IMPORTANT: COVID-19 PROCEDURES - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021
At Sioux Falls Psychological Services and River Counseling Services, we continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and want to share an update with you about our current approach to the changing situation. We highly value your health and safety. We hope the significant decline in cases and deaths is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, and our procedures are now significantly relaxed. PLEASE CLICK “READ MORE” TO REVIEW OUR NEW PROCEDURES.
This pandemic does not want to leave us alone. It is a sinister, conniving thing that is finding new ways to cause illness and death. New and more challenging variants have resulted from its sneaky ability to mutate. When crises come our way our first tendency is to ask “why.” Mostly that gets framed as “why is this happening to me (or to us)?” But here’s the deal - that question rarely helps us.
You have had this experience. I have had this experience. We suddenly react in an unusual way to a stressful or difficult situation or relationship. Maybe we get surprisingly angry or suddenly extremely anxious and fearful, and words come out of our mouths as if controlled by some other source. And we say to ourselves, “Where did that come from?”
Pete couldn’t sleep. Instead he would lay in bed and worry about seemingly everything. Sometimes his worry related more to the price of hogs and the lack of rain. At other times he worried about his children and how they would find their way in this world. In all cases the worry felt overwhelming and debilitating.