The reason why you are isolating matters. If I were your therapist, I would explore what led you to want to isolate more now than before. Is it a preference for solitude or in response to something that happened? An event? An experience?
Having the answer to those questions would help me to understand what may be wrong. I’m afraid that without that information, it’s difficult for me to know. Further investigation is needed.
Generally speaking, people who isolate are often doing so because of depression or anxiety. Having a strong social support network is associated with psychological wellness. Therefore, you should resist the urge to isolate. It might be difficult but you should try to do it anyway.
These are exactly the types of issues that are commonly addressed in counseling. The therapist will know how to help you. Ask your parents to assist you in finding a local therapist. Good luck and thanks for your question.
Dr. Kristina Randle