Therapists Offer Tips for Surviving the (Expanded) Stay-at-Home Order

Local psychotherapists are seeing a lot of patients dealing with increased anxiety.

Novel coronavirus. COVID-19. Self-quarantine. Social distancing.

These previously unfamiliar phrases have become part of our daily vocabulary.

While people who are ill with the virus are most profoundly affected, life has also changed dramatically for those in healthy households.

Children are schooling at home. Adults are working from home. We are no longer visiting elderly parents and grandparents, fearful of spreading a disease we may unknowingly carry. The meetings, group events and happenings that normally fill our business and personal lives are taking place remotely or not at all.

The past few weeks, the primary focus has been caring for the sick and slowing the spread of the virus. However, many people are realizing that COVID-19 is taking a toll on their mental health.

Local psychotherapists are seeing a lot of patients dealing with increased anxiety. The pervasive uncertainty about when the virus will…

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