Difficult situations in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood are common triggers, particularly stressful or traumatic experiences, and genetic predisposition may lead to issues with anxiety and depression appearing to have increased by the Covid-19 pandemic. It is noteworthy that there may be common denominators of thoughts, feelings, physical and emotional symptoms among individuals, and most importantly, the experience of the pandemic.
Studies have demonstrated, two years after the pandemic, an increase in mental health symptoms of all ages and common concerns such as loneliness, isolation, trauma, relationship issues, grief or loss of someone or something, coronavirus, politics, and the news. Children and adults Individuals may identify with symptoms from the onset of the pandemic, having Covid-19, and individuals experience increased mental health symptoms overall and seeking support as the stigma for needing help has been significantly reduced. It is noteworthy to mention there is an increase in high-risk behaviors, including addiction. See the link at the bottom of the page for research studies.
At G & P Connections 2 Wellness LLC, licensed mental health counselor Gerri M. Parrish, LPC, CAADC, helps individuals and family members gain insight into their personal and individualized experiences of the pandemic, understanding pre-during-post pandemic and their mental health today. Reach out to help you decide if working together could potentially be a good fit for the support you and or your family need. Contact by use of this website.
Gerri uses a collaborative approach with each individual using an intake assessment, evidence-based screens, individualized scaling, counseling techniques, and talks to gain insight into individual needs and treatment. Gerri will focus on developing a rapport to build a connection as a therapeutic foundation for treatment.
Every person receives a customized counseling experience. Gerri works with the individual, family, and other professionals (if needed) to collaborate and determine treatment goals and stage of recovery. Gerri listens and validates personal experiences, uses evidenced based screens, monitoring and self-report, and collaborate with individual to develop tailored treatment solutions. This may include cognitive behavioral interventions, cognitive and emotional skills, and coping strategies based on individual needs. Gerri may include and incorporate breathing, mindfulness exercises, relaxation techniques verbal and written journaling. Mindfulness workbooks such as growth mindset and journals are typically used with preadolescents and adolescents to explore pandemic changes or simply for mindfulness insight.
Gerri may work with caregivers and family members, providing education, parenting tips, and resources and working together to navigate treatment solutions. If medication is considered, Gerri may assist you in locating and collaborating with medication treatment providers.
Gerri works with individuals and families to gain insight into healthy strategies and safety precautions for preventing and managing Covid.
If you are seeking treatment and support from someone who has the experience, a compassionate demeanor, counseling skills, looking to “promote emotional health, instill hope and inspire a healthier sense of well-being,” contact Gerri Parrish LPC, CAADC, at G & P Connections 2 Wellness LLC, using the website.