What a time this has been. Felt as though we’d been cooped up forever. You’ve been wanting your life back: restaurants, travel, theater, concerts, and especially holidays with loved ones. Yet even with the vaccine, this is an anxious time. Maybe you’re still not sure when or how often you’ll be back in the office or living in the city full time. Maybe you’re not sure how you want your new life to take shape.
Whether you’ve been working from home or were redeployed to the front lines of healthcare, you’re recognizing that the issues you struggled with before quarantine haven’t gone away. They’ve been magnified in the face of uncertainty, fear, and loss. You’ve come to realize that your relationships and emotional well-being need help. You’re ready for your next chapter.
Even in our personal lives, now is the time to build back better. Maybe living through the pandemic opened your eyes to a need for change and growth. Online couples or individual therapy offers a real opportunity to get the support you need, to create new intimacy and balance, and to make those long months 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. And there’s a growing body of research to back up this experience. Telehealth is easy and it works.
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. Pets are welcome!
Before we meet, I’ll send you my simple guidelines on how to get the most from our online sessions, and how to create an emotionally safe space in your home for our conversations. As always, I’m glad to answer questions and respond to your concerns.
Wondering about the technical aspects of working on video? After testing a variety of platforms, I’m using SecureVideo.com, a secure, HIPAA- and GDPR-compliant platform strictly for healthcare professionals. It’s simple and secure, and the quality is excellent. You click on the link to my online waiting room and I admit you to my private online office.