Coronavirus update

Anxiety Solutions remains open but we will be doing all sessions via our online video platform (just like Zoom/Skype) rather than in person.

(UPDATED AS OF 10/9/2020) Notice to all of our clients and prospective new clients:

We know this is a stressful time for everyone right now with all that is going on both locally and in the world at large with the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope everyone is staying as safe as possible and doing okay.
 
Because of the pandemic and our desire to keep our clients and our therapists safe, we will be doing all therapy sessions online for the time being. We have been doing all sessions online since the beginning of the pandemic. While we know that some businesses have been able to return to operating in person…
 
We have decided to continue doing only online therapy for the following reasons:
  • Therapy requires being indoors in close quarters for a prolonged period of time, which is unfortunately a higher risk type of activity for spreading Covid.

  • While we could in theory do therapy with masks on, this seems much more detrimental to communication and the therapy process than meeting online without masks.

  • Feedback from our clients about online therapy has been extremely positive. Our platform works well and clients have said that they actually love the convenience of it.
  • Given this positive feedback from clients (and our therapists too), we feel that online therapy is an excellent alternative to meeting in person and since we have been having great experiences with this alternative, there seems to be little reason to take the risks of returning to in person therapy until this is over.

Luckily, Anxiety Solutions was well-equipped to continue providing treatment in this situation because even before the pandemic, we had already provided online therapy for years using a secure, simple-to-use video platform called doxy.me. We have found that this platform works very well and that actually little or nothing is lost compared to an in-person interaction.
 

Benefits of Online Therapy:

  • You get the same therapy you would get if we were seeing you in person 
  • Research studies have shown that online therapy is just as effective as therapy done in person
  • Convenience: sessions can be done from home and don’t require driving to our office, so they take less of your time
  • It allows access to top quality, specialized treatment for those who would otherwise not be able to access it near them, such as clients who:
    • Don’t have anxiety/OCD specialists where they live
    • Can’t make it to our office due to distance or scheduling issues
    • Are homebound because of their anxiety or OCD.

If you are a new client interested in our services, you may contact us like normal and we will get you set up to do online therapy sessions.

You may also still schedule via our online scheduler, anxietysolutionsofdenver.fullslate.com
 
If for any reason you are unable or unwilling to do online therapy sessions but are still interested in our services, we can get you on a waitlist to be contacted when we return to doing in person sessions. However, please understand that this may be quite a while still… for the above reasons, we are unlikely to decide to return to the office until the pandemic is over, which seems like it is still not going to be for quite some time.  We therefore encourage you to take the option of online therapy rather than waiting a long time for us to be able to see you in person.  We wish we could see you in person too, but there is no need to delay treatment and relief of your anxiety/OCD.
 
Thank you everyone for your understanding. I know this situation is difficult, and it is important to us that all of our clients still get the treatment they need. We are here to help you through this and we look forward to talking with you soon.
 

Frequently asked questions about online therapy:

  • In online therapy, isn’t some of the person-to-person interaction lost?

    • No, the vast majority of the time we have used our online therapy platform, the connection works very well and the interaction feels normal. The picture and sound are typically good quality and there is typically no lag time. In our experience, it does not end up being much different from sitting in the same room talking in person. Clients have had very positive feedback about it as well. If you are hesitant to try online therapy, we are happy to set up a test call with you with our admin (at no charge) to show you how well the platform works.
  • Is online therapy as effective as in person therapy?

    • Yes.  Many research studies have been done comparing the effectiveness of in person therapy and online therapy and these studies have found no difference in treatment outcomes. Our own personal experience over the past 7 months since the pandemic began has also been that it is just as effective. In fact, we have found that in some cases there is even an advantage to online therapy because there are certain exercises in Exposure Therapy that require the client to practice with certain objects/situations at home and we can now do that live during therapy sessions, whereas we could not do that if we were at the office.

 

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