Do you have a question for a licensed mental health professional, and you don’t have time to wait?
We dropped the ad placement when the contract was finished, and it wasn’t renewed.We did keep an eye on the company, though, in case it eventually matured into the type of service we’d be happy working with again.Fast forward a few years, and the old service has now been taken over by a much larger company, one which originally specialised in providing live customer support systems — you’ve probably seen their live customer support icons on merchant sites of all kinds.Just specify a few preferences for how you’d like to work, enter billing information to be used only if you decide to continue after the free seven days, and you’re ready to go.Because this system works mainly asynchronously — meaning that you exchange secure messages with your counselor, rather than writing to one another in real time via chat — you can communicate at whatever pace suits you, and at any time of day you prefer: , using a different service you can connect with a counselor or therapist of your choice in real time using secure and confidential live chat — with no need to wait for an email reply, and with no waiting lists.
This isn’t a free online counseling service (although all consultations for the time you’ve actually used.
Contrast that with the usual arrangement for in-office consultation, where you’ll usually have to pay in advance for the full hour even if you only need five minutes to ask a question and get an answer!
IMPORTANT: As of 6 August 2016, technical problems on the other end are causing the failure of individual links to specific sections of their service.
Until that is fixed, please use the following top level link instead to access their online counseling service.
A simple form is available to submit a single question, while the specialist online counseling areas available include (but aren’t limited to): Back in 2005 or 2006, we accepted a brief advertising placement for an online counselor service from a company providing services by chat and telephone.
Frankly, the ads were garish and distracting, the service was over-run with online psychics, and after a short time I concluded that the folks in charge weren’t particularly well tuned in to (or interested in) the specific needs of people looking for solid and well-grounded feedback on psychological or general mental health issues.