Evoke Therapy Programs Offers Free Mental Health Resources in Response to COVID-19 Crisis
With the COVID-19 crisis setting off quarantines around the country and putting families under greater emotional pressure than ever, Evoke Therapy Programs has introduced new online resources, much of it open to the public, free of charge.
Dr. Brad Reedy, owner and clinical director of Evoke, is hosting hour-long webinars several times a week, featuring guests like renowned therapist and author J.D. Gill. Called Evoke’s Support for Social Isolation and Anxiety Series, the webinars begin with relaxation exercises, followed by Q&A sessions with Reedy and guest. In these sessions, attendees submit, and Brad and guests answer, general requests for coping strategies or specific questions about problems or worries they are experiencing during this unprecedented time of isolation and quarantine.
For those who can’t attend the webinars live, they post by the next day on Evoke Therapy Programs’ YouTube channel, which prior to COVID-19 had been solely for the use of Evoke clients and alumni. Not only has Evoke made the series available to the public, but the company has also released a huge portion of its back-catalogue. The public webinar library now includes topics such as Understanding and Healing Co-Dependency, Creating Emotional Safety in Relationships, and 8 Tools for Transforming Your Relationships.
Evoke is also conducting Online Parent Support Groups in the guise of several Zoom calls a month. These offer a more intimate setting — they’re limited to 12 attendees — in which parents can get together “face-to-face,” share stories, and support each other through these difficult times.
As an additional public resource, Evoke is offering a free-downloadable file of the first chapter of Reedy’s new book The Audacity To Be You: Learning To Love Your Horrible, Rotten Self, available on its website. Reedy has reduced the price of his book during the COVID crisis for people who may have “found time” for self-improvement.
“We want people to learn about how to cope with stress; how to talk to their children about the events we are all experiencing; and how to practice the self-care needed during these times,” says Reedy. “Most of all, we don’t want them to have to do this alone and want to offer the public something that gives them a sense that we are all connected.”
About Evoke Therapy Programs
Evoke Therapy Programs provides both outdoor-based therapeutic programs for adolescents, young adults and families and Intensive therapy programs for individuals, families, and couples. Evoke is accredited by the AEE/OBH and is a NATSAP Research Designated Program. Evoke’s outdoor programs are based in Bend, Oregon and in Saint George, Utah. Evoke’s Intensive Therapy programs are in northern Utah.