With the recent pandemic still ongoing, many families are finding themselves in closer proximity than ever before. Of course, every family is a little bit different, but the fact remains that for many people out there, the reality is that we’re in our homes the vast majority of the time. In the past, some family members would leave the house to go to work and others to go to school. Parents had hobbies that took them out of the house a couple nights a week. Kids were involved in school events.

At Two Rivers Counseling, we know that life is very different right now than it was last summer. That’s why we’re now offering family counseling sessions online in order to help make your life a little bit easier. Every family dynamic is different, but the truth is that sometimes people need space — and unfortunately that can be difficult to come by right now. Keep reading to learn more about what your family can do to ease tensions during COVID, or feel free to schedule an appointment today to speak with a licensed therapist.

How to Give Your Family Members Space When You’re All At Home

Having more than a couple of people in a home at any given time can feel like both a blessing and a curse. On the plus side, there’s always someone to talk to, and being at home means there’s always a new opportunity to bond with one another.

Of course, it also means having less freedom and privacy than you were used to. 

So what can your family do to make the most of the situation? Here are a few of our biggest tips to get you started.

Respect Privacy

One of the absolute best things you can do — whether we’re in the middle of a pandemic or not — is to respect one another’s need for privacy. Being alone at some point in the middle of the day is both good and necessary.

Come Up With a Schedule

Although it can feel like a chore, sitting down as a family to come up with a schedule for the week can be a smart move. This ensures that everyone gets to do something they want to do and it also allows you to have a conversation. Getting on the same page will mean less butting heads, less heated arguments, and less frustration all around, and that’s never a bad thing. 

Speak With a Family Counselor

At the end of the day, the truth is that we’re in an absolutely unprecedented situation. Nothing like this has happened before in our lifetime and it can be very difficult to adapt and to find a new normal. If you’re experiencing difficulty, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone. Millions of people are finding themselves in similar situations and feeling uncertain about where to turn. At Two Rivers Counseling, we believe that online family therapy is a wise decision. Having an unbiased professional who can offer honest, effective solutions for dealing with your specific situation can make all the difference in the world.

Schedule Your Virtual Therapy Session Today

In this climate, things can change on a daily basis, but our goal is to offer help to as many people who need it as possible. Although in the past, Dr. Post-Holmberg would walk through Forest Park with patients or sit in the comfort of the therapy room, we also want to expand to meet the needs of people during COVID. Our fully confidential online counseling sessions are the perfect answer.

Not sure what to expect? That’s okay! It’s important to remember that we’re all in this together. When you schedule an appointment with Dr. Post-Holmberg, no matter your situation, you can expect personal, professional, effective counseling. With an approach that’s based on listening deeply and carefully, you can rest assured that when you choose Two Rivers Counseling, you’ll be greeted warmly. You can learn more about Dr. Post-Holmberg, read about getting started in therapy, or contact us with any questions you may have. 

Ready to schedule an appointment? Click here to book an appointment online and rest assured that our goal is to not only help your family get through this difficult time, but to thrive. We look forward to hearing from you!