Michael Feeley, PhD

Licensed Psychologist -- Caring and Compassionate Help with Life Goals and Problems.

I am now accepting new clients/patients for phone and video sessions.

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Getting Started

Make a First Appointment

If you have read the earlier pages of my website and you are interested in working with me, there are a few things we need to discuss. I would like to have a (free) telephone conversation with you before we move further. I want to make sure I am qualified to help you with the issues you want help with. If I am not qualified to help you, I will let you know and we can talk about how to find someone who is. I also want you to understand the limits of confidentiality and how I handle information you give me during our work together.

The easiest way to set-up a first (free) appointment is to use my online patient portal. Please click here to set-up an appointment. You will see a list of available appointment times and you can pick one that is convenient for you. I will confirm your appointment by email and I will call you at the time you pick.

Otherwise, please call me at 888-933-3539 and leave me a message with good times to call you back.

Additional Appointments

If you think I can help you, and I think I can help you, I will ask you to complete some basic information on my patient portal. I will also email/mail you an intake packet. This intake packet includes information about me, who I am and who I am not. It also includes what you can expect from sessions with me as well as benefits and risks of sessions. This is part of what is called "Informed Consent". The intake packet also includes a number of consent forms you need to complete and email/mail back to me before we can start.

If needed, we can have a second (free) telephone conversation to go over any questions you might have about the material in the packet. This way of doing things is different than if we were to meet in person, so bear with me.

Things we need to set-up for sessions

There are some things we need to have in place in order to work together.

Secure Email

Normal email is not encrypted. It is bascially a postcard anyone can read. Most free email services read your email so they can sell your information to advertisers, etc. In working together online we need to exchange private information, such as the issues/problems you want to work on, depression and anxiety assessments, a medication list and so forth. We may need to do that on a regular basis. This is called Protected Health Information (PHI).

In order to protect your personal health information we need to use email encryption; this encryption makes whatever is in the email message unreadable, except by you and me. There has been an internet standard since the 1990s called "Pretty Good Privacy" (PGP) that makes your email unreadable. If you know about PGP I'd be happy to exchange public keys with you. If the term "public key" is gobbledegook to you, an encrypted email service called Protonmail.com is available to you free of charge. I have a business account with them; they are HIPAA-compliant. When you have the time, please look into getting an account with Protonmail.com

Phone Sessions

We can have sessions by phone or video. If we use phone calls, you give me a phone number and when our appointment time comes, I call you. Simple.

Video Sessions

For video sessions you will need a PC, laptop, tablet or cell phone. You will need to use a web browser and login to my patient portal. If problems arise, I'll be happy help.

To get to my patient portal, please click here. You might want to try this from your device (PC, laptop, etc.) and see if any problems arise.

My Schedule

Appointments are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. My last appointment starts at 7pm during the week and 10am on Saturdays.

Informed Consent

"Informed Consent" refers to your understanding what being in therapy is about as well as its limits. Below are some of the forms I will include in the packet I email/mail you. If you click on the links, you can view, download and print the forms. Reading them will give you a good idea of who I am as a psychologist, what I can and cannot do. I need to know some things about you and you need to give me permission to handle your information in various ways. You need to know the limits of confidentiality and what our agreement to work together looks like. Please read the forms.