The Lotus and the Wawa Aba
As a part of the logo you will find the:
Lotus Flower: In Buddhism lore, the lotus flower signifies purity, spirituality, and self-cleaning. Lotus flower symbolism is associated with the natural phenomenon of a pure lotus rising from within murky waters and sustaining its beauty regardless of the surroundings.
Wawa Aba: symbol of hardiness, toughness and perseverance. The seed of the wawa tree is extremely hard. In Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere through hardship.
Frequently Asked Questions
What equipment do I need?
To attend telehealth sessions, you will need the following:
A computer (laptop or desktop) or smartphone. Newer devices (purchased in the last two years) will be better equipped to provide telehealth sessions.
An integrated or external microphone.
An integrated or external web camera.
An internet connection that is at least 10 Mbps. For optimal results, a reliable, high-speed internet connection with a bandwidth of at least 10 Mbps will minimize connection issues and provide the best quality.
Your internet browser should prompt you to "allow" camera and microphone access. This is a critical step! Otherwise, I will not be able to see or hear you in the session. If you have trouble allowing access, let me know.
When you first join the session, you will be in the virtual waiting room. This is where you will enter the name, as well as check your settings to make sure you are using a strong internet connection and have good video and audio connectivity.
Does this platform meet HIPAA requirements?
Yes, Simple Practice/Telehealth meet or exceed all the requirements of HIPAA as a business associate, including the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) in which SimplePractice agrees to be responsible for keeping all client information private and to immediately report any breach of personal health information.
Do I have to download anything to join the session?
No, you can join a session by simply clicking the link I provide you. No password or login necessary.
You can download the mobile app if you prefer to use a mobile device rather than a laptop or desktop computer for their session.
Choose a place that is comfortable, private, quiet, and has good lighting. Set aside that time to be present and focused just for your session, letting any others in your space know that you are not available for the lengths of your session time.
You can use headphones for more privacy and clarity to hear and speak.
Collaborating your wellness
Therapy/Counseling can be wrapped with other resources and supports. This list is not exhaustive but can be a support to you or someone you know.Psychoeducation info provided here can give you insight to what you’re experiencing and guide you to reaching out to the best professional for your specialized needs.
USA Crisis/Emergency Info
If you are in a life threatening situation, using self harm to cope, or planning suicide, do not use this site.
Instead, immediately, Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1-800-273-8255. Your call will be routed to the crisis center near you. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.