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Money Magazine Interviews Andrea on How to Prioritize Mental Health During the Homebuying Process

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Everyone knows that homebuying can be stressful, especially in the current climate. While how-to guides on everything from the mechanics of mortgages to the best listing apps proliferate across the internet, few sources address the mental and emotional toll of the experience.

bundle of 100 dollar bills on a desk with books and miniature house. Article on prioritizing mental health during the homebuying process.

In a recent piece by Money Magazine, “Stressed and Alone: Homebuyers Are Turning to Therapy to Cope With a Wild Housing Market,” Andrea Anderson Polk gives expert advice on how to prioritize your mental health and wellbeing in the stressful homebuying process. Andrea is quoted in this excerpt from the article:

“Monitor your current mindset throughout the day and identify negative thinking patterns by avoiding ‘what if’ statements and imagining worst-case scenarios,” Polk says. “Practice gratitude. Write down three things each day you are grateful for. This will train your mind to look for the good things that are happening in your life and remind you that this, too, shall pass.”

Read the entire article HERE!

Are you anxious and stressed about buying a house or making big life decisions? Or just generally overwhelmed? Book an introductory session with Andrea today! She has helped hundreds of people overcome barriers and cultivate mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness!


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Andrea Anderson Polk is a licensed professional counselor, nationally certified, registered clinical supervisor, and certified professional coach. She has a private practice in Northern Virginia with nearly 20 years of clinical experience helping hundreds of clients on their healing journey.

She is driven by a deep calling to help ambitious women of faith experience healing and breakthrough so they can live each day with peace and purpose. 

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