Start 2022 Off Right With Remote Mental Health Care in Chicago

Thursday, 23 December 2021 13:22 Written by

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have strived to provide quality mental health services and support for our clients. Unfortunately, due to the troubling rise of the highly contagious Omicron variant, COVID cases have begun to increase significantly throughout the Chicago area. As a result, we have made the decision to temporarily suspend in-office sessions at all of our locations. However, we will continue to provide our services for remote mental health care in Chicago.

Policy Updates for COVID-19

We all need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce community transmission of the Omicron variant.

As such, we are temporarily suspending in-office sessions in our 3 offices: Lakeview, Wellington, and Northbrook. These changes will take effect on 12/26/2021. However, we are currently planning to reopen in-office visits on Monday 1/17/2022, which is 2 weeks following the holiday and New Year celebrations.

Beginning on our re-opening date (1/17/2022), we will adjust our vaccination policy. Moving forward, only fully vaccinated individuals (and their accompanying family members in the waiting room) will be invited back for in-person visits. Patients who are currently ineligible for vaccination or are under the age of 5 are exempted from this new policy.

Preventing Exposure and Spread

While in office, we will continue to do our part to slow the spread of the virus. Wellington Counseling Group will continue to follow the protocols laid out by the CDC to mitigate exposure and the spread of COVID-19.

Our staff will continue to provide hand sanitizer in all public areas of our office, including the waiting rooms, private spaces, and bathrooms.

We'll continue to encourage social distancing when possible and space out appointments.

Masks will be required while in our building, per guidance from Cook County and the city of Chicago.

Take Advantage of Remote Mental Health Care in Chicago

If you want to continue working with our counselors over the 2-week lockdown, you can take advantage of our online counseling.

Teletherapy is a viable alternative to in-person therapy when medical complications or other circumstances limit our ability to see one another face-to-face. Your teletherapy sessions will be entirely confidential and we'll match you up with our skilled, licensed, qualified, and ethical mental health professionals. If you're interested in leveraging remote mental health care in Chicago, please contact our office today.

Thank you for your attention to this update. Your cooperation will help us all get through this uptick in COVID cases and will greatly benefit the entire Chicago community.

If you have any questions, please contact your therapist at Wellington Counseling Group. We will be sure to provide quick and reliable answers to ease any anxieties, fears, or concerns that you may have.

At your service,

Wellington Counseling Group.