- Sabrina Hadeed-Duea
Hadeed-Duea earned her Ph.D. in Counseling with a Major in Counselor Education and Supervision from Oregon State University. She has experience in wilderness therapy, crisis intervention, individual and family work, and currently runs the group practice Bend Ecotherapy remotely. Hadeed-Duea also currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor for Montana State University’s online graduate addiction counseling program and for Oregon State University - Cascades’ graduate counseling program.
The Source Weekly interviewed Hadeed-Duea in the early months of the pandemic about burnout and COVID fatigue. Even then, she talked about the culture of judgement that had grown up around the pandemic and how different perspectives on COVID might cause divisions even among close friends and family.
During the podcast, we also talked about how the widespread adoption of telemental health has provided access to counseling for many people who were not able travel to in-person appointments in the past, including many people in Central Oregon’s rural areas. On the other hand, it has also raised awareness about the challenges of economic disparity and the reality that many people in our community do not have Wifi, a computer or a private place to participate in a telehealth session.
Finally, Hadeed-Duea concluded with some ideas about how we can preserve our mental health during the pandemic.
“Bend Don’t Break” is hosted by the Source Weekly’s publisher Aaron Switzer and co-hosted by Laurel Brauns. Every week, we feature a guest from the community with a new perspective on living through the COVID-19 pandemic including mental health professionals, economists, educators, artists, business people, local leaders and historians.
Subscribe on iTunes by searching for "Source Weekly Update," or click the link below.