For all of us, the coronavirus pandemic has added layers of new stress. We are facing change, loss, uncertainty, anger, anxiety, grief, and more… on top of the responsibilities and challenges we already had in our family, work, financial, and personal lives. You may be observing patterns in yourself or your family more clearly thanks to additional time at home, and realizing it’s important to make things better. You may notice tension creeping up on you in different ways such as trouble sleeping, trouble concentrating, irritability, more frequent worries, or more drinking, for example. If you are feeling that you are getting to the end of your rope and need help NOW – good news, help is here.
We are thankful that we can provide you with online therapy at this time. Governor Pritzker issued an executive order which defines mental health treatment as an essential service, and required all insurance companies in Illinois to pay for this service during the quarantine. If you are without insurance, just let us know and we will still find a way to assist you. Whether your life has been recently upended, or there is something that has been bothering you for a long time, our professional mental health services can help you develop inner strength, wisdom, and peace in your own situation.
Research shows video counseling sessions to be equally effective as in-person appointments, as long as you are not experiencing severe crisis or psychosis. Kids and teenagers usually take to this well and often enjoy showing off their pets and rooms. We have a HIPAA-compliant (extremely private and protected by law) platform that ensures the confidentiality of your online sessions, and we can assist you with creating privacy on your end as well. The therapists at Flourishing Lives are standing by, ready to offer support and expert guidance right where you are. You don’t need to navigate these stressful times alone.