OLLU offering free teletherapy for hurricane refugees
Aug 28, 2020
OLLU Community Counseling Service (CCS) is offering free teletherapy services to Hurricane Laura evacuees. The CCS has been providing bilingual counseling services for more than 40 years on the city’s West Side.
Evacuees may call the CCS at 210-434-1054 to schedule an appointment or reach out by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCS is open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Teletherapy, also known as telepsychology or telemedicine, involves speaking with a licensed mental health professional remotely. CCS provides teletherapy via video and audio chat.
“The university has a mission of service to the community, and the CCS wants to ensure we help fill the gap while people are relocated from their homes and living with uncertainty of what will be there when they return,” said Bernadette Solorzano, PsyD, Clinic Director. “We offer individual, couples and family therapy. Receiving services soon after this type of event helps people identify their resources and move forward more quickly.”
The CCS is a university sponsored clinic where master’s and doctoral students from the Psychology Department provide services under the direct, live supervision of licensed mental health professionals.
For more information about the CCS, visit the website: http://ccsweb.ollusa.edu/ .