STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS
I offer counseling via face-to-face, video conferencing, phone, chat, and email. Distance counseling is considered any of those methods other than face-to-face. If your counseling need is appropriate for distance counseling, you can either solely receive counseling via one medium, or any combination of them.
Counseling sessions are held via doxy.me at www.centerforclarity.com. It is recommended that you sign on to the Center for Clarity, LLC (www.centerforclarity.com). ,go to the tab with my name and select video meeting. It is recommended that you sign in to this link at least 5 minutes prior to you session start time. You are responsible for initiating the connection with me at the time of your session. I will send you a password prior to the session.
If you agree, I will send you appointment reminders through text. Texting is used for appointment reminders or if you need to contact me.
Secure messaging sessions are provided via (web address/client portal). You simply email me, and within two days you will get a response from me. Since you are billed per email that you send (max of 300 words per email), it is recommended that you spend time thinking about your emails prior to sending them.
If sessions are requested via phone, texting, email, or chat you will have to have a brief interaction either face-to-face, or via video conferencing in order to verify your identity by matching you with your picture ID. During this initial verification you will choose a passphrase or number which you will used for all future sessions. This process protects you from another person posing as you. Whenever there is communication that lacks visual or audio cues there is a risk of misunderstanding. When this happens it is important to assume that your counselor has positive regard for you, and to check out your assumptions. This will reduce any unnecessary