Winter is rough enough–add a pandemic, and it can be downright isolating. Dr. Ron DeVries of our Kalamazoo Clinic and Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, with our Northwest Clinic both recently shared some great tips on how to overcome cabin fever and SAD to find moments of warmth and joy during this pandemic winter.
Dr. Ron DeVries on WZZM: Tips for Overcoming Cabin Fever (WZZM13)
Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, on FOX17: Tips for Coping with SAD (FOX17)
Dr. Ron DeVries is a Fully Licensed Psychologist working at the Pine Rest Kalamazoo Clinic. He works with adults and adolescents. His primary areas of expertise include depression (mood disorders), anxiety including medicine/health psychology. Additionally, he has a strong interest in grief and loss, forgiveness, shame and guilt, recovery issues related to substance abuse, and adoption/foster families.
Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, is a fully licensed clinician social worker at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master’s in Social Work with a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her areas of interest include working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety and spiritual issues as well as family, child and women’s issues.