Psychotherapy and Social Distancing in the time of Covid-19
Over my thirty years of practicing psychology in New York and New Jersey, I have seen a vast variety of problems in living resulting primarily in depression and anxiety. Covid-19 comes at a time when clients are already overwhelmed by social issues impinging on their personal lives. Many have anxiety about the stock market plunging to its lowest level in over thirty years. There are recurrent environmental disasters such as hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, floods. We are constantly bombarded by instant messages of climate change; pollution; racism; sexism; international turmoil; violence; election interference, etc. And anxiety is exacerbated by documented mendacity from some social and mainstream media, and even government officials.
According to the CDC, Covid-19 is spread primarily through aerosolized droplets of an infectious person, even when the person is presumably asymptomatic. He or she may sneeze, cough, or merely breathe within 6 feet of a health care provider and transmit the disease by contaminating chairs, cushions, doorknobs, etc.
I AM NOW PROVIDING VIDEO THERAPY FOR MY CLIENTS. If you will be using your insurance for therapy, please check with your insurer to make sure they cover video therapy. I also have a sliding scale for those who qualify.