Sessions are cautiously continuing here at kTherapy and Brainspotting with Katherine.
I would like to assure all current clients of the measures that I am personally taking, as well as the measures that the building management is taking in preventing the spread of any germs. All new clients will be exclusively online until the physical distancing guidelines of the pandemic have been lifted.
I have Clorox wipes that I use on door handles, chair arms, my phone, pens, headphones, pointers and anything else that a client or I may touch after each and every session. I have alcohol-based spray hand sanitizer as well as organic/natural hand sanitizer available for everyone. I will also wipe down anything that a client asks me to, in front of them, to further assure you that the space is clean and disinfected.
I wash my hands 10+ times daily for a minimum of 40-seconds with soap, water, and then dry them thoroughly. I follow up with hand sanitizer as well.
I insist that you may not come to the physical office space if you have any symptoms that could be interpreted as a cold or if you have been around people that you cannot guarantee have been following the recommended physical distancing guidelines.
We can set up video sessions, as I have with several clients already, to bridge the gap during the COVID-19 situation. I use the HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom (the popular video conferencing software) for these sessions. Zoom is free for clients to use.
The building management has informed me that they have 2 rounds of sanitation daily. They are using Lysol spray and bleach (separately) to address all interior and exterior door handles as well as elevator buttons, restroom handles and fixtures, and handrails in all stairwells. This occurs around 5:30-6:00am as well as around 8:00pm daily.
My office is arranged so that when we are in a session, we are practicing the recommended 6-foot social distancing separation. I will also open and close all doors for clients. And we have sadly temporarily suspended all therapeutic handshakes and hugs. Rest assured, they will reinstate as soon as we are able.
I am including the following video from DHMS as I feel it has great information and education. It is dated March 9 so the statistics are outdated, but the information is not.
This COVID-19 event will end, as all viral infection cycles do. I hope that we can all remain safe and measured in our response to this time and learn new methods of looking after one another that carry on long after it ends.