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Online Counseling: Email or Chat

Online counseling is a convenient and confidential form of counseling through email or in a private online chat format (instant messaging) with a Christian Counselor. Online counseling is not covered at present by most health insurance plans. However, some medical expenses can be deducted from your taxes, depending on the laws in your state.

Also see: Pros & Cons of Online and Telephone Counseling

When Is Online and Telephone Counseling not Recommended?

  • If you are considering suicide or have suicidal thoughts.
  • If you are in physical danger or in danger of being physically or sexually abused.
  • If you are having thoughts of hurting someone else.
  • If there is actual or suspected physical or suspected abuse of a child.
  • If you are in the midst of a serious emotional crisis or if you have severe emotional problems.
  • If you are unwilling, uncomfortable or unable to express your feelings in written form.
  • If you are under 18 years of age. You must be at least 18 to legally consent to use my services.

E-Mail Counseling

Email counseling is an exchange of information through emails. We can email back and forth until the total minutes you have paid for is used. The fee is based upon the time it takes me to read your email and respond back. For some people that may be several emails, while others, depending on the length of their emails, may be only 1 or 2 email exchanges. To begin email counseling, you must read the Client-Counselor Consent Form carefully and then complete and submit the Counseling Questionnaire. There is not a fee for submitting the Questionnaire. I will contact you by email, usually within 24-48 hours. If I feel that I can help you and that you are an appropriate candidate for working with me online, we will begin email counseling after I’ve received payment for the email counseling session.

Fees are based on the time it takes the therapist to read a message and respond back. The fee is paid in advance before email is received.

60-min. Email Counseling Session: $120.











30-min. Email Counseling Session: $60.











Online Chat Counseling

This is a keyboard conversation that takes place in “real time” via “instant messenger” (download Microsoft Instant Messenger here) in a private chat room between client and therapist. When the client or therapist types out and submits an instant message, the text appears instantaneously on both the therapist’s and client’s monitor.  To begin online chat counseling, you must first read the Client-Counselor Consent Form as well as complete and submit the Counseling Questionnaire. There is no fee for submitting the Questionnaire. I will contact you be email, usually within 24-48 hours. If I feel that I can help you and that you are an appropriate candidate for working with me online, we will set up an appointment after I’ve received payment for the chat counseling session. Online chat counseling is paid for in advance when the appointment is made.

60-min Online Chat Counseling Session: $120.











30-min. Online Chat Counseling Session: $60.