LIMITED IN-OFFICE APPOINTMENTS RESUMING SOON.
One year ago on March 23, 2020, our office discontinued face-to-face appointments. New Life Counseling was and has been committed to preserving the safety of our clients, staff, and community by showing an abundance of caution regarding this virus. We began successfully conducting our sessions via telehealth at that time.
We reopened for limited face-to-face appointments from late July to October and then closed our office to face-to-face appointments again in November 2020. Over the past couple of months, cases in Ohio and here locally in Tuscarawas county have been decreasing and vaccinations have been increasing. Due to this, we feel that we can gradually begin to resume seeing clients, starting on a limited basis, for face-to-face appointments beginning in May. We will continue seeing clients via Telehealth and can also see clients on a hybrid model of both in-office and telehealth appointments for your behavioral health needs. We will continue to monitor the effects of the virus in our community and make adjustments as necessary in the future.
MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
Ryan Dunn, Ph.D, director of New Life Counseling, will be taking a partial leave of absence due to a serious family emergency. Because of this, he will be unable to see the majority of his clients at this time. However, he is working diligently to make sure they are ALL taken care of by his colleagues in the practice.
The following is a brief of summary of the events that led to this sudden change.
"Late this past Saturday night, my 24 y/o daughter Roxanne Dunn was involved in a terrible car crash. She was life-flighted to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, a large trauma center. She was assessed as having serious abdominal and spinal injuries, and was rushed into surgery. The surgery helped repair her fractured spine, but could do nothing to repair the injury to the spinal cord itself. She has been left with what her surgeon described as a “life-altering injury” of uncertain outcome.
Wednesday she was transferred from the ICU to a regular room, and now begins the process of recovery. She is likely to spend another 7-10 days in the hospital, and then most likely will transfer to a spinal cord rehabilitation program where she will be for a month or so.
Please pray, for Roxanne’s healing, and for her and her partner’s mental health as they deal with this. Please pray for her mom and I, that we will have the strength and perseverance to help her, and the wisdom to do effectively to help maximize her recovery.
We’re staying in the Family House, which is special housing for family members of hospital patients, and due to the pandemic is not allowing any visitors. The hospital allows each patient only two registered visitors, or “support people,” and only one of those is allowed to be in the hospital at a time. So I am likely to be living in Pittsburgh most of the time for the next 6-8 weeks. I’ll be working part-time remotely from Pittsburgh.
My deepest thanks to all of you who have reached out and already expressed your love in amazing ways. God bless you all, and God bless my daughter."