Work with Me from your Home
Covid Price Cut: 20% off, and More is Free
With God together, we can find and make good things coming out of this bad situation. . . .
Counseling by telephone has long been used to supplement psychotherapy in the office. When distance, mobility, health, or transportation is an issue, teletherapy is a practical alternative to working together in person. Until now, professional ethics have restricted this “teletherapy” to clients who have previously had at least one face-to-face session in the counselor’s office. Exceptions are now being made for new clients, to prevent spread of the Coronavirus. Insurance sometimes pays for this form of service. We arrange for my payment in advance, through credit card, HSA, PayPal, or Venmo.
I have reduced the amount I charge for a scheduled telephone consultation, from $150 to $120 per hour, billed at $10 increments for each full five minutes. The first call to me is free, and I’ll give a listening ear, then insights and suggestions, for up to a half hour. For those who prefer it, I am set up to do video calls at no extra charge, using FaceTime, Skype, or the extra secure, encrypted, password-protected platform I have purchased for Zoom meetings. Take advantage of teletherapy to save time, money, and save your health.
Meanwhile, why not get healthier while you wait for the world to stop going crazy? Check out my resources here on this website for anxiety, depression, marriage, parenting, wellness, and problem-solving. And while you’re not learning, why not enjoy the best things in life that are free (and right under your nose at home)? And if you learn better through your ears than your eyes, or wish to multi-task while you’re walking or working out, these things are also taught in my podcast.
And one more thing you can do during this trying time: check in on others, especially others less fortunate and well than you might be. If you share what you are learning with them, you will remember it better, live by it easier, and you may get an accountability partner here: one plus one like-minded souls equals three, check it and see! If they seem bummed out, send them this article, and when they get to the end, maybe they’ll check out this website, and maybe call me themselves. Their first phone call with me is free, and it will enable them to see if they feel maybe I could help them. It’s easy, they can call my cell, (502) 633-2860. I’m staying well by staying mostly at home for the time being, so now might be a good time to call. And remember, with God together, we can find and make good things coming out of this bad situation.
TO ASK QUESTIONS, OR SET UP YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, JUST CALL ME ON MY CELL: (502) 633-2860.
2429 Bush Ridge Drive Suite 101
Louisville, KY 40245
Our office as you drive up
Get off at the Old Henry Road exit, and head east (outside the Snyder). After a quarter mile, just over the top of the hill turn right at the stoplight, onto Bush Farm Road. I am in the second building on the right. Turn right in front of the building onto Bush Ridge Drive, and park out front, starting at the end of the building. There is no signage yet, but enter the door on the left, furthest from the parking lot. It’s a Farm Bureau Insurance agency.
My son John Schmidt has a Kentucky Farm Bureau agency, and with a little help from his dad, he has built an office condo for us both. My office is in the back corner of the building. Clients will be greeted by his office staff Rhonda and Connie, who will tell me you are here. Clients who need more privacy can enter from the rear patio door. Agency staff will not know my clients’ names, and no one else will have any access to my records. This is a warm, personal family-owned business — I believe you will soon feel at home here, because I sure do!
TAKE THIS, COVID:
ALL NEW OUTDOOR OFFICES!
For safety and inspiration, I now use only OFFICES OUTDOORS. During Covid sheltering at home, many people have come to discover as I have the soothing recreational powers of naturally quiet settings. It has also kept me safely away from infection. I have lived in a wooded hilltop retreat for twenty years, and no one else was in my home for two months. Now, I am sharing that retreat for the first time with my clients.
I offer two outdoor offices, one in Louisville and the other east of Shelbyville at the free-standing office behind my home. At these outdoor offices, I will observe a distance of eight feet, and wear a mask with any clients who come wearing one. However, my clients will not have to wear masks, see or speak with anyone else, sign in to a register, or touch anything with their hands. Both my outdoor offices have cushy seats with shelter from sun, wind, and rain. Looking out from the office buildings that we are using for privacy and shelter, both decks are almost completely free from the sight and sound of any other people, or anything else manmade.
At my Louisville office at 2429 Bush Ridge Drive, clients park as before in the lot outside, and now will text me when they arrive. When I text back that all is ready, they walk around the building to the right side, following a sidewalk to meet me waiting on our private deck in the rear. They will have to register if they need to use our bathroom, but if not, neither of us will have to report this as a possibly infectious contact.
My outdoor home office
halfway between Louisville
is for established clients who are male, and for married couples. Feel free to call and ask me more about it. Sessions will be for 90 minutes, and will include an extra free half hour to sit outside or roam the grounds, before, during, or after the session. This free-standing office is 50 feet from the back door of my home, and we will sit around on its back deck. 100 yards away is what we call the point, with nothing man-made but a clear view in three directions of the horizon 50 miles out. Clients will not see or meet my wife, and at end of two hours, I will escort them back down to the locked gate over a half mile down the hill. More about Jeptha Knob can be found on its Wikipedia page.
by appointment only
I occasionally use the conference room at the
Zaring-Sullivan Law Offices
600 Main Street Shelbville, KY 40065