Often times in our high-tech, Internet society, you will see clinicians offering “online counseling services.” Please note that healthcare service online is NOT recommended for emergency, life-threatening, physical abuse or crisis situations. In these situations, in-office care is the better alternative. Also, it is difficult to ensure confidentiality when electronic means are utilized to transfer information. Thus, clients are always informed about the risks. Brief E-mail correspondence and phone contact is sometimes utilized by APC, but is not a primary service offered. Correspondence online or by phone may incur a fee if used often by a client or if it requires a significant amount of time by the clinician. Please ask your clinician about this if you will be corresponding often electronically.