Moving Online

In the current climate, shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic, therapists, like other professionals from the mental health field, are scrambling to adapt to the sudden transition of their services online.

Battered by this frenetic rush, many therapists may feel reluctant about the move. The pressure and an impending sense of urgency do not help the transition, which would otherwise be achieved over a longer period and in a more natural way.The Loss of the Couch, which I started implementing a decade ago (I am still well, thank you!), can feel more painful and frustrating: it happens in the middle of other losses that the pandemic has thrown at us.

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