Online Consultation

row-of-purple-houses public domain croppedIt turns out that distance counseling or consultation (by video conference or by telephone) has been shown to be as effective as meeting in person in an office setting!   And it allows you to  meet with me from the comfort of your own home,  avoiding the stress of travel, transitions, and finding a babysitter for your other children. row-of-green-houses public domain
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What On-Line Consultation is:

1.  Personalized to your situation

2.  Confidential and compassionate

3.  Convenient, no office visit required

4.  Flexible:  scheduled weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed

5.  Affordable – you set the schedule that works for your budget

 What On-Line Consultation is NOT:

1.  It is NOT intended for crisis intervention

2.  It is NOT for persons who are severely depressed or suicidal


Distance services (telephone, video conferencing, etc.) are for consultation purposes only.  I am licensed as a counselor only in the state of Washington.  If you live outside this state, I can provide consultation regarding the application of Dr. Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model (CPS) to your situation, however if you require mental health or psychological services, please contact a professional who is licensed to practice in your state or region.

The Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, (CPS) – as originated by Dr. Ross Greene – is an educational model which lends itself well to distance consulting.   One thing we will work on is developing a particular kind of conversation between you and your child.  Click here for more information about the philosophy.

Getting Started:

Please contact me by email  to let me know of your interest in trying online consultation.  We will first schedule a free telephone call to discuss your needs and to see if online consultation is a good fit.  Then we will schedule our first appointment to meet via video conference (Zoom or


Cancellation Policy

Please give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment.  Full payment is due for missed appointments without 24 hours notice, except in the case of an emergency.


Rate for online video conference or telephone consultation is $90 per hour; $50 per half hour.  I do not take insurance.  Payment is expected at or before time of service.

Getting Started
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