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PHONE SESSIONS -
  • All appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes minimum at a rate of $1 per minute.
  • If you wish to receive the phone call for a session, a long-distance surcharge of $5 per ½ hour will be added. (Please be sure to add this surcharge to your payment.)
  • Phone sessions are available from 9am to 10 pm Eastern Standard Time.
CHAT SESSIONS
  • In the confirmation e-mail of the date and time of your scheduled session, you will be given the name of the chat room for your private chat located on this site.
  • Alternative chat methods (AOL Messenger, Yahoo Messenger etc… are available and must be requested in your initial email.)
  • Chat sessions are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes at a rate of $1 per minute.
  • Phone sessions are available from 9am to 10 pm Eastern Standard Time.
EMAIL CONSULTS
  • You will receive a response to your email question within 36 hours. If you do not receive a response from me in this time frame, please resend your email transmission as it may have been lost.
  • Try to be as detailed as possible and ask all related questions. Provide all background information that you believe is relevant to the situation.
  • Email Consults are billed at a rate of $15 per email. (Please note: no replies will be sent until confirmation of payment is received from www.paypal.com.
IN OFFICE APPOINTMENTS

You may schedule an in-office appointment in Central Pennsylvania. Please contact e-mail for more information.

USING COUNSELING SERVICES

  1. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
    All Chat and Phone sessions must be scheduled in advance. E-mail me with your choice of 3 possible dates and times for our session to begin and which type of session you prefer (chat or phone). All efforts will be made to accommodate you with your earliest choice. Include a brief description of the situation.
  2. RECEIVE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT CONFIRMATION
    Within 24 hours of receiving your initial e-mail with your 3 choices of dates and times for an appointment, I will send you an e-mail confirming our appointment and information that will enable you to contact me in the correct chat room located on this site.
  3. VISIT www.paypal.com TO SEND YOUR PAYMENT
At least 15 minutes before our session is scheduled to begin, visit www.paypal.com to arrange payment for our scheduled session. I will receive confirmation of this payment before our scheduled appointment.

If you choose an E-mail Consult, please be sure to visit www.paypal.com before you receive my response.

CONFIDENTIALITY

CONFIDENTIALY BETWEEN CLIENT AND THERAPIST IS MANDATED BY FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AND IS PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND IS SOUND BUSINESS. While I am not able to disclose any information that we may discuss, including my knowledge of who you are, you may tell anyone any information you wish. Trust between client and therapist is of utmost importance in the therapeutic relationship.

Every effort is made to maintain the confidentiality of our relationship and the information shared. The internet however, is not a 100% secure environment. E-mail may be monitored or intercepted although our communications are probably at least as secure as traditional phone conversations. Also important to note are the occasions where Federal and State laws mandate that I break confidentiality. Whenever a client is SERIOUSLY thinking about harming themselves or someone else, and the client refuses to seek appropriate help/external controls, I must inform the proper authorities. In all my 28 years of experience there have been very few times this has occurred.

LIMIITATIONS

If you are in a critical/crisis situation that may require immediate or emergency services please contact your local hospital or "911" services for a referral. The online counseling services are not yet capable of handling crisis/critical situations adequately.

You must be 18 years of age or older to use our services, unless pre-arranged by a parent or guardian.

I am not a medical doctor and cannot recommend medications. I will work with your family doctor to discuss the use of appropriate medications in your counseling process.