comscoreManaging Loneliness and Anxiety During This Time of Social Distancing

Managing Loneliness and Anxiety During This Time of Social Distancing

Kelly Grosklags, a therapist who specializes in oncology and palliative care, discusses ways to manage loneliness while social distancing because of COVID-19.
Sep 17, 2020

Listen to the podcast to hear Kelly Grosklags discuss ways to combat the loneliness and anxiety people may be feeling during this time of isolation and social distancing because of COVID-19, including:

  • how to stay emotionally close while being physically distant

  • how breathing and living in the now can help ease anxiety

  • why taking up a new hobby can be good for your psyche

About the guest
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC

Kelly Grosklags is an experienced therapist who dedicated her practice to minimizing suffering through her work in oncology, palliative care, and hospice. Kelly is a licensed clinical social worker, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work, and a fellow of the American Academy of Grief Counseling. She is the author of A Comforted Heart: An Oncology Psychotherapist Perspective on Finding Meaning and Hope During Illness and Loss. Kelly now teaches and speaks frequently about end-of-life issues, including care, grief and loss, both in person, on her website, Conversations With Kelly, and on her Conversations With Kelly Facebook page. Her passionate and supportive demeanor helps patients, caregivers and health professionals connect with the wisdom of making life more meaningful, coping with depression and anxiety, transforming fear into hope, healing versus curing, and the wisdom of dying a good death.

— Last updated on July 31, 2022, 10:20 PM

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