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  • Sam DiFranco

Creative Blocks Star Point Counseling Brandon, FL & Tampa, FL

Creative blocks, or barriers to inspiration, can be described as the inability to access one’s internal creativity. Those in creative professions—writers, musicians, performers, artists—are often more likely to be affected by creative blocks, which can last for days, weeks, months, or even years. When creative blocks surface, they can affect work, performance, and well-being, but a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, FL & Brandon, FL may be able to help individuals work through creative blocks and access their creativity once more.


A block might often be a temporary condition, but when one relies on creative construction to make a living, even a short-lived creative block may cause anxiety, doubt, and fear. Some creators might come to doubt their future ability to create and become distressed. Depression and feelings of worthlessness may also result. Further, because producing and creating is a significant aspect of the identity of writers, artists, and other creators, creative blocks can have a negative impact on one’s identity or sense of self. The effects this can have on self-esteem may lead to the development of self-doubt. 

Creative blocks may also be experienced along with a mental health concern or other issue, though the issue experienced may or may not have led to the block. An individual experiencing depression or the effects of trauma for example, may find it difficult to access creativity. Major life changes may also lead to diminished inspiration or the inability to produce creative work. A therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, FL & Brandon, FL can help individuals overcome these creative blocks. Home (starpointcounselingtampa.com) Home (affordablecounselingbrandon.com) THE COUNSELING TEAM (starpointcounselingbrandon.com)

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