“Nearly half of all Americans feel that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on their mental health, according to a new poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation.”
Dr. Jennifer (Panning) Contarino spoke with Amanda Arnold for New York Magazine about she is coping with the coronavirus pandemic as a therapist. In this article, she talks about the transition to virtual therapy (telehealth), collective grief, and what advice she has for her clients.
“I’ve told clients that we need to acknowledge the small losses because they absolutely do matter, whether that means missing out on a sporting season or just normal routines. We took those things for granted because we could, and now we’re realizing that the small pleasures in life are good things, and we’ll probably appreciate them more when we’re able to go back to a semblance of a normal routine.”