Many therapists have been working from home, even long before the covid 19 pandemic. The pandemic may have for the point for pivotal change into both digital shift and a complete work from home shift. Therapists often work from home, by bringing their clients into their homes. OR rather, we call it the home office. Whether we are working from home in the traditional sense or the digital sense, therapists need an exclusive space as their home office.
Therapists and psychologists often look for spare rooms when buying their homes in Denai Alam or Seti Eco-park. Wherever they situate, they aim to find a neighborhood that facilitates calmness, safety, and well-being. This is not only good for their own mental health but it is also good for the patients coming in for consultations to the home office.
Like any other home office space, therapists are met with multiple challenges when building it. Perhaps even more than any other profession. They have to consider ways to make disturbances minimal when building a home therapy office. This means finding ways to minimize any disturbances from the delivery man, or the mailman, or any doorbells ringing or the dog barking from the neighborhood. So let’s take a look at some design and renovation tips to build a dreamy home therapy office.
The Classic Couch
Analytically placing a couch is one of the more common and typical touches in the therapist’s office. And somehow, we always expect a couch to be there. And therapists must deliver this in their office. But it is not all about the couch. It is also about the placement of furniture and selection of it in a manner that is customer-centric. In this case, it is patient-centric. Your patient’s needs come above yours when building your home office. This is also dependent on the type of therapist you are. If you specialize in child development and therapy kids. Your environment should be saying so as well. If you are a sex therapist or a marriage counselor, the office should also represent the same.
Warm Tones And Colours In Your Home
The tones you include in your home matter to the patient. From the moment they enter to the moment they reach your office, they develop pre-perceived notions and assumptions that affect their belief about your competency as a therapist. So make sure that your home is warm and a welcome place by playing with the hues, the color of the walls, art, and other additional interior design factors.
Improving The Acoustics
Barriers To Separate Personal Life From Professional Life
Oftentimes, we forget that we truly do not have privacy when the office is at home. But privacy is the most important thing when building a therapist’s office. Including privacy, there also must be a barrier from your personal to your professional one. Nothing happening outside of the office room should be barged in. Even if it means your mailman ringing your doorbell. Acoustics must be improved to make your space soundproof so that everything in the room is confidential between you and the patient. Along with acoustics, soundproof measures, and other initiatives to direct away doorbell rings, you must also take account of your personal relationships in your Denai Alam home.