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Autumn is here!

Every season has its beauty, but nothing can compare to the beauty of autumn and watching the leaves turn into beautiful shades of red and gold. What a wonderful time of year for a scenic ride in the country, apple picking, hiking, bike riding, or whatever fall activities you enjoy to just unwind and get a break from your daily routine and some of the unfortunate realities of life.

If history has taught us anything, it’s that there is always going to be something stressful and difficult to deal with. The world’s problems, Covid, the flu, unfortunate news every day and more are still going to have to be dealt with.

We cannot let all these things define us. For the things we have no control over, we must stay strong and work on our thinking to cope. We need to stay focused, learn how to adjust, stay positive, and try to move forward in a healthy and positive way. We need to take care of our bodies and minds and embrace the joys of the life we have…that’s called coping!

There are always things that we can do, in our own little corner of the universe. And remember, our Coping Counselors are always here to help… click here.

So stay safe, enjoy and appreciate nature’s wonders and give our bodies and souls the beauty and bounty of what is fall!

A note to Seniors:

To all the seniors out there…you are not alone!

Aging is not easy. We all have concerns about how it is going to affect us individually. How do I accept my physical changes? How do I deal with loneliness? How will I cope emotionally when/if I lose my independence? How do I cope with losing a loved one, or friends that are passing from old age? Looking ahead to what’s in store for us physically, financially, and socially, and who will be there for us when we are in any times of need, are just some of the issues that seniors face on a daily basis. There are countless questions that seniors have that may make them feel that they are alone and have no one to count on for guidance.

Many seniors today feel like many others who believe that there is a stigma attached to reaching out for emotional help from a professional therapist. Luckily, times are changing and people are becoming more and more aware of how important it is to seek professional help. As important as it is to go to the doctor for your physical needs, it is just as important to see a professional to discuss your emotional needs. Everyone needs someone to talk to, especially seniors who are feeling lost and alone.

Reaching out for professional help to guide us on how to cope with this difficult and complicated stage of our lives is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength!

If you’d like to take advantage of a free, initial consultation to see how we can help, click here.


Our “What’s New” page is where you’ll find the latest information on our programs, meetings, and events, workshops, news, articles, tips, links to new podcast episodes, and other special items.

For example, you can learn about:

  • The latest “Coping Conversations” podcast, hosted by Dr. Phillips. Want to know who’s the guest celebrity or expert? Click here!
  • Upcoming presentations and special programs.
  • Our free monthly support groups.
  • New courses, books, or materials that can be helpful.
  • Our state-of-the-art biofeedback services. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • Our specialized services for children, adolescents, and families. Want to learn more? Click here.
  • And much, much more…

Here’s what else to be aware of… at the moment:

* Our popular Coping Course…

Have you been diagnosed with a medical condition? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do next? Our new free course can help!

  • The course is called, “Newly Diagnosed With A Medical Illness? What To Do Right Now!” and it’s presented by our director, Dr. Phillips.
  • It contains tips and strategies that you can implement to begin the process of helping yourself to move forward.
  • You’ll also learn information about a premium course containing even more tips and strategies.

For information or to sign up for the free mini-course, click here.

* Our new Coping Questionnaires…

  • Our free Coping Questionnaires are an easy way to discover more about yourself and what aspects of your life you might like to improve.
  • We currently offer free questionnaires about stress, parenting, and living with illness.

For information about our questionnaires, click here.

* Resources

  • Check out the latest resources (articles, books, questionnaires, and more) on our Resources page

* Special COVID alert!…

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coping Counselors at the Center for Coping are all continuing to provide telephone and video sessions (and face-to-face on limited scheduling) to our patients.
  • Our Coping Counselors are also available to do free, initial consultations with any new individuals who could benefit from coping strategies during this difficult time.

For information, call us at (516) 822-3131, or email us at info@coping.com

  • For further information about how we are helping during the pandemic, please Click here.
  • Listen to Dr. Phillips’ “Coping Conversations” podcast, Episode 100, entitled “Trying To Be Resilient… And How “Coping Mode” Can Help!,” available now. You can also listen to his newest podcast, Episode 133, entitled “It’s Always Good To Be Thankful… No Matter How Stressful Things May Be!” (See Podcast information below.)
  • Read our articles about Covid-19, including new articles entitled “Long Covid: 10 Tips On How To Cope” and “Agoraphobia during the Covid-19 Pandemic.”

In other news…

* Our Podcast…

We encourage you to listen to Dr. Phillips’ popular podcast, “Coping Conversations.” This podcast, featuring interviews with interesting, informative, and popular celebrities and experts, is based on his long-time radio show, available since 1991! Recent episodes include an archived show with the late Ivana Trump, and two new shows with actress Mackenzie Phillips. Since 2019, the show has been available on most popular podcast apps, including:

Click here for more information about the podcast, including a list of many previously interviewed celebrities and experts.

* Receive, via e-mail, our free, online newsletter, E-Cope…

Click here: read a sample of our newsletter, and sign up to receive regular editions for free. (All e-mail addresses are kept completely confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time.)

* Find the Center for Coping on social media…

Please “follow” us on these pages. We thank you!

* Dr. Phillips’ latest books:

Newly Diagnosed? Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis
Coping Press

Coping With Lupus, 4th Edition
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Lupus Q & A: Everything You Need To Know, 3rd Edition” (with Robert Lahita, MD)
Penguin Putnam/Avery

Bookmark this page, and check back with us often!

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