The PHL Therapy Collective is following the direction of the City of Philadelphia and temporarily moving to a telehealth model to continue to provide services to our clients. This isn't ideal as we value in-person contact within a setting that provides respite from the places where you sometimes live in the stress that needs discussion and perspective from a distance. But your health and wellbeing are our concern.
With anxiety and stress rising and the discomfort that may come with social distancing and isolation, for the remainder of the forced changes from the routine we are providing an additional more specialized service around coping with these very specific stressors and situation.
We know the cause of the increased anxiety and depression: It is a drastic change that was not well prepared for and this is forcing societal and cultural changes that are maybe 2 generations removed us today. And this runs counter to everything we believed.
One simple thing you can do during this crisis is to limit the amount of time you spend seeking out or passively taking in the news. There are good sources and bad sources of information. The CDC and WHO and your local government can keep you up to date on information you need to know to keep you safe. News outlets can help to make this information more accessible and provide perspective.
News outlets that are mostly providing commentary and opinions on how well or poorly the response is going are fueling the panic mindset and anxiety that you are feeling. If you are taking care of yourself, you are doing all you can to support yourself and those around you.
If you or someone you know could benefit from a different perspective, from a mind-body connection, and making changes to the way we assess what is going on around us, then please reach out. Sliding scale rates are possible.
3, 2, 1 ... Launch!
Welcome to the newly formed and soon to be growing Philadelphia Therapy Collective.