COVID-19

 

To Current and Potential Clients of

Cultivating Lives (Richard Langston Therapy Services).

Given the current circumstances, it is important that we operate according to recent suggestions and mandates of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Ontario’s Public Health Agency as well.  In the interest of everyone’s well-being, I am currently unable to meet for face-to-face sessions.

However, I am offering, as an alternative to our face to face sessions, that we meet via video conference.

If you’re uncomfortable with video conferencing, you may choose to wait until such time as we are able to meet in person again.  You may also choose to seek a therapist who is currently getting in person consultation.  Currently, I’m looking at this form of counseling until sometime in the New Year.  I’m staying up to date on the Ministry’s reports, mandates and recommendations concerning COVID-19.

For ongoing clients:

For individual clients: I am offering or video conferencing.  However, when working with couples, I am offering videoconferencing for when we meet as a couple.  In the times that I meet with each person within the couple hood one on one, we can meet videoconferencing.  The technology is straightforward, user-friendly and secure and can easily be set up on your phone, tablet or computer.

For New clients:

The first session for either individual or couples’ clients would need to be via videoconferencing.  It’s important that each of us get an opportunity to have a view of each other, even though were not able to be in the same room.  It helps in assessing the needs and helps you, the client, to a better feel understanding of the person with whom you sit.

Important to note:

The 24-hour news cycle and the overwhelming number of online sources of information (excellent, good, bad, misinformed and just plain dangerous) can be overwhelming. PLEASE use information from these trusted sources during this challenging time:

Here is some advice to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (and have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer available When you can’t wash your hands)
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth as much as possible
  • Stay at home if you are sick, especially with fever, cough and difficulty breathing
  • Avoid others who are sick
  • Avoid shaking hands with people or hugging (an elbow or foot bump would be a better greeting right now)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or your elbow if absolutely necessary)

Please take care of your self.  In doing so you are also taking care of those around you.