Jane Benjamin, Ph.D., Clinical Director
As the reality of Coronavirus (COVID-19) became clearer over the past weeks, life as we know it came to a crashing halt. We are all in the process of getting acclimated to this new and disorienting version of “normal.”
Suddenly we are largely home bound, children home full time and routines interrupted in all ways. To say that this is a stressful and difficult time is a glaring understatement. For some people who were already struggling with various mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and phobias, to name a few, this national emergency has thrown their symptoms into high gear. For other people who may have rarely or never dealt with these issues, symptoms may suddenly be emerging and this can be frightening. In addition, the stress within families can reach a boiling point when everyone is home and unable to leave. And the loneliness for those who live alone can be overwhelming.
Although our physical offices are temporarily closed during this crisis, the staff at The Counseling Center is continuing to see clients through remote platforms. And we are answering our phones and replying to emails on a daily basis.
We are here to answer questions and offer recommendations and referrals while our offices are closed. Please feel free to reach out: 914-793-3388 ext. 122 or email at Jane Benjamin, Ph.D.