Teletherapy during COVID-19
I was meeting with a new client yesterday over teletherapy. Teletherapy has become one of my new norms since COVID, but I must say I am not only getting used to it, I’m enjoying it.
If a client cancels, I have the luxury of going downstairs to visit with my family until my next session. This is just one of the little silver linings that have come out of COVID-19, but that is not what I wanted to write about. What I wanted to write about is how this very professional, successful woman acknowledged that COVID has been tough on her and her family.
She realizes that she and her husband have been fortunate to have been able to work from home during the past 5 months, and despite some benefits, I mentioned above, she also noted that her world has become very small as she and her family spend 80% of their time at home.
This has led to some understandable stressors in the house but also to her questioning if she is satisfied with her job anymore. COVID-19, it appears, has caused her to re-evaluate what is important to her.
While we were talking I thought about this website and how it’s purpose is not to just help people struggling with depression but to help people like this woman who is not depressed but who would benefit from sharing what she is going through.
My guess is that you all have stories to tell about how COVID has impacted your life, many for the worst but some for the better. Don’t worry if your story is good enough to share, your story is your story. The goal is to simply provide a place for people to give and get support and encouragement.