Telehealth Expands Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients



We’ve all seen Virginia Moore interpreting during Governor Andy Beshear’s daily COVID-19 press conferences. Did you know that New Vista has a dedicated Clinical Specialist for the Deaf and hard of hearing? Laura Burg has been part of the New Vista team for more than 20 years, providing mental health therapy to Deaf and hard of hearing adults.

Laura is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and one of only a handful of clinicians in the Commonwealth who is fluent in American Sign Language. She is now offering telehealth services for clients who may feel more comfortable at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to watch Laura sign and speak about how the new telehealth services offered at New Vista.

New Vista works directly with the Deaf and hard of hearing population using American Sign Language. Therapy is provided for mental health issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and substance use. We ensure clients have the ability to communicate and receive information easily and effectively to meet their behavioral health care needs. At New Vista, we understand the culture of Deafness and how hard it is to communicate when so many people do not sign. All services are provided with sensitivity to the culture and language of the Deaf and hard of hearing community and in an affirmative approach to Deafness.

Getting Started with Telehealth Therapy

At New Vista we make it easy to get your questions answered or schedule and appointment. All you need to do is make a call or send an email to Laura Burg, Clinical Specialist for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Call/Text/FaceTime 859-333-7663 or email [email protected]. To find out more visit our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Therapy page.