Telephone and Skype counseling sessions now available for those who reside in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
If you reside in the states of Pennsylvania or Illinois, I offer telephone and Skype counseling
sessions. Modern technology provides more options for communication by phone and even face-to-face online. This is a
great alternative if one is unable to come into an office and
meets certain specifications. Call
or e-mail me at Nativityrae@hotmail.com
for a free consultation to determine whether you would be a good candidate for
telephone and/or Skype counseling.
The American Psychological Association (APA) states that studies are
showing such services “are as effective as face-to-face services” and “studies
concerning the effectiveness of telepsychotherapy have shown favorable
findings” ...providing scientific support
for the use of such technologies in practice in areas of pain, depression,
post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety (Report from the Task Force on
Telepsychotherapy, Division 29). However
the task force is clear to point out that telepsychotherapy is not for everyone
and “should not be used as a substitute for regular in-person therapy when
Who could benefit
counseling by telephone and/or Skype?
*Those who live in a rural area of Pennsylvania and Illinois and do not have local access
*Those who are home bound and/or physically disabled.
*Those who have very busy and tight schedules.
*Those who are required to stay-at-home to be caregivers of very small children and elderly.
*Those who feel more comfortable working in the comfort and privacy of their own
home or office.
*Those who prefer the anonymity of talking over the phone.
*Current in-office clients who are travelling and want to keep up with sessions
while out of town.
*Those persons interested in spiritual direction or life coaching type
Telephone and Skype is NOT
appropriate for everyone and is particularly NOT suited for:
*Those in who are currently suicidal and/or homicidal. If you feel that you want to harm yourself and/or harm another person call 911 or go immediately to the nearest local emergency room.
*Those experiencing acute psychosis or mental health issues requiring
more intensive care.
*Those who are intoxicated or in a drugged state.
*I also DO NOT utilize Telephone and Skype counseling for clients under the age of 18 years old.
It should also
be noted that various modes of communication such as e-mail, text, cell phone, internet,
and Skype cannot be 100% guaranteed to be secure and confidential due to the risks
inherent with electronic technology.
Informed consent to utilize any of these alternative methods for
counseling is to be obtained from clients before beginning of sessions.
What is Skype?
Skype is a free software program that allows persons to have
face-to-face conversations and make phone calls over the internet. It is easy to use and install. Skype can be downloaded on your computer and is
available as an app for iPhones and iPads.
Requirements to use Skype include an internet connection, a webcam,
microphone, and speakers on or connected to your device. For more information about Skype and how to
download the free software visit www.skype.com
Method of Payment and Fees
I offer a variety of options for payment and services. For Telephone or Skype counseling payment is due before the
commencement of a session. Payment can
be made online or by phone. I accept all
forms of credit cards. See "Reasonable Rates" tab on this website for more payment information.
Natalie Lane Eden, LLC
315 Second Avenue, Suites 207/208
Warren, PA 16365