Update, March 20, 2020

Dear present and future clients,


I have spent the last few days assessing the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19, and have decided as of today, to take my practice completely remote. I know that this in not ideal. I have not come to this decision lightly, my experience as a paramedic motivated me to put on my “risk management hat”, and I have chosen to protect you and all of those you have in your life. I imagine that this decision may likely be upsetting and/or triggering, but the situation we are in is unprecedented and not remotely comparable any recent illness outbreak. 


I feel that in-person sessions are important, especially with the work we are doing together, but I want you to know from my own experience, online sessions work. The site I use is secure and works on any device (including a smartphone) that has a web browser, like Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. If you continue to feel discomfort with this option, we may also use the phone as back-up.

I hope you will consider this as an option for the foreseeable future, as we have no idea how long the state of emergency may last beyond March 31, 2020.


You have my pledge and commitment to support you through this almost “surreal” situation we are living at the moment. 


I look forward to hearing from you, I encourage you to reach out with any concerns or questions. Please let me know which option will work best for you.


Best regards and be well,

Amanda

Illness Policy - posted March 15, 2020

Dear Clients,


I am concerned about your physical and emotional health and want to support you during this scary COVID-19 pandemic. I realize that our therapy appointments are important. 


However, if you have been exposed to anyone with the virus, been in an airport recently or are showing any symptoms of ANY ILLNESS THAT INCLUDES A FEVER, please wait 14 days after the FEVER has subsided before coming in for an appointment. If you have a cold, we will be taking “regular” precautions, as we always do during a “regular” cold/flu season.


If desired, we can do online sessions via a secure server (you will need a laptop, tablet or smartphone, a private place to speak, and stable internet/WiFi access) the other option is, sessions by phone. You can also choose to reschedule. 


If you are still okay as per above guidelines and are wanting to have in-person sessions, please follow the following guidance upon arrival to the office:

  1. Please wash your hands before coming into the waiting room.
  2. Please also use the hand sanitizer available in the waiting room.
  3. Please avoid hand shaking and practice social distancing.
  4. Please cough/sneeze into your arm.


Please know that I too am practicing precautions while working with you and will be taking additional precautions to ensure the waiting room and my office areas are as safe as possible.  Again, your overall health is important to me. I want to ensure that you are supported at this time. 


Be well!
 

Best regards,

Amanda