MARCH 2022 UPDATE: I am currently offering in-person appointments, as we can physically distance in my office, and because telehealth simply doesn’t work for everyone. I also continue to offer sessions by phone or web. Here are the precautions the office is taking for in-person appointments, to continue keeping all of us as safe as possible:
- We are still asking clients to take certain steps to minimize risk and exposure, for example, please don’t attend at the office if you are showing any symptoms of illness, or if you have been exposed to anyone who is currently sick or self-isolating.
- Please sanitize your hands upon entry to this workplace, we have hand sanitizer on the reception table, and we have a hand washing sink, soap, paper towels and touchless garbage bins with lids;
- As per the most recent Order of the Provincial Health Officer, masks are no longer mandatory within the common areas of the building. As my office space allows for physically distancing, I am not requesting masks in the session, unless this is the client’s preference, which I’m happy to accommodate.
- Myself and the other clinicians in the office maintain physical distancing.
- I am still limiting the use of communal items at this time, clients are asked to bring their own pens, notepads, and tissues if possible, and I do have individual packs of tissue available.
- Refreshments are not being provided at this time, but clients are welcome to bring their own refreshment/beverage;
- Office garbage is disposed of on a daily basis;
- Individual offices are sanitized after each client and common areas are sanitized at the end of each day,
- As tele-behavioural health is likely the ‘Tsunami of the future’ I am continuing to offer tele-behavioural health as an option, in addition to in-person sessions.