My office has made the decision to practice telehealth as a result of the Coronavirus and based on recommendations by the CDC. I want to do my part to mitigate the spread of the virus as well as make sure my clients are taken care of. I realize this is not the preferred method of counseling and many of you would rather come to my office. However, this is one way we can practice self care and also protect our loved ones and our community.
Please refer to the CDC website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) for the most recent information on the coronavirus. If you have any questions about the coronavirus or think you may be sick, please contact your healthcare professional.
For office visits, masks and sanitizer are available. You may wear your own mask if you prefer.
To keep you and all our counselors safe, I am following local health department recommendations and requiring that every client be assessed for COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors each appointment prior to entering the office:
Have you or anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms in the last 2 weeks: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
Have you or anyone in your household been tested for COVID-19? To the best of your knowledge, have you been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?
Have you or anyone in your household visited or received treatment in a hospital, nursing home, long-term care, or other health care facility in the past 30 days?
Have you or anyone in your household traveled in the past 2 weeks?
Please contact me prior to coming to the office. I will work with you to reschedule the appointment or make arrangements for a Telehealth session.
TeleMental health means the remote delivery of mental health care services via technology assisted media. This includes a wide array of clinical services and various forms of technology. The technology inlcudes but is not limited to a phone, video, internet, smartphone, tablet, PC desktop system or other electronic means. The delivery must be secured by two way encryption to be considered secure. Synchronous (at the same time) secure video chatting is the preferred method of service delivery. I use VSee as my platform to provide video sessions with clients. If you are interested in this form of counseling, please contact me so we can discuss the risks and benefits as well as my polices regarding this service.