I like to provide phone counseling to my clients as a convenient option for those who find it difficult to get to an office. This can be especially useful for stay at home moms. It's also more cost effective than face-to-face counseling.
Benefits of Phone Counseling:
Time - Minimizes the time required to get to/from a counseling office. Flexibility - Kids get sick frequently, making scheduling an office visit challenging.
Convenience - You can avoid the cost or inconvenience of hiring a sitter.
Confidentiality - There is a certain anonymity and privacy provided by the phone Ease - Some people are home-bound or live far from Santa Cruz.
Everyone's situation is unique, and sometimes phone counseling isn't an appropriate mode of therapy. Allison Gilbert will make an assessment of this during your first contact. If she determines that Phone Counseling isn't right for you, then she will help you find another source of support. If you live outside of my local area, she may not be equipped to offer you the best help over the phone for crises such as: suicidal feelings, homicidal feelings, physical/sexual abuse, trauma, or acute psychiatric symptoms. If you are feeling suicidal, you need immediate support. In the USA, you can make a free call to the National Suicide Hotline at: 1-800-784-2433. Or better yet, call Postpartum Support International's Postpartum Depression Helpline: 1-800-944-4PPD
Allison Gilbert, LMFT Office in Soquel, Santa Cruz County or Video Conference 831-425-4475 email@example.com