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Counseling and Therapy via Video Chat : New Times Call for New Measures

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

In our last blog, we offered some possible remedies for the feelings of isolation and loneliness that many of us are experiencing now in our social distancing practices in an effort to flatten the curve. One of them, of course, was talking via teletherapy to a professional therapist. If you are ready to do so, or have a child that is, we welcome you. If you have tried some of the other suggestions but are not making much headway and ready to talk;  welcome to the fold.  This is how Porter Ranch Counseling gives back. Modern life has many challenges to begin with without throwing in a worldwide pandemic on top. This is how we do our part to help. We’re all in this together.

What is teletherapy?

Teletherapy is providing face to face therapy through a live video connection from the comfort of your own home. Teletherapy provides all of the benefits of close up, in person conversations while keeping social distance.

What could you use a little help sorting out?What would you explore in your time in a teletherapy session?

Who is teletherapy beneficial for?

Families Many families have been thrust into the confines of living quarters together while navigating loss of freedoms, anxieties, and new roles without having any time to prepare, plan, or adjust.

Couples Dealing with sickness, sudden changes in lifestyle, job insecurities, and learning how to navigate our new temporary normal can stress and strain relationships.

Children Children already experience such a lack of control in their daily lives and may be experiencing even fewer choices now. They have also lost their coping mechanisms – free playtime to explore and work out feelings, ample time outdoors, companionship with their peers, and structure.

How Teletherapy Can Help YOU

You We see you. Adjusting to new normals – kids being out of school, taking on new roles as teleworkers and educators. Keeping everyone fed, clean, happy, educated, while reducing and managing others’ fears and anxiety can be a lot of weight to carry at the same time that you’ve lost many of your own coping mechanisms – gym time, friend time, shoot even just blasting music or talking back to your favorite podcasts in the car on the way to and from work. Not to mention almost zero social interaction with other adults and massive job insecurities.

“It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.” - Diane Von Furstenberg

You. Yes, you. We see you wearing all the hats. Managing everyone’s expectations, fears, and time. Giving up the last of the small window you had for self-care to do all the extra work.

And you, we see you. At home, alone, worrying about all the things you can’t control and feeling like you don’t want to burden anyone with the feelings of heaviness you are experiencing.

We see you. The essential workers going to your job every day while others are mandated to stay at home. Worrying about your health. Wondering if this job is worth it. Contemplating breaking points.

We see you each and every one of you with more worries than you’ve ever known before. We’re here with the counseling you need to take back some of the power you feel you’ve lost.

Contact us here.