Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS), the clinical training and community mental health outreach arm of Fuller’s School of Psychology, has launched a new service to reach students and other clients who find it impossible or inconvenient to come to the Pasadena clinic. “Fuller Telehealth” will allow FPFS to provide therapy and related services to Fuller students and other clients no matter where they live within the state of California. Development of this service began in October 2019.
According to Dr. Joy Velarde, SOP project manager for this initiative, Fuller Telehealth will extend FPFS’s reach far beyond Los Angeles County. “In the past, FPFS, like other clinics, provided therapy to local populations in person,” she said. “Now, we can reach students and other clients throughout California through their laptop, phone, or tablet, in the safety and privacy of their homes.”
The COVID-19 crisis our community is facing has accelerated the need and utilization of Fuller Telehealth, according to Irene Rapp, FPFS director of training. “Because of the current crisis, most of our clients prefer not to leave their homes and come to our clinic for therapy. By giving them the opportunity to receive therapy in their homes, we are helping them feel safe while still providing them the services they value.” She added, “The same applies to our student clinicians, who can now provide therapy services safely from their own homes.”
Fuller Telehealth is available immediately. Please contact the clinic at 626-584-5555 or submit an online request for more information.