At our therapy practice, we value diversity and believe that it is essential in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of our clients. We recognize that every individual has their own unique experiences, backgrounds, and identities, and we strive to create a space where all clients feel seen, heard, and valued. We are committed to actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and to providing culturally responsive care that is tailored to the needs of each individual client.
While some people want to pretend the hard part of the pandemic is over, the truth is, it’s only just beginning. As we navigate the heavy responsibility of the ethical and moral dilemma in opening our offices, there are many professional & personal factors to consider:
• Are clients ready to come into the office?
• Do you have the option to continue seeing clients from home?
• Will you need to take public transportation to get to the office?
• How much PPE should you wear?
• Do you generally work with high-risk clients?
• Are you high-risk for contracting COVID-19? Do you have immediate family that are high risk?
• If you go back to the office, will you be able to support your children to the level they now require?
• Are you prepared for the range of emotions that come along with going from social isolation to being in the company of others?
While nothing can truly prepare you for what we’re all facing now, there is no right answer. More importantly, no one can tell you what to do. You are the only one who can make the decision, one that works best for you, your practice, your emotional well-being, and your family.
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