Ever wonder how to make your tele-therapy session better? Can tele-therapy have the same benefits as in person? YES!! Since tele-therapy is here to say, here are 5 ways to make the most of your tele-therapy sessions.
MCCC’s Office Re-Entry Protocols for Covid-19 Safety
In an effort to be transparent about our current covid-19 policies, here are the details of our current office re-entry protocols. This language is taken directly from the informed consent form we ask clients to sign upon returning to the office.
Live Instagram: Beating the Winter Blues
The winter blues typically create a real shift in mood for most people! And given that this is the 2020/21 winter of covid, that hits a bit differently and a bit harder now. We teamed up with Rachel Chazen, LCMFT to talk about ways to beat the winter blues. This recording took place prior to the Holiday season. However all of the content still holds value as we face the remaining winter months. Watch or Read on for tips and ideas to be "OK" during the winter months.
Turning the Mind to the New Year
As we close out the year, we are asked, if not expected, to keep looking forward. We might be asked (perhaps virtually) what our New Year’s resolutions will be? What our goals are for after the clock strikes midnight? But today, I ask you to pause. Resolutions and goals are important. AND so is acceptance of just being wherever you are. I want to ask you to consider a new, perhaps different skill to bring with you into 2021: Turning the mind towards accceptance.
Acceptance Through the Pandemic
I find myself reflecting upon how different this year has been for me and for many that I know. The changes, the uncertainty, the losses experienced during the pandemic weight heavily in a way that complicates how I approach my normal year-end reflection. Understanding how difficult this year has been for so many of my loved ones and clients is part of the reason I decided to write about my own journey to acceptance through the pandemic.
Embracing Different Holiday Traditions This Year
More than any other time of year, the month of December is filled with holiday traditions. Lighting the menorah, pouring libations, decorating a tree, and giving gifts are all part of traditions we see this month. But when is the last time you intentionally looked at your traditions? Do you mindlessly engage year after year in traditions that hold no meaning to you? What better time than now to take a look at which traditions you celebrate and why.
High-Strung for the Holidays
Has anyone noticed how different the holidays feel this year? On top of our normal stresses from being around family, finals, finding the perfect gifts, making the perfect menu, end of year finances, end of year reflections evaluations….we now have changes that were never expected plus the extra stresses of COVID and its implication on our traditions. I have been looking at ways I can help those around me (and myself!) with all these changes and here are a few suggestions to reduce I have been giving to help reduce holiday stress during covid-19.
Changes in The Workplace: Work Stress and Ongoing Uncertainty
Work stress has always been a hot topic in therapy. To think that the place where we spend most of our waking hours doesn't impact our mental and emotional health would be silly! And with covid shining a magnifying glass on any preexisting stressors, it's no wonder that workplace changes and work stress is on the top of the list of common concerns for most people these days.