Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers find a New Normal
In response to COVID:19 many outpatient counseling centers have had to adjust to new guidelines and safety measures. For some, this meant cancelling and delaying education and treatment programs. Fortunately, others quickly began providing services remotely, through use of telehealth or video health so clients did not experience interference with their counseling services. Clients with access to internet services could continue therapy sessions uninterrupted, which is not only ethically and clinically responsible, but essential, especially during a pandemic that has created worry, uncertainty and fear in many people.