Thank you for visiting the Grünberg Patterson Centre for Counselling and Assessment website

 

For health and safety reasons, our office is temporarily closed for in-person treatment

To safeguard clients and staff, we will not be treating clients face-to-face and our staff will be working remotely from home.

During this time, we are offering secure video conference and telephone counselling. 

If you would like to schedule an appointment we can be reached at 250-941-1555 or admin@grunbergpatterson.ca. Voicemails left at this number will be responded to within the hour between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Below are instructions for clients who currently have appointments scheduled:


PROCEDURE FOR ACCESSING SCHEDULED REMOTE SERVICES

1. Contact us regarding your appointment preference (phone or video) and for instructions (Optional). We can be reached at 250-941-1555 or admin@grunbergpatterson.ca. Voicemails left at this number will be responded to within the hour between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

If you do not contact us before your scheduled appointment, we will use the video link below for your next session.  If you don’t use the video link, we will call using the phone number that we have on file for you.

2. Secure video conference sessions can be accessed by following the link below at the time of your scheduled appointment. The link will direct you to a virtual waiting room and we will be notified of your arrival. If you do not contact us before your scheduled appointment, we will use the video link below for your next session.  If you don’t use the video link, we will call using the phone number that we have on file for you.

For Dr. Serena Patterson: doxy.me/drserenapatterson

For Georgette Whitehead: doxy.me/georgettew

For Montana Hancocks: doxy.me/montana

Monika Grünberg is recovering comfortably after surgery and we will post a return date for her as soon as possible.

3. If you are not present in the virtual waiting room at the time of your appointment. Your practitioner will contact you by telephone for your session.

Please contact us at 250-941-1555 or admin@grunbergpatterson.ca if you require any further information.

Thank you,

The Grünberg Patterson Team


If you are in urgent need of assistance please call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888 or visit your nearest emergency services centre

Pandemic

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Centre down.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
In ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love—
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

Lynn Ungar
March 11, 2020

The Peace of Wild Things

Listen
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry
About

Grünberg Patterson Centre for Counselling & Assessment has been providing services in counselling, psychotherapy, and education since 2004.

It is an honour and privilege to live and work in the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation.

Contact

112-2100 Guthrie Rd, Comox, BC V9M 3P6

Phone:  (250) 941-1555 Fax: (250) 941-1553
Email: admin@grunbergpatterson.ca


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