COVID-19 and Teletherapy
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues because of the stress of living through a pandemic and self-isolating, or perhaps these struggles are exacerbated by the current situation, reaching out for support might be the right thing for you to do.
With Covid-19 here, teletherapy which is therapy from a distance (by phone or computer), is the way people are receiving psychotherapy or counseling services – and many other services. Right now, it is mandated, but many people use teletherapy when they are not sheltering-in-place.
You might be pleased to know that research shows that the benefits of teletherapy are comparable to that through in-person psychotherapy and counseling. Distance therapy is helpful in treating individuals and couples. Outcomes depend heavily on client and therapist engagement.
Even when there isn’t a pandemic, there are noteworthy benefits of teletherapy. These include:
- People save on traveling time and traveling costs
- It can be scheduled more conveniently
- Busy people can access support more easily
- People have more privacy which can reduce stigma
I’ve been using distance therapy skillfully prior to the Covid-19 crisis with success and my skills at teletherapy have only improved.
Wishing you and yours moments of peace during this stressful time. If you are interested in some articles on dealing with this crisis and shelter-in-place, check out my Facebook page.
I also would like to send my thanks and gratitude to healthcare workers, supermarket employees, and others on the frontlines.
Take the next step and contact me. I can be reached by phone at 301-279-7779 or by email at BethLCounseling@aol.com or by using the form below.
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If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to make an appointment, you can call me at 301-279-7779, email me at BethLCounseling@aol.com, or use the form below.
I see clients using a video-chat platform called VSee. It is free to download and easy to use. Please ask me about that option, if you are interested.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker • Over 15 years of experience • Certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist and Supervisor • Member of The Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Work • Member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy • Member of Clinical Social Work Association • Member of National Association of Social Workers
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