"Thank you so much for being such an instrumental part of the journey and walking alongside me. You were patient, caring, and gentle, but did not shy away from pushing or challenging me. You not only asked me to see things differently, but were a great model of these new ideas through your actions."
Making the decision to begin therapy can be extremely difficult but the result can be highly rewarding--and life changing. I applaud your willingness to take this first and courageous step by seeking more information.
I provide therapy services for adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and many other life or relationship problems. I think you will find the answers to most of your questions on this site, but feel free to reach out for more information. I would be happy to help if I can and am hoping we have a chance to meet!
It's certainly a time of fear and instability for all of us. Unfortunately, it appears that things may continue to get worse for a while before they get better. As you've seen, most schools and businesses are shutting down in an effort to contain the spread of the virus.
In light of this, I will be temporarily switching to full-time teletherapy beginning Monday, March 23rd. Teletherapy is very much like normal therapy, just done over the computer or phone (just like a FaceTime call). This decision does not come lightly or out of fear, but out of my desire to participate in the communal effort to slow the spread of this virus. My hope is that making this type of decision will keep the numbers of infected lower in San Diego.
This is certainly not an ideal situation, and I'm sure you share my strong preference for meeting in person, but I believe this is our best alternative given the circumstances. Ultimately, my goal is to continue to be a source of support as we navigate the complicated road ahead. While there are some great advantages to online therapy: no travel time, no parking challenges, the convenience of home; one of the downsides can be the distraction of pets, children and other people. So it will be important to plan ahead.
Whether a new or existing client, if you are interested in doing teletherapy sessions please let me know and I'll provide you with more details. I will also attempt to be much more flexible with the planning of meetings to help accommodate the challenges we are likely to face. So if you have special requests for the time and/or duration of meetings, just let me know and I will see what I can work out. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.