E-Counseling or any form of online counseling is not appropriate for the individuals experiencing any of the following circumstances: sexual abuse, domestic or any other violence, eating disorders, severe substance abuse or dependence, thought disorders, or suicidal/homicidal ideation. These require a traditional clinical setting and must be booked through an office appointment only.
Occasionally the need to talk to your counselor may arise between normally scheduled sessions. I will respond to your call within 48 hours during normal business hours.
All phone/skype calls will be kept brief and no more than five (5) minutes. If however, you decide you have an emergency and require assistance prior to my returning your call within 48 hours, dial 911 or call the appropriate hotline numbers on the website
If you require more than a brief, five (5) minute phone/skype call, you will be billed in increments of time within the typical forty (40) to fifty (50) minute regular session rate of $80.00. (For example, at the beginning of each 15 minute time block, you will be billed $20.00)
Please understand that if you consult by phone, skype or email with your counselor, your rights to confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in the same way they are safeguarded while meeting in an office. You also assume full responsibility in making sure you are in a confidential location to communicate with your counselor.