The pandemic and waiting lists
2020 brought in a lot of changes for Moving Forward Counseling. The early portion of the year was scary with so much uncertainty due to the pandemic and what life would look like in the future. At first, Moving Forward Counseling switched sessions to telehealth only. Then after some time, and learning about how to better control transmission, we welcomed people back into the office for in-person sessions. As some of you know, you have seen the business grow from just one counselor in a tiny office by the freeway to a much larger space and multiple therapists coming in and out. The pandemic has brought about shortages in nearly every industry. We all remember toilet paper and Clorox Wipes disappearing. Well, another shortage created by the pandemic is available therapists. It has been exciting to watch Moving Forward Counseling grow and be able to offer so many people the help they need. It is also difficult to see how quickly things have been filling up and therapists filling up their schedules while so many are still looking for help. One solution is to hire more therapists but… that has proven to also be difficult, but we are trying as hard as we can to hire the right folks who can come aboard and help the people who are coming to us for help.
We know how difficult things have been over the past year plus. We thank you for having the courage to reach out and find help. It is so difficult making finding a therapist a priority because so many other things seem to be more important. This is why it is so difficult to tell someone who has the courage to seek out help that there is a “waiting list.”
Please keep holding on and we are going to get you help. It may take a little longer than anyone wants, but it will come. Here is an article discussing this issue and some helpful tips.
Please be well and thank you for visiting.