Therapy in Chester and all of NJ
OUR RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
Dear Past, Current and Future Clients,
We are always here for you, and especially now when you might need us more than ever. There is no doubt that this health crisis is causing so many of us to feel more anxious and fearful. School re-openings/closings, job loss, cancelled
weddings, cancelled trips, social distancing and financial stress etc. has us worried not only about our physical health but the effect it has on our mental health. You've gotten through many hardships before. You are strong and
resilient and we know that you can get though this too. We care about all of our clients and we want to help you get through these unprecedented times.
We are continuing to offer you counseling; however for your protection all our sessions will be done virtually or by phone.
Please reach out to us for more information by calling 732-742-0329.
Please take care of yourself, your loved ones and your community.
Risa Simpson-Davis, LCSW
Staff at Modern Family Counseling
Let's Combat the Pandemic Loneliness
Now that it is 2021, you might have reflected on how isolating 2020 has been. Chances are you did not get to spend the holidays with friends or family as you have in the past. Many parties and gatherings may have been canceled which has caused you to feel a sense of loneliness. Maybe you have lost a loved one or the pandemic has caused you to stay sheltered inside your house the past year. You couldn't wait to say goodbye to 2020 and was hoping when the clock struck midnight on December 31st it would all change. But, the only thing that changed was replacing the 0 with the 1 on the calendar.
Fearful of the Fall
Is your discussion at the family dinner table revolved around reopening schools in the fall? Are you worried that your children may catch the virus or bring it home if they attend school in September? Are you tired of seeing posts on Facebook about the reopening of schools and people arguing about what is right?
How To Live a Full Life During The Pandemic
While we are no longer in strict quarantine it might seem that the Coronavirus is over but it's not! There is still no vaccine or cure and it is still very much with us. Lockdowns are ending because in certain areas cases are lower, testing has increased and life in permanent lockdown isn't sustainable.
Protect Your Mental Health
With this pandemic taking over our everyday lives, we are forced to face a new reality. Social distancing measures, schools being closed, businesses forcing their workers to work from home, and activities being canceled can create a feeling of isolation. Social distancing measures have caused us to physically isolate from our friends, family, and coworkers. We are humans and most of us like to connect with each other.
Feelings Are Not Facts
My talented nephew Justin Giachetti works for IlluminArt productions which creates videos based on all things from dealing with quarantine, to family conflict in the house, to our cultural legacies. I would like to share this relevant video which is about processing our emotions during these unprecedented times and how to have conversations based on facts and not feelings.
Married Couples Under One Roof 24/7...Yikes!
Since schools, colleges, and businesses have moved their operations remotely we are facing extreme changes in our lives. By now we all know that social distancing is key in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This pandemic has forced couples and families to stay home under one roof 24/7! You may love being with your family but being with them constantly may drive some of you "crazy"!
COVID-19 Balancing Act...Parenting, Working and Teaching From Home
The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be exhausting and seemingly never-ending… that is, until COVID-19 put an end to life as we knew it. The disease has created a new set of so many challenges for so many individuals and families. A pandemic of this measure is something nobody could have predicted or have prepared for. The fact that not even the government knows how to handle it or when it will be solved is extremely unsettling. It is completely normal for people to feel anxious, overwhelmed or confused during this time and many families are struggling how to balance the "new normal".
Coronavirus... How to "Wash Your Hands" of Fear and Anxiety
At this point, you know the symptoms of the coronavirus but all this talk of the coronavirus can impact your mental health, too. It is nearly impossible to read the news, have a conversation, or scroll through Facebook without hearing about the pandemic. The virus coverage is everywhere and it can feed your anxiety. The coronavirus can be a growing mental health threat across the nation and it's not secret that it has sparked fear and anxiety across the globe. The stress of an unknown virus can be a major trigger for many people. It seems that it has become more challenging to stay calm.