Dear Clients & Our Community:
This is a time for us to find peace within and to keep panic at bay. Our hearts break for those who have lost loved ones and have been affected by COVID-19 in many ways, and for our clients who have made such stride, and now are feeling that they have regressed due to the effects of the pandemic.
It is a time to be cautious and caring for ourselves and others. The World Health Organization stresses the need for continued mental health care in emergency situations. Mental health providers are called to provide additional resources, innovative delivery methods, and continued quality care to our clients and communities. We are committed to you, our clients and community.
You are important. You have committed to healing and gaining healthier skills, overcoming patterns that we have been taught, and things that we have experienced. This pandemic, no doubt is a trigger for many seeking growth, and those who have not sought growth. The chaotic responses and constant barrage of news and rumors intensifies the stress that our bodies feel, yet we feel helpless and confused by the rapidly changing details and realization of the small amount of control that we perceive that we have in our lives.
While telehealth is not our preference, we are committed to providing continued care for our clients. We will continue to provide services via telehealth and face to face to support you on your continued growth and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rest assured, we continue to monitor the pandemic and how it is affecting our clients, and are adjusting accordingly. We are collaborating continuously to be responsive to your needs.
As of today, we are:
- Providing counseling services via telehealth and face to face services. If you are choosing telehealth, you will receive a text or email with a link that will connect you with your therapist via video chat or telephone;
- Providing play therapy/parent coaching and EMDR via telehealth and face to face services;
- Offering crisis services and brief therapy, in the form of 15, 30 and 50 minute sessions, enabling additional services even to those with financial stressors;
- Providing free tools on our Facebook page, https://m.facebook.com/NewHopeCounselingLLC
- Providing limited face to face services, following CDC and other regulatory guidelines
- Continuing to engage in screening of our face to face clients and maintaining increased sanitation practices.
Every hand that we don’t shake must be a phone call that we place.
Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern.
Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another, must become a thought as to how we might be of help to that other, should the need arise. —- Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky
Kanefsky, Y. (2020, March 12). Coronavirus is a test for the government. But it’s a test for us, too. Retrieved from:
We are here and we will get through this together.
Judy, Amber & Madelin