On the holidays and feelings

Because who doesn’t need a pop of yellow and afternoon sunlight on the day before the day before Thanksgiving?
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The holidays can bring up A LOT. Sure they can be delightful and fun, but they also can bring up stress, complicated family dynamics, and feelings of loss, loneliness, anger or self-doubt. If you are feeling it already, know that you are not alone. People may not post about it on social media, but no one’s life is perfect. Resist getting caught up in assumptions or expectations. Take a break if you need it. Show up how you want to, and trust your boundaries. If you need support, ask for it. You matter. And you are enough.
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If you are feeling like you need immediate support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) has resources and local chapters at 1-800-950-6264.
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DM me if you are looking for someone to work with regularly. Phone consultations are always complimentary. I have office space in Santa Monica, and I also meet with clients online. You do not have to go through this alone.

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Published by Danielle Levanas

I am a Drama Therapist committed to supporting you on the path to achieving your goals and tapping into your creativity! My practice is based in Los Angeles, CA and built on the idea that all people deserve a space where we can observe our patterns, make choices about change, and cultivate growth. Through a holistic approach to recovery, I work with clients of all ages to help you discover a greater sense of flexibility, play, and empowerment in your life.