Distance Counseling

Would you benefit from counseling but have trouble finding time to make an appointment due to busy work or travel schedules?

Do you have transportation difficulties or other limitations that prevent you from scheduling a face-to-face appointment?

Are you comfortable with email, chat, skype and other technologies?

DISTANCE COUNSELING MAY BE THE CHOICE FOR YOU!

While there are many benefits of distance counseling, it is not appropriate for everyone and cannot replace existing therapy or medical treatments.

Distance counseling is NOT appropriate if:

  • This is an emergency, if you feel suicidal, homicidal, or like you want to hurt yourself or someone else, IMMEDIATELY call 911 or your doctor, or go to the nearest emergency room.
  • You have any psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, thought disorganization).
  • You are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

HOW IT WORKS

Online sessions are conducted via secure and encrypted chat and email. Therapeutic email exchanges allow you to send me detailed information about your situation, taking time with your words and concerns. I will return an email with feedback, suggestions and recommendations. Chat occurs in real time and is conversational in style. Email is not in real time and allows for meaningful time between exchanges to reflect on responses. If you prefer, skype can be used for video chat. Phone sessions are also available. To learn more about me and to get started, visit my website or email me at kerri@georgiatherapy.org and let me know which type of service you are interested in. I will then give you a userid and password that you will use on my patient webportal Once logged in, you will complete an informed consent form as well as a questionnaire to let me know more about you and why you are seeking services. You may also send me a secure message via the message center. Once I have received payment, you will have a response within 48 hours. Select and pay for your service here.

 

Online Therapy Services

 

 

If you choose to use video or chat please login to Skype. My Skype username is georgiatherapy. I look forward to working with you!