I am writing to remind my clients and potential future clients that I am happy to provide mental health services via phone or online video conference (VSee or Google Meet). If you are concerned about going out, that doesn’t mean treatment needs to be postponed. Anxiety is running high for many right now. If you are ill of course remote services are best until you are well again. If you are well but too nervous to go out, let’s get you set up online until that changes.
Psychotherapy is still considered both medical and essential. Of course discretion and minimization of face to face contact is still recommended.
Attend therapy from your laptop or tablet.
We are taking recommended precautions of:
-disinfecting surfaces every 2 hours,
-providing Kleenex and disposal,
-recommend you space out 6 feet in waiting room (balcony available if needed) and in sessions
-cough into elbows and tissues
-avoid handshakes, hugs, and high fives in office
-Stay home if you are symptomatic
-Consider phone or online options for sessions if you prefer that to in office
-The option of phone and online sessions has greatly reduced office traffic, so in office risks are dramatically less than norm.
-and as always, 20+ seconds of hand washing with soap frequently (hourly by therapist)
Learn more about online options here:
This will soon be updated to reflect Google Meet option and how appointments will start coming with a Google Meet invite that you may or may not choose to use.
Here is the consent form for online counseling, which has more information about your responsibilities in online counseling (soon to be updated to include Google meet options:
Please note that asking for and utilizing VSee implies consent.
GROUPS: Groups are still scheduled to meet this week and next and can be attended via Google Meet and will return in person when social distancing recommendations allow.
Please confirm your intended attendance for your next group or individual session.
And because we all need more of this right now:
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