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COVID-19: Therapy for Medical Professionals

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COVID-19 Resources for Medical Professionals

COVID-19: Therapy for Medical Professionals

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therapy for frontline healthcare workers

Healthcare workers are in a precarious position on the frontlines of the struggle against COVID-19. In China, Italy, and Spain, thousands of healthcare workers have been infected with the coronavirus. More than 150 healthcare workers in four Boston hospitals were reported to have been infected. 

Frontline healthcare workers are likely to experience fear, anxiety, anger, grief, depression, and feelings of helplessness and powerlessness. Many professionals are choosing to isolate themselves from family members to avoid potential transmission of the virus, thus eliminating important sources of social support. Frontline caregivers may also experience compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary stress, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to tax the American healthcare system and exact its toll on the mental health of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other direct care professionals.

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Can Help

I understand the unique mental health needs of frontline healthcare providers. As a former critical care nurse, I bring a perspective to the therapy room that other therapists lack. COVID-19: Therapy for Medical Professionals, incorporates a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), I can help you process grief and loss, explore fears related to risk of infection or transmission, and learn effective coping and self-care skills. 

I offer teletherapy and flexible hours to accommodate day, evening, and night shift workers.  Safeguarding your mental health is just as important as protecting your physical health.  Call 317-754-0808, or complete the contact form below to schedule an appointment, or to receive a free consultation phone call. 

Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, And Mental Health Challenges

Healthcare workers on the frontlines of the war against the Coronavirus are at an increased risk for developing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.  Under normal circumstances, many healthcare professionals face stress and burnout on the job, with rates in nurses reported to be as high as 40%.  The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased on-the-job stress exponentially.  Frontline healthcare workers are continually exposed to difficult situations and circumstances, leading to a predisposition for compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma that may manifest as physical or psychological health complications.

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Us Today

We are here for you.  You can reach us by telephone or email.  Simply complete the contact form to the right and a Counselor will contact you within one business day.  Or, you can call us at (317) 754-0808.