WE ARE open for online and in-person therapy.
As the news around COVID-19 continues to evolve, the priorities of Blue Boat Counseling will remain the health and safety of our clients, therapists and their families.
There are specific measures you can take to help protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.
Precautions for COVID-19 are the same as for the flu or a cold:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid shaking hands, high fives, etc.
- Cover your cough in your elbow or a tissue
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home if you feel sick
Blue boat counseling transitioned to online counseling services only as of 3/17/2020 (but has since returned to offering in-person services in 2022):
Due to rapidly changing circumstances, event cancellations, major closures and increasing concerns about COVID-19, we would like you to know that online therapy – also called telehealth, telemental health, online counseling or distance counseling – sessions are a healthy, effective alternative to an in-person session in our office. There are several benefits to online therapy, and it is encouraged by our governing bodies to continue mental health counseling in this way.
Our goal is to ensure all clients are able to continue to see their therapists in a safe environment, so at this time we are closing our physical office as of March 17, 2020 and transitioning to online therapy services only. Please call our office or ask your therapist for more details. It’s easy to get started.
CLICK HERE to read a great blog post by a counseling practice in another state giving some information about Telehealth for counseling.
Taking care of your mental health:
We understand that now more than ever during these anxiety-inducing circumstances, you may really feel the need to see your therapist, so we want to assure you we ARE here to support you and it’s easy to get started with online counseling.
Thank you for your understanding as we make this change to keep our clients and staff safe as well as just do our part for the greater good of our Columbus, Ohio community to slow the spread of COVID-19. And please remember, this is “physical distancing,” not social. We need to stay connected, so please connect with us. You’re not alone.
If at any point between sessions you notice a level of anxiety or fear that is concerning to you or you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis during this COVID-19 pandemic, please reach out to your therapist to discuss ways to help.
Thank you for helping us keep Blue Boat Counseling safe. Our priority is to continue to provide counseling via online therapy throughout this time, ensuring our clients get the support they need in the safest way possible.
Andy & Carrie Sears