A Note Regarding COVID-19
As you are aware, Covid 19 is currently changing the lay of the land by the minute. As such, I am working with my staff to put into place strategies to manage the changes that are occurring while doing all the we can to continue to support our clients. We are in the process of figuring out how we can make our office services virtual with the goal of doing so by Monday, March 30th . We have begun to utilize video conferencing services with our therapists who were scheduled to work in office this week and we will be continuing to do so with other therapists as they return to the office following March break. Once we have fine-tuned this new process we will send out an email detailing what the process will be for such. We anticipate that we will be able to continue to provide individual therapy sessions, feedback sessions for assessments such as psychoeducational assessments, intake interviews for assessments, supervision, and educational sessions with regards to the management of Covid19.
At this time, we are not sure when we will be able to do in office testing (that required for neuropsychological, psychological, and psychoeducational assessments) as many of the test measures are copy right protected and cannot be administered outside of the office setting. However, we are discussing options with regards to such and will provide updates to clients as we are able to. Please rest assured, once we have a plan for such we will ensure that all current individuals who are undergoing assessment will be made our priority as well as those who already had sessions scheduled. As well, anyone who completes an intake through video conference will be give first priority once our office reopens or we have established a way to continue our assessments. I thank you all in advance for your patience and understanding as I and my staff try to navigate the curve ball we have been thrown.
Over the past few days the stress has been building for myself as well which has required me to take a step back, process my physical and emotional response, and evaluate the best manner in which to approach this ever-changing situation. This morning I made and active choice to get up off the couch, embrace an online Greco workout which allowed me to clear my head and enabled me to sit down and begin to brainstorm and strategize. While this has not and will not be easy I know that keeping the lines of communication open and being honest and genuine with how I am feeling will help others to do the same. I have confidence in all of you, despite the fact that you may not, that while this will not be easy we will learn to manage this experience to the best of our abilities with no judgement or preconceived ideas of how it should go; we are in this together and will figure it out as we go. Myself and my staff will do our best to continue provide services to those who are committed to remaining or starting this journey with us.
All my best to you and your families.