UPDATE 08/03/2020: Health Psych Maine continues to provide our services through the best means possible while following CDC, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, state, and city guidelines, which currently recommend optimizing telehealth services to minimize the need for in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to utilize teletherapy services with all clients at least through December 2020.
Prolonged exposure to indoor air shared by multiple people continues to be considered a high risk. We are fortunate that technology has allowed us to continue to provide our full range of psychological services to the community through teletherapy while maintaining the privacy of our clients. It allows for visual and audio contact between the client and the therapist in real time without the use of face coverings, which can impede the experience of psychological safety that is needed for therapy to be effective.