Orlando Immunology Center has created this Free Counseling Resource Guide for a quick reference to counseling services. OIC is incredibly saddened by the horrible mass shooting in our own community at Pulse Nightclub. Our OIC family sends love and prayers to the families that and friends that lost someone and to those recovering. We are working hard with our community partners as we navigate through the toughest time in Orlando’s history.
We want to thank Two Spirit Health Services Inc and The GLBT Community Center which have lead the massive effort in coordinating FREE grief counseling services for the entire community. We have put that information, along with information from many other community resources, into this Free Counseling Resource Guide. The guide is meant to be a quick reference, one page guide that includes providers that are offering free counseling. The situation is rapidly evolving and we encourage everyone to call and verify services. Please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any corrections.
Counselors provide a nonjudgmental and safe environment for people to share their struggles. They then offer feedback and tools on how to help overcome those challenges. Many people will be impacted by this traumatic event in a variety of ways. Some people might not be ready for counseling today so these resources will be in place for a long time. Keep them at hand for when you are ready. Speaking with a licenced professional can help you decide if counseling is right for you.
After a traumatic event, it is natural to experience stress, anxiety, grief, and worry. The best way to determine if its time for counseling is to speak to a professional about what you specifically are experiencing. According to the CDC, look out for these common signs of distress that could be indicators that it may be time for professional counseling.
We are grateful for all the love and support we have received and appreciate you showing your #ORLANDOLOVE as work through this crisis.
We are #ORLANDOSTRONG!