Coping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

https://youtu.be/7BEQetZ3NFY Some people ask me, “How can I feel less anxious?” I think acceptance plays a major role in reducing anxiety during Covid-19.  No one alive today has been in a situation like this.  If we say to ourselves that we should not be anxious, this expectation will raise our anxiety.  I have been using online counseling to talk with a lot of clients about Covid-19 and the calmer ones are those who are using this time to focus on accomplishing tasks like organization, cleaning, volunteering, and doing generally helpful things.  The people who are more anxious are usually watching…
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What is Trucker Therapy?

Here is how Trucker Therapy was born: When I first started out as a counselor, I found that I had several clients who were truckers.  Quickly, I realized that my clients were unable to keep appointments because they were out on the road.  Therapy was quickly ineffective for them. I also had clients who would take weeks off work (usually unpaid, of course) so they were able to see me for weekly office visits.  This was also not very helpful to the client. I knew there needed to be a more effective means to help the truckers.  After a great…
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Is Online Therapy Right for Me?

Online therapy or telemental health is different from counseling or therapy because it is not face to face and is typically not good for critical situations. However, online counseling is great for those who have questions about their mental health or want to learn how to manage anger, anxiety, depression, or learn how to have a better relationship. Online therapy can be done via video conference or telephone. This can be a great alternative to an office visit. The benefits include working around your schedule. There is also increased privacy as a result of not having to come to a…
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Getting the Most out of Online Therapy

Online counseling or teletherapy is a great way to provide therapy and counseling services for many different reasons. Just think about the ease of having a therapy session without leaving the house. It also increases privacy because you know no one will see you in a waiting room or walking into a clinic. It is also important to mention that you save time and travel expenses. Some people are leery of online counseling and would rather make office visits. I invite you to give it a try and see how you like it. Anger management, stress management, sexuality issues and…
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