It’s been a long time since I wrote a blog. But last night, when I was having trouble sleeping, I decided to be both productive and find the silver lining by writing down the thoughts circulating in my head. I know there has been a lot of “fake news,” but here are three things I know are true about coping effectively with the new upside-down world of coronavirus.
One of the most effective things I have done with clients is offer them a variety of handouts and worksheets for all types of mental health issues, such as dealing with depression, managing anger, communicating effectively, eliminating cognitive distortions, and calming anxiety.
Clients often come to therapy with significant difficulties that take significant dedication and effort to overcome. Yet they are often accustomed to standard medical care, in which the clinician does almost all the work and produces remarkable results with a minimal patient role (e.g., splinting an agonizing broken wrist; or prescribing antibiotics for a raging case of strep throat).