Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
It is an honor to work with you and be a source of support, guidance, and expert information as concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19) are increasing across the country. I have been diligently monitoring guidelines and updates from the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association, as well as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the World Health Organization, to ensure that I am staying informed about how to best support you during this time of worry and unexpected change.
Here are a few things I thought you may want to know:
Psychotherapy is legally considered an "Essential Service" and therefore Insight Psychology Center, Inc. will remain open for business, both at our physical office location and online, via our secure, HIPAA-compliant telehealth portal. Our telehealth option allows you to participate in a session from the comfort of your home, office, etc. However, please note that I will only be seeing a small number of clients in-person, based on my clinical judgment. Please see our Telehealth page to find out how easy it is to set up and use our telehealth option.
I have temporarily extended my availability to include later evenings and some time slots on Saturdays in order to accommodate the increase in need for my support. Please schedule any needed extra sessions by contacting me directly at 949-630-0630 (our self-scheduling option through the Client Portal has temporarily been deactivated) or through our Contact page. Also, if you feel you need to meet more frequently than usual, remember I also offer brief sessions (i.e., 15- or 30-minutes), as appropriate, for a lower-cost option.
Clients are encouraged to stay home if they feel sick or are running a fever; late cancellation fees will be waived for last-minute cancellations due to illness until April 15th.
Scientific reports indicate that washing your hands with soap and water is more effective than using hand sanitizer, so, before sessions, all clients with in-person appointments are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water in the restroom in our office building (right around the corner from the long fountain in the atrium); I will provide you with the restroom code.
I will continue to keep my office clean, will be sanitizing surfaces and appliance buttons/handles in my office between sessions, and will refrain from direct person-to-person contact (e.g., hand shaking).
Please also check out the Companion to the Story and the Parent's Guide