CAN I GET COUNSELING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK?
Even though our office is closed we are FULLY OPERATING! Telehealth sessions are a healthy and super convenient alternative to an office visit.
Online counseling is also know as "Telehealth" or "Telemedicine". At YANA we use a secure HIPAA compliant platform to deliver our services.
Telehealth Counseling allows you utilize your phone, tablet or computer to gain access to your YANA counselors.
It is important to note that this method of treatment may not be appropriate for every client. The clinician will conduct a consultation call prior to the start of treatment to ensure that this is a good therapeutic fit for you. Generally, those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or altered mental status are not well suited to TeleMental health services. Also, the clinician can only provide telehealth services to residents of the state in which the clinician is licensed - for YANA, this means you have to live in South Carolina to request online therapy.
At this time, it appears all insurance plans are moving to covering telehealth without any barriers, even if not initially a plan benefit. Please call your insurance provider for any plan specific concerns.
We are here to discuss you concerns at this time of uncertainty and support you as you adjust to what it seems a new way of communicating, and yes, we are accepting new clients.
HOW TO MANAGE THE STRESS OF COVID-19?
• Step back from social media and news outlets
• Use the opportunity in session to speak to your clinician about the balance between productive versus unproductive worry
• Speak to your medical provider about ways to manage your personal risk
• Balance the use of hand sanitizer with the use of lotion, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting spray to minimize pain and dryness in hands
• A really helpful infographic about the realities of coronavirus can be found here:
There is a lot of information about there about COVID-19 and/or the coronavirus. YANA Counseling Services does not take the position of providing medical advice; therefore, to educate yourself, please visit the following links:
• South Carolina Department of health and environmental control (SCDHEC)
• Center for Disease Control (CDC)
• World Health Organization (WHO)