Michael Feeley, PhD

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

I am now accepting new clients/patients.

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Getting Started

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. Please call me at 888-933-3539 and we can setup a good time for both of us to talk.

If you think I can help you, and I think I can help you, I will 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 packet also includes a number of consent forms you need to complete and mail back to me before we can start. I will include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) with the packet. (A number of those forms can be found at the bottom of this page.)

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 my office (which is not possible during the pandemic). 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:

Mailing Address

In order to send you my intake packet, I will need a mailing address for you. At the end of our initial conversation, I will ask you for a mailing address.

Secure Email Exchange

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 (Firefox or Google Chrome) and login to my video session portal. If problems arise, I'll be happy help.

To get to my video session 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 11am on Saturdays.

Therapy Forms

Below are some of the forms I will include in the packet I 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.