Offering Effective Professional Counselling via E-mail, Video Counseling (Skype, or Vsee) or Tele-Counselling.
I will be able to meet your immediate need for remote assistance by either Telephone, Skype or VSee (video counseling), or E-mail via Hushmail.
Each of these counseling mediums can be as effective as in-person therapy depending on your preference and comfort. I want you to feel totally comfortable and choose an online counseling medium that suits you best. I am equally as committed to you and what you bring to counseling as if you were in a face-to-face counseling environment.
Email: How does it work?
We will communicate through a series of email exchanges via secure e-mail with Hushmail. You will send me an e-mail outlining your concerns and I will e-mail you back within 24 hours (Monday- Friday) and in between exchanges you will have time to reflect.
Fees are prorated at my regular hourly rate.
This is a secure and confidential means of delivering e-counselling. It is preferred by those whom appreciate the power of writing, the sense of anonymity and opportunity for reflection that this method provides.
Video Counselling: How Does it work?
Counselling via webcam allows you to communicate by voice and video. In this way, visual cues are not lost as with e-therapy. This option would suit those whom prefer face-to-face but may be challenged health-wise, living remotely or not having time to make it to an office.
- VSee: I provide a secure and confidential means of delivering this video counselling service through Vsee that is HIPPA compliant. Vsee is a free application that you can download from the Internet. Visit the Vsee website for more information.
- Skype: Skype is another service that allows users to communicate by voice, video and instant messaging over the Internet. Basic Skype service is free to download and run on a MAC or PC. Video calling requires a web camera and you will need to add your counselor to your Skype contacts (alisa.kline) before I can call you. Visit the Skype website for more information.
If you prefer to communicate by telephone, phone sessions are an easy and convenient alternative. Simply book your appointment by e-mail or phone and I will phone you at the pre-arranged time.
What clients like about Online Counselling
- Access: You can communicate with me whenever you feel like it without the time and expense of travel.
- Privacy and Security Encryption: You have the option to communicate through Vsee or Skype offering secure technology keeping all conversations confidential and within the system.
- Anonymity: If you are uncomfortable in a face-to-face environment or have difficulties sharing personal information in general, this format can be far less inhibiting and thus more helpful to you.
Please Note: Web based counselling is not for everyone. If you are in crisis or experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts please go to your nearest hospital emergency or crisis resource.
Appropriate, safe and effective means of delivering online counseling services can be assessed at Intake.