COVID-19 (Corona virus disease 2019 as designated by the World Health Organization) is a virus known to cause respiratory infections. The most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. COVID-19 is rapidly spreading around the world and has come to Virginia.
In response to the global health crisis I am sharing this information with clients. I am following WHO, CDC, and VDH guidelines.
First, I am still seeing clients but not in person. I am offering telehealth services now! You need a decent internet connection with audio and video capability.
Second, I am using precautions myself by going out into the community less.
Third, please use precautions yourself. Limit how much you go into the community.
And finally this is all developing and changing literally by the hour. We must all work together to #flattenthecurve. That means that we slow the spread so that our healthcare system does not become so overwhelmed so quickly that it is unable to treat everyone who needs it at the same time and more people die. Wash your hands and don’t touch your face. Let’s be kind and patient with one another. We will get through this together just like we did the earthquake for those of you who were here when that happened. Please feel free to contact me by telephone or e-mail with any thoughts, suggestions, or questions. Additional resources are below.
If you are not sure what to tell your children or how to word it, guidance is provided here:
You can find more detailed information here:
Court ordered parenting classes are offered once per month via group telesessions. The next class will be held Friday, July 24 from 9AM to 1PM and the cost is $50 per person. You must be present for the whole class, pre-register, and pay in advance by a mailed check or credit card. No refunds will be given but the fee can be used in next month's class if you are unable to attend for some reason. Please email to register and get payment set up. A manual will be mailed to you so you can follow along during the class.
No new referrals for comprehensive psychological testing for children ages 3 to 21 are being taken right now since we do not know when we will be able to meet in person.
Louisa Psychological Consulting, PC is located in central Virginia in the middle of a triangle between Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg. The convenient location relieves local families of the burden of traveling for services. A wide variety of services are offered to support children, adolescents, their families, and the community.