This post was authored by Hannah Tishman, LCSW, a licensed clinical social worker, practicing psychotherapist, and VP of operations at Cobb Psychotherapy in New York City. Hannah is one of Reya’s clinical advisors.

As innately social animals, we are accustomed to being around others. Isolation can be detrimental to our mental and physical health. This past year and a half we were taught to “stay away from others” and to avoid close contact with other human beings. This goes against our nature. Our circles became smaller and we entered survival mode.

A scrabble board with the words “STAY HOME” spelled out.
A scrabble board with the words “STAY HOME” spelled out.

Fast forward 1.5 years later… Many individuals are already…

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