A Note About
Psychotherapy In The Age of COVID...
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As you may have noticed,
"things are different now."
MY CURRENT COVID POLICY:
At this time (winter 2023), I am conducting sessions both in person and virtually.
The advent of COVID-19 has pretty much required that psychotherapeutic encounters sometimes take place in the realm of remote digital communication -- at least for now.
Although I first assumed this would significantly weaken the power of the psychotherapeutic encounter in general, I have been happily surprised to discover that there are both disadvantages AND advantages to this medium of communication and connection.
Given a sane (i.e., safe) choice, I generally recommend that we meet in person.
However, in some situations, my assessment of the downside risk of possible contagion renders meeting in person a dicey proposition, if not sometimes downright unethical, and in such cases I reserve the right to require that we meet virtually.
As you well know, this is an "evolving story."
If you prefer to meet virtually (for whatever reason), we can utilize the platform of your choice (Skype, FaceTime, zoom -- or my HIPAA compliant web portal).
(I will make some suggestions about how to maximize our sense of connectedness online with some simple mechanical adjustments.)
© 2023 Tony Rooney, Ph.D.