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WELCOME TO REAL*TIME ONLINE COUNSELING!




Welcome to Online Counseling! We are very excited to launch this new service in hope that we can reach out to more people in need of support , and for whatever the reason may not be able to visit a therapist.

Can Online Counseling really help? First, let me clarify that Online Counseling is not psychotherapy, it cannot be compared to psychotherapy, and it is not a substitute for professional psychotherapeutic help, even if the person conducting the Online Counseling session is a licensed professional counselor. Working with a therapist face to face is always better.  However,  many people  may not have this option available, and thanks to the  internet  we are able to  bridge  geographical  boundaries,  and  still be able to connect at a real, and genuine level. Online Counseling is better than no counseling at  all.

Things happen  to all of us in life. Some of  those things are painful to deal with. For example; A big change in your life....Loss of a job, a home, or an important relationship... Emotions and feelings that seem overwhelming...Challenges of parenting or family life....Taking on the responsibility of a frail elderly parent who has just moved in with you...Troubling relationships...Difficulties at work....Why would you have to go through it alone? When these things happen to you it doesn't mean there is something wrong with you; it doesn't mean you are "mentally ill." These things happen to everybody! A psychotherapist is trained to help you cope with those things so that you can get through them, and hopefully feel better.

Online Counseling may be a good starting point to reach out for help.  Whenever you are ready to start, we are here to welcome you, and start working with you.  Ready to start the process? If so, begin by reading the next paragraph, and then follow the 4 easy steps process that will guide you through.  "You must be 18 years or older to use this service!"

I.  Read Terms & Conditions for Online*Real Time Counseling.
  Before you can use this service, you must read, and agree with the terms, and conditions for Online*Real Time Counseling.  Once you have read, and clicked  the "I ACCEPT" button, you will be automatically redirected to step
II. Here you select your preferred day and time,
and E-mail your request  for an appointment, please indicate the length of time for your appointment. Time slots start at 15 min, and are no more than 60 min, per session. Shortly after we receive your appointment request we will send you; a.) A confirmed appointment  b.)  Your password to access  Online Counseling. Once you receive your appointment, and password, you can click the menu items labeled "Online Counseling," (located on the left side of your screen), or you may click on the pink floating tab, labeled "Services"  (located on the right side of your screen.) This may seem long , but it can take as little as  10 minutes to get started!
III.  Once you have logged on to Online Counseling, you will find a menu of 4 different time choices. ( You must choose the one corresponding to the time you chose at the time you requested your appointment!). Click on the "get session" tab to complete your transaction.
IV.  Once your transaction is completed, your computer screen will take you to a "Transaction Completed Screen." THIS SCREEN IS THE ENTRANCE INTO YOU SESSION!" Please have the user name, and password that we sent you via e-mail ready when you click on the purple active link.  Once you click on the link, a "user name,  & password" box will pop up,  enter your information, and your computer screen will take you to a simple screen, and at the top of the page, you will be asked to enter your name to log in. Once you log in, in the same space provided where you entered your name, you can start writing about your concern. At which point , the online therapist will be able to see what you are writing, she will already be logged in, and she will respond to you, (just like an instant messenger!).  FIVE minutes before your session is up, the therapist will let you know you have 5 minutes left, so that conversations can start to  wrap up. When the allotted time is up, the online therapist name, will disappear from the screen. This means, your session has ended, and the therapist can no longer see you. If you needed more time,  you must  request another appointment. This system works well, because it allows to provide you, and others with the best possible care in the time allotted. Looking forward to working with you!




I ACKNOWLEDGE that I have read and agree with the Terms & Conditions of Real*Time Online Counseling service and affirm that I am legally an adult of 18 years of age or older. If you do not agree you do not have to do anything else. By clicking on the  "I ACCEPT" button you  agree to abide by the statements above, and can now proceed to Step II:



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