Update: While COVID is in retreat and quarantine restrictions are lifting, we are still providing teletherapy and video chat therapy in addition to in-person therapy at our offices in Tribeca and Park Slope, Brooklyn. Perhaps the biggest legacy of the pandemic for our practice has been our increased ability to offer remote therapy, which we dedicated ourselves to at a time when fear and uncertainty were present not only for our patients but for us as therapists. Because of this, we find it meaningful to look back at this page that was written during that time:
Even During Self-isolation, Teletherapy And Online Therapy Can Be Meaningful Connections
So many New Yorkers we talk to in our phone therapy sessions and video therapy sessions are struggling right now–trying to not let their relationships stagnate, fighting against inertia and continuing to grow in their partnerships, and just generally, attempting to remain sane during unprecedented times. As one of our therapists recently explored, being isolated with someone isn’t the same as intimacy. And being stuck at home isn’t an excuse to let your relationships suffer.
Online therapy and phone therapy sessions can help New Yorkers be social while social distancing. Our video conferencing therapists can help you work through the ways that you are getting stuck and regressing into old ways of relating, particularly during quarantine. We will also find ways for you to continue to cultivate and grow your relationships, even in isolation.
Staying Social Through NYC Online Therapy Sessions Is An Easy Transition For Kids And Teens
Staying social while social distancing in NYC teletherapy and video chat therapy is particularly easy for kids and teens to understand. Online therapy with kids and teens is generally a smooth transition because they have been using Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom and FaceTime for years to stay social. Drawing on these skills now, they are able to maintain their emotional growth in web-based therapy sessions.
Transitioning To Being Social Remotely May Be Tougher For Adults: Online Therapy Can Help
However, it may be harder for adults to stay social in their relationships during quarantine. They may be struggling to keep a new relationship afloat while self-isolating in different parts of the city, leaning a bit too hard into work or letting their relationships fall apart with distance. New York is a unique city, and many New Yorkers lean on the city itself for support and have it do the work of being social for us.
And that is one of the ways online therapy in NYC is different. It means doing therapy with a remote therapist in New York who gets what it’s like to be in the most vibrant city in the world while it is on PAUSE. Our teletherapists know what it’s like to be in one of the most active and outgoing places at a time when we can’t be as active as before. Through this understanding, we not only get what patients are going through, but also how to help them continue to socialize while social distancing.