In person sessions are available at the following location:
7001 North Locust St
Gladstone, Missouri 64118
* If you are sick, coughing, sneezing, have intestinal or stomach issues, running a fever or have been in the last 24 hours, PLEASE cancel your appointment and reschedule at a later date.
If you are uncertain about pursuing mental health services or want to learn more about me and my approach to treatment prior to scheduling an appointment, I also offer a one time, FREE, 15 minute phone consultation. This gives me an opportunity to learn more about you and your situation and it also provides you the opportunity to ask me questions about the therapy process. Phone consultations are based on availability.
Teletherapy (Available for Kansas and Missouri Residents)
Appointments are available via Teletherapy. Teletherapy is a way of utilizing on-line chat technology for face-to-face counseling sessions. Teletherapy consists of using Doxy.me which is a HIPPA compliant online platform instead of a physical location to maintain regular mental health appointments. For clients with busy schedules, those who travel with their job but want to continue individual counseling, individuals who are unable to leave their home due to medical or mental health issues, stay at home mothers, and those who are in rural areas and want to have more choice regarding their mental health provider then Teletherapy may be a good fit for you.
Some things to consider regarding Teletherapy first, technical glitches can interrupt sessions. Technology isn’t full proof and sessions can be interrupted by poor connectivity, a server may go down, or computer problems may occur. As with other online communication and activity, Teletherapy is not secure, meaning that I cannot guarantee privacy from hackers. Also, learning how to engage in an online format can be difficult for some clients as body cues can be misunderstood and communication can be difficult at times. It’s important to clarify if you have any questions or concerns about how we are communicating during the session.
Finally, I do not record nor do I allow sessions to be recorded. As always, if you have any questions about Teletherapy please do not hesitate to ask. Teletherapy has many benefits to the client, you can literally schedule an appointment at almost any time due to the convenience of technology. For those clients who travel, have children at home, lead a very busy life, have medical issues, or simply lack transportation, Teletherapy allows for the continued treatment of your mental health needs.
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