Online therapy during COVID-19

You may feel unsure about talking to a therapist via virtual telehealth. Yet the pandemic has created an environment where it is more important than ever to receive the emotional support you need. With a growing need for psychotherapy nationwide, many offices are expanding their services to include online therapy sessions patients can access from the comfort of their own home. Teletherapy can be a safe and highly effective alternative to in-person therapy appointments, especially with COVID-19 continuing to pose a threat. Whether you are currently in therapy, returning to therapy, or seeking treatment for the first time, here are some helpful tips on how to make teletherapy work for you.

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Overcoming the fight, flight, or freeze response in relation to the pandemic

It is no secret that the year 2020 has been a traumatic year for many people around the globe. The uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic has caused increased stress levels, anger, and exhaustion. Understanding how to process this trauma takes hard work along with resources and tools. Maintaining self-care, positive relationships, and oftentimes, trauma-informed psychotherapy can help. It has been said that “Either you process the trauma, or the trauma will process you.” Keep reading for more on how to work through the trauma of the pandemic.

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