eTherapy at aPrivateTalk.com is a way to 'see' a therapist without leaving home. By having an online place to “connect” it means that someone is always there when you need to express your feelings and sort things out. We offer three types of sessions:
- Counseling Call -If you want to call us toll free and pay for your
session by telephone, please use the call button at the left of your screen.
- Private Online Chat - Chat live, online, one to one
- Phone Counseling Appointment – We call you at your appointment time.
- Email Sessions - Receive a response within 24 hours.
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Busy schedules, difficulty with traveling to the therapist's office, fear of going out in public, privacy concerns, and 24 hour availability are only a few of the reasons given for using aPrivateTalk.com eTherapy service.
With email, much of the benefit for you will derive from the writing itself. Therapists often encourage clients to keep journals or write to help clarify and express their thoughts. It’s similar to writing your thoughts with the added benefit of an experienced professional reading the journal and writing their comments about your thoughts to give you even more to think about. You will receive a response within 24 hours.
You may have a simple one-time question, or you may choose to use this as a way to establish a long term relationship for making changes in your life.
Telephone and online chat offer additional options from which to choose. For those who have never tried chat, it's a very simple process. You meet Dr. Allen online. You type a message and Dr. Allen responds by typing back immediately, in real time.
Choosing the phone option means that Dr. Allen will call you at a number you specify at your appointment time. You will talk with Dr. Allen for one hour. If you would like to extend the time, you may take a short break and add additional time to your account, if Dr. Allen’s schedule permits.
This may be a comfortable, convenient way for you to begin opening up and sharing with another person and trying out the idea of eTherapy. You may already be familiar with therapy and choose this option for the added convenience and privacy it offers. Many people prefer eTherapy to prevent having a mental health record with insurance companies.
This service is not appropriate if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, suffer from a severe mental illness, are in crisis or are under 18 years of age.
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