Welp, if I had to pick one word to describe how I’m feeling this month it’s relief to be on the cusp of making it through one heck of a year! We were creative, we pivoted, and we did more things online than many of us thought humanly possible. We cheered each other on and reminded one another that we got this. I hope you’ll join me, and give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back and celebrate your small and big wins.

Holiday gift ideas

In past years, we’ve made some videos that share some of our favorite books, toys and games. If you’re looking for gift ideas, please check out some of our faves!

Giving

Each December, The Hello Foundation sponsors a Michelle’s Love family and do our best to shower them with gifts and make the season bright. Michelle’s Love an amazingly compassionate nonprofit that supports single parents undergoing cancer treatment. While this year we won’t be using the clinic to collect and wrap all the gifts, we do encourage you to keep Michelle’s Love in mind if you are looking for a well-deserving local organization for donations. Here’s a photo of the gifts we collected for the family we sponsored last year.

Lauren and Jenny with a stack of wrapped holiday gifts for Michelle's Love family.
New insurance in January?

Please update Lauren with any insurance changes in the new year. One key question you’ll want to ask is if teletherapy will remain a covered benefit in your plan. Note that we are in the Blue Cross, Moda, and PacificSource networks. We are a contract provider for Kaiser (by referral only). All other insurance plans are out of network. It’s very important to provide us with your new policy information prior to your appointment so that we can verify benefits or obtain preauthorization. 

Who’s ready for a winter break?

Our clinic will be closed for winter break from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. We plan to celebrate the holidays safely with our families and look forward to resuming our regular therapy schedule on Monday, January 4. All sessions during that time are canceled.

Since a few clinicians are taking extra time off before and after our clinic break, here’s all the schedules in one helpful place:

  • Sarah is out of office 12/19/20 to 1/3/21. Online appointments will resume 1/4/2021.
  • Laura is out of office 12/19/20 to 1/4/21. Online appointments will resume 1/5/2021.
  • Jenny is out of office 12/24/20 to 1/3/21. Online appointments will resume 1/4/2021.
  • Christina is out of office 12/23/2020 to 1/6/21. Online appointments will resume 1/7/2021.

Thank you for sticking with us during this unprecedented year. We wish you all a lovely and safe holiday season and winter break!