Erin Grahn MA LPCC LAC
Coping with the effects of COVID-19.
Updated: May 28, 2020
WTC is in a unique position because our job allows us to assess how individuals are coping with variety of concerns. It is common for us to observe trends among individuals related to concerns regarding events within our community, our country, politics, etc. The present state of our world has presented a trend: Everyone has been impacted in some manner.
With that said, we want you to know that your feelings about this are valid. It doesn't matter what your belief system is, what emotions you are experiencing, or what thoughts you may be experiencing because it is all valid.
You may be discovering new insights about yourself or others as you are on this COVID journey. Some of the things you may like. Other things may concern you or leave you feeling embarrassed or even questioning yourself. This is to be expected.
We encourage anyone who may be feeling challenged by this experience to practice loving kindness, compassion, and empathy with yourself and with others. Let's face it, many of us have discovered something about ourselves or those around us that may leave us with ugly feelings. Do your best to be nonjudgmental with yourself and others because all of our coping skills are being tested. It takes time to discover how we can accept that our "best" in the COVID world should not be compared to what our "best" was pre-COVID. This is new territory for everyone. And if you find yourself in a position where you want additional support to navigate a skillset specific to changes related to COVID know that WTC would be happy to assist you or provide you with options for other providers to best meet your needs.