The world and our lives have been disrupted in the past week at a level that none of us has ever experienced. For some this has caused panic (loss of income, limited resources, etc.) or depression (loss of time with friends, senior year, etc.). For others there is some needed relief from work stress or school pressures. These feelings are likely to ebb and flow in the coming weeks as we deal with cabin fever and increased uncertainty.
This upheaval and uncertainty affects my therapy practice with families. We need to make decisions to manage “social distancing” to protect ourselves and our larger communities by minimizing contact. We could obviously do that by stopping therapy during this season of limited social contact. But the issues that brought families to therapy have not stopped and some may actually intensify.
One solution I am happy pleased to offer is video therapy services. I am a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider. I can offer secure, HIPPA compliant video therapy services to any of my clients as long as they have access to a web connected camera (laptop, desktop, tablet or even their smartphone). It works just like FaceTime or Skype, but is far more secure.
Video therapy is a great solution for this season of necessary distance. It is flexible and convenient.
There are some circumstances for therapy where video sessions are not appropriate. I discuss these issues with families on a case by case basis, to determine the best course of action for each family’s needs. Sometimes we make the decision to still meet in the home (my primary delivery method).
If you are interested in video therapy sessions please contact me and we can discuss getting scheduled as quickly as possible.