The thought of seeking support through Counseling Services may feel uncomfortable to an individual who has relied upon their own strengths and resources to overcome life’s challenges and difficulties. The strengths that have carried you through your life are fundamental to your successful counseling process. Indeed, the intent of counseling is never to discount or take away from the crucial importance and role they play in an individual’s recovery. Rather, effective counseling begins with identifying first, and then building upon the personal strengths and the positive resources an individual has available to them.
Social distancing and the risk of COVID-19 infection has created an unexpectedly long and drawn-out interruption of “normal” life for so many adults in our community. With the elimination of hours spent on daily commuting, social/community activities, or exercise routines, the extra time on our hands has resulted in more time together with family members as well as more time alone. That can certainly be a positive experience for many of us but at times it can also become very difficult and challenging. Anger, grief, loneliness, anxiety, depression, escalation of pre-existing mental health symptoms, an increase in domestic and intimate partner violence, and the practice of unhealthy coping strategies through addictive behaviors have become pervasive during this unpredictable and frightening time.
How is your teen coping during COVID-19?
Check-in often to assess the emotional health of your teen-aged kids. Discuss how they’re feeling and managing, and watch out for any signs of struggle or difficulty. Keep in mind that these signs are not the same for everyone; different people show different signs when trying to deal with life’s challenges.
“When you connect to the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis
Children can struggle with simple matters such as getting up in the morning, turning off the television and going to bed at night. When children don’t have the life skills to understand or share their emotional struggles, they may resort to behaviors such as crying, arguing with a sibling, defiance, withdrawal.
KCSC’s goal is to develop and create solutions to stop domestic violence in our community. To assist callers in a confidential and time-sensitive manner, KCSC operates a 24/7 victim services hotline. We also offer a range of linguistically competent and culturally sensitive counseling service for victims of domestic violence. Case management is provided by a trained professional social worker.
KCSC Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-987-4561
Please visit our Victim Services page for more resources and information.
KCSC is a Fairfax County-designated parenting class and anger management counseling organization. KCSC provides court ordered parenting classes to parents who are separated. Also, KCSC provides court-ordered anger management education and counseling to individuals who are having difficulties in their relationships with family members and others.
KCSC is a non-profit organization with a mission to assist and empower Asian Americans and new immigrants in the metropolitan DC area.
7700 Little River Tnpk. Suite 406
Annandale, VA 22003
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(Consultations are available in Korean and English)