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Virtual Psychotherapy: what's it like? a video

Virtual psychotherapy is now the standard way of delivering services. If yu've been in therapy and switch from seeing yur therapist in person to seeing her online or on Facetime you may miss the personal presence and setting.  But you are grateful that your work continues with the person you trust and with whom you have developed a history.

If you are new to psychotherapy or new to the psychotherapist you are considering, what's it like to start work online? Your questions may include: 

1. What's it like to be with this person?
2. How will I feel with her?
3. I get a sense of a person when I am with them. How will I get that sense over a monitor?
4. I need support and warmth. Isn't virtual psychotherapy cold?
5. How can I share intimate personal information to a stranger on a screen?
6. How can she know me if she just sees my face on a screen?
7. What happens in online psychotherapy?
8. I need help. Can this kind of therapy work?

Bewildering grief or anger for no reason? The unrecognized sixth element.

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This is me, writing to you from my home office on Sunday afternoon.  Stay well.  Keep safe.

You and the people in your life are experiencing the anxiety, trauma, loss, fear and insecurities of this pandemic, politically volatile time. You access your power to cope in five ways. But one stressor may be missing from your awareness so how to cope is also missing. Here are the five you know about. The sixth comes later in this essay.

How Are You Holding Up? Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders emerging show us what we need now

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       We need our internal structure to hold, especially when we can't see ahead.

Values

We define ourselves by our personal values. We know who we are and live by our personal code. At least, that is what we convince ourselves.

But some of our values are what we wished we supported. Some of them are based on what we are told to support by respected others. And some of our values may be based on our fear of disapproval.

Why Start Psychotherapy?

face soul 3785539 340Shadows of the mind. Light and darkness. Active and passive. More in our depths that we can develop and use than we know.

People usually come to psychotherapy for the first time because they are in pain, bewildered and because everything they knew about problem solving no longer works for them. Going inside their psyches seems like the last option. Even then, they do not know what to expect. At first, they want to know how long it will take to fix their lives.

This is a normal response when a person is plunged into an unrecognizable

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JoannaPoppink Scared? Journal into your fear. Discover opportunity. Read Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating… https://t.co/OPEc0MCZz3
JoannaPoppink RT @RexChapman: Not all heroes wear capes. This is my America... https://t.co/1GXhuPTmB9
JoannaPoppink RT @kylegriffin1: BREAKING. Susan Collins: "In fairness to the American people, who will either be re-electing the President or selecting a…
JoannaPoppink RT @AlexMohajer: Senator Lisa Murkowski says she will not vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the election. “Fair is fair,” said the…
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