At the Couples Clinic, we are Taking COVID 19 Coronavirus Precautions Seriously

Here’s what we’re doing: 

  1. We are making the Couples Clinic one of the safest places you can be outside of your home.  Our safeguards include:
    • Sanitizing our rooms, bathrooms, door handles, etc. multiple times per day.
    • Maintaining the 6’ recommended social distance with clients. (We like you, but we won’t be shaking your hand for a while!)
    • Washing hands and/or sanitizing before and after each session.
    • If you prefer to wait in your car until session starts, our therapists can call or text you when session is ready to start.
  1. We are also offering remote video-sessions that can enable you to continue your therapy without coming to the Couples Clinic. You know that your Couples Clinic therapy is helping and want to continue therapy but may feel torn if you are wanting to avoid social contact as much as possible.  To maintain your therapeutic momentum during these times of social caution, we are offering teletherapy (remote video sessions on your computer or phone) through a HIPPA compliant video platform. ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES in Illinois have been mandated to cover teletherapy sessions in the same way that they cover in-person sessions.  With just one click of the mouse or one touch on your phone, you can do remote live video sessions with your therapist from home. If you are interested in this remote-video-session option, just let your therapist know. Contact your therapist directly to ask questions.
Listen to Dr. Atkinson talk about how to make remote interactive video sessions work for you

You may be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety as a result of COVID-19

Here are some things that you can do to help:

  • Continue your therapy (with video sessions if needed).
  • Take breaks from the news. It can be overwhelming!
  • Try mindfulness exercises. We recommend exercises created by Professor Mark Williams and Dr. Danny Penman. Here is a link to their self guided meditations.
  • Eat healthy, exercise, and get plenty of sleep.
  • Get creative, especially if you’re stuck at home. Start or get back to an unfinished project. Or engage in other activities you enjoy.
  • If you need help, reach out to people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling. Don’t hesitate for call 911 if necessary.

Stay well,

The Couples Clinic