With the widespread concern in our community about COVID-19, your health is top priority at Saint's Health and Wellness. To encourage social distancing, only teletherapy sessions will be provided at this time until further notice.
Teletherapy, also known as online counseling, provides the convenience of therapy sessions within the comfort of your home. It is just as effective as traditional therapy but more convenient. Forms of teletherapy include online chat, video conferencing, or phone sessions.
Individual therapy is a collaborative effort between the client’s experience and the therapist’s approach in order to build a therapeutic relationship. It takes time to develop and changes to fit the needs of the client. My eclectic approach to therapy is to meet the needs of the client in the most beneficial way. Building a therapeutic alliance is meant to empower the client through gaining insight, awareness, and finding alternative healthier ways to respond and deal with emotions and events that may trigger an emotional response.
An emotional support animal or support animal is a companion animal that provides benefit for a person that is disabled by a mental health condition or an emotional disorder. In the U.S., people with emotional/mental disabilities may be exempt from specific federal and housing rules if they own an emotional support animal. The Emotional Support Animal Evaluation (ESA letter) provides documentation from a medical/mental health professional certifying that the animal provides emotional support that alleviates one or more of the symptoms of the disability.