Therapy and counseling, are two words I’ve always felt carried a heavy weight. I have had the opinion that you must have a problem if you are seeking therapy and counseling. But after hearing a lot of my closest friends being fans of therapy, I started to change my perspective. After all, it’s not fair to judge something you’ve never tried yourself.
I figured now would be the perfect time to try out my first therapy session. Considering the crazy world we live in, due to the Coronavirus, I have been in my feelings a little more than usual. Thankfully, I’ve made a great routine and have adapted, so I’m feeling much better these last few days. But those first two weeks of quarantine were rough, and I know a lot of you are still going through some rough patches. Whether, you’re stuck at your place alone and are feeling the effects of loneliness, or you’re stuck with your significant other and trying not to rip your hair out, we are all feeling something.
I did some research and found Dr. Lisa Paz in Miami, Florida. She’s an individual and couples counseling professional as well as a clinical sex therapist, and I loved everything I saw about her. I browsed her social media and website and could tell she was fun and had a sense of humor, but really knew her stuff. So I set up my first session…
I was very nervous at first and thought I would leave the session thinking I was doing everything wrong. And it was the complete opposite! First off, Dr. Lisa made me feel so comfortable and I was surprised at how quickly we were able to get into our session over the phone call (social distancing*.) She made me feel like I could open up and share anything I had on my mind, and she had such an amazing insight into everything, that made me feel confident in her.
I had a couple of key things I wanted to discuss with Dr. Lisa that were really, very unique situations. And surprisingly Dr. Lisa understood exactly what I was talking about due to her extent education and experience in the field. This made me feel so much more understood, and by the end of the call I was feeling even better about EVERYTHING!
I can confidently say, I think therapy and counseling are a super great and healthy way to clear your head. Even being able to talk to someone and feel no judgment, no matter what you say, gives you a sense of freedom and lifts a weight off your chest, that you may have not even knew you had. Dr. Lisa Paz gave me an unbiased, professional and no judgment session that could not have gone any better. I think this experience was a great first step and therapy will definitely be a tool for me to always use if I ever start to feel down or unsure about a situation.
During this time of quarantine and social distancing, a lot of us have been working on our physical health, going for longer runs and walks than usual. But it’s even more important to put your mental health as a priority. It’s okay to want to talk to someone and it’s okay to see a counselor.
Thanks to Dr.Lisa Paz for putting together quarantine tips for couples and those alone.
Thanks to Dr. Lisa for sharing these amazing tips to practice. Hope this helps!