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All you have to do is answer a couple of simple questions and you’re ready to go.

Why get bogged down with inconvenient registration pages when you don’t have to?

A simple form is available to submit a single question, while the specialist online counseling areas available include (but aren’t limited to): Back in 2005 or 2006, we accepted a brief advertising placement for an online counselor service from a company providing services by chat and telephone.

Frankly, the ads were garish and distracting, the service was over-run with online psychics, and after a short time I concluded that the folks in charge weren’t particularly well tuned in to (or interested in) the specific needs of people looking for solid and well-grounded feedback on psychological or general mental health issues.

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has been around for a long time, since 2005 in fact.

Getting started with online counseling via secure chat is quick and easy, with a wide variety of prices available — and, notably, it won’t cost you a thing unless or until you decide to you want to hire a specific mental health professional for consultation.

You can chat with them first, evaluate their service, and then decide whether to continue on a paid basis.

That usually takes 24 hours or less, and if you ever find you’d rather work with a different person, you can change at any time.