- Client’s school – up to the school’s discretion and availability
- Client’s home – client must have a semiprivate room available; the door will be required to be left at least partially open for liability reasons
- College dorms – client must have a semiprivate room available; the door will be required to be left at least partially open for liability reasons
- Library & college study rooms – a backup plan will be needed if the room cannot be booked in advance (some back up plans include switching to telehealth, nearby coffee shops, etc.)
- Coffee shops – this is option lacks confidentiality, but for clients that do not require much confidentiality and feel comfortable, it may be a viable option
- Parks – weather permitting, and a backup plan must be in place (some back up plans include switching to telehealth, nearby coffee shops, etc.)
If you are interested in having in-person therapy, please let our office know by downloading the interest form, filling it out, and emailing it to Counseling Innovations. Availability will depend on the availability of therapists in your area.
We will need to know the following:
- What kind of in-person options are you interested in?
- If you have insurance, if your insurance does not cover that location, are you willing to switch to self-pay or would you rather return to tele-health or simply seek services elsewhere?
- What cities are you willing to travel to for sessions?
- What times and days are you available?
- Which providers would you be willing to see?
- If you or your provider are exposed to coronavirus or any other infection and/or contagious disease, would you rather switch to telehealth until the risk has passed or simply reschedule/temporarily pause sessions?
- If the client is a child, do they wish to participate in play therapy?
Notes about in-person options:
- Realize not all of our providers are comfortable providing in-person sessions at this time.
- Some providers may not be located near you. When we have in-person therapy options available, we will have a list of providers that offer in-person sessions which will include information such as which types of locations and the cities they are willing to travel to for sessions.
- The initial assessment will be required to be held online even if all future sessions are scheduled for in-person. This is due to several reasons. One of the main reasons is in the event there is a risk of transmitting coronavirus or other illnesses, we want to ensure the client and therapist feel comfortable to hold sessions via telehealth until the risk has passed or decreased to a safe level. Being in quarantine should not prevent you from receiving the help you need. While we know some clients prefer in-person therapy, there is a decent chance that at some point during the course of treatment in-person sessions for a couple weeks will pose too high of a risk. In that event, we want to ensure your treatment is not completely disrupted from a risk of infection.
- We do ask that if you know you have been exposed to coronavirus or any other infectious or contagious disease that you let our office and/or your provider know so that your sessions can be either switched to telehealth or rescheduled/pause sessions until the risk has passed. If you let us know when initially scheduling in-person sessions that in the event of exposure you would prefer to reschedule/pause sessions, we will not charge a late cancelation fee. We would prefer advance notice and/or proof of exposure (such as a letter from the client’s school or work stating they have been exposed to coronavirus and need to quarantine), if possible, as soon as you have it.
- If your child is interested in play therapy, our therapists can bring a travel play therapy kit upon request to most locations.
Both forms are the same except for the type of document/file. File 1 is a Word document and File 2 is a PDF. Use whichever is easier for you to download and fill out. Thank you.