how to keep calm covid 19

Since the country has come out of quarantine, many of us feel more anxious.

Back in early May, nearly three out of four Americans already felt the country was reopening too quickly — and with the number of COVID-19 cases now rising again in Orange County, we’re hearing from many of you that stepping back into your old pre-quarantine lives actually feels scarier than ever before.

This is completely normal and to be expected. But it also means that caring for one’s mental health has become critical. We all have bad days and can feel vulnerable to feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed at any given time.


grief social distancing at home

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing have created a strange new world for all of us — and for many, it hasn’t been easy.

Yet even if we’ve been lucky enough not to have lost loved ones, what we have lost is still real. From regular playdates for our kids to get-togethers with family, coworkers, and friends, we collectively feel the impact of what COVID-19 has temporarily taken away from our lives.

online vs traditional counseling

So, you’ve thought about seeing a therapist for a while now and have decided to take the plunge. Congratulations! We are here to help. The next thing for you to consider is the means you want to use for your therapy sessions: online counseling vs. traditional counseling.

ochp pros cons online counseling

Online counseling, also known as telehealth, makes it easier than ever before to reach out and get the psychological help you need. Still, you might have several questions, many of which boil down to one: What are the pros and cons of online counseling?

Does My Insurance Cover Online Counseling?

Living through the current COVID-19 emergency has proven difficult for many of us. Not only are we worried about our physical health and that of our families, but the stress of financial challenges and general uncertainty can make it hard to cope. You may have thought about getting online counseling to help sort things out — and if so, you’ve likely wondered if it’s covered by insurance.