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  • Dr. Maria Pandolfi

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Updated: Aug 20

Have you visited my website before? You might be noticing that it looks different this time. That's because I've updated the site with new design, new features, and new content. I hope you like what you see, and easily find the information you are looking for.

If you haven't been to my website before, welcome! Looking for some help with a specific issue? You'll find the problems I specialize in addressed on their own pages of this website. And I'll look forward to hearing from you when you are ready for the kind of help I can provide.

It's likely that I have some good tips for coping with your struggles in my collection of blog posts. It's worth the time to browse the blog and get a reminder or learn something new. Want me to write about something I haven't thought of yet? Send me an email.

When you see friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors going through a rough time emotionally, I'd appreciate you suggesting they check out this website. Referrals are always welcome, and if I'm not the best counselor for the problem at hand, I can recommend a colleague who is.

Stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are five key practices to help you cope with stress and stay stronger during this crisis.

1. Limit your media exposure about the topic – Take breaks from watching, reading or listening to news stories about the pandemic, including social media.

2. Be good to your body – Mental health starts with physical wellness. Take care of your body. Get regular sleep and rest, eat healthy foods and stay physically active.

3. Manage your thinking – Your thoughts can be a powerful ally or formidable foe, perhaps now more than ever. Learn to manage your thinking in ways that support your well-being.

4. Create and follow a daily routine – Maintaining a daily routine can help both adults and children preserve a sense of order and purpose in their lives despite the unfamiliarity of isolation or sudden life change.

5. Connect with others – Schedule a virtual meeting with family and friends for a virtual happy hour. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious, talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Pandolfi Counseling Associates will provide additional tools to help manage overall stress and emotional challenges during this crisis.

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