Q. I’m interested in making an appointment for a telephone coaching session with Dr. Mattera. How long do the phone consultations last?

A. Sessions generally last 45-50 minutes. This is usually enough time to explore core issues and generate goals and possible solutions. 3-session packages, 45-50 minutes per session are also available. Learn more about my Telephone Coaching Here.

Q. How do I go about making an appointment?

A. Click here to schedule one 45-50 session with Dr. Mattera and Click here to schedule 3 sessions of telephone coaching with Dr. Mattera. Payment is taken through PayPal and immediately following payment you will be sent Dr. Mattera’s scheduling calendar.

Q. Are these sessions considered a type of therapy or mental health counseling?

A. No. Although Dr. Mattera has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and extensive experience counseling others, the telephone sessions offered with her are considered consultations and coaching/guidance sessions. They are designed to help adults with problems in their daily life find joy and balance. If you are experiencing deeper issues, seek mental health counseling with a trained professional. Visit www.apa.org in order to locate a psychologist in your area. In an emergency, dial 911 or go directly to the emergency room of your local hospital.

Frequently Asked Questions

Initial sessions as well as any follow-up sessions are 50 minutes long. This time is used to explore core issues and generate goals, as well as to develop working solutions tailored to each client’s specific needs. It’s time to get healthy.  Click here to begin your journey to a healthy, joyful and balanced life.
You may schedule tele-health sessions two ways.  If you schedule a mental health session and any follow-ups, you will be receiving mental-health counseling via video or audio sessions.  These are limited to the state of Illinois. At this time only private pay is accepted, however if you need an invoice for insurance purposes, one will be provided. You can also schedule consultations.  These are not considered therapy and are generally used for career services, but can also be used for other areas of focus you would like to address.  When you click here to schedule a session you will go directly to a scheduling calendar.  You will first be asked if you are a new or returning client.  Next, you will be able to choose whether you are signing up for a consultation or a therapy session.  All sessions are designed to help adults with problems in their daily life find joy and balance and are not intended for emergent issues. If you feel you are in danger of hurting yourself or others, dial 911 or go directly to the emergency room of your local hospital.