Once you have contacted me, I invite you to review my Consent Form for Treatment. This document provides some additional information about my professional background and experience, what I have to offer, and some important expectations I have in regards to a therapeutic relationship. At that point, if you wish to further explore the possibility of receiving therapeutic help, we schedule an initial telephone or video conference consultation. During this conversation, I address any questions or concerns you may have regarding my Consent Form, and discuss the general reasons you are interested in the counseling process. We also consider the pros and cons of internet/distance counseling, and whether it would be the best choice for you. We review the secure video conferencing and email services I utilize to facilitate confidential sessions and communication, and discuss scheduling, fees, and payment options. This initial phone consultation is free of charge.