Relocating to Miami

Moving to Miami was an exciting prospect. A much wanted change of scenery. An opportunity to mix things up professionally and personally . . .

. . . after a while though, your reality feels different than you imagined. You’re staying home a lot. Emotionally fatigued from work, you think you “should” get out and explore the area more, but you just don’t have the energy (physically or emotionally). It all feels like too much. You only know a few people. You’re not really sure where to start and before you know it, you’ve already found yourself in a daily pattern that feels depressing. You go to work and you go home. That’s it. You keep setting goals to try new things and to find some south Florida friends, but week after week it’s not happening. You’re lonely. You’re feeling hopeless and anxiety is kicking in.

You can’t imagine moving back, but you find yourself fantasizing about how simple and predictable friends and dating were before you came to Miami. You use to know the lay of the land, but now you’re wandering without a compass.

How can therapy with me help you work on the transition to Miami?

No matter if it has been 3 weeks or 3 years, many of my clients recognize that the transition to Miami has opened them up to new struggles that they’ve never experienced before. For other clients, previous struggles have resurfaced, such as anxiety, feelings of panic, depression, loneliness, isolation, chronic emotional overeating or other challenges.

Through the counseling experience, we will work together to:

  • Figure out what “home” means in your world and help you design that here in South Florida
  • Create the social life and support you need in this “new place”
  • Look at what balance looks like in your life and implement strategies for wellness
  • Explore your resiliency and strengths to bolster your coping skills
  • Evaluate any historical information in your life that might be informing your struggles right now, such as past trauma and/or loss

My services include tele-therapy through a secure HIPPA-compliant platform Doxy. Should your occupation include frequent travel or maybe you want to start collaborating before you start the move, there are ways for us to have some consistency through this shift in your life.

You can get through this time of transition in your life.  Sometimes we just need to not be in it alone and figure out the missing pieces that will help us thrive and shake off the unsettled sensations of relocating.

Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to find about therapy services in my Miami office.


Karin Lawson

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138

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