Sometimes traditional in office therapy is not possible. Allow Kathrin Winkler Therapy, LLC to help you by offering Online and Phone counseling. Located in Costa Mesa, CA.
There are many options in today’s world for accessing services using technology. The traditional way of doing all of your counseling in person might not be right for you. While online and phone counseling is different from face-to-face counseling, it has a lot to offer.
Maximize your budget and time
Get extra help in-between sessions
While you are traveling, sick, at home with small children, or other reason you cannot meet in person
Transition out of therapy (or ease into) therapy
As a way to get support when you know you wouldn’t come to therapy
Per phone we cannot see each other, therefore, body language and facial expressions are absent. This may decrease the fullness of the experience.
While I will be using a safe online communication service, the privacy of our communication on your computer and at home is your responsibility. Strong passwords, and safe practices (not leaving your computer unlocked while you are gone) are important. The same applies for our phone conversations.
This service is not recommended for:
Suicidal thoughts, thoughts of harming others, or other life-threatening emergencies.
Certain serious mental health disorders.
Intimate partner violence or child abuse.
Online and phone counseling is an option that is available to current clients (18 and older) who have met with me in-person (at my office) and completed an initial assessment (which takes 1-2 sessions).
At the assessment, we will go over the phone/online agreements.
Phone and Online calls must be scheduled in advance like a therapy session.
Each session is calculated based on the time it takes us to complete the call. I will apply the amount paid to a face-to-face session at my rate per 55 minutes.
After we end the call, I will charge your credit card for the amount of time that it took us to complete the session. Each online or phone counseling will be accompanied by an invoice email that includes the length of our conversation, how many minutes you were charged, and how much you still have in your account if you have prepaid.
You may terminate the agreement at any time.