Dear Womencare friends and colleagues,
In the past year, we have relied on remote services to keep us all safe, and we have continued to provide dedicated care for our clients via teletherapy. We know that some wish to explore returning to our office locations for in-person sessions. Teletherapy will remain an option for our clients into the future and plans for our return to in-person mental health services are underway.
As we begin to create a new model of offering both in-person and teletherapy services, the health and well-being of our clients and wider community remains a top priority. We are considering the implications of the recent updates to both the CDC and City of Evanston public health guidelines. Once we are ready, we will provide more detailed and concrete information about practices around timing and continued safety. We will provide an update with our progress around this by July 1.
We continue to be a 100% teletherapy practice at this time.
We are here for you if you are looking for professional support and / or need help problem solving during this unprecedented time. Please reach us at [email protected] and we will forward your request to one of our expert therapists.
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