Psychological response to COVID -19 pandemic: The current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us all. You may be experiencing increased grief, feelings of loneliness or conflict with loved ones, overwhelming distress, and daily anxiety. Community strategies to assist in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, such as social distancing and the current shelter in place order, are stirring up overwhelming feelings of stress, fear, and sadness. This can lead to an increase in conflict among loved ones, substance use, or symptoms of anxiety and depression. There has been no time to adjust to a completely different daily life, and the future remains unknown.
Online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic: Online therapy, sometimes called telehealth or virtual therapy, can be a helpful support during this time. Meeting online with a trained mental health provider can be a way to process your emotions, manage your stress, and establish helpful coping strategies as we remain sheltered in place. A therapist can also help strategize about any concerns over what’s to come when social distancing guidelines are lifted.
How does online therapy work: Online therapy is completely confidential. All it requires from you is a secure internet connection and a device (laptop, tablet, smart phone) to connect. If you are interested in an appointment, don’t hesitate to reach out. We will get you set up with a therapist who can assist with answering any questions about the process, and begin meeting with you right away.