Associates at Park Avenue is a practice of absolute professionalism balanced with warmth, kindness, honesty, and respect for our individuality as well as our collective humanity. Walking into the APA's lovely building on historic Park Avenue one might hear silence, soft music, sounds of water flowing, or laughter, tears and joy of true compassion, comaraderie, humility, and fun. With about a century of experience amongst us, though we each have our areas of expertise we complement one another's work and hold ourselves accountable for the same goals we promote for our clients: to do our own work, to take responsibility and to grow with what we have; to strive for more while embracing the now. Whether we are working on our relationships, ourselves, our work environment, or our families, we believe in doing so with clear principals and goals.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS
We are available for you and are accepting new clients during these uncertain times.
In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis, we at Associates at Park Avenue are adding phone and/or video sessions to our services in order to meet the mental health needs of our community.
During this time, the practitioners at APA are following CDC recommendations for social distancing which, in some instances, might necessitate virtual (online) than in person sessions.
As we all experience the constant shifting of the ground under our feet and find ourselves in disorienting uncharted territory, we could take comfort in the fact that psychological research on past crises can help us cope better with the emotional impact of this unsettling time. The daily — sometimes hourly — newsflashes about the pandemic are enough to make a non-anxious person anxious and cause deep stress and helplessness in many.
While the new pandemic is unique in many ways, there is a large body of research literature and lessons to be learned on the psychological and behavioral health responses and consequences of a major social crisis.
One of the lessons learned from previous research is that in times of crisis we humans long for and benefit from more, not less, social support. This is a challenge at a time when we are to follow “social distancing” guidelines. And we know isolation may increase the odds of negative mental health outcomes.
So, what are we to do? One thing we do know is that managing stress ASAP can prevent long-term troubles. So, acting sooner rather than later is not just a good strategy for our physical health, but also for our mental, emotional, and relational health.
Reaching out to a trustworthy and well-trained professional might be a pathway to minimizing the harm and increasing our chances of maintaining or even improving our emotional stamina and resilience.
We are here for you. Together with wisdom, care, skills and calm we will navigate these waters.
News at Associates at Park Avenue
Introducing Nadine McCallum to Associates at Park Avenue.
Nadine is currently welcoming new clients - read her profile HERE.
In these difficult times please support the National Alliance on Mental Illness as they continue to provide support and care for mental health in our community.
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This week Associates at Park Avenue has Palmer Barr visiting as therapy assistant puppy. So, don't be surprised if you see this loving precious being around the office.
Nilly Barr, P.A.
Receives Accreditation from the AAIM Accreditation Commission Nilly Barr, P.A. received this accreditation through AAIM Accreditation Commission. AAIM Accreditation Commission has been accrediting mental health and integrative healthcare practices based on the highest quality standards.
AAIM Accreditation Commission’s mission is to advance mental health and integrative healthcare by holding practices to the highest standards of care. For more information about the AAIM Accreditation Commission, please visit the website at www.aaimedicine.com/accreditation.
Anna Voss, LPC
is now a provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield.
As part of her continuing committment to make mental helath care accessible, Anna began taking BCBS qualified plans beginning in October of 2016. This includes PAI plans, State plans, and Blue Choice plans. Be sure to contact Anna if you have inquires regarding your plan benefits.