COVID-19 Updates (5/28/21)
Starting June 1, 2021, we will be opening back up our lobbies!
What is changing? Simply Thrive clients and families no longer need to call their clinicians to be told when to come in.
What is staying the same? We still require masks in common areas and will require clients to fill out COVID-19 screening forms, as well as perform temperature checks.
Please note: If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who has been exposed to COVID-19, regardless of if you are vaccinated or not, please do a telehealth session for 10 days post-exposure.
We value you and your families well-being as we start to transition to more sessions back in the office. As Simply Thrive staff, we are excited to welcome you back into the office with everyone’s safety as our top priority!
Important Message Concerning COVID-19
As the news surrounding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus) evolves, the main priorities of Simply Thrive Therapeutic Associates remain the same — to walk alongside our clients in optimizing their well being.
There is a lot of information about COVID-19 and/or the coronavirus. Simply Thrive Therapeutic Associates, mental health therapy in Cary, does not take the position of providing medical advice; therefore, to educate yourself, please visit the following links:
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
How Simply Thrive is adapting:
Due to recent events and increasing concerns about COVID-19, please remember, telehealth sessions are a healthy alternative to an office visit with our mental health therapists in Cary. Please factor in your understanding of your unique health needs and the needs of your loved ones when deciding whether to pursue office versus telehealth visits. At this time, it appears all insurance plans are moving to covering telehealth without any barriers, even if not initially a plan benefit. Please call your insurance provider and/or reach out to Charly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon at email@example.com for any plan specific concerns.
We are currently diligently cleaning our offices, waiting room and restroom multiple times per day. All staff is washing their hands between each client and if they touch their face.
What Simply Thrive is asking of clients:
If you are doing any domestic or international travel—inform your clinician.
Based on the safety level of your destination, you may be asked not to come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
If anyone in your close circle of friends, family, colleagues, or neighbors have traveled domestically or internationally—inform your clinician.
Based on the safety level of the destination, you may be asked not to come to your appointments in person and transition to online sessions for two weeks.
If, at any point, there is a quarantine impacting your clinician, the office of Simply Thrive, and/or your neighborhood, all visits will occur online.
For those unwilling to meet online in these time-limited circumstances, the cancellation policy will apply.
How to manage the stress of COVID-19:
Step back from social media and news outlets.
Use the opportunity in session to speak to your clinician about the balance between productive versus unproductive worry.
Speak to your medical provider about ways to manage your personal risk.
Typically, fewer individuals ride the first or last car on public transit which may help minimize risk.
Balance the use of hand sanitizer with the use of lotion, disinfecting wipes, and disinfecting spray to minimize pain and dryness in hands.
A really helpful infographic about the realities of coronavirus can be found here:
In closing, there is no right or wrong way to feel about COVID-19. If you have a low level of concern, you are not under-reacting; and, if you are concerned and taking precautions and/or canceling travel, you are not overreacting. If at any point between sessions you notice a level of fear or anxiety that is concerning to you or difficult to manage, please reach out to your clinician via email or by phone.