A REOPENING UPDATE: 6/2/2020

To our clients:

As we reopen, we intend to minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 for all our clients and staff.  This means that you and your child may not to come to campus if you or anyone you have been exposed to has a fever, sore throat, body aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, trouble breathing, new unexplained itching, or unusual bruising on hands and feet.  Additionally, do not come in if you have been exposed to someone with

COVID-19. 

If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or the symptoms listed above, please call the office to let us know why you can’t come for your session.  We will try to arrange a video session.  You will not be charged for a missed session. The front desk and your therapist can explain when it is safe to again come to campus. Stay home for 10 days after all symptoms are gone or you test negative for COVID-19, and for 14 days without symptoms if you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Your therapist will let you know when it’s time to start doing therapy on campus.

When you arrive at campus, do not leave your car.  Follow the map (below) and signs to get into the line of cars for screening.  You will be asked screening questions again, have your temperature taken, and be checked in.  Be sure your child receives a sticker that shows that they have been screened. If you will be accompanying your child, be sure that you have also been screened and receive a sticker. You and your child

will be sent back for screening without a sticker. The screener will notify the appropriate person that you have arrived and been screened.

Your child may leave the car and move to their Aspiring Youth group, ABA, or intensive DBT group.  If you prefer to wait during the session, please proceed to the parking lot and wait in your car. 

If your child is arriving for an individual appointment, please proceed to the parking lot and your therapist will come out to accompany your child to therapy.

If you do not have access to a car, your therapist can help you make special arrangements.

A COVID-19 UPDATE: 3/18/2020

Protecting the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community is an important value and priority at Ryther. To align with those values, we will be moving to teletherapy as much as possible during this time. As the situation is constantly evolving, please check back for updates. See below for details:

  • For those seeking to begin therapy services, we are able to conduct intake sessions online. Face-to-face intake sessions are not required.
  • Individual and Family therapy will be moved online as much as possible. Please contact your therapist if you have any questions or concerns.
  • ABA services will be available in-person, to a limited extent. We have instituted increased sanitation practices to minimize risk to clients and Ryther staff. Contact the ABA team directly for more information or with questions.
  • WISe services are still operating in-person when needed. Telecommunication and therapy will be utilized whenever possible. Contact the WISe team directly for more information or questions.
  • Aspiring Youth has canceled all face-to-face groups. Contact the Aspiring Youth team for questions about virtual groups.
  • The DBT-IOP group will now be meeting online.
  • The weekly DBT group will be hosted online. All other in-person groups are canceled until further notice.
  • Psychiatry will no longer be operating in-person. Please contact the medical assistant with questions.

Our lobby is closed until further notice. Those who may be attending on-campus group sessions are asked to go directly to the group room. Phones will be answered from 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday.

We have developed several virtual groups to help keep kids busy and regulated during this tough time. To learn more about these groups and to enroll, click here.

We recognize this is a very challenging time for everyone. This time of change and uncertainty can take a toll on your personal wellbeing while you are also supporting the wellbeing of your family. Please take care of yourself.

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