Dr. LaCroce takes your privacy seriously. Like most Americans he has had to make adjustments to in order to provide psychological services from home rather than from his office. Several days a week he is at home alone with his dog Enzo, but on some days, his husband is working from home in a different room. Dr. LaCroce and his husband wear headphones when necessary to limit your information from being heard. Dr. LaCroce has arranged a corner of his home as his Telehealth office and ensures his camera faces a wall and closed shades so that your confidentiality is protected.
San Francisco’s March 2020 shelter-in-place order due to the COVID-19 pandemic) has led James LaCroce, Ph.D. to temporarily transition mental health services to a Telehealth format. These adjustments meet HIPPA and California Board of Psychology standards as outlined in California Executive order N-43-20. Telehealth technology is encouraged for mental health services whenever possible to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Dr. LaCroce is licensed by the California Board of Psychology (PSY21605) to provide psychotherapy and psychological assessment services. He is currently providing services from his San Francisco home over the internet through use of Zoom.com. A secure link and password are provided to clients for each session. Dr. LaCroce has a virtual waiting room to further enhance security. Telephone and FaceTime are utilized as backups in the event of technical difficulties (e.g. poor internet connection).