August 15, 2021
To our valued clients at the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety Boston (NECOA Boston):
Due to evolving public health risks related to coronavirus (COVID-19) Delta variant, the New England Center for OCD and Anxiety Boston has made the decision that, for the forseeable future, we will conduct psychotherapy sessions with our clients primarily via HIPAA-secure videoconference, rather than via our usual in-person meetings. We will consider in-person appointments under specific conditions – if you would like more information about this, please contact our Clinic Manager, Mikala Grimaldi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At NECOA Boston, we understand that there are many unknowns about COVID-19. As a team of providers, we aim to be consistent with public health goals around slowing the spread of COVID-19 such that it does not overwhelm healthcare resources. As recent research on telepsychology (psychotherapy via teleconference) has shown that telepsychology is generally as helpful as its in-person equivalent, we believe that the use of telepsychology at this time will be a way to protect individual and public health that should also support good treatment progress and outcomes.
May you be well. May you and your family be safe and healthy.