Getting Through the COVID-19 Health Crisis: How Online Psychotherapy Can Help

Getting Through the COVID-19 Health Crisis: How Online Psychotherapy Can Help

The health crisis has changed the way we live our lives.  The challenges we face are complicated and multi-faceted.  It is easy to get overwhelmed.  We’re charged with having to build some semblance of a new normal.  Psychotherapy can provide assistance in sorting out and understanding your emotional experience of the crisis.  It can also help with building self-care practices, and strategizing to manage practical and interpersonal problems.

If you are experiencing one or more of the following consider contacting me for a consultation to determine if online psychotherapy can help:

  • Fear, helplessness, sense of loss of control
  • Social isolation, missing contact with friends or family
  • Frustration related to social and other restrictions
  • Increased anger and interpersonal and/or family conflict
  • Balancing work demands, parenting demands, and need for alone time and adult socializing time
  • Worry about scarcity or not having access to what you need – reaction to empty store shelves and/or loss of work/income
  • Difficulty establishing routines in ways that impact your well-being (e.g., disruptions in sleep, diet, exercise, spiritual practice)
  • Worry and other strong emotions related to political and cultural environment including management of exposure to virus related information and news media*

*Whatever your political perspective might be, I’m interested in understanding how you are responding to what his happening in the world.  And I’m interested in helping you cultivate ways of responding that best suit you.  Behind every political perspective is a story of life experiences, learning, and values.  Know that you can talk or not talk about anything you choose. 

Getting the most out of online psychotherapy sessions:

  • Find a private comfortable space that you use routinely for your sessions
  • Sound proof as best you can (e.g., white noise machine or gentle music placed outside door, weather stripping around perimeter of door, door sweep or under-door draft stopper)
  • Consider making your car your session space if that suits you best
  • Use ear buds or headphones
  • Talk with family or housemates about respecting your private session time.  Perhaps others can take a walk or be in another part of the house or apartment during your session time