What a time this is. Life feels too big to absorb. At first for many New Yorkers — always working too hard, right? — taking a break from travel and long hours at the office was often a welcome relief.
But I’m noticing a shift. Weeks of being cooped up 24/7 have begun to take their toll. Work pressure, grief over cancelled events, anxiety about distant family members, conflict over chores and childcare, the pressures of homeschooling, and the prospect of open-ended isolation are wearing people down.
Whether you work from home or have been redeployed to the front lines of healthcare, you’re recognizing that the issues you already struggled with 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, initially I had my doubts about the move to online therapy but have quickly found that the connection is real and powerful. People tell me they really appreciate meeting with me from the convenience and comfort of home.
Hope you will find a quiet, private space and maybe pour yourself a cup of tea. 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.
If we are doing a 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.