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Fear of the unknown. Nowadays, we all know the feeling. Managing uncertainty is no easy task.
I wanted to check in with all of our clients, and soon-to-be clients about what we are doing here at Couples Therapy Inc. to support you during these anxious and unprecedented times.
Spouses with anxiety or depression may be particularly vulnerable to fear of uncertainty.
This is a time when our overall anxiety is high. Be gentle with each other.
It’s important for all of us to be clear about the risks in our communities by staying informed with updates from trustworthy sources, like the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Everyone is talking about Coronavirus (COVID-19) right now and for a good reason.
Coronavirus is now a global pandemic, and although 80% of cases are relatively mild and most people under 50 have a meager mortality rate (0.2%), the mortality rate starts to rise for those over 50 and is very dangerous for patients over the age of 80.
It makes sense to be concerned about Coronavirus. We need to pay attention and take appropriate precautions. But we also need to effectively cope with the fear and anxiety that communities, families, and spouses, will endure as well.
“I want to lay my head down on you. Because you’re the only solid thing in this room.” Indigo Girls
We understand that these are troubled times. It’s human to have a fear of the unknown, and managing uncertainty isn’t easy.
All of us here at Couples Therapy Inc. are committed to supporting your desire for science-based online couples therapy assessments, online couples therapy, Discernment Counseling, and Hopeful Spouse Coaching. But we are no longer doing face-to-face intensive couples therapy, until the ongoing threats of this pandemic pass.
Unlike many couples therapists, we don’t have to suddenly shift from working face-to-face with couples to working online.
For the past 7 years, Couples Therapy inc. has been a pioneer in online couples therapy and converting to intensive online work will be a minor transition as we perfect that particular format.
Couples Therapy Inc. uses the most reliable and robust online telehealth platform; the HIPPA compliant version of Zoom.
For our marriage retreat clients, we’d like to discuss why we’ve taken this precautionary step:
The choices you make today matter. Each person you come in contact with is likely to have come in contact with many other people. No one is immune. Our staff will work with you to reschedule your couples therapy intensive or discuss the possibility of conducting the intensive with you both online.
Unlike most couples therapists, we’ve actually field-tested couples therapy intensives online in anticipation of situations just like this!
The staff and couples therapists at CTI are here for you. If you’re overwhelmed by fear of the unknown, reach out to us.
We will all get through this together.
Daniel is a Marriage and Family Therapist. He currently sees couples at Couples Therapy Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, three seasons in Cummington (at the foothills of the Berkshires...) and in Miami during joint retreats with his wife, Dr. Kathy McMahon. He uses EFT, Gottman Method, Solution-focused and the Developmental Model in his approaches.
We schedule three double sessions with you in total. You complete an extensive online relationship questionnaire. In that final meeting, we spend almost two hours with you explaining, from a science perspective what's working in your relationship, what's not, and how to fix it.
It's all done online, either week-by-week or over a weekend.