Mendenhall Valley, Alaska
2241 Jordan Ave.
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-3313

A Family Counseling Professional Offers 5 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues December 11, 2017

Mendenhall Valley, Juneau
A Family Counseling Professional Offers 5 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues, Juneau, Alaska

While the holidays are often considered a time when people enjoy time spent together, many individuals experience episodes of depression and loneliness. Family counseling is essential in this case, and in Juneau, AK, Sondra Sexton-Jones is dedicated to providing clients with the tools they need to cope during the holidays. With over two decades of experience in the mental health field, Sexton-Jones can help you emerge from the season with a fresh, clear perspective.

5 Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues From a Family Counseling Professional

Set Reasonable Expectations

Many people choose to go all out during the holidays—both emotionally and financially—which is the best way to bring on burnout. Instead, set reasonable goals for yourself and others when it comes to holiday party planning and other seasonal activities. That way, you can enjoy yourself without the added stress of doing too much, too soon.

Make Time for Sleep

Lack of sleep can exacerbate feelings of fatigue, depression, and anxiety. To feel your best this holiday season, make a point to get enough sleep each night. That way, you can remain happy and healthy throughout the day.

Keep Finances in Check

family counselingFinancial woes are another cause for concern during the gift-giving season. No matter how generous you want to be, keep your spending under control to avoid worrying about your finances later on. While you may want to splurge, you’ll feel guilty about excess spending when the dust settles.

Create a To-Do List

On days when you’re absolutely swamped, a to-do list can be a lifesaver. With a checklist, you can stay organized and on task, while also ensuring your holiday chores receive the attention they deserve.


At the end of the day, rest and relaxation go a long way. Make sure you are taking time to do the things you enjoy, whether that involves reading, listening to soothing music, or just watching your favorite TV show or movie.

Whether you’re in search of individual therapy or family counseling, Sondra Sexton-Jones can help patients in Juneau navigate sensitive emotional issues at any time of the year. Learn more about this highly skilled therapist by visiting her website. You can also call (907) 586-3313 to schedule an appointment with a counselor who truly cares.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Sexton-Jones Sondra
4 Times When Children's Counseling Can Help  , Juneau, Alaska
It's instinctual for parents to protect their children from harm. Sometimes, when kids are going through emotional upheavals, adults may not know where to turn. The encouraging news more
How Will Grief Counseling Benefit You?, Juneau, Alaska
Coping with the loss of a loved one is a personal journey, but it does not have to be a lonely one. While well-meaning supporters offer encouragement and a shoulder to cry on, grief more
A Guide to Depression in Teens, Juneau, Alaska
Depression is a serious mental illness that negatively impacts how you feel, think, and act. In the United States alone, some 3.1 million adolescents ages 12 to 17—almost 13% more
How to Find Grief Counseling That's Right for You, Juneau, Alaska
After the death of a loved one, it’s normal to experience apathy about everyday tasks, loss of appetite, and symptoms of depression, but you don’t have to go through this process more
3 Signs It’s Time to Take Your Child to Children’s Counseling, Juneau, Alaska
Determining whether it’s necessary to take your child to a therapist can be a stressful process. While some developmental behaviors are a normal part of growing up, there comes a more