Indicate interest through the Contact tab or by emailing me at email@example.com. Provide a phone number for me to contact you, good times to be reached, and know that I will call back using the following phone number: (630) 696-2443. I will call back to introduce myself and 9-1-1 Recovers. If it the services seem like a good option for you, I will then provide access to a client portal where you will read a Consent to Treat document and fill out intake paperwork. Once completed, we will schedule our first intake appointment, which is 75 minutes in length. Following the intake session, we will discuss treatment options. The cost of the intake session is $150. If we determine that 9-1-1 Recovers is not the right fit for you, then you are not charged for the intake session.
Telepsychology services are not for everyone. Several considerations should be taken into account when considering telepsychology as an avenue for assistance. Here are some of the considerations: (1) You should have reliable internet connection so that service is not interrupted due to poor bandwidth, (2) You should have reasonable comfort working with technology and software so that you can troubleshoot if there are technical issues that arise during sessions, (3) You should consider the difficulties that you are facing and whether they are appropriate for remote treatment (see paragraph below), and (4) You should consider whether there is a private location with internet access where you can complete sessions. To protect your privacy, I request that clients be located in a private location during sessions.
Telepsychologists are not physically present to assist you in the event of immediate medical or psychological distress. Though I take precautions to assist you in those situations by developing a safety protocol prior to treatment, if you are experiencing symptoms that place you at risk for acute medical or psychological distress that required immediate intervention, then we can discuss the benefits of finding a local, in-person provider.