COVID Protocols

Important Notice Regarding COVID and RE-OPENING

I am continuing to serve existing clients and schedule intakes with new clients. In accordance with public health recommendations and in coordination with my colleagues on the second floor of 318 W. Galer St., as of January 1, 2024, I will be offering in-person sessions to fully vaccinated and boosted clients. I will provide you with a code to enter the building.  In-person sessions will not require masks or social distancing. If you select this option, please send a copy of your vaccination status to before your appointment. In addition, please test negative on a rapid at-home COVID-19 test before each session. I will also test regularly. I will continue teletherapy sessions for clients who are not fully vaccinated, test positive, have COVID symptoms or cannot attend in-person sessions. 

We ask that you limit time spent in the waiting room, and that you wear an appropriate mask upon entering the building and until you are in my office suite.  Please note that we may have windows open for added ventilation, so you may want to dress for the weather.  Air will also be purified mechanically.
Please reschedule your appointment or meet via teletherapy if you have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion or runny nose.  Also, please stay home if you test positive for COVID, live with someone who recently tested positive or have been instructed to quarantine due to exposure to COVID.  If I have any of the above symptoms, I will reschedule or see you virtually.   

I offer walking sessions to a few established clients, weather permitting. Inquire if interested. 

For teletherapy sessions I usually use the HIPAA compliant system DOXY. If you use insurance to get reimbursed for your sessions, you may wish to contact your insurance company to find out whether teletherapy (telehealth) will impact reimbursement.

How to use Doxy and Zoom:

I will email you a link to their virtual waiting room. Use the app (phone or tablet) or open the Chrome or Firefox browser on a computer. Type in the link I send you. Type in your name and click “Check in.” Allow your device or browser to use your camera and microphone. I will start your session at your scheduled time.

Group sessions will be conducted via Zoom.  Make sure you are signed up with Zoom before our sessions and I will email you a link to join the group on the day of the session you will be attending.

Here is a helpful article from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, TEN STEPS TO COPE WITH THE PANDEMIC>>