Coping with Anxiety in a Post-Trump election.
Just a little about me. I work as a clinical therapist in an outpatient anxiety program at a hospital as well as have my own private practice. The day after the election when there was no longer any doubt that Trump was our president-elect, I saw a sharp upswing in anxiety and fear as well as sadness, anger, and frustration. I also noticed people presented as feeling hopeless, cynical, disconnected from their fellow Americans, and had a general feeling of helplessness. Full disclosure- I initially felt a lot of those same things and much of what I am about to say is a result of my experiences both personally and professionally. Read more