Welcome to Kelly's Corner


Need some expert advice for getting through these difficult times?
You're in the right place...

In this video series, Kelly Daugherty, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, shares information and strategies to help you cope with the current coronavirus outbreak.



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Back to Normal?

Are we heading towards a return to normal?

people gathering outdoors

Relaxed Guidelines

Transitioning safely out of "pandemic mode"

healthy breakfast

Starting the New Year

Begin the New Year in positive ways

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Staying Cautious

The range of decisions facing families

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Parenting in COVID

Some tips for parents and grandparents

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Holiday Gatherings

Making decisions around being with family


Guided Imagery

Kelly leads a visualization

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Relaxation Tips

Some tips to help you reduce stress

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Post Holiday Tips

Getting through the rest of the winter months

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Staying Present

Alleviate stress through mindfulness and meditation

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Emotional Wellness

Keeping physical and mental health in good shape

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Pandemic Fatigue

Coping with an extended pandemic

Family on a virtual chat

Holiday Stress

Celebrating safely during the pandemic

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News Stress

Some tips for handling stress brought on by the news



  • Connecting with People - Kelly's Corner

    Kelly discusses seeing the current social distancing constraints as an opportunity to connect with people, including those we haven't been in touch with for a while, through texting, phone calls, video chats, or good old-fashioned letter writing.
  • Gratitude - Kelly's Corner

    Kelly recommends that you focus on the things and people in your life that you are grateful for. Doing this can help reduce anxiety, and shifts your state of mind from one of worry to one of peace.
  • Grieving the Loss of Loved Ones - Kelly's Corner

    Kelly talks about grieving during the COVID-19 outbreak and offers some suggestions about how to process and deal with loss.
  • Mindfulness - Kelly's Corner

    In this episode, Kelly talks about practicing mindfulness and meditation as means to handle stress. Being absorbed in and focused on an activity brings you into the present and can help you relax.
  • Practicing Patience - Kelly's Corner

    In this episode, Kelly looks at practicing patience, through talking, listening, and understanding, as a way to deal with the stress and anxiety brought on by uncertainty.
  • The 2020 Census - Kelly's Corner

    Every 10 years the US government performs a count of all people across the country. Kelly explains why it's important for everyone to be counted.
  • Guidelines - Kelly's Corner

    In this video, Kelly talks about advice from experts on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how to stay healthy.
  • Sleep - Kelly’s Corner

    Kelly talks about the importance of getting a good night's sleep, especially during stressful times, and offers some tips about how to cultivate good sleeping habits.
  • Intro to Mindfulness: Breathing Technique

    This short video teaches you a simple breathing technique that helps you to focus and relax.
  • News Stress - Kelly's Corner

    In the second installment of this video series, Kelly takes a look at the news as a source of both information and anxiety regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and offers some tips about striking a balance between staying up-to-date and maintaining peace of mind.
  • Grieving the Loss of Normalcy - Kelly's Corner

    In the face of insecurity and the loss of the familiar, it is normal to experience feelings of grief. Kelly offers some insights into these feelings during the current health emergency.
  • Parenting During COVID - Kelly's Corner

    During this time of social distancing, children may react to different situations with more intense emotions that they may have trouble articulating. Kelly offers advice to parents on how to maintain and build connections with your kids.
  • Keeping Busy - Kelly's Corner

    During times of crisis, it is important to keep our minds and bodies engaged in activities that have positive benefits. Kelly shares some activity suggestions for keeping busy during the current health emergency.