Additionally, many racial and ethnic groups face myriad daily stressors that become exacerbated by the presence of natural disasters, such as the COVID‐19 pandemic.
When supporting communities of color affected by COVID‐19, counselors must understand how societal realities affect their clients’ lived experiences and worldviews.
Following the death of friends, loved ones, and community members from COVID‐19, clients may struggle to overcome their feelings of grief in new, socially distanced ways.
Identifying clients’ available resources and coping skills is also essential in promoting the wellness of clients disproportionately affected by COVID‐19.
Additionally, infusing the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (Ratts et al., 2015) into counseling is important to support the intersecting identities of clients affected by COVID‐19.