COVID 19 Precautions

To maintain our staff and client's safety, Strong Foundations is offering virtual visits for all child, adult, couples, and family counseling. We have found that teletherapy is an effective, accessible, and enjoyable option for our clientele. 

 

After giving it much thought and consideration, Strong Foundations is resuming in-person testing with safety precautions in place (e.g., masks, social distancing, one client in the office at a time, frequent handwashing, a plastic barrier between assessor and client). All other sessions (e.g., intakes and feedbacks) will continue to be conducted via telehealth to limit the number of people and traffic in the office. All testing materials will be sanitized between testing, as will office surfaces and door handles. In-person testing will resume only for children six years and older, who are more likely to be able to adhere to the safety precautions and maintain a safe distance from the assessor. If you have any questions before making your decision, please do not hesitate to reach out. I am happy to assist in any way so you can make a confident informed decision about scheduling. 

 

Strong Foundations is working diligently to ensure your safety while also meeting the needs of our clients. If you decide now is not the time for testing, we respect your decision and can talk about other ways we can support you and your family during these times. We have teletherapy options available and we can discuss the possibility of an abbreviated, virtual assessment in some limited cases. 

Office Safety Procedures: 

  • Office seating in the waiting room and in therapy/testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing. 

  • My staff and I wear masks.

  • My staff maintains safe distancing.

  • Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.

  • Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy/testing rooms, the waiting room and at the reception counter.

  • We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room.

  • We ask all patients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.

  • Credit card pads, pens and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.

  • Physical contact is not permitted.

  • Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.

  • Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.

Phone: 412 368 2211

Fax: 412 279 1418

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