Steven Gaffney



Providing Counseling/Therapy during the Coronavirus Crisis

Telehealth: To prevent the spread of communicable disease, the best way to eliminate possible spreading of illness, is to meet virtually, using the internet for video and audio.

  • The telehealth program we use is secure and 100% HIPAA compliant.
  • Besides complying with social distancing recommendations, Telehealth offers flexibility and saves travel time and expenses.
  • When making a telehealth appointment, simply choose the Video Office as the location.
    • Once you select Video Office you’ll receive a link for the virtual appointment.
    • When our appointment is schedule to start, click on the link to begin.
    • The link can also be opened through the free app Telehealth by SimplePractice (download in the app store).
    • You can use the camera and audio on your computer or mobile device.
  • Be sure you have a private, somewhat quiet place where you can speak freely and without distractions.

In-person appointments: In-person appointments are the best choice for maximum therapeutic value. We especially recommend in-person for youth, couples and families.

For the safety of all, please stay quarantined in your home and do not consider in-person appointments if you are experiencing  symptoms of influenza or COVID 19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have recently been in contact with a person known to have any highly contagious infection.  Stay home.   I will do the same.  If you are free of symptoms and do not know of any recent exposures, I am happy to meet with you in-person.

If  you do choose to come to the office:

  • Do NOT come in the building when you first arrive. Instead, text me (253-234-7007) when you are ready and wait for me to reply.
    I will reply via text when I am ready for you to come straight in.  Since the lobby is so small, this is the best way for us to keep social distancing.

  • Once in my office, we will follow your comfort level at mask usage.  Please tell me if you would prefer me to wear a face covering.