Healthcare workers, from administrators to the janitorial and clerical staffs, served our community with courage and skill during the Covid-19 pandemic. Often the only person in the room when COVID patients took their last breaths, our healthcare workers endured more deaths and stressful patient crises than they usually would confront, even in ERs or ICUs.
Researchers have found that a considerable proportion of healthcare workers experienced emotional distress during the pandemic. Further, the mental health effects of providing pandemic health care will extend for many months and even years beyond the winding down of Covid-19. Even if a healthcare worker recognizes anxiety, depression, sleep problems, or other symptoms, they may not at first connect their distress with their work during Covid.
Presby Psych offers pro-bono and financially assisted counseling and psychotherapy to Charlotte area healthcare workers. As a trauma-informed organization, we are sensitive to stress-related disorders and are able to listen to distressing stories without fear or excessive curiosity.
Sessions with health care personnel are confidential. We do not report information about our healthcare clients to their healthcare organizations or practices.
Call us at 704-554-9900 to arrange a consultation.