The covid-19 pandemic is causing almost everyone anxiety. But for therapy clients who were already anxious, it's making symptoms much worse. Therapist and author Jonah Paquette shares the two biggest things he's doing to help them.
Jonah Paquette, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical Training for a large program at Kaiser Permanente in the San Francisco Bay Area. He’s the author of Real Happiness: Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace, and Well-Being, and The Happiness Toolbox.
As Jonah mentions, two of the biggest things therapists can do for clients anxious about the pandemic is to normalize and validate what they're feeling. From there, he adds, you can help them develop concrete strategies to regain a sense of agency, and even grow and make meaning from the anxiety they're experiencing.
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