COVID-19

Updated 10/27/21-

Beginning, October 27th, 2021, our updated COVID-19 policy is as follows:  To help maintain the health of our staff and clients, we are continuing to require masks in our office.   If our clients would like to disclose their vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination to their individual counselor, they are encouraged to do so.  We will continue to use the parking lot as our waiting area, with only clients (and 1 parent, if needed) in the office spaces. We have no public restrooms. Our counselors will continue to sanitize their counseling spaces between each client. Upon arrival, clients will continue to use our app to check in and let the counselor know they have arrived (instructions are located on the front door at each office location). We will continue to conduct random rapid COVID testing for our employees and staff.  If you have any questions regarding our COVID policies, please give us a call at (256) 239-5662 and we will be happy to help!


Updated 7/29/21-

At Garrett Counseling we continue to stay up-to-date in regards to the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of July 29, 2021 our current protocol is as follows: We are now requiring masks for all people, no matter vaccination status, as the CDC is requesting. We will continue to use the parking lot as our waiting room, with only clients (and 1 parent, if needed) in the office space. We have no public restrooms. Upon arrival, we ask clients to use our app to login. These directions can be found on the front door of each office location. We are providing hand sanitizer and requesting you clean your hands as you walk into our space. For your peace of mind, we also want to inform you that counselors will be sanitizing their office spaces between sessions. We require that our staff either get vaccinated (and submit proof) or submit to a random rapid COVID test. If you’d like to keep your appointment or schedule one, but you are concerned about your health, our counselors are happy and equipped to do video therapy meetings. If you have never done this, it’s quite simple and our staff can walk you through the basic steps. Please call us at (256) 239-5662 to schedule an appointment and decide whether masked, in-person or online sessions work best for you.


Updated 4/15/21-

The team at Garrett Counseling continues to stay up-to-date in regards to the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). In doing so, we will continue to use the parking lot as our waiting room. At this time, only clients are allowed in the office space. Upon arrival, we ask clients to text their counselors (these numbers are found on the door if you can't locate it in your phone), and the counselors will notify them when to come to the door for them to be let in. We are providing hand sanitizer and requesting you clean your hands as you walk into our space. Our team will be wearing masks, so we will require clients to do so as well. For your peace of mind, we also want to inform you that counselors will be sanitizing their office spaces between sessions. We require that our staff either get vaccinated (and submit proof) or submit to a random rapid COVID test. 

We will be following the lead on prevention from the CDC. Their page on prevention can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

If you’d like to keep your appointment or schedule one, but you are concerned about your health, our counselors are happy and equipped to do video therapy meetings. If you have never done this, it’s quite simple and our staff can walk you through the basic steps.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more support or with any questions or concerns at 256-239-5662 or you can reach me directly via email at garrett@garrettcounseling.com.

Kindly,

Ashley Garrett


Updated 5/12/20-

The team at Garrett Counseling is watching the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully as we transition back to face-to-face sessions. In doing so, we will continue to use the parking lot as our waiting room. At this time only clients are allowed in the office space. Upon arrival, we ask clients to text their counselors, and the counselors will notify them when to come to the door for them to be let in. If you need your counselor's number, these are posted on our front door. To ensure everyone is protected we will be taking temperatures at the door (100.3F as our safety temperature), as well as providing hand sanitizer. Our team will be wearing masks, so we will require clients to do so as well. For your peace of mind we also want to inform you that counselors will be sanitizing their office spaces between sessions.

This has been a good opportunity to communicate effectively what we can do each flu season.

We’d like to address three main areas:
1. Prevention steps we can all take, similar to how we approach the flu each year
2. Using Online Counseling if you have been ill recently or have cold or flu-like symptoms
3. Fear and anxiety around Coronavirus

We will be following the lead on prevention from the CDC. Their page on prevention can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

We ask that you please do not come in for your appointment if you do not feel well. We encourage you to stay at home and take good care of yourself, as well as helping prevent the spread of illness to others. If you’d like to keep your appointment or schedule one, but you are concerned about your health, our counselors are happy and equipped to do video therapy meetings. If you have never done this, it’s quite simple and our staff can walk you through the basic steps.

As a mental health practice that largely focuses on helping people with anxiety and depression, we want to be careful about unnecessarily provoking fear, but I also don’t want to ignore some preventative, reasonable, and action-based steps as shared above. By now I assume you have received lots of emails about the Coronavirus so I’ll try to keep this brief, but I did want to share a good article that discusses Anxiety, Worry and the Coronavirus as this may be helpful to all of us:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-files/202003/are-you-worried-about-the-coronavirus

Do not hesitate to contact us for more support or with any questions or concerns at 256-239-5662 or garrett@garrettcounseling.com

Kindly,
Ashley Garrett


Updated 3/21/20-

We are transitioning to online therapy for the time being and will continue to assess.

  1. We ask that you please do not come in for your appointment if you do not feel well. We encourage you to stay at home and take good care of yourself as well as helping prevent the spread of illness to others. If you’d like to keep your appointment or schedule one, but you are concerned about your health, our counselors are happy and equipped to do video therapy meetings. If you have never done this, it’s quite simple and our staff can walk you through the basic steps. 

 

  1. As a mental health practice that largely focuses on helping people with anxiety and depression, we want to be careful about unnecessarily provoking fear, but I also don’t want to ignore some preventative, reasonable, and action-based steps as shared above. By now I assume you have received lots of emails about the Coronavirus so I’ll try to keep this brief, but I did want to share a good article that discusses Anxiety, Worry and the Coronavirus as this may be helpful to all of us. 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/anxiety-files/202003/are-you-worried-about-the-coronavirus

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more support or with any questions or concerns at 256-239-5662 or garrett@garrettcounseling.com

 

Kindly,

Ashley Garrett

 

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