A Wider Context for Therapy
I am on the telemedicine registry of Alaska and offer video or phone sessions for remote clients or times when meeting in person is not possible. I also offer walking sessions or outdoor park sessions as well to help motivate my clients to be active and enjoy the beautiful weather the day might be offering. The pandemic motivated me to modify my practice between remote, in-person, and outdoor sessions (including the option to meet in our vehicles), flexibility that turned out to be beneficial for both my clients and myself. Please get in touch to see what my current offerings are.
Mental health during these challenging times is second only to our physical health in importance. In the last year and a half we have tolerated great stress in the form of isolation, parenting stress, financial uncertainty, social anxiety, and depression. Our typical coping strategies were not available to us; the was gym was closed, AA and NA meetings were technology-based, and we could not reach out to our friends and family in the familiar ways that sustain us. All of us have tendencies to be less skillful during times of stress, which can lead to relationship issues, relapses, and further depression and anxiety.
Now is most certainly the time to seek mental health support!
I'm happy to use the therapeutic modality of your preference!