I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have dedicated my life to supporting women and families that face the special challenges of anxiety, depression, and merging two families together.
This past week, I noticed an increase in anxious responses to the coronavirus. While much of
what is going on in our local, state, and the federal government is for public safety, it is important
to have some tangible tools in place in this time of a global pandemic.
School closures, professional athletic teams suspending play, concerts canceled, and county
limits on the size of social, cultural, and worship gatherings. With daily updates on the spread
of the virus many of us rightfully so are anxious about what this means, how we should care
for our families, and the next steps.
Any time there is something that happens on a global scale such as this that is out of our
control it’s completely normal to be anxious, but I believe that it is important to take care of
yourself and do as many things as you can so that your anxiety doesn’t become
overwhelming for you. I wanted to share some tips to help manage any anxiety you might be
During this time, I also encourage you to engage in spiritual practices that will replenish your
soul, spend time reconnecting with your family if you all are home together, and most
importantly be kind to yourself. Using the tips provided above, and others you may have
received will help decrease anxiety your feeling and help foster a sense of gratitude for life
over the next few weeks. Be safe, and be well.