Taking Care of Your Mental Wellness During Coronavirus in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

Taking Care of Your Mental Wellness During Coronavirus in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

As the coronavirus continues to disrupt normal life, you may be feeling overwhelmed. What we all were hopeful would only be a few weeks of quarantine has turned into a complete shift of our day-to-day routine. As our leaders start to implement small steps to lift restrictions while keeping us safe, the anxiety of the unknown can escalate.

Thriveworks Franklin will continue to be by your side and face each new challenge as it comes. We don’t know the future, but we do know one key thing:

You are not alone, and together, we will get through this.

That statement is built on years of experience seeing clients who are facing what they think will be the one challenge they can never overcome. It’s happened in our lives, too. Yet every time, we overcome. The coronavirus presents new, unique challenges to our Franklin community. Together, they are challenges we can overcome. To ask questions or schedule an online therapy session today, call (617) 360-7210.

How to keep yourself mentally healthy during the coronavirus

Maybe you’ve already binge-watched your favorite TV shows, read all your books, and cleaned every nook and cranny. Now what?

Anxiety in children, adolescents, and adults is common during the coronavirus. The unknown factored with the disruption of normal life and isolation is a breeding ground for looping thoughts, loneliness, overwhelm, restlessness, and coronavirus fear. If you are concerned you or a loved one is experiencing anxiety, call one of our licensed Franklin therapists or read one of our articles that take an in-depth look at adult and teen anxiety.

Thriveworks Franklin is here for you. We offer online counseling through either telephone counseling or video counseling. If the coronavirus is making you feel overwhelmed, you don’t have to stay in that anxious state. There are healthy coping mechanisms we can use to stay mentally healthy during the coronavirus. Here are some ways our Norfolk County therapists suggest:

  • Limit your news-watching time: As safety protocols are changing again, we understand the importance of staying up to date of the latest recommendations and restrictions. Thriveworks Franklin recommends three, 10-minute sessions from a reputable news source. Schedule the times, and outside of those times, don’t peek! The news is important, but it also plays a big role in aggravating coronavirus fear.
  • Stay active: What if every hour, you did 2-5 minutes of light workouts? It could be squats, going for a walk, or whatever else you want! The key is to make your activity goal Anxiety can make it harder for your body to recover from a hard workout, so keep it easier.
  • Try something new: Most of us are craving normality again. This is a normal reaction to feeling overwhelmed. While it’s important to find things that comfort you, it’s also important to keep our brains active and learning. Research tells us that people who engage in stimulating brain activities, like a puzzle, reading a book, or doing something new, are mentally and physically healthy. Align activities with your passions. Staying safe at home doesn’t have to be boring!
  • Find a routine that works: While keeping your brain flexible is important to mental wellness, so is having a routine. For some, having a routine is paramount for feeling safe. Just because your routine is different now doesn’t mean it has to be uncomfortable. Wake up at the same time on the weekdays, make your coffee, and sit down to do some work. Be gentle with yourself, times are overwhelming, and you may not be as productive as you used to be. That’s okay!
  • Reach out! When in doubt, reach out. Reach out to friends, family, acquaintances, and a counselor. Thriveworks Franklin is serving Hockomock through comprehensive online therapy.

Social distancing can lead to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Get ahead of the matter by engaging in self-care and talking to a counselor.

How Thriveworks Franklin Can Help You During the Coronavirus

There comes a point when all the home remedies can’t get you out of a funk. That’s okay! This happens to everyone at different points. When it comes down to it, the truth is simple:

You deserve to be happy and feel safe. If you don’t, a counselor can help.

Thriveworks Franklin in Norfolk county has many licensed, professional counselors with experience in all kinds of scenarios. There is not a concern too big or too small for our therapists. When it comes to the coronavirus, there are many things we might talk about in a video therapy or telephone counseling session.

  • Adult Anxiety: It happens to all of us and is nothing to be ashamed of! You have a lot on your plate right now and talking to someone can help relieve some of that pressure.
  • Teen Anxiety: We have online therapists who are specialized in therapy for teenagers. Teenagers process and feel in different ways than adults and deserve a specialized teen online therapist.
  • Coping with Isolation: It’s getting to the point where social distancing and isolation feel normal. Sometimes this can mean we are getting comfortable living with dangerous levels of anxiety and depression. If you are feeling in a funk, it’s always better to get ahead of an issue by talking to an online therapist.
  • Coronavirus Fear: We all have different fears around the coronavirus and different ways to deal with them. Learn how to regain control over your coronavirus fear by talking to a Thriveworks Franklin remote counselor. We understand! It’s a scary world out there right now, but you don’t have to be ruled by fear.
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT is an incredibly useful tool used by therapists to uncover negative thoughts and replace them with positive, true thoughts. CBT can be used to treat anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-worth, trauma, eating disorders, and virtually anything else. Our counselors combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with other expert counseling methods to create a therapy process that is unique and designed to fit you.

To stay safe, we stay inside. To stay physically healthy, we can stay active and eat healthy foods. To stay mentally healthy, we need to apply the same energy as we do to staying safe and physically healthy. Thriveworks Franklin is open today to answer any of your questions or to schedule an appointment today. Call us at (617) 360-7210 or schedule online.

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Insight and Support

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I was pleased with the quick and easy access to services through the Thriveworks website. My own HMO had a long process and wait list during these times of Covid. I chose Jane Eagles to work with because I wanted a mature therapist with lots of experience. She was able to tune right into my situation and my goals for the sessions. She raised great questions for me to consider and always took time to reiterate the main takeaways of our time together. I appreciated her wisdom and clarity as well as her sense of humor.
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Opened a New World of Healing

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I can't speak any more highly of Thriveworks. Mikkah has truly been such an important person in my life since I started coming to therapy. I was skeptical at first, knowing that "the first therapist you see may not be the right 'fit' for you," but I was lucky enough to have immediately clicked with Mikkah. It took a bit of time for me to really open up and start to dig deep in my own emotion, but Mikkah was so patient and made me feel so comfortable. She truly has helped me identify a lot of different things I was feeling, but couldn't understand why. I originally came to therapy for adult ADD, recommended by my PCP, but I used therapy as a healthy outlet to start talking about things I have experienced that has caused my mental clarity to fog. Mikkah has truly been such a savior in my life and I can't express my gratitude I have for her. She is extremely professional but makes me feel so comfortable talking about literally anything - almost like we've been best friends for years, even though I just met her a few short months ago. I am so happy with how my therapy is going and I always leave a session feeling better than how I went in. Thank you Thriveworks and thank you especially to Mikkah! You are incredible!!
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Greg has made a difference in my life , he’s very understanding of what I’ve be through, makes suggestions to help me deal with my anxiety and depression. We are very blessed , to have him as our counselor, these past few years .
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Dr Jane Eagles

★★★★★
As a close professional colleague for 20 years I have seen Jane Eagles assist many children, adolescents, and families with a variety of life challenges achieve improved health and well being. Dr Jane Eagles is insightful, knowledgable, kind, patient, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
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Dr. Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is a highly skilled and experienced clinician who has worked with people of all ages. Combined with her empathy, dedication, and respect for those with whom she works, Jane has proven to be extremely effective in helping others work on and achieve their goals. Her professionalism is undisputed and I recommend Jane without any reservation.
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Jane Eagles

★★★★★
Jane is an experienced, dedicated counselor who has worked with all age groups. Her commitment to whomever she is assisting is exemplary. Her professionalism is of the highest quality; compassion, confidentiality and respect are at the forefront. A wonderful counselor who has my personal and professional admiration.
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Jim Gardner helped me immensely

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Jim helped me get through a rough patch in my life. He has a lot of wisdom from his past and his experience as a gay man. I came to him crying everyday and mopey, and by the end I had really seen a huge change in my overall mental health. I was not in the area for very long and he was excellent at making sure I got as much as possible from my limited number of sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to people in their early twenties struggling with their transition into adulthood as well as anyone struggling with general anxiety and depression. jó, én hiányozni fogom!
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Honest & Supportive

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Jim Gardner helped me through the darkest time in my life. He was direct & honest while being compassionate and supportive. It’s like talking to a life long friend. I felt like I could talk openly without judgement. So thankful for you Jim!
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Patient

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I wanted to chat to ask a question regarding insurance, a simple one I thought. The chat time said 2 minutes I waited longer and no response. A little discouraged now on getting a therapist.
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Comfort

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Having the pleasure of working with Ralphi, the first word that comes to my mind is comfort. When I think of Ralphi, my heart smiles. She is a talented and experienced therapist who makes every person that comes through her door feel hopeful. I have observed her in action with her clientele, collaborated with her on family therapy, and admire her immense knowledge of the human condition and difficulties. There is always a hopeful path to take in Ralphi's approach to life. Lucky are the clients who have her as their therapist!
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Reviews

★★★★★
I have been seeing JIM Gardner for quite some time. He is a wonderful counselor who listens and cares. He has been a great help to me with many of my family problems and anxiety.
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Todd Letitia is a great clinician!

★★★★★
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Letitia for over 10 years. He is a skilled clinician and offers his patients support and encouragement. He is a dedicated professional who has many years of experience in the field.
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Todd

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I've had the pleasure of having Todd as a clinical supervisor and he was great!! He's very knowledgeable, insightful and most importantly he loves what he does. He has always been professional and ethical. Wonderful person to work with.
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Todd Letitia

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I found Todd to be empathetic, understanding and receptive. He creates an environment where you can confide in someone without the fear of being judged.
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Todd Letitia

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Todd Letitia is an amazing clinician. He is extremely easy to talk to and makes you feel welcomed from day one.
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Dr. Greg Handel

★★★★★
I have experienced Dr. Greg Handel to be a uniquely empathic and sensitive psychologist who brings clarity and hope for the challenges we face in our life journeys. The warmth and confidence that he exemplifies in his interactions distinguish him as a remarkable mental health clinician. All of these positive attributes contribute to the inspiration that allows one to believe that facing challenges and changes is doable. I may not like the thought of changes, but I can see them as less intimidating when reminded of my own strengths and capabilities. Dr. Handel reminds me that although I may need to sharpen them from time to time, I own these tools for success and joy in my life.
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Dr. Gregory Handel

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel exemplifies the dignity and insight into human behavior that is required to provide caring and lasting help for others. His ability to listen and respond, to disstill often complex problems, and to offer a way forward is a welcome and refreshing approach. It can seem daunting today in our fast paced world to cut through the noise and listen to ourselves and our family and friends. Dr. Handel is someone I trust and I've always appreciated the feedback and support he provides.
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Dr. Handel – Exceptional Character

★★★★★
Dr. Gregory Handel is not only an exceptional psychologist but is an exceptional human being as well. Always going above and beyond to provide support, care, and love for those in need. This man exemplifies all the right qualities of a counselor, he is patient, listens intently, and is honest, always. No matter what struggle or conflict you may have endure or are enduring, Dr. Greg Handel will always do everything in his power to help you through it. Filled with compassion, empathy, and wisdom, there is no one in the therapeutic industry better qualified.
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