What a time this is. Life feels too big to absorb. You’re cooped up 24/7 with your partner or alone, not knowing when or how you’ll be back in the office or your kids will go back to school.
Whether you work from home or have been redeployed to the front lines of healthcare, you’re recognizing that the issues you struggled with before quarantine haven’t gone away. They are likely to be magnified in the face of uncertainty and fear. You realize that your relationships and emotional well-being need help.
Online couples or individual therapy offers a real opportunity to get the support you need and to make these weeks count. To be honest, I had my doubts at first about telehealth sessions, because the research tells us that it’s the quality of the therapeutic relationship that leads to growth and healing. No way would I get in the way of that.
But I’m thankful to say that people tell me the telehealth connection is real and powerful, and they really appreciate meeting with me from the convenience and comfort of home.
If you have children at home, we can work around their bedtime or nap schedule. In the midst of this stressful period with routines disrupted and the news intense, our time together can be an opportunity for renewal and growth.
Hope you will find a quiet, private space and maybe pour yourself a cup of tea. If we are doing a virtual couples session, know that being in the same room on your end is always preferable, but if you are in different locations I can conference you in.
Before we meet, I’ll send you my simple guidelines on how to get the most from our online sessions. As always, I’m glad to answer questions and respond to your concerns.
Wondering about the technical aspects of working on video? I’m using Doxy.me, a secure, HIPAA- and GDPR-compliant platform strictly for healthcare professionals. It’s simple and secure. There’s no need to download any software. You click on the link to my online waiting room and I admit you to my private online office.