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Therapy sessions continuing online

Posted at 7:10 AM, May 18, 2020

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The future of therapy-- will it all be online or are face to face sessions still needed?
Couples therapist Lisa Lutz from Amherst says she's been getting more calls since the pandemic started.
We asked her a few questions about how her business has changed and the advice she is giving people dealing with many different emotions.

"Most people are finding online therapy to be effective," Lutz said. "I think the connection still feels real, and the empathy and concern still comes across."

How should people manage their emotions?

"The biggest thing is to be kind and gentle with whatever is coming up for you," Lutz said. "We are feeling so many things but not at the same time. Everything has a place, and the less we resist them, and the more we flow with them, the better we will feel."

What is some advice you give couples that are having issues during these times?

"If there's a strong emotion happening... look within first, and what is that intense feeling, Lutz said. "The second thing is to slow down. The faster we go with our communication, the more likely you are to go into a place you don't want to go to.

Lutz says she thinks people will use online therapy for its convenience after this is all over, but will still prefer face-to-face sessions.