A Strange New World
We're living in strange and troubling times, with COVID-19 still causing many of us to fear for our personal safety and for our loved ones' lives, while increasing global unrest exacerbates our negative thoughts and feelings. None of us has ever experienced anything like this before, and some are justifiably anxious about the future. We all want to be as safe as possible right now, which is why most of us got vaccinated and many are continuing to take other precautions like working from home.
So Close, Yet So Far Away
Unfortunately, important safety strategies like 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 further 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.