Loneliness and Isolation Counseling in Johnson City, TN

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4 Tips to Help You Deal with Social Isolation and Loneliness

There are two basic types of loneliness: acute loneliness that results from a specific event like losing a loved one or moving to a new city. The second type is chronic loneliness, which happens even when you have fulfilling relationships. No matter which one you’re experiencing, there is help out there for you.

1. Make a plan for action

The first step is to determine what you can do about it. Volunteering or finding a new hobby are good options but the right choice for you will vary based on your current lifestyle and where you live. Regardless, coming up with a plan is the first step toward a more fulfilling life.

2. Take action

If you’re feeling lonely and you want to change that, then you’ll need to do something different. This doesn’t mean you have to burst out of your shell one day. You can take baby steps like making small talk with a server while having lunch. Anything you can do to move forward is a good move.

3. Seek companionship in a pet

There’s a lot of evidence that pets can help protect us against loneliness. This doesn’t mean you have to run out and buy a dog tonight. However, you can volunteer at an animal shelter, walk a friend’s pet, or simply get to know the neighbor’s dog. The purpose is in the companionship – not how you get it.

4. Seek help from the professionals

There are some steps you can take on your own but if you truly feel you’re at a loss, you’re afraid to try any of these suggestions, or you’ve tried them and they haven’t worked, then counseling can be a great option for you. Your counselor will learn more about your unique needs and what obstacles stand in the way of you and the life you’d like to live.

At Thriveworks in Johnson City, we can help you come up with realistic expectations and concrete steps to take to get there. We are here to help you move past your loneliness into a fulfilling life.

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling Johnson City, TN is located off of W Springbrook Dr, right before the intersection of Mimosa and Springbrook. We also share a building with several other businesses, including Sylvan Learning and Addus HomeCare. Our neighbors are Talbot’s, Peerless Properties and Development, and Holiday Inn Johnson City. Parking is available directly in front of our office, and the closest bus stop is Springbrook - Holiday Inn.

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(423) 556-4554

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