Wow! Who would have thought we would be in this space together for so long?
I'm seeing the "scaffolding" of our lives that provide the foundation of our mental health (routines, commitments, structure) coming apart...for some crashing to hault, for others reconfiguring.
There are two main emotions that people seem to be flipping back and forth between: HOPE AND GRIEF. My advice: focus yourself to pick one at a time. If you are sad about your losses, then allow yourself time to be sad, but only about the things or people you have truly lost. If you feel hopeful, then stay hopeful in the moment and make a list of things that are good in your life.
We are here for you. Our tele-therapy services will continue indefinitely and we also have systems in place for seeing patients in the office if that is your preference (see end of newsletter for our updated COVID-19 office policies).
I am with you each step of this journey. Let's stay strong together.
Dr. Pam McCaskill