The Coronavirus Crisis Make Family Stress Worse
If you are struggling more than usual with worry for your family right now, you are not alone. Even if you or a loved one have not been personally affected by the virus, you may feel like you are sitting in wait for the other shoe to drop.
So many of us are worried about getting infected. You may fear that germs can be transmitted via surfaces, clothing, food or the air. There seems to be no definitive answers to your questions, which makes it difficult to know exactly how to keep your family safe. This feeling of being out of control is a parenting nightmare.
And, if you and your loved ones are safe, you might be sheltering at home together 24X7, and that brings a whole lot of stress in addition to already trying to manage challenging life traumas and events. These scary times may be making some difficult situations much worse for your family.
Helping you manage this additional stress and come out of this Coronavirus crisis intact as a family, is something I can currently do via online therapy.
Reach out if you would like to chat with me to see if working together at this time or in the future makes sense for you and your family.
S. Abigail McCarrel, LCSW, DCSW: Family Trauma Therapy
You are a parent and you want what is best for your children. At the same time, you may not have your parenting act altogether, but you do not want to be judged or shamed because of it.
So, how do you know if I can help you? I bring years of education, experience and out of the box thinking to my Family Trauma Therapy. Families become stronger as parents become stronger.
Families are Where the Action Is!
Since trauma and strife thrive in secrecy, I welcome and encourage everyone involved to join us for family therapy. If it would be helpful, even extended family and family friends may have a seat at the table. Yes, cliché as sounds, “it takes a village.”
Check out my option for In-Home Family Therapy for busy families.
We move to the challenges in the family and learn how to turn hurtful messages around, clearing the way for empathy and compassion.
From the kitchen, we might move to the living room for a family activity. We will work on increasing understanding, closeness and connection.
In order to stabilize difficult behaviors, we will collaborate to solve problems, create new structure and routines, and establish traditions and rituals. Through consistent and nurturing interactions, family members will learn to trust and heal, allowing you to enjoy the family that you have created.
Contact Abby for Family Trauma Therapy
I provide an In-Home Family Therapy (Home-Based Family Counseling) option to Pasadena, Glendale and Arcadia, California, as well as the surrounding areas of the San Gabriel Valley.
If you are ready to put your family stress and trauma in its place and fill the next chapter in your family scrapbook with cherished memories, then click the Contact Abby box to send me an email. We can schedule the best time to talk.
Or, to get started more quickly, I invite you to call me to schedule a Free 20-minute phone consultation at (626) 755-4059!
I meet with parents in my Arcadia office for the first session. I want to make sure there is a good fit before I am introduced to your children.
I have a subspecialty in Post-Adoption Family Therapy for those families on that life-long journey and I am a certified provider for Family Therapy with Gifted Children. through SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted).
LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy is a core value of my practice.
You can get to know my style by reading my blog, Connected Family Fun, LA. I share ways to have fun with the family while making deeper connections.
Ultimately, when you “give voice” to even the youngsters in your family, wonderful things can happen. The journey to healing is one call away.