A Strange (and Scary) New World
We're living in strange times, with the Coronavirus causing many of us to fear for our personal safety and for the lives of the ones we love. Very few of us have ever experienced anything quite like this before, and are justifiably scared and uncertain about the future. We all want to be as safe as possible right now, which is why many of us are taking precautions and staying home to avoid crowds and other communal spaces.
So Close, Yet So Far Away
Unfortunately, vital life-saving strategies like social distancing necessarily isolate us from our support systems, making it even more challenging to cope. While online news sites and social media provide easy and efficient ways to stay connected and informed, constantly consuming heartbreaking news and bleak forecasts for the future can increase our distress and compromise our mental health. Staying in touch with friends and family is more important than ever right now, but given the circumstances, you may understandably need more support than they’re able to provide.
A Safer Alternative
That’s why I’m offering telehealth (video and phone) counseling at a reduced fee for the duration of this public health emergency. Granted, nothing can replace meeting in-person since so much of our communication is nonverbal, but given the uncertainty about how long COVID-19 may last, telehealth is a great (and safer) alternative to get the help you need.
If you decide telehealth is a worthy option, contact me today for a free phone consultation so we can discuss next steps. You don’t have to face this crisis alone. I will provide an authentic, supportive and safe space to help you stay calm and grounded, and I combine evidence-based techniques with a practical approach to help you develop skills to increase your resilience and improve your ability to cope during these troublesome times.
While I offer both video and phone sessions, in my clinical experience video sessions offer a much more engaging and immersive experience. That being said, I would be happy to do phone sessions if you prefer.