We will be following state guidance in further suspending direct therapy services through April 24th in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe. That said, we are offering alternative support and telehealth visit options that can be beneficial for continuity of care while we are at home. Here are several avenues of support coming out this next week:
FaceTime/Zoom visits: For those appropriate for telehealth visits, we would love to continue therapy virtually through a modified plan of care to allow for virtual interactions. This can be done through a non-public facing platform (for now, Zoom, google meetings, or FaceTime) and requires a facilitator caregiver to participate with the child, but can be very beneficial to provide insights and ideas for the parent to carryover while at home. Please contact us via email if you’re interested in setting up a weekly remote therapy session. Sessions will be offered Tuesday – Friday.
Mindful Mornings for kids: I (Katie) will be hosting a 30 minute Zoom meeting for kids at 9am on Wednesdays starting Wednesday, April 1 to help bring some intentional interactions to their week focusing on self-awareness, connectedness, compassion, and social skills practice to help foster resilience during this stressful and strange time. This does require a parent to participate with the child, but is a fantastic opportunity to connect and set the tone for your day together before you dive into school and work duties. Activities will be multi-sensory and help promote regulation for a focused and attentive day. Contact us via email for the link invitation if interested! I have 10 spaces available first come first serve. These sessions can be billed to your insurance plan.
Parent Connections: We want to trial a companion support group for parents which will be free during this pilot. This group will meet via Zoom for 45-60 minutes on Wednesday evenings at 8:30pm, starting April 1. This group is intended to create a space for parents to cultivate self-awareness, insight and understanding as a parent through the use of mindful practices and creating a connected community in an effort to manage and reduce stress as well as decrease feelings of isolation. My goal is to cultivate a unique community of parent support that can serve as a safe space to share, learn and grow together as we figure out how to navigate life in light of COVID-19 impacts. Parents with children participating in the above Mindful Mornings group are highly encouraged to participate in this group as well to provide an outlet for discussion/support following the morning group, though participation in kids group is not required to join this one. Contact us via email for the link invitation if interested, I have 12 spaces that are first come first serve.
Through all this, we hope everyone is able to stay well and resilient and we look forward to being able to resume some sort of normalcy when it is deemed safe again.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions as they come up. Your safety and wellbeing is our #1 priority and we want to continue to provide quality care and support with continuity of care where we are able.
All our best,
Katie, Elina, and the URS team.