Apr 12, 2020 | By: Dr. Melissa Hudson, LMFT-Supervisor
Times are uncertain...a colossal understatement, I know. And it can seem that the best thing to do is hunker down and wait for it to pass. But I am going to encourage you to pay particular attention to your mental health and emotional needs at this time. Taking care of you and your relationship is important to allow you to manage the various roles you are juggling in your life: parent, teacher, employee, financial planner, house manager, pet manager and so on.
It's not uncommon to feel hopeful one day and defeated the next. It's not uncommon to feel significantly more anxiety than you have before. Working with a therapist can help with this, and it's super important. Anxiety is the portal through which more serious mental health concerns always pass first. Managing anxiety is also an area that can be improved upon with some deliberate attention and assistance from an anxiety pro (like me).
So please, I implore you to reach out. Most of us are working online through video conferencing, and there are all insurance options and price points of therapists. There is no reason not to seek assistance. Part of my job is to help you find qualified clinicians, even if you are not my client. Truly, reach out, I'm here. It'd be my pleasure to help you in any way I can.
About the author: Dr. Melissa Hudson is a couple's therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist in the DFW area since 2012. She offices near the Shops of Legacy in West Plano, conveniently located to serve the communities of The Colony, McKinney, Allen, and Frisco. She also specializes in working with those contending with depression and anxiety as well as a wide spectrum of other psychological concerns you can learn about here. Her passion is working with couples to rekindle love, desire, and relational stability.