NEW YORK, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The members of The Online Counseling Directory (www.onlinecounseling.com) are gravely concerned regarding the increase in world wide anxiety levels related to recent political changes. The press has given this phenomenon a name: Trump Anxiety. As a result, we have decided to volunteer our time to provide a free service.
Beginning almost 2 years ago as the US presidential campaign began to heat up, mental health professionals noticed an increase in anxiety levels in their clients. We coached our clients on how to interact with family members during holiday visits and we worked with them to prevent work place conflicts due to political disagreements. We watched as their friends were lost from Facebook and we all gradually retreated to our own online bubbles.
As has been reported, the level of anxiety and fear increased after the election's surprising result, the chaotic transition and now the huge changes since the inauguration. Combined with global events like Brexit, the French Presidential election and other similar events, we have never seen the world wide level of anxiety at this level.
These issues are bipartisan. Our liberal clients fear that we are headed toward chaos and fascism and our conservative clients feel disrespected, angry – and sometimes…conned.
Therefore the members of The Online Counseling Directory are launching the "Anti-Political-Anxiety Campaign". We are offering 2 free anti-anxiety sessions to anyone who is struggling with uncomfortable levels of worry related to global political changes. It is our way of giving back to the world and perhaps reducing the overall level of fear with basic coping skills and fear reduction techniques.
The Online Counseling Directory is a global listing service for psychotherapists who provide counseling using technology. ( Skype Therapy / Tele-Mental Health). Through our unique search tool, our goal is to offer trained and certified therapists to the clients who are in need of their services and prefer to meet with their provider online. We also provide a strong educational component to our members – teaching them how to provide their services in an ethical and legal manner.
The Anti-Political-Anxiety Campaign began on Monday April 24th.
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SOURCE The Online Counseling Directory