COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES
Response to Public Health Concern
March 21, 2020
Dear clients and those seeking therapy:
I want to assure you that I will continue to provide counseling services as scheduled. However, I have decided to take the highest precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by converting my services to telehealth only. This means I will be conducting secure video appointments from my home or office. I feel confident that we can do good quality work together via telehealth sessions. Research shows that they can be just as effective as in-person appointments, and we can continue your care without interruption.
Current clients and those scheduled for intake sessions will be contacted soon with all the details about switching to telehealth. If you are a new or returning client seeking an appointment, please feel free to leave a message at my office or email me about scheduling. Please note that the 24-hour cancellation policy will still apply.
I will post major announcements to my website as needed. Otherwise, you can expect to receive communication from me via phone or email. Policies regarding the use of various means of communication are outlined in the Outpatient Services Agreement.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Holly Savoy, Ph.D.
Resources related to managing mental health during this time:
6 Daily Questions - Mindful
51 Simple Ways to De-Stress & Find Joy at Home - Psychology Today
ACT Therapy - FACE COVID Coping Strategies
Daily Plan Fillable Form
Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to speak to a live person.
Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response. Available 24 hours per day, seven days a week for people to reach out for support; they will be contacted quickly by a licensed mental health professional for follow-up.
Mental Health America - COVID-19 Info & Resources
NAMI FAQ COVID-19 & Mental Health
Resources for Donations & Volunteers - Charlotte Observer
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak - SAMHSA
Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks - SAMHSA
That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief - Harvard Business Review
Campaign for Southern Equality - Gatherings for the #LGBTQSouth
Charlotte Pride Guide to What's Open, Closed, and Online
Chest Binding & Coronavirus
COVID-19- What Trans People Need to Know
Equality NC Resource List
HRC- LGBTQ Community & COVID-19
Supporting LGBTQ Students During Social Distancing