Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are working from home, or have suffered the loss of employment. Someone said, “We are in the same storm, but not the same boat”; we are all pushing through this from different places. I have moved to teletherapy so that both you and I can stay healthy, allowing me to give you the best care possible during these times. I know that online and phone therapy feels different than meeting face-to-face but it has proven to be as effective, and I will help you get the most out of distance therapy.
Why Start Now?
You might be thinking you’ll put off therapy until things become normal, but it is not going to be normal for quite some time. I can help you navigate this new normal. With many years of experience in distance therapy, I can help you reflect on these past few months, create plans for the future, and guide you toward positive outcomes. Online therapy is a great way to process the impacts of the pandemic. Some of the issues you might be dealing with in response to COVID-19 are:
Anxiety: Many of us are stuck in a state of not knowing what is coming next. The lack of information (as well as misinformation) circulating about the virus and the reopening of the country has made many of us nervous and feel like we have lost control.
Loneliness: Social distancing poses a big risk to our mental health. If you are isolated alone, or isolated in an unsafe environment, it is important to find comforting virtual connections however you can.
Grief: There may be multiple causes of grief at the moment: the loss of a job, loss of a loved one, or loss of routine.
Depression: Whether it be the lack of sun exposure, the feeling of loneliness, or triggered by the horrific stories that are flooding the news all day and all night, it is not unusual to be feeling more down at this time.
Through teletherapy we can create a space in which you feel safe to voice any feelings you are having in this moment of time
How Do I Prepare?
Schedule a time that you know you can have privacy. I understand this is challenging for some right now, and we can talk about how to make this happen. Ideally, find a space that you can return to consistently so that you set the tone each session of being in “in the office.” Give yourself time (at least 10 minutes before and after your session) to switch gears, collect your thoughts and be present for yourself.
This is not the time to go it alone, and therapy may be even more important in this time of worldwide trauma. I am looking forward to working with you.