I would like to update you to my office’s response to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a difficult but necessary decision to no longer provide face – to – face sessions while our community is under going social/physical distancing.
I will be offering virtual sessions through doxy.me, a free, online tele-health service that is compliant with the confidentiality requirements for client care as suggested by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Sessions will be accessed via the link:
If you are a first time client, please call 613-848-7698 to book an appointment or email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you know your appointment date and time, simply click the link at your scheduled appointment time, and check – in by typing in your full name. Follow the prompts given. I have had several sessions now and this format does seem seamless. Text or call if you are having problems connecting.
I can also schedule phone call sessions if virtual sessions are not a possibility for you.
My focus is to ensure that you continue to receive the support and therapy that you need while reducing the potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. As a community we are all responsible to protect each other and the most vulnerable in our population, and this is one way I can continue to support you and hope to encourage us all to remain safe and well.
Fees remain the same and payment can continue to be made through e-transfer sent to email@example.com or by sending a cheque through the mail. I will give you that address if necessary.
I know that many people are quite anxious through this time. I want us all to know that we are much more resilient than we often might think we are. We can breathe deep and find time throughout the day to do some of the things we may not have had time to do before, such as spending time with the people we live with, puzzling, cleaning a cupboard, doing a craft, a building or painting project at home or whatever we might consider doing that keeps us in a position of social distancing. Be sure to get fresh air and try to go for a walk each day. Exercise is important, however remember to keep 2 metres or 6 feet between you and others. Online games or virtual dinner parties with friends are also fun things to explore. Find your creative side and let me know what you've discovered about yourself during this time.
I wish you much health and hope to support you in the time such as this.
I heard a quote from Lisa LaFlamme on CTV news, “remember that although we are physically distant, you are not alone.”
Winnie Visser MDiv, RP, RMFT