Managing the Coronavirus Situation
During this difficult time, we are serving the community with online individual therapy sessions and soon-to-come online workshops and therapy groups. Check out the video below for some tips on managing Coronavirus-related stress and read further for more on how we’re responding to this situation.
The coronavirus presents enormous challenges for all of us, and here at Union Square Practice we are modifying our procedures so we can help throughout this crisis. One of the best methods for handling anxiety and the unknown is to focus on what can be controlled. Like you, we can’t control many aspects of the current situation but we can control the care we give and the method of delivering that care.
It has become increasingly clear that our best chance of combating the spread of the coronavirus is to flatten the curve. By far the most effective way of doing this is by practicing social distancing — reducing social contact in order to reduce the possibility of transmission. This is not only an important step in protecting your own health, but is crucial for ensuring that the overall healthcare system will be able to help shorten the duration of the virus in our community as much as possible.
To this end, Union Square Practice will be pausing all in-person appointments starting Monday, March 16th. For the time being, all sessions will be conducted remotely via video by using a HIPAA-compliant telemental health service called Doxy.me. Please click here for more information on using Doxy.me and other important procedural changes.
We understand that there is a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty swirling around this current crisis. We also understand that having therapy remotely will be a different kind of experience for many. Still, every indication is that this is the best course of action right now in order to both serve individual needs and preserve public health.
Our goal today, as it has always been, is to work with you to help you to navigate all the challenges life puts in your path, including the current one. Anxiety can be thought of as a reaction caused by the over-assessment of risk and the under-assessment of our ability to deal with it. We look forward to working with you as we realistically assess risk and take action together.