Regarding COVID 19
Dear families and patients of our clinic;
Today we’re reaching out to you to reassure you that your safety, health and well-being are our primary concern. Like you, we’ve been monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 developments and are trying to find the best path forward during uncertain times. What we do know is that social distancing, the practice of providing safe space around each person, is a must. As such, all of our counselling sessions will be held either by phone or by (e.g., Zoom, Skype, Bluejeans etc.). This will allow us to ensure your continued access to care in a safe manner. We will also be providing you with the option to pay online, so that you do not need to leave home.
We would also like to reassure our families with students who will be having psycho-educational assessments that we will proceed with all scheduled appointments. The College of Psychologists has recommended that essential psychological services continue but with proper safeguards in place. As assessments are often the gateway to developmental supports, we view them as an essential service. We know that you have waited months for these appointments and that an assessment is critical to the overall wellbeing and success of your child. We will though proceed with some modifications. Initial and concluding appointments with Dr. Roberts will be by phone while the testing sessions with the psychometrist will be in-person. This will allow us to greatly reduce the number of families and students in office to no more than one at a time, thus allowing us to follow best practice in social distancing.
Families may be concerned about potential school closures. Our office is working towards developing a fascilitated online support community, with the possibility of us offering weekly homeschooling support, including pedagogical and counselling support, for those that are interested. Moreover, people may be anxious, lonely and discouraged with the required self-isolation. Therefore, we will open up additional counselling spaces (by distance as noted above). Do not hesitate to reach out to us if any of these supports would be helpful to you and your family during this difficult time. Please email us at email@example.com to learn more about these supports.
We wish you all good health!
Dr. Jillian Roberts and staff
How We Help
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Territorial acknowledgement & Jordan’s Principle
Dr. Jillian Roberts Psychology Corporation is located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations. We gratefully acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen speaking peoples on whose traditional territory we live and work and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
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