SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In his blog, “How to Manage ‘Shelter in Place’ Anxiety,” San-Francisco-based clinical psychologist and founder of Good Therapy SF, Thomas McDonagh, Psy.D., provides an innovative and healing approach to help reduce the growing and heightened pandemic-induced stress, anxiety, and panic impacting both his clients and locale San Franciscans.
With statewide 'stay at home' orders becoming more prevalent across America, more people are working from home, losing jobs, and feeling increasingly isolated from friends and family, not to mention cabin fever. In his blog, McDonagh points out that “the gravity of COVID 19 forces us to reassess what we thought was possible, and work to accept a new reality.” He adds that, “anxiety is a natural part of this acceptance process. However, it does not have to be unmanageable.”
According to McDonagh, making anxiety more manageable necessitates the following:
- Understanding the three parts of anxiety.
- Focusing on what you can control.
- Deconstructing anxiety thoughts.
But, while anxiety is discomforting, McDonagh concludes his blog noting, “the impact of the COVID 19 Coronavirus is devastating, and anxiety is a natural response. Maintaining normal levels of anxiety is equally as important as keeping yourself and others safe. Too much panic causes thinking errors and impulsive decision making.”
For more information, about Dr. McDonagh, Good Therapy SF, and the “How to Manage Shelter in Place Anxiety” blog, please go to www.goodtherapysf.com.
ABOUT DR. MCCDONAGH AND GOOD THERAPY SF
Thomas McDonagh, Psy.D., is a leading San Francisco-based clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, and founder of Good Therapy SF. In his practice located in San Francisco's financial district, McDonagh helps people with anxiety, stress, burnout, and other issues using treatments that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques supported by current research. He is also the co-author of 101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety: Simple Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks (Ulysses Press July 5, 2016).