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Confidential Phone Counseling and Therapy

Michele K. Lane, BCD, LCSW

Research has shown phone counseling to be effective (Simon et al., 2004). The method that I use, cognitive-behavioral therapy, has been found to work better with phone therapy than therapy that focuses on discussions of feelings (Mohr, 2005).

Phone therapy is a valuable option for people seeking help from a professional. Phone counseling has the following advantages:

  1. It is easy and convenient.
  2. You can stay in the comfort of your home of office.
  3. It provides the privacy of the telephone, avoiding eye contact etc.
  4. You can maintain complete anonymity.

When you first call we will discuss the best time for the appointment, goals for therapy, and the fee.

I am a counselor specializing in short-term effective psychotherapy. My expertise includes couples/marriage counseling, depression, obsession, anxiety, family and individual counseling, infidelity issues, separation and divorce adjustment, and step parenting.

I have been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. I earned a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and am Board Certified by the National Board of Examiners. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed by the Texas Department of Human Services.

Please visit my home page for more information about me.

(713) 668-3838
e-mail: help@michelelane.com

Outside Texas
888 3-ADVISE (888) 323-8473

To begin, please call me at (713) 668-3838 or, if you are outside of Texas, call (888) 323-8473.

Rates vary from $75 to $185 depending on your income. Please let me know your income for a rate below $185.

You can pay by credit card with the secure and easy to use Google checkout. If you choose this option I will mail you a link to the payment page. Payment must be made online the day before the session.

Or you can mail me a money order, or cashier's check to the following address. Payment must be received two days before the session.

Michele K. Lane
5300 North Braeswood
PMB 224
Houston, TX 77096

Preparing for the first phone session
Before the first session, please fill out the following forms and email them to me.
Intake form
Personal history form

For a variety of reasons, some clients wish to keep their identity secret. To facilitate communication, it is a good idea to get an email address that does not reveal your identity to me. Among the possibilities are Yahoo Mail, Hot Mail, and Gmail that provide email at no cost. Payment can be made by mailing me a money order.

Mohr, D. et al. (2005) Archives of General Psychiatry (2005;62:1007-1014)
Simon G, et al. (2004) Journal of the American Medical Association, August 25, 2004, pp. 935-42.