As the news surrounding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) evolves, the main priorities of Integrative Therapy of Nashville remain the same — to walk alongside our clients in optimizing their wellbeing.
There is a lot of information about there about COVID-19 and/or the coronavirus. We do not take the position of providing medical advice; therefore, to educate yourself, please visit the following links:
- Nashville Department of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
How Integrative Therapy of Nashville is Adapting
Due to recent events and increasing concerns about COVID-19, please remember, telehealth sessions are a healthy alternative to an office visit. Please factor in your understanding of your unique health needs and the needs of your loved ones when deciding whether to pursue office versus telehealth visits. Please call your insurance provider and/or reach out to your therapist for any plan specific concerns.
Integrative Therapy of Nashville will be implementing the following at the office:
- After each session, your clinician is spraying the office with disinfecting spray for soft surfaces
- After each session, your clinician is wiping hard surfaces with disinfecting wipes (including the office door handle)
- Disinfecting wipes and/or hand sanitizer is available to each client to use in office
- Restrooms have disinfecting hand soap and paper towels available for use
- Since the office of Integrative Therapy of Nashville is a co-working space, if you have questions about how the communal space is cleaned, call 615.257.9374 during regular office hours
What Integrative Therapy of Nashville is Asking of Clients
- If you are doing any domestic or international travel—inform your clinician
- Based on the safety level of your destination, you may be asked to not come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
- If anyone in your close circle of friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors have traveled domestically or internationally—inform your clinician
- Based on the safety level of the destination, you may be asked to not come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
- If, at any point, there is a quarantine impacting your clinician, the office of Integrative Therapy of Nashville, and/or your neighborhood, all visits will occur online.
Tips on Managing Anxiety 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 no right or wrong way to feel about COVID-19. If you have a low level of concern, you are not under-reacting; and, if you are concerned and taking precautions and/or cancelling travel, you are not overreacting. If at any point between sessions you notice a level of fear or anxiety that is concerning to you or difficult to manage, please reach out to your clinician or you can reach us through our website or by phone.
Melanie & Leah
Coping with the realities have COVID-19 has been challenging for many of us. Here’s a quick brainstorming session ideas to assist in helping to relieve some of the stressors associated with COVID-19.
Engage in Self-care practices
As cancellations of larger scale events occur, the biggest coping strategy we could engage in during the time of flux is to increase our self-compassion, self-care, and time with those we hold dear.
If public transit is utilized, reduce your risk by riding in the front or rear train cars as fewer passengers typically ride those cars
Buy some cheap gloves and use those in public environments
Reduce screen time, media time, and time in larger crowds
Increase time with loved ones, with mindfulness/meditation, and healthy habits
Get support with friends, family, and professionals