Author: Diana Gordon, Psy.D.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many of our client report that they are finding comfort in nostalgia. Client are reconnecting with old friends, trying on old clothes, watching movies and TV they used to enjoy, and finding other ways to reconnect with happier times. Things that are familiar can help us feel safe and soothed during a time of crisis. If you're feeling overwhelmed, sad, or lonely, perhaps you can think of ways to reconnect with happier times. You may try rediscovering books or other media, getting takeout from restaurants you used to frequent, or even taking a walk in your old neighborhood. The New York Times explores ways of connecting with nostalgic memories that may help us cope better during this stressful time. Feel free to reach out to us for a phone consultation if you would like more support coping with the pandemic. We are all in this together.
Diana Gordon, Psy.D., Kari Kagan Psy.D., and Katie Leoni, Psy.D.
Drs. Gordon, Kagan, and Leoni practice psychotherapy in downtown San Francisco and Oakland. Their areas of expertise include anxiety, sleep, stress, depression, and addiction. They blog about these topics to provide research-based information about common problems and strategies to help manage them.