A Strange (and Scary) New World
We're living in strange times, with COVID-19 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 like this before, and are justifiably scared and anxious about the future. We all want to be as safe as possible right now, which is why many of us are taking the necessary precautions by working from home and avoiding crowds and other communal spaces.
So Close, Yet So Far Away
Unfortunately, vital life-saving strategies like social distancing and working from home prevent us from accessing the in-person benefits of our support systems, which can make 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, but given the circumstances, you may understandably need more support than they’re able to provide.
A Safer Alternative
Taking care of our mental health has become more important than ever. Fortunately, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 doesn't mean you have to sacrafice getting the help you need right now. While you may find the intimacy of meeting in person preferable, teletherapy is an excellent alternative to get the support you need from the safety and convenience of your own home.
If you decide teletherapy is a worthy option, contact me today for a free phone consultation so we can explore if we're a good fit and discuss next steps. I 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. You don’t have to face this crisis alone.