Over the past few weeks, as the COVID-19 situation has continued to develop, we have done everything we can to make our offices a safe space to continue to come visit in person. We value the human connection of a face-to-face moment, especially in times of crisis, and we have been honored to provide you and your loved ones with the opportunity to connect with us and each other. However, the city of Austin is now under stay-home orders. Although as mental health professionals, we are considered an essential service for the community, our tenet as healers is to "do no harm" first and foremost. With the shelter-at-home order in place and cases of COVID-19 potentially undiagnosed in the community, we have come to the realization that by asking you to come in to the office, we may be placing you and your loved ones in harms' way.
Over the past few weeks, our therapists have worked hard to get their Telehealth certifications and move to online platforms. So, as of today, we are prepared to continue to offer mental health and relational care online. As we switch to offering online services, we recognize that there will be an adjustment phase. There may be challenges with connections, privacy, timing and scheduling etc. That will happen as we all get used to the new online platforms, but please know that your therapist is here for you during this time.
During this time, another way to stay connected is to follow our team on social media. We are posting articles and links to resources to help manage your mental health and relational wellness. You can find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/austinstrongrbc or on Instagram at @austinstrongrbc You can also reach any one of our therapists to book an online appointment through email or phone. Find your therapists' contact info here: Our Team
We look forward to connecting with you online for now, and look forward to the day when the world is safe again to meet in person.
Be safe and well.
Here is a link to community resources during this time as well: http://austintexas.gov/article/covid-19-community-resources