With the COVID-19 pandemic raging on with no real end in sight, you may understandably be trying to figure out what to do with yourself. In fact, you may have a lot of feelings going on at the moment. If this is the case for you or even if not, there are many ways that a counselor would be able to help you during the pandemic. Get to know some of the benefits of seeing a counselor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, you can schedule your first counselor appointment right away if any of these benefits hit home with you.
A Counselor Can Help with Your Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common reactions to the pandemic situation. It can be anxiety-inducing to think that there is this invisible thing (the disease) that can essentially come and get you and possibly kill you. When you can't see the danger, it is even scarier in many cases.
Most people are feeling some level of anxiety in the pandemic. However, if yours is high all the time and/or is negatively impacting your life, seeing a counselor can help. You will work with the counselor to identify the sources of your anxiety as well as develop coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with it in your daily life.
A Counselor Can Help with Your Trauma
What many people do not realize is that the pandemic is a traumatic event. A trauma is a disturbing, distressing, or another significantly negative event in a person's life. And a pandemic counts. People are scared. People are dying. This is traumatic whether you know someone who has been affected directly by the disease or not.
Trauma can be complicated, and it can be next to impossible for you to process and deal with your trauma yourself. Counseling is a way of dealing with trauma. In trauma counseling, you will start to unravel how your trauma is impacting your daily life. Maybe you have started lashing out in anger at people around you at the drop of the hat. Or, maybe you have become lethargic and unmotivated (two signs of depression).
Whatever your reactions to the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be able to suss them out in counseling and then address both those reactions and the underlying trauma itself to heal and grow. You will learn to cope with the trauma effectively.
Knowing these benefits of seeing a counselor during the pandemic, you can schedule your first counseling appointment right away.
Contact a counselor today for more information.