Many individuals who experience infection with the COVID-19 virus undergo symptoms for several days or weeks, but then feel better and are able to return to their previous activities.
However, others endure what is now termed “Long Covid” or “Long Haul Covid.” In addition to continuing medical symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, these individuals often experience mental health and emotional difficulties, like:
• memory issues
• chronic fatigue
• “brain fog”
• decreased mood
• lack of motivation
• sleep problems, and
• anxiety and/or depression
Therapy services are available to help long-haulers overcome the obstacles that get in the way of improving their ability to sleep, stay on track, have more drive and cope with “brain fog.” Strategies are introduced in sessions and practiced between sessions to see what works best to decrease symptoms and distress.
If you or a loved one are experiencing these challenges and would like to consider counseling services, contact the WCPA office, (314) 275-8599.
Angela Cook, MSW, LCSW has 25 years of clinical social work experience helping children, teens, adults and seniors find peace within themselves and their relationships. She has extensive training and experience helping clients empower themselves in successfully resolving issues related to trauma, attention deficit, anxiety, depression, OCD and regulating emotions. She also provides presentations on trauma and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Angela strives to establish a strong therapeutic alliance built on trust and respect, which in turn helps the collaborative process be much more personalized. Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Stimulation, and Trauma Focused therapeutic modalities are used.