Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Update:
Our clinic is set to re-open for IN-PERSON sessions if desired as of August 1, 2020. Please be advised all appointments will also continue to be offered via an online video platform or over the telephone.
Please read the implemented health and safety protocols below for in-person therapy to limit risk and exposure to COVID-19:
*Therapists will be wearing face shields and clear-window masks.
*All persons entering the clinic will be required to wear a mask.
*Therapists and clients will be separated by a 6-foot by 5-foot plastic, floor standing partition in each session room.
*Furniture will be covered by plastic guards and will be cleaned between each client.
*Door handles and high-touch surfaces/objects will be cleaned between each client.
*Clients will be asked to wait outside the building and will not be permitted to wait in the hallways.
*Therapists will call or text clients when it is time to enter the building for sessions.
*Only one parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany a child.
*No family or informal support will be permitted to wait inside the building.
*Upon entry, clients must be wearing a mask.
*Upon entry, a team member will take your temperature with a touchless thermometer. If you arrive presenting with a fever and/or symptoms your therapist will be required to reschedule your appointment.
*Clients will not be permitted to access the kitchenette.
*Clients are encouraged not to use the washroom facility unless absolutely necessary.
*Please be advised that if you or your therapist is confirmed to have COVID-19, Public Health will be contacted to perform contact tracing.
*Please note that therapist Carly Greco is temporarily not accepting new referrals
Please be advised, Newmarket Psychotherapy Team is NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE:
If you or someone you know is at risk of imminent harm, or is having suicidal thoughts, please call 911 or go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room.
I need support, what should I do?
What to expect at my first appointment?
Your therapist will ask you to fill out some standard paperwork, and begin to get to know you. Please remember that you are in control of this therapeutic experience. You must be honest with your therapist about what you feel is helpful and not helpful throughout your therapy sessions.
It is expected that you may feel apprehensive or nervous, especially at the beginning of therapy. It is not always easy to seek help or talk to someone about the issues you are trying to cope with. However, it is important to remember that as human beings, it is common to experience a variety of hardships at different times in life. We have all struggled, or are struggling. As therapists, we are here with a goal to help you find the right support, and to hopefully feel more at peace on your journey in life, no matter how challenging it may become.