THERAPY FOR adjusting to life in new york city
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change can be difficult
therapy for adjusting to life in nyc
Making a life for yourself in New York City is no small feat
Relocating or moving, whether near or far can cause emotional challenges and stress. Not only has your environment changed, but your personal, professional, and social life may look completely different than before. You may find yourself experiencing culture shock or difficulty adapting in addition to lacking the same built-in support network you had back home. You may feel lonely, isolated, depressed, or anxious about your new life. Each individual may respond and react differently to their move. However it’s not uncommon for people to share some of the experiences below.
some things you may be experiencing
- Feeling anxious, lethargic, sad, or depressed
- Persistent feelings of loneliness
- Feeling too stressed or depleted to invest in new social engagements
- Longing to be back home, feeling homesick
- Not calling home or friends enough, withdrawing from relationships
- Avoiding or withdrawing from activities or hobbies that previously brought you joy
- Not feeling “at home” or a sense of belongingness, feeling like an outsider
- Feeling overwhelmed or helpless to navigate new experiences independently
- Feeling misunderstood due to a language barrier, which may lead to feelings of embarrassment or shame
- Reluctance to communicate or engage with others
- Sleeping a lot or too little
- Irritation over minor frustrations
- Criticizing the local way of doing things
THERAPISTS WHO CAN HELP
NYC Therapists Who Specialize in Therapy for Adjusting to a New Place
Connecting with the right therapist is the most important factor in your search. We’re here to help you find a great match.
How Therapy Can Help
There are a variety of therapeutic approaches for helping individuals adjust to life in NYC
With the help of our therapists, you can feel better. There are many psychotherapeutic approaches to helping individuals who experience issues surrounding adjusting to a new place, including:
Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)
Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling.
Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.
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Being an immigrant, a first-generation American, or far from one’s family and country can be stressful. Our diverse therapists help clients from all around the world work through issues related to culture, race, identity, and adjusting to a new place. Connect with a multilingual therapist who understands and speaks your language.
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Together we can equip you with the skills that will help you thrive in your new home. To learn more about how we can help, schedule a complimentary consultation with a therapist today.