Online Teletherapy & Telephone Sessions Schedule
© 2023 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor
From the time that the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in public health safety measures here in Minnesota in Mid-March, I have continued to serve new and existing clients. Couples clients, men women, and career consulting clients continued to work with me by phone and through online teletherapy.
Due to the present state of coronavirus cases in the St. Cloud, Alexandria & Elk River area, and throughout Minnesota, I will be doing online teletherapy and phone sessions exclusively.
Cost of Therapy
As an online marriage therapist and couples’ counselor specializing in marriage therapy, questions about the cost, frequency, number of sessions, and insurance coverage are common. People want to know these factors so they may be confident about beginning marriage counseling.
Although the most accurate answer to all of these questions is, “it varies,” the following information may be helpful if you, or a couple that you know, are considering marriage therapy.
The 60-minute session fee is based on combined household income before taxes. A sliding fee schedule will be applied based on combined household income before taxes as follows:
Under $100,000 = $115.00
$100,000 - $119,999 = $135.00
$120,000 - $139,999 = $155.00
$140,000 - $199,999 = $175.00
$200,000 - $249,999 = $200.00
$250,000 + = $250.00
Our Schedule for Online Counseling Therapy Sessions
In general, I schedule online teletherapy and telephone sessions on Mondays - Thursdays and Saturday mornings. Unlike most counselor therapists, I do not schedule on the hour, but instead, space sessions 1.5 hours apart. You will receive a full hour of therapy. If your session lasts a little longer than one hour, I will not charge you an additional fee beyond the hourly rate.
To best accommodate clients who work during the workday, my standard Monday through Thursdays appointment times on weekdays are:
- 8:30 am-9:30 am
- 10:00 am-11:00 am
- 11:30 am-12:30 pm
- 4:00-5:00 pm
- 5:30 -6:30 pm
If my standard times do not work in your schedule, I make exceptions to accommodate you with Monday - Thursday times of:
- 1:00-2:00 pm
- 2:30-3:30 pm
I have one non-standard time for clients who cannot schedule during the work on Saturday morning:
- 8:30 am-9:30 am
Please call or text on my dedicated counsel cellphone of 320-223-9481, or email me at [email protected] to schedule a one-hour session. My rates and questions about insurance coverage and number of sessions are answered on this link.
Steps to Scheduling an Online Individual or Couples Counseling Session
Even though you may have concerns about having counseling therapy through your computer or smartphone, please give it a try. Our clients have found it to be convenient and comfortable. Telephone therapy is also an option for you.
The Steps To Have An Online Individual Or Couples Counseling Therapy Session With Us Are:
Become A Client Begins By Registering Through My Practice Management System, CounSol.Com
The CounSol.com practice management system enables you to fill out your intake information, schedule and reschedule appointments, have an online teletherapy session, and make payments for sessions.
- Click this link: richard-chandler-ma-lpc.secure-client-area.com/portal This link is the same one as you will find on the top of every website page when you click “Client Portal.”
- Next, click the lower right-hand link called “Register.”
- Provide your basic information and digitally sign the Confidentiality and Informed Consent Agreement.
The Registration And Intake Process Takes Most People 15 - 20 Minutes To Complete
Fill out all intake forms.
Before Scheduling Your Appointment Time, Please Text Me:
- Your full name (and your romantic partner’s full name if doing couples therapy)
- Let me know that you (and your romantic partner if doing couples counseling) have completed your intake information.
- Please text me the rate you will be paying based on your combined household income before taxes. If you are doing couples counseling and you do not live in the same household, add up both incomes and see where you fit in the fee schedule chart above.
Please also put your credit card information into CounSol.com. It is secure. The major credit card processing company, CardConnect, has the actual data. Neither employees of CounSol.com nor I have your credit card information.