without consulting with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger,  these resources can provide you with immediate help:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255
Crisis Text Line Text TALK to 741741