Covid-19 and Our Practice
This is an unprecedented time. With the pandemic continuing, your health and well-being are our top priority at Path to Hope Counseling. We are committed to your continued care and plan to make every effort to help you to continue with your treatment.
For the safety and health of you and our Clinicians, Path to Hope Counseling will only be offering therapy sessions through video or phone until further notice. As of January 2021 cases in our state are still rising and we want to continue to minimize risk and keep you safe. We are offering video through our secure, HIPPA compliant platform which you can easily through a safe and secure link that we send all clients. We will be re-evaluating when we will add some face to face sessions in the office in January 2021. We will continue to monitor the percent of infection in the county and determine when it is best to offer face to face sessions again. You are welcome to visit our Video Counseling page by clicking here for more information
The world can feel full of uncertainty as we all try to navigate this pandemic together. It can also bring up feelings of worry, anxiety and depression. Please know we are here for you and want to provide the best treatment possible to help you build resilience and be able to cope through this challenging time. We are in this together and hope we can be a beacon of hope and light through this dark time in our world.
I recommend all of our clients to check out this online booklet on "Managing Anxiety and Fears during COVID-19."
If you are a new client, you can click here for the patitent portal to schedule your first appointment
RESOURCES FOR COVID 19:
North Carolina Coronavirus hotline:
(888) 892-1162 – (or call 211)
TTY: (800) 735-0533
Text COVIDNC to 898-211 for updates (North Carolina).
“Critical Workers Seeking Child Care Options” hotline:
National Domestic Violence Hotline
TTY: (800) 787-3224
Information from Official Sources
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
COVID Grants for Artists and Black Business Owners
I created two grants, one for artists (https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/artists/) and one for Black or minority business owners (https://www.annuityfreedom.net/financial-literacy/black-grants/).
Both are a combination marketing + micro grant. There is not currently a cap on the number of monthly marketing grantees. We're currently providing (1) $100 micro-grant each month per program.
-Jovan Johnson, Annuity Freedom.net
COVID-19 and Your Finances
Many Americans whose income has declined due to the COVID-19 are feeling the brunt of higher bank fees. Bankrate recently conducted a survey that showed those hit hardest by the pandemic paid four times more in bank fees, with minorities and millennials among the groups paying more than the average
Here’s the link:
Managing your Finances during Coronavirus
A Guide to COVID 19 and your Finances, What You Need to Know
Ways/tips to support and help LGBTQ-owned small businesses:
What Trans People Need to Know About Covid-19 (National Center for Transgender Equality)
Rehab 4 Addiction which serves as an online resource to people dealing with substance addiction. Here is some guidance for your mental health amid Coronavirus: https://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk/coronavirus/mental-health-coronavirus
Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Mental Health Treatment
Ark Behavioral Health
Covid-19 has impacted the lives of many in 2020. Unfortunately, that also includes the increase of those struggling with substance abuse and mental health by a staggering 40 percent according to the CDC. For that reason, we created a resource page that shares valuable information for those seeking help while battling addiction and co-occurring conditions.
On this page, you’ll find information on:
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use
List of mental health and addiction resources
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about telehealth
Caring for a loved one who is struggling
Click here for more information:
with locations across the country, dedicated to providing treatment to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In order to continue to assist those in recovery and decrease the spread of COVID-19, our team has launched a Teletherapy Program. Those is need now have access to one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services virtually with a licensed professional, improving their chances of a successful recovery.
Mental Health & Emotional Coping
‘FACE COVID’ (Dr. Russ Harris)
How to respond flexibly to the Corona crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap
‘FACE COVID’ is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Here’s a quick summary of the key steps
F = Focus on what’s in your control
A = Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings
C = Come back into your body
E = Engage in what you’re doing
C = Committed action
O = Opening up
V = Values
I = Identify resources
D = Disinfect & distance
Online Coronavirus Support Group
Free meeting open to all, hosted by Sophia Caudle, PhD, LCMHC-S, CSAT-S, CST
Weekly at 3 pm (eastern) – intherooms.com
And encouragement to seek support from trusted people in your life. Reaching out to friends we’ve lost touch with. Strengthening social connection and community in the midst of physical distancing.
When we rely only on curated social media feeds, it can start to feel like everyone else is doing great and we’re the only one struggling. Or that other people’s experiences of staying home are perfect, while ours are messy. But the reality is, it’s messy for most of us. And whatever emotions we’re feeling—they’re valid. It’s okay to acknowledge that this is a tough time. And we can also hold onto hope, find moments of calm, and do what we can to support ourselves and each other.