I can hear the question already. How can counseling help with a disease? While it can’t cure the physical virus, counseling can effectively help you walk through these times. Below are three ways that counseling can help.
With the mass hysteria surrounding the coronavirus, leading to many stocking up on toilet paper and hand sanitizer so much that every shelf that was supposed to contain these goods are now as barren as the Sahara Desert, it’s no wonder that anxiety is skyrocketing. The level of uncertainty surrounding this disease has grown to include not just health concerns but also worries about the future.
What happens if…? What if…? What about…? What’s going to happen now that…?
Does that sound like your mind? All of these questions and worries can throw you in a tailspin so that you don’t know which way is up.
Speaking to a counselor can help untangle your thoughts and help you make sense out of your experiences. Research shows that simply talking it out can have a calming effect on your mind. However, when you come to counseling, you don’t just get someone to talk to, you have a person who can employ cutting edge tools and techniques to help you banish that anxiety for good!
And seeing a Christian Counselor can help you connect with the One on whom we can cast our anxieties because of His care for us (1 Peter 5:7).
In addition to simply working to eliminate anxiety, a counselor can also provide the role of being a support for you.
Are you feeling more isolated than normal because of this outbreak? Are your fears dismissed by those who are close to you? Is it much harder to connect with people because of this?
We understand. When you enter our counseling office, you enter a judgement-free zone. You have our permission to exist as you are. Are you worried about what’s going to happen to the economy? Are you concerned about a sick loved one? Do you worry that you won’t be able to find toilet paper?
We want to listen to you and walk with you through these difficult times. We want to serve as a representative of the One who gives comfort in times of distress.
As the psalmist writes “You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you” (Psalm 32:7-8).
Lastly, if your worry over the corona virus is keeping you from leaving your home, then consider our telehealth platform. This brings the therapy session into your own home without having to invite someone over!
Modern technology has made it possible for counseling appointments to occur securely via video chat, or phone so you don’t have to fret about being in front of another person.
It’s also our way of meeting you where you are. Remember, you are in a judgement-free zone when you are with us, so if you don’t want to leave your house, you don’t have to!
At New Vision Counseling & Consulting, we want to help. Call or email us today at (405) 921-7776 or go to New Vision Counseling and Consulting to set up your first appointment. We look forward to helping you through this!
Dustin Walker, LPC
New Vision Counseling and Consulting