SAFETY UPDATE 6/30/2020
Face Coverings Required Statewide Beginning July 1. Individuals visiting indoor spaces open to the public are required to wear a mask, face shield, or face covering unless the individual:
Is under 12 years of age
Has a medical condition that makes it hard to breathe when wearing a mask, face shield, or face covering
Has a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a mask, face shield, or face covering
The full release can be found at https://www.eugene-or.gov/4425/Face-Covering-Guidance
Please wear a face covering when entering the building for in-person sessions. We have installed 'hands-free' sanitation dispensers within each of the offices. There is also a new process for entering and exiting the suite. If you have an appointment, arrive at the time of your appointment and push the door to enter vs use the handle. When you exit the suite, if able use the foot pull found at the bottom of the door. To use place your foot toes forward on the metal bracket and pull back with your foot. There are also tissues next to the door in case you want to use to protect self while exiting the suite and building.
We are open to providing an exception based on state guidelines once within the counseling room *not the suite where other staff or clientele are present. If able to maintain 6' distance it may be allowed to process in session without a mask due to the barriers it may create in your work. Please talk to your therapist regarding your needs.
We are working to keep our community healthy by offering Tele-health Sessions
We hope you are all staying healthy and grounded in this time of uncertainty and risk. In an effort to support community efforts to reduce the impact on our community members, we are offering HIPAA compliant secure video sessions. Think FaceTime therapy only in a more secure platform.
We live in a time when social distancing doesn't have to mean social isolation and disconnect from important resources.
At this time we offer both in person and tele-health visits. If community leadership advises us to not meet in person we will require tele-sessions for service. Your therapist may be an at-risk individual and may need to schedule all sessions as telehealth. IF this is the case, you will be notified.
Follow this guide If you attend sessions in person:
Please use social distancing practices of 6 feet from other individuals.
Wash your hands regularly, avoid touching your face, and minimize surface touching.
If you or someone you live with has been exposed to COVID 19, or have had a fever, cough, tiredness, or in severe cases difficulty breathing, please call to shift your appointment to telehealth or delay sessions until safe to come into the office. Follow local guides on steps to address above health instances.
We recognize the levels of distress current health concerns are causing. Many are experiencing shock and have experienced an amplification of symptoms related to their mental health concerns. We are here to help you move through this time of vulnerability and uncertainty. We may not know what the future holds but have no doubt in your capacity to move through the days ahead. The human being is amazing, resilient, and has power beyond our own understanding. Lets work to access that power and move through this together.
Best wishes of health and grounding to you, your loved ones, and the community as a whole.
-Lisa & The GAAP team