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Serenity Online Therapy Services and Fees
Phone Therapy and Video Therapy are real time, 50-minute talk therapy sessions by Skype video or phone. (We can also meet by cell phones if you prefer.) At the time of our scheduled appointment, I will call you via Skype video or phone service, which is always free if we both use Skype. Video Therapy and Phone Therapy offer real time, face-to-face or voice-to-voice therapy with the same flexibility in addressing issues as when meeting clients face-to-face in my office at the outpatient behavioral health clinics where I worked for 20 years. Skype Video Therapy requires a good high speed internet connection. Skype Phone Therapy can usually work if your internet speed is too slow for Skype video.
Chat Therapy is real-time, 50-minute, text therapy sessions (instant messaging) arranged by appointment in a private, secure chat room (Skype Instant Messaging) offering immediate feedback and the same flexibility in addressing issues as in face-to-face therapy. Thus, you will have a complete transcript of every session, which you can re-read to gain the most from each session.
Email Counseling is counseling through emails, thus feedback and interaction are delayed. One advantage, however, is that you can take as much time as necessary to compose in writing what you want to express and to contemplate what has been written to you before responding.
Online therapy can include a mix of Video Therapy, Phone Therapy, Chat Therapy, and Email Counseling. It really comes down to what works best for you. Please continue reading to learn more about Video Therapy, Phone Therapy, Chat Therapy, and Email Counseling .
Forms of Payment: I accept PayPal payments - credit cards, debit cards, personal checks and bank transfers - all through PayPal, the global leader in online payments, which means I never see your credit or debit card information. PayPal handles all of that. You do not need a PayPal account to pay through PayPal . However, if you prefer, I also accept money orders, cashier's checks, and personal checks directly from you to me by mail, which can be arranged in advance through the Contact Me form.
Chat Therapy - Here's how it works: First, you complete the one-time Questionnaires to provide background information (unless you declined to complete them. If so, then go ahead and pay now.) Then, within 24 hours of payment received, I will send you an email to arrange our first Chat Therapy appointment. Then, at our appointment hour, we will meet for private and secure Skype instant messaging, For more information about Skype privacy, see Privacy in Chat Therapy.
Phone and VideoTherapy - Here's how they work: First, you complete the one-time Questionnaires to provide background information (unless you declined to complete them. If so, then go ahead and pay now.) Then, within 24 hours of payment received, I will send you an email to arrange our first Phone Therapy or Video Therapy appointment. Then, at the appointment hour, I will call you at the phone number you provided for Phone Therapy, or I will contact you through Skype phone or video service (which is free if we both use Skype) for Phone Therapy or Video Therapy. For more information about privacy in Video and Phone Therapy, see Privacy in Video and Phone Therapy.
Email Counseling - Here's how it works: First, complete the one-time Questionnaires to provide background information. Next, complete the Email Counseling Submission Form to describe the problem for which you seek help. Finally, pay for your first Email Counseling submission. Then, by the weekend after payment is received, I will email you 2 to 3 pages of well-thought-out professional counsel. For more information about Email Counseling privacy, see Privacy in Email Counseling.
Click below to view Carl's 4-minute video explaining online therapy.
About PayPal Security: When you click on the BUY NOW button above, you will go to PayPal, the global leader in online payments, to pay for my services - at no extra charge to you. PayPal makes its money by charging me a commission, not you.
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PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. When you pay for my services using PayPal, I will never see your bank account number or credit card number. I only receive an email from PayPal with the following information: the amount you paid, for which services, your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal's verification process.
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