Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update - July 30, 2021
I hope you, your family and extended family, friends and framilies, all continue to remain in good health. I will be returning to the office on Tuesday, August 10th after fully recuperated. Your heartfelt well-wishes have been sincerely appreciated. I hope you all will consider my experience as a precautionary tale -- being fully vaccinated, which I credit for keeping me from hospitalization and potentially more dire consequences, did not protect me fully from COVID-19 - likely Delta variant.
As I have indicated previously, for the foreseeable future, all psychotherapy sessions will be offered either in-office, via teleconferencing, and/or through audio(telephone) conferencing. If you opt not to come into the office and are using any type of insurance benefits to pay for all/part of treatment, check with your carrier about their current-updated teleconferencing reimbursement policy. While many patients do continue to prefer the teleconferencing option, insurance carriers may opt to cease reimbursement for such at any time (as we "return to normal" with re-openings) leaving you to pay out of pocket for your teleconferencing psychotherapy sessions.
In light of recent COVID-19 Delta Variant information provided through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as my own personal experience even when fully vaccinated, my policies are now amended as follows: ALL PATIENTS, regardless of vaccination status, ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACIAL MASKING DURING PSYCHOTHERAPY SESSIONS. The CDC has now determined that the COVID-19 Delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox, more transmissible than other viral infections such as SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu, and is transmissible from asymptomatic as well symptomatic individuals. Exercising safety and prudent caution to limit contracting or spreading this virus and its continuing variants remains of paramount importance.
All patients continue to have 3 options to continue their psychotherapy sessions: 1) coming in to the office - FACIAL MASKING REQUIRED; 2) having sessions by telephone; or 3) having sessions via internet teleconferencing. It is each patient’s choice about how to proceed with psychotherapy, by coming to the office in Longwood or by using technology to have remote sessions.
If scheduling sessions using TherapyAppointment.com please be aware that there is no way to indicate your preference for on-site or remote sessions; if you have not already advised me, or need to change your previous preference for one of more sessions, please leave me a voicemail (407.362.5930).
For all patients opting for in-office psychotherapy sessions, I ask you to abide by 2 safety precautions: 1) wear a face mask or face covering for the duration of your visit; and 2) use social distancing - maintain 6 feet from others in the office. You are free to use additional safety clothing, such as gloves. There is hand sanitizer available for your use. One further precaution: If you are feeling ill on the day of your scheduled session, I ask that you call and arrange to have the session remotely or re-schedule.
Business hours remain unchanged; I am seeing patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 10 AM to 6-7 PM.
I appreciate the opportunity to provide you with psychological care and I applaud your courage in doing the hard and beneficial work of psychotherapy.
Be Well. Be Safe. Enjoy.
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ACTIVE COPING THERAPIES is Dr. Rosenberg’s professional website, a resource for current and future patients, also designed for the community at large, to assist in learning effective strategies to cope, accept, thrive, and grow in the midst of adversities. This site serves as a portal for patients in psychotherapy within Dr. Rosenberg's independent practice, as well as an information hub for persons looking for direction to manage their journey through low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, illness and/or medical disease syndromes.
This website is updated by Dr. Rosenberg; all feedback is appreciated as to its current content and any desired additions to its content.
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FOR PRESENT PATIENTS: Available to all of established patients, for ease and flexibility of scheduling sessions, is this link to TherapyAppointment.com Clicking on this link will send you to my appointment calendar page. There you can set, change, and/or review your appointments at any time (24/7) with complete confidentiality. You will need your established User ID and Password to gain access to the calendar. If you do not always have available internet or prefer not to use online services, you can always schedule future sessions while at the office, by phone (407-362-5930), or via Email using the website Contact page.
For payment issues not resolved at the office, you can use the "Make A Payment" page which allows you to use credit cards or a Paypal account to make co-payments and/or pay outstanding fees.
In addition to watching for updated resource materials here, I hope you will also "Like" my Facebook Page - Active Coping - where postings from multiple sources will entertain and educate, provide creative coping tips, inspiration, and useful information about managing emotional and physical distress, encourage your self-nurturance strategies and ways to boost your self-esteem.
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FOR PROSPECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY PATIENTS: If you have arrived here as a potential patient, I hope you find this website helpful in making your decision to enter psychotherapy. Now in my 37th year providing clinical services, I do feel confident that together we can effectively address your mood problems (e.g. anxiety, depression, grieving, etc.), assist you in making sound choices making life changes and transitions, and train you in effective non-medication based ways to manage emotional distress and the multiple negative impacts of medical issues (e.g. chronic pain syndromes, cancer, etc.). I hope you will take the opportunity to read about Dr. Rosenberg’s history, credentials. and understand his commitment to providing the highest quality care.
It is important for a person to recognize that she or he needs help. It is courageous for that person to take the next step, to actively seek help, to begin the treatment process. When you are ready to make changes in your life, please contact me; we can work together to solve your problems and help you grow into who you want to be. If you would like additional information or want to briefly discuss your concerns, do not hesitate to contact me (407.362.5930). And when you are ready to set up your initial appointment, call or send Dr. Rosenberg an email via the "Appointment Request" page.
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FOR PROSPECTIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION PATIENTS: If you have arrived here through referral to Dr. Rosenberg by your physician, specifically for a clearance evaluation (e.g. in preparation for a surgery or implant procedure), please feel comforted knowing that I recognize you are dealing with real medical issues. Your referral for a psychological clearance evaluation has been requested to review other non-medical factors which could impact the maximum benefits of your proposed surgery-procedure, and/or to meet insurance authorization requirements. I assure you, based on hundreds and hundreds of evaluations, that his process will be painless, as well as quite likely revealing to about all the other factors (beyond only medical) which actually are impacting your medical situation, including healing and recovery.
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FOR WEB SURFERS AND ALL: Whether you arrived here in emotional or physical distress, via referral from a physician or simply looking at Dr. Rosenberg as your treating Psychologist, or even if you simply arrived here by accident, I recommend you peruse the resources available on this website’s pages. Hopefully, just by looking, you will find some practical, valuable resources, that may help you to better manage your life stresses and adversities. Feel free to copy any of the coping materials on this site.Particularly for anyone dealing with chronic pain and/or disease syndromes, use the Recommended Resources link (left side of this page) for a listing a recommended self-management books introducing you to effective coping regimens you can establish.
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I look forward to the opportunity of assisting you, whether through personal contact and/or vicariously through the resources on this site.
It is my sincere wish that I can in some way assist you in your effectiveness in coping, healing, and brightening your life.
BE WELL. BE SAFE.