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Combating Corona Fatigue

Combating Corona Fatigue

Dear Therapist, I think I have corona fatigue. In the beginning of the pandemic, I would panic If I had to pump gas or go to the grocery store. Fast forward five months and I find myself going places and doing things that I would have been terrified to do before...
Is School Stressing You Out?

Is School Stressing You Out?

Dear Therapist, I see a lot of my friends on social media talking about how they are keeping their kids home no matter what. The overall message I get from their posts is that putting your kid in school (once school allows in-person education) is bad parenting. My...
No End in Sight

No End in Sight

Dear Therapist, I am still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. I think the difference in this problem, compared to all other issues that cause me anxiety, is that there is no end in sight. I can’t think of a scarier thought than that. People keep saying...
Using Imagery to Calm Down

Using Imagery to Calm Down

Dear Therapist, I am still terribly nervous about my adult children getting COVID-19, particularly my daughter-in-law who is a pharmacist, and my son who has a lingering cough. Any ideas on how I can calm myself down? Thanks, Mary     Dear Mary, It is...
Stress Signs

Stress Signs

Dear Therapist,   What are signs of stress that I should look for?   Thanks, Rosa   Dear Rosa, Thank you for this question. Besides looking for physical and emotional signs of stress, it is important to understand how your body reacts to stress....