The Real Answer to Loneliness:
Anyone who’s dealt with loneliness and discussed it with a friend or family member has likely gotten the advice that they simply need to make new friends. The reality for many people is not quite this simple but the right coach can help individuals get through this frustrating experience.
Are you lonely or socially isolated?
It’s common for loneliness and social isolation to be lumped into the same category but there is actually a key difference. Social isolation happens to people who are physically separated from people while loneliness is the feeling of being separate from the world. While they do often go hand in hand, many people feel loneliness even when there are people around.
These issues should not be taken lightly
Many people simply wait for feelings of loneliness to pass or hope for a magical solution. The reality is that these can be serious issues. Side effects of loneliness include everything from aches and pains to trouble sleeping to depression and thoughts of suicide.
There is treatment for these issues
The good news for those experiencing these issues is that there is help out there. However, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, I work with my clients to assess their own unique situation. Together, we will identify the cause, whether it’s a geographic separation from friends and family or a fear of intimacy.
At OC Teen Coaching, I am motivated and passionate about helping our teens change their lives in a way that feels good, and empowering to them. Depending on their needs and expectations, their progress may be fast, or it may be slow and comfortable. No matter how it happens, you can count on us for the compassionate care they deserve.