March 19, 2020
My mission is helping people get through difficult times and these are difficult times for all of us. We are in times of anxiety producing MYSTERY, UNCERTAINTY and DOUBT—deep MUD. We’re at a time when all the things that help us feel better, exercise, cultural events, dining out, and socializing with friends are not available to us. Our routines are disrupted, plans are changed, happily anticipated trips and celebrations are canceled. Many are also experiencing economic insecurity as several industries are suffering great losses.
Therapy is very important during this time. It is not unusual to be filled with fear and confusion about how to respond reasonably and responsibly to circumstances none of us has seen before.
Fortunately, I like many other psychotherapists, are making their services available via various forms of teletherapy. Insurance companies have approved reimbursement for such mental health services provided to their members so that people don’t have to risk their physical health to attend to their mental health. Instead of making a trip to your therapist’s office you can “see” your therapist from the safe comfort of your own home.
Attending to your mental health with the help of a psychotherapist can help you make a path forward through the MUD of this most challenging time.
Please be sure to practice all the recommended preventive measures, such as washing hands, using hand sanitizer and covering coughs/sneezes, to reduce the spread of all viruses.
The most up to date information about Covid-19 is available on the World Health Organization’s coronavirus page HERE.