COVID-19

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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