Care for Corona is Expanding Services

May 22, 2020

Contact :
Xanet Pailet: 415-562-701
Benita Silver: 828-505-3780

Asheville Psychotherapists and Healers expand “Care for Corona” to provide free sessions to all essential workers, their families and Covid-19 patients and their families.

Care for Corona, a consortium of over 100 therapists and healers, was initially formed on April 1st to provide short term no-cost online sessions to Buncombe County medical personnel and psychotherapists who are on the front lines of treating Covid-19 patients.

Given the huge response of healers in our community and the relatively low impact that Covid-19 has had on the medical community to date, we have decided to expand our free services to all essential workers, Covid-19 patients and their families.

Service providers include a wide range of healers including therapists, trauma practitioners, energy healers, embodiment coaches, intuitives and yoga and movement practitioners.

The group is founded by Xanet Pailet, a Somatic Experiencing Trauma Practitioner and Sex and Intimacy Coach and Benita Silver, an Internal Family Systems Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, and Energy Healer.

A new resident to Asheville, Pailet was part of a Healing Collaborative that provided services to first responders during the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Northern California. Care for Corona is modeled after the Tubbs Fire Healing Collaborative. Pailet reached out to Silver, a respected and established psychotherapist in Asheville, to co-create the group.

“Covid-19 has created fear, anxiety and trauma for essential workers who are continuously being exposed to potential exposure. As Buncombe county moves into Phase 2 of re-opening, despite an increase in Covid-19 positive cases, we want to be able to provide support where it is most needed,” said Silver.

“Essential workers are putting their health and safety on the line every day and potentially exposing their families to additional risks. Covid-19 patients are struggling with anxiety over the disease, fear around the symptoms, and stress about spreading it to family members,” said Pailet.

Essential workers and Covid-19 patients and their families can sign up for free short term counseling and healing sessions at Therapists and healers can also sign up on the website to provide services.

Benita Silver, LCMHC, ATR