Resources During COVID-19 National Emergency

Online Therapy – New Clients – Explore online therapy as an alternative to in-person therapy. If you are interested in setting up an online therapy appointment, please contact our Client Care team at 215-382-6680 ext 1 or submit the contact us form and someone will reach out to you.

Online Therapy – Current Clients – Please complete the Online Therapy Consent Form and email it to your clinician. Communicate directly with your clinician to find out their availability and to determine the best way to proceed.

Click here to read Council for Relationships’ most recent updates on COVID-19

 

Recommendations from Council for Relationships’ Clinicians

Talking to Children About COVID-19 – Nina Fortuna, LMFT, Staff Therapist and Center City Office Director, provide guidance on how parents or caregivers can talk to children about COVID-19.

Couples Cohabitating During Quarantine – Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue, LMFT offers advice on how to live harmoniously with your spouse during the quarantine.

Loss, Acceptance and Action During COVID-19 – Staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Maura Dunfey, discerns the coronavirus pandemic, and the many ways it has disrupted people’s lives, as a shared loss that everyone is experiencing. She suggests that acknowledging the situation as a loss, and allowing ourselves to grieve, as the best route to acceptance.

Working from Home During COVID-19 – Staff Therapist, Briana Bogue, LMFT provides useful tips on how to work from home while, remaining productive, amid COVID-19.

How to Avoid Cabin Fever While Practicing Social Distancing – Staff Therapist, Dr. George James Jr., discussing how adhering to a schedule can help families avoid getting restless during social distancing.

Coping with COVID-19 – Dr. Jane Summers, Staff Psychiatrist and Director of the Women’s Psychological Health Services, offers beneficial ways to cope with COVID-19.

Coronavirus Anxiety: How to Cope During COVID-19 Pandemic – Staff Therapist, Dr. George James Jr., provides advice on how to find coping strategies to control anxiety during the Coronavirus public health crisis.

 

Government/Organization Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State of PA Health Department

State of NJ Health Department 

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) – Useful information for clients, staff and professionals on how to continue receiving or providing mental health services through telehealth technology.

Child Mind Institute – Supporting Families During COVID-19. Support for parents trying to balance work, child care, and self-care.

Headstrong – Helpful practices for veterans on how to maintain emotional and mental wellness during COVID-19.

Information For Pennsylvania Employees Impacted By COVID-19 – If you are employed in Pennsylvania and are unable to work because of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), you may be eligible for unemployment or workers’ compensation benefits. The Department of Labor & Industry will continue to provide important employment benefit updates as the situation evolves.

AlertPA – All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online on AlertPA.

Guilford Press – Resources for self-help, parenting, clinical practice, and teaching.

Uniformed Services University – COVID-19 behavioral health resources from the Center for Deployment Psychology

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) – COVID-19 resources and information guide

Mental Health America – Mental health and COVID-19 information and resources

Community Resource Connects – Search by zip code and find community services to support your family with food, utilities, transportation, and more.

 

Other Resources

Greater Good Magazine Six daily questions to ask yourself in quarantine

VirusAnxiety.com – care for your Coronavirus anxiety toolkit

Chicago Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home Across the Country

How to Talk to Children about the Coronavirus 

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Stress & Coping

Why Talking About Our Problems Helps So Much (and How to Do It)