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Q&A with our team of therapists!


We decided to switch things a little this month and thought it wold be fun to learn more about how each of our therapists is spending their time during this pandemic. Throughout the month of May we will be highlighting everyone in our team and we will start today with Andrea and Monica:


Andrea, how was the transition to working from home?

The transition to working from home was a bit odd at first. I found myself spending a lot of time just setting up a space at home where I could do everything. Spotify became my best friend with white noise and I even learned how to sign releases online when my scanner was giving me issues. I did thoroughly enjoy being in my house slippers in the midst of the chaos though.


How do you stay motivated/engaged during the day?

In order to stay motivated/ engaged, I make sure I have a stuctured routine that allows me to “fill my own cup” before giving. I’m not much of *natural* morning person so I give myself the tools early in the morning to keep going (immediately drinking water, stretching, working out, and having a cup of tea).


What has been your favorite and less favorite part since the pandemic started

I’m feeling extremely grateful that in my own world things have been able to slow down. For anyone who knows me, knows I am always on the go. I keep a very busy schedule. Therefore I have been enjoying being present in making each one of my meals and feeling gratitude for everyone out there who still makes having fresh fruits and veggies at home possible. It’s difficult for me to say “what my least favorite part is” of a pandemic. I’ll keep it at that my heart feels for those who have been experiencing loss, financial difficulties, and dealing with the unknown and uncertainty of it all.


Name your 3 top Netflix/Prime Shows

The only show I’ve been excited about has been Insecure. Other than that, I have found myself watching more movies than anything. Some of the movies I have recently watched have been on Netflix- Molly’s Game, Extraction, The Platform, Miracle in Cell #7, and LA Originals.


Andrea is a clinical social worker and has been working at BCS for almost a year now! You can learn more about her at https://www.bethesdacounselingservices.com/andrea



Monica, how was the transition to working from home?

I have enjoyed working from home.


How do you stay motivated/engaged during the day?

I still have a lot of work to do while at home so i make to do lists and get through it. I am also still going on emergencies. I am not a fan of the amount of exposure I’ve had.


What has been your favorite and less favorite part since the pandemic started

My least favorite part is my continuous worry about my loved ones. My favorite part is that I’ve gotten to workout more and eat healthier.


Name your 3 top Netflix/Prime Shows

Unorthodox

Greys anatomy

Documentaries


Monica is also a social worker, has been working at BCS since September 2019 and you can learn more about her at https://www.bethesdacounselingservices.com/monicabachabi

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