22 A Day Counseling
Hello and best wishes to you and your loved ones. I hope this message finds everyone well and healthy. In an effort to keep everyone that way, I have decided to temporally close the office to patients. I did not come to this decision lightly. I am a firm believer in face to face contact for not only therapy but also healthy social interaction. It seems that in today society far to often individuals rely impersonal, technology based communication. Every where I look, I see groups of people all looking down at their phone. Families at dinner not talking to each other but communicating with people who are not with them. Direct eye contact is becoming a thing of the past. Having said that my next comments are going to come as a surprise. I have made the decision to transfer my psychotherapy practice to Telemedicine.
So, what is telemedicine? Telemedicine is a way for me to provide AODA counseling and mental health therapy to patients without being in the same physical location. Telemedicine is an online service where I will open a secure, HIPPA compliant video chat session. I will send you a link at the time of your session. You click the link I provide, and it will open the video chat session. You can use any type of device that has a camera and a speaker. This would include most cell phones, laptops, tables, and some desk top computers. You can conduct your session from any location you choose within the state of Wisconsin. In session I will be in a private location out of sight and hearing range of other people, same as if you were in the office. We will then be able to see and talk to each other over the telemedicine chat session. This will allow therapy sessions to go uninterrupted during the Corona virus Pandemic. I see this as the best option available to continue psychotherapy services at this point in time while holding true to my philosophy of promoting the health and well-being of my patients. This is not a long-term solution. Once COVID 19 is no longer a threat, counseling services will return to normal at the office location.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope you find this an acceptable resolution to continue your addictions counseling or mental health therapy during this unprecedented time for our community. Paul Roadt Psychotherapist, L.C.S.W, C.S.A.C
22 A Day Counseling
2211 East Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701