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Online Counseling

I am able to provide affordable online counseling via skype (video), e-mail, or phone counseling.

There are many advantages to online counseling:

  1. Online counseling is convenient for people who have busy schedules.
  2. You can save money by eliminating the cost of transportation to the counselor's office.
  3. You are getting support in your own home where you feel more comfortable.
  4. You can have access to counseling even if you live in a remote location.
  5. Online counseling provides anonymity in situations where you don't want others to know you are getting counseling.
  6. People with disabilities may feel more comfortable with online counseling.

Online counseling is not appropriate for everyone. There are issues which online counseling is NOT able to adequately support.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • suicidal thoughts/intent
  • thoughts of harming yourself or others
  • acute psychiatric episodes such as psychosis
  • intoxicated or drugged states
  • not recommended for youth under 18 years old

How To Get Started

  1. Schedule a counseling session via phone, email, or postal mail (contact information at left).
  2. Add my skype address to your skype addresses. If you do not have skype, download it for free and make sure you have a camera on your computer. For those interested in e-mail correspondence only, please contact me about setting up a Hushmail account for your own privacy.
  3. Complete paperwork and mail via snailmail to postal address (left) or attach to an e-mail. Paperwork includes a questionnaire which will help me prepare for our session. Please review the Informed Consent and Privacy Practice Statement.
  4. Make a payment. See fee/counseling options under Payment Information.
  5. Meet me online at the time of your appointment.

Technical problems may degrade or interrupt online meetings. When this occurs, I will do everything possible to reestablish the connection, reschedule and/or refund the client for loss time.

I am able to offer a generous sliding scale for those who are underemployed, unemployed, or unable to work. Please contact me regarding the sliding fee scale.