Phone & Video Therapy Sessions
Offering Phone & Video Therapy for Individuals, couples and families.
In an effort to provide services to individuals that do not have the flexibility to come into the office due to life’s demands or are restricted by distance to our practice, we are now offering sessions via phone and a secure video platform.
You can connect by phone and video. The counseling that you will receive is highly ethical and 100% HIPPA approved. This type of counseling allows us to offer therapy services throughout the entire state of Michigan. Online therapy, also known as e-therapy, e-counseling, teletherapy or cyber-counseling, is a relatively new development in mental health in which a therapist or counselor provides psychological advice and support over the internet.
TERMS & CONDITION FOR PHONE & VIDEO THERAPY SESSIONS SERVICES:
Clients interested in receiving online counseling services must be at least 18 years-old.
Clients interested in Phone & Video Therapy Sessions must consult with Dr. Robinson to discuss eligibility as well as the terms and conditions that apply to said services. If it is determined that online counseling is appropriate, clients must sign a release agreeing to the terms and conditions before services are rendered.
FULL CLIENT DISCLOSURE & RIGHT TO REFUSE ONLINE COUNSELING SERVICES:
If you have any history of major psychiatric episodes, hospitalizations or drug/alcohol dependence or have been diagnosed as any of the following – Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Type 1, Mentally Ill/Chemically Addicted (MICA), and/or Schizophrenia – you must disclose this information to Dr. Pamela Robinson prior to being considered for Phone & Video Therapy Sessions.
Failure to do so or knowingly misleading or withholding the above-said information excludes Dr. Robinson from any legal obligation or liability related to said client’s diagnosis, prognosis, outcome, and actions.
If it is deemed at any point in the treatment that your needs are greater than Dr. Robinson’s area of expertise or scope of practice and a client is unsuitable for online counseling services, Dr. Pamela Robinson reserves the right to refuse and/or end treatment and appropriate referral sources will be provided.
ELIGIBILITY FOR PHONE & VIDEO THERAPY SESSIONS:
Phone & Video Therapy Sessions services are not meant to take the place of direct, face-to-face psychotherapy services.
Phone & Video Therapy Sessions are most suitable for clients over the age of 18 years-old who have either previously engaged in formal counseling services and/or are seeking short-term support for issues that are unrelated to major crisis, severe mental health issues, suicidal, homicidal or violent behavior (past and present).
Phone & Video Therapy Sessions are intended for clients who have limited access, availability or financial means to receive direct, face-to-face professional counseling services.
Although Phone & Video Therapy Sessions may be helpful, direct, face-to-face services are highly recommended and encouraged, especially for clients either looking for long-term treatment or clients in major crisis.
PHONE & VIDEO THERAPY SESSIONS DOES NOT PROVIDE CRISIS COUNSELING AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR CLIENTS WHO:
Have a history of major psychiatric episodes, hospitalizations or drug/alcohol dependence.
Have been diagnosed as any of the following – Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Type 1, Mentally Ill/Chemically Addicted (MICA), and/or Schizophrenia.
Have a history of suicidal, homicidal or violent behavior or present as suicidal, homicidal or violent.
If you are considering suicide, or believe yourself to be a potential safety threat to others, you must immediately call 911, and/or notify the police and/or seek emergency care at your local hospital.
Please understand there are no guarantees of what you will experience, and that you enter this Agreement and use Dr. Robinson’s services at your own risk. You agree that you understand the possible advantages and disadvantages of Phone & Video Therapy Sessions and shall not hold Dr. Robinson legally liable for any information or insight distributed here.