Virtual Sessions

 Online Counseling Services
At times it can be difficult to meet at a therapist office. Sometimes you’re too busy, live too far away, or have trouble finding childcare. So I’ve added a video counseling service called Breakthrough. Now we can meet wherever it’s most convenient for you – your couch, your kitchen, or your hotel room. Breakthrough is easy to use – I promise! All you need is a computer and broadband internet access. I’ve found it’s just as effective as meeting face-to-face – and research backs me up on that. And - perhaps the best reason to consider it - the ease of use makes it far more likely patients will stick with and complete treatment. Please visit breakthrough.com and search for my profile page to learn more.

Online Counseling will not be utilized for individuals who are struggling with suicidal or homicidal thoughts or ideation. If you are experiencing either of these concerns, please call 911 or contact your local emergency behavioral health facility. Those with severe mental illness or behavioral concerns should utilize in-office mental health services, and will not be appropriate for Online Counseling.

Individuals who are considering counseling for anxiety, depression, career concerns, stress management, relationship and family concerns, self-esteem, personal growth, or similar issues are great candidates for Online Counseling

Please note: Online Counseling can only be utilized by residents that live in the state of North Carolina, due to licensure. Based on your presenting concern, I will determine whether you will be a good candidate for online counseling.
Some insurance cannot be used when rendering Online Counseling services. Online services are paid for at the time of the scheduled appointment.

Studies have shown that there are great benefits to Online Counseling such as:
  • Lower rates than traditional, in-office mental health and life coaching services
  • Wider range of session availability, outside of traditional work hours
  • Providing services to individuals who are unable to leave their home, due to medical limitations or responsibilities within their home
  • Providing services to individuals who are uncomfortable/anxious being around others
  • Providing services to those who are working out-of-town, on-vacation, or living in another state
  • The ability to communicate concerns to counselor/life coach via email or chat in-session
  • The ability for those who are visually impaired or hearing impaired to obtain services
  • The ability to avoid the commute to an office for services

Rates:

$80- 50-minute Online Counseling

Confidentiality

Confidentiality is very important to me as a provider for all therapeutic services. The limits to confidentiality remain the same for online services, as they do for in-office services:
Suspected child abuse of dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify and inform the intended victim.

If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Due to the nature of online and internet-based communication, your level of confidentiality may be reduced. I advise that you are alone when communicating with me to avoid your confidentiality being breached. I assure you the same. Before your initial appointment, you must sign the Informed Consent form and fax/email the form to me. This form, as well as all forms needed can be found under the Forms tab above.

Contact me today with any questions about Online Counseling or to schedule an appointment.
https://doxy.me/mrsdoster

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed