|News: Dr. Wendy Wood interviewed by CTV News Montreal regarding offer of free therapy to people affected by COVID-19.|
|News: Dr. Wendy Wood appeared on CJAD Radio on May 8, 2020 to discuss mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen here.|
Free Therapy Sessions Available
Dr. Wendy Wood and Associates offers up to three free teletherapy sessions to front-line and other essential workers, as well as others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This offer is available until June 10, 2020. You qualify for this offer if:
- You are a front-line worker in health care or public security services
- You are an “essential worker” as defined by the Government of Quebec’s list of essential services and commercial activities
- Your income has been seriously affected due to layoff, loss of business, or other pandemic countermeasures
- You are not covered for psychological therapy by any insurance plan
- You are a resident of Quebec
Teletherapy can be conducted by telephone or video conferencing.
Supporting Front-line and Essential Workers
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unusual situation that few people were prepared for. Front-line and essential workers are particularly at risk of infection, but also of suffering psychologically. many of you are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. Please reach out now. We are here to help.
How to Arrange Your Free Sessions
Simply call or email to discuss.
Remember that this offer is intended for front line/essential worker and people experiencing financial difficulties due to the pandemic. It is offered as a community service for those who are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Call soon! There are limited spots available for this offer.
Tips for Successful Teletherapy
One of the biggest challenges of teletherapy during pandemic confinement is finding a space where you can comfortably consult with your therapist without feeling you might be overheard by other people in your home. Here are a few tips that might help:
- Arrange with someone such as your spouse or an older child to take any younger children outside for at least an hour at the appointed time. You can tell them you have an important call to make or simply that you need some “alone time.”
- Go for a walk and find a park bench or other comfortable place away from other people.