We wanted to let you know that the team at Garrett Counseling is watching the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully to see how we can implement some common-sense approaches to prevention. It’s been a good opportunity to communicate effectively what we can do each flu season.
We’d like to address three main areas:
- Prevention steps we can all take, similar to how we approach the flu each year
- Using Online Counseling if you have been ill recently or have cold or flu-like symptoms
- 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 are transitioning to online therapy for the time being and will continue to assess.
- 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.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more support or with any questions or concerns at 256-239-5662 or firstname.lastname@example.org