Selena Gomez Is ‘Feeling Empowered’ After Finishing Therapy for Anxiousness & Despair: Supply

After a aggravating yr, Selena Gomez is placing her well being first and just lately sought therapy for despair and nervousness, PEOPLE confirms.

“She felt like she wanted to get away and deal with herself with no distractions,” says a supply near Gomez. “She got here again feeling very empowered.”

In line with The Blast (which was first to report the information), the singer, 25, accomplished a two-week program in New York Metropolis the place she stayed on-site on the middle and underwent remedy, ate wholesome meals and took pilates and meditation periods.

“She needs to go once more later this yr,” provides the supply. “She feels and appears nice. She’s nonetheless engaged on new music and is happy about it.”

In line with the supply, Gomez’s on-again beau Justin Bieber was supportive of her determination to hunt therapy however “she did this for herself.” The star was spotted cheering on Bieber at his hockey group on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

“After all of the noise that occurred over the vacations, she felt like she wanted this,” says the supply. In December, a number of sources instructed PEOPLE Gomez was not currently speaking to her mom Mandy Teefey.

This isn’t the primary time Gomez has taken a break to deal with her well being. In August 2016, Gomez introduced she was stepping away from the spotlight to “deal with sustaining my well being and happiness” after affected by “nervousness, panic assaults and despair” as uncomfortable side effects of her lupus.

A supply near Gomez instructed PEOPLE on the time her break was not associated to alcohol or substance abuse. Two months later, a number of sources confirmed Gomez was seeking professional treatment to work on her emotional well being.

The entertainer — who underwent a kidney transplant with an organ donated by her longtime friend Francia Raisa final summer season — has gotten more and more candid about her struggles with psychological well being and the challenges she’s confronted rising up within the highlight.

“It’s a lonely journey to actually work out the place all these items is coming from. And to detach from it. It turns into an dependancy, it turns into a behavior, retraining your thoughts to not go to those adverse locations if you say one thing unsuitable, do one thing unsuitable, if you put on a sure factor or symbolize a sure tradition,” she instructed The Enterprise of Vogue final yr about staying constructive and wholesome. “However it’s lonely, I needed to lose lots of people in my life to get there.”

Gomez additionally took a break in 2013 within the midst of her Stars Dance tour and later revealed to Billboard she underwent chemotherapy as treatment for her lupus throughout that point.

In her first public look after her profession break in 2016, Gomez got emotional onstage at the American Music Awards when thanking her followers for his or her unwavering assist.

“I believe it’s secure to say that each one of you recognize my life whether or not I prefer it or not. I needed to cease as a result of I had every part and I used to be completely damaged inside,” she instructed the viewers. “I saved all of it collectively sufficient to the place I’d by no means allow you to down however I saved it an excessive amount of collectively to the place I let myself down. In case you are damaged, you should not have to remain damaged.”

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