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eTherapy can provide a convenient and confidential means of gaining emotional support and professional guidance.  Send an email detailing the problem or concern you are experiencing.  Dr. Martin will then respond to your email, providing insight, support and proactive steps for you to take regarding the problem or concern.  You will receive her response typically within 24-48 hours.

Couples can receive eTherapy as well.  You may each write your own email or you may write an email together that details the problem you are facing as a couple.  Some people choose to consult only once or twice with the Mental Health Professional, while others develop an ongoing therapeutic relationship with the Mental Health Professional online.

Please include the following in your email:

  • the present issue or problem (including some examples)

  • some background information on yourself (counseling history, use of psychotropic medications, hospitalizations, etc.)

  • ways in which the problem is affecting you

  • what you would like to achieve through counseling

  • what efforts you have made to cope with or resolve the present problem

Keep in mind that the more information your Mental Health Professional has, the better able she will be to fully understand your situation.  After submitting your email, you will receive a confirmation indicating that your message has been received.  Please click on the PayPal button in the email or one of the PayPal  buttons on the site to make a payment for the session.  After payment has been verified, you will receive a detailed response to your situation (usually within 24-48 hours). 

If Dr. Martin does not feel that eTherapy is appropriate in your situation, or does not believe that she can be of assistance, she will notify you in her confirmation email.  You will not be charged for the session in that case.


Each email therapy session is $35 (1/4 the face-to-face hourly rate) U.S. Payment can be made by using PayPal, which is a third-party company that is nationally recognized and uses a secure server.  You will need to have a credit card account or bank account to utilize this service.

To begin your online therapy session, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Begin eTherapy page and complete the client agreement. Submit a detailed description of your problem when prompted.

  2. Click on one of the PayPal buttons to establish an account with PayPal, or to pay using your existing PayPal account.

  3. Authorize payment of $35 to using your PayPal account.

  4. You will receive a confirmation email showing your email was received. Be sure your email account is set up to receive email from

  5. Once payment has been verified, you will receive your therapeutic reply within 24-48 hours (response times may be longer during holidays and weekends).


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