Climate Change Anxiety

With rising temperatures, increase in forest fires and having to wear masks outside because of smoke, flooding, rising waters, many of us are experiencing what researchers are calling “ecological grief.” The feelings of ecological grief can include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Anger
  • Hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Powerlessness
  • Loss

It takes a lot of strength and grit to recognize the size and scale of the problem.

You don’t have to be alone with these feelings. I offer a safe place to talk about the mental and emotional effects of climate change. We can talk about some helpful steps to take, including: 1) spending more time in nature and feeling connected to the life and ecosystems around us, 2) connect with people who believe in sustainability, 3) take action, no matter how small you think it is.

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.

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

—Albus Dumbledore

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I'm always happy to hear from people.

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.

If you are searching for a “therapist near me,” that could be me.  I see people via teletherapy, so I am a therapist near you! 🙂 I provide services to people in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

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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

Serving Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia through teletherapy, including Georgetown, Tenleytown, AU Park, Downtown, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, Arlington, Fairfax, Alexandria, Leesburg, Clarendon, Springfield, Great Falls, Annandale, McLean, Burke, Vienna, Tysons, Reston, Ashburn.

Phone:  301-279-7779
Email:  BethLCounseling@aol.com

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