This year’s pandemic has affected so many individuals, in a wide variety of ways. Many are without employment, placing added pressure on families to make ends meet. Others who were integral parts of in-office workplaces are now adapting to the new normal that is the work-from-home lifestyle, complete with virtual meetings, online project management and digital communication. In fact, no matter the profession it’s likely safe to say that COVID-19 has had a hand in affecting your industry over the course of the past year. COVID-19 has certainly affected the way that counselors and therapists provide treatment, especially for individuals [...]
Dan Rodgers, Executive Director and Licensed Counselor for Onward Behavioral Health in eastern Pennsylvania, discusses three key coping skills to help reduce anxiety during isolation and quarantine. Stress and anxiety can sometimes lead people to self-medicate with alcohol, drugs or other unhealthy behaviors. Practicing new coping skills including a healthy perspective, physical exercise and personal connections can help to reduce feelings of anxiety.