How to Help Your Student During Stay at Home Orders in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

How to Help Your Student During Stay at Home Orders in Franklin, MA (Norfolk County)

The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted schedules throughout Franklin. Shelter in Place orders have brought novel problems our Norfolk County is working hard to overcome. While we are all struggling with working from home for the first time, juggling loneliness and boredom, and deciding how many times ordering take-out is acceptable, students face their own unique challenges.

Until recently, students’ lives revolved around going to school. Their friends were at school. Their hobbies were at school. Their future was being built, at least partly, on the day-in, day-out routine of school. With coronavirus forcing schools to switch to online learning, many students are feeling isolated, anxious, and lonely. Much of what they knew was stripped from them in a matter of weeks.

If your student is struggling emotionally, academically, or behaviorally, Thriveworks Franklin MA offers online therapy so your student can receive the help they deserve while practicing social distancing. COVID-19 calls for caution, but we can still continue to thrive. If you want to schedule a telehealth therapy session, call (617) 360-7210 today.

What Are Some of the Struggles Facing Students Today?

The current K-12 students are facing higher levels of anxiety and depression than any generation before, and that was before the coronavirus pandemic hit. No doubt, our students are resilient. They are adaptable. With time, they will overcome this new challenge.

That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the steps to ease the transition for them. Thriveworks Franklin online therapists have worked with students of all ages for years. Switching to online therapy is yet another adjustment we have to make, but the research says:

Online therapy is just as effective as in-person counseling.

Some students might find previous mental and behavioral health issues exacerbated by the shelter in place order. Others are facing new problems they have little experience coping with. All students deserve the chance to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic with a stronger sense of self and a belief that they can truly overcome anything.

Thriveworks Franklin has seen students in Norfolk County for reasons like:

  • Loneliness
  • Anxiety around how COVID-19 will affect their future
  • Depression
  • Worsening symptoms of eating disorders
  • Trouble adapting to online schooling
  • Boredom or restlessness
  • Coronavirus fear and anxiety
  • Feeling isolated from friends and passions; loss of self

The experiences of a child, adolescent, and teenager are all different, and each student will react to the coronavirus differently. Online therapy is a way to meet them where they are at, no matter what.

What Is Online Therapy?

Also known as telehealth therapy, online therapy is a way to bring all the benefits of counseling to you virtually. This virtual therapy is conducted in two ways:

  • Video Therapy: Your Franklin therapist will send you a link to follow at the scheduled online therapy time. All you need is a comfortable spot and a phone, laptop, or iPad!
  • Phone Therapy: Your Franklin therapist will call you at the scheduled online therapy time. It’s really as easy as that!

Online therapy is not difficult to learn or use. Our Norfolk county counselors are skilled at the technology and can help you through every step.

When it comes to your student, virtual therapy is just another tool they can use to adjust, adapt, and conquer. Online therapy offers many benefits, including:

  • Comfortable: Grab your favorite beverage and get cozy, because you don’t even have to leave your room for this counseling session.
  • Convenient: It’s easy to cancel and move appointments when they’re virtual. Without drive time and waiting room time, there’s a lot less to worry about.
  • Safe: With the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual therapy is a necessity to staying safe. Beyond the physical safety of online therapy, the distance can actually make clients feel more safe and secure. Being surrounded by things that comfort you can make it easier to open up and will expediate the counseling process.
  • Beneficial: Virtual therapy has all the same benefits as in-person counseling, and for some people, especially students, the virtual aspect of online therapy makes counseling even more beneficial.

Students in elementary, middle, and high school are all facing huge changes in their routine and a lack of important stimulus. Video counseling or phone counseling with a Franklin online therapist can help students cope with the changes around them and continue to thrive. To schedule an online therapy appointment today, or to ask any questions, call (617) 360-7210.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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