This message is intended to inform and reassure clients of Creative Solutions Counseling, LLC and the greater community about the practices I am implementing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It is my intention to continue to serve the needs of my clients during this challenging time in the most safe and responsible way.
I believe that good things can come from anything that challenges us when we set that as our intention, focus on the opportunities for both personal growth and growth as a community working together., and then act accordingly. By taking personal responsibility for being informed and safe, I am confident we can minimize the anxiety and negative impact of this situation, and ultimately emerge from this stronger than we were before.
*I will be and respectfully request that you review and practice the following: Preventative Guidelines from the CDC to avoid spreading COVID-19:
Stay home when you are sick with influenza-like illness.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
Cover your coughs and sneezes. (Cough or sneeze into your elbow if you don’t have a tissue handy)
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
Keep frequently touched common surfaces clean, i.e., telephones, computer equipment, etc.
Do not use other workers’ phones, desks, office or other work tools and equipment; if necessary, consider cleaning them with a disinfectant.
See Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Homes and Residential Communities (CDC, Feb. 14, 2020)
*While I continuously maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment, I will be specifically following the CDC Guidelines on Cleaning and Hygiene for the Workplace. For more specific information on these guidelines please go to the following link or download the Workplace School and Home Guidance PDF.
*Cancellation fees will be waived until further notice.
*Teletherapy will be available to anyone preferring this to an in-person session. I will provide this through a HIPAA compliant telemedicine software, Doxy.me. (If you have health insurance coverage for my services we will have to verify in advance that this type of session is covered).
In closing, I encourage everyone to act responsibly, think positively and refocus on living your best life, not just during this challenging time, but everyday of our lives. This is an opportunity for all of us to get better at that. Embrace that intention and be well.
Shay Stanton Shwahla, LCSW
Please call 732-899-2999. I will return your call personally so we can determine if I am the right therapist for you.
INSURANCE INFORMATION: We work with most Insurance companies on an out-of-network basis. I am not a Medicare or Medicaid provider. Major credit cards accepted.