Phone sessions are used by my clients in an emergency, rather then
to replace a regular session, however there are times
when they are necessary. Those who live in remote areas and the weather is bad,
those who work on third shift, those who are caring for a family member who is
homebound, those who are disabled, and/or those who are too embarrassed to be
seen entering a counselor's office now have a convenient, non-threatening way
to make a start in counseling. People who have difficulty getting to an office
now can ask questions about their concerns, get some
basic information about what is troubling them and/or engage in an ongoing
Travel time plus the time for the appointment means that for some
clients a weekly counseling session involves several hours. Then there are the
people who work varied hours or two jobs and get what sleep they can during
daytime hours. If the choice is counseling
or sleep, sleep is the clear winner. Finally, itís a simple fact that most
people don't have jobs that allow them to take off part of a day every week to
go off to an appointment.
I have found working together by phone can be a good substitute
for office visits at those times when Life Issues makes in-person psychotherapy sessions difficult. We
can establish a good working relationship and I can communicate in a way that
is helpful to you without us being in the same room.
Telephone consultations are especially beneficial for those people
who are having trouble finding a competent therapist in their area. This new
format allows more people, no matter where they are located, to benefit from my
extensive training and experience.
Finally, it alleviates the stress of getting to the office if that
is an issue for you. You may be surprised to learn that even though my practice
is in Montgomeryville,
Pennsylvania, I have worked with people who live in
many areas of the Continental U.S and Overseas.
Email Robert (Robert.Smith@Safe-mail.net
) or call 484-686-4903 to see if Life
Issues Counseling can help.