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Services 1 session 3 sessions 5 or more sessions
E-mail (1st message of 300 words or less is FREE) $40 $115 $35 each
Telephone (Yahoo, Google, MSN, AIM or ICQ)
          Initial 15 minute telephone consultation is FREE
          30 minute telephone $40 $115 $35 each
          60 minute telephone $65 $190 $60 each


You have the option of choosing to receive counseling via e-mail, telephone, or any combination of these.


If you choose e-mail, your first correspondence with me will be free-of-charge, as long as you keep your message to me 300 words or fewer. I will respond to your e-mail within 72 hours. If you would like to continue via e-mail, the service fees in the table above will apply. In order to protect your privacy to the greatest extent possible, I recommend you sign up for a FREE account with Hush Mail. Hush Mail offers 2048 bit encryption, spam filtering, and virus scanning. You can click here or go to www.hushmail.com to sign up. If you choose to continue e-mail counseling after receiving my first response to you, the service fees listed in the table above will apply. There is no obligation to continue.


The first 15 minutes of the first session are free. Whether you choose telephone or e-mail, I encourage you to choose a codeword to identify yourself so that I will know it’s you and not someone pretending to be you. This is strongly encouraged but not required. There is a place on the registration page for you to enter a codeword.


If you choose telephone counseling, you can register and have me call you back. The first 15 minutes of the conversation is FREE. After that, if you decide to continue, you can choose 30-minute or 60-minute sessions. The more sessions you purchase at one time, the cheaper the price-per-session.

No matter which services you choose, I pledge as your counselor that…

I will not judge you or attempt to impose my personal values on you.


I will treat you with respect and dignity.


I will not discriminate against you for any reason, including race, religious/non-religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, age, sex, culture, ethnic group, marital status, socioeconomic status, and military status.


I will provide counseling interventions deemed the most effective based on the current available research. If I am unable to provide you with the service you need, I will refer you to another provider.

INFORMED CONSENT FOR TREATMENT

Thank you for choosing Freethought Counseling.


Here is some information about me, your counselor, Patricia Guzikowski, MA, LPC, NCC. I have a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor by the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing and I am certified as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


I am committed to maintaining an evidence-based practice and utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches demonstrated by current research to be the most effective available. I use counseling interventions appropriate to your presenting concerns. These interventions are rooted in general cognitive behavioral theory, dialectical behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and short-term solution-focused therapy, although other treatment approaches may be used depending on the person or condition.


The following documents, describing in detail the policies and procedures and terms of use for Freethought Counseling, are available on this website for you to read, print out, and keep copies of for your records:



Also available are an Authorization to Release Information from Freethought Counseling to Other Provider and an Authorization to Release Information from Other Provider to Freethought Counseling. These forms are available in the event that you agree to release information from your records in order to assist service providers in coordinating your treatment. This is not required. If you choose to allow me to communicate with your primary care doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, or another provider, please complete these forms, sign them, and mail them to Freethought Counseling, LLC, PMB #260, 5760 S. 108th St., Hales Corners, WI 53130.


By checking the box on the Registration Page you confirm that you have read and understood the Client Rights and Responsibilities, the Privacy Policy, and this Informed Consent to Treatment. Your signature also confirms that you agree with the following:

  • You agree that you are at least 18 years old or older
  • You agree that you are the person whose name appears on the registration
  • You are NOT currently suicidal or a danger to others
  • You agree to pay the fees for the services you choose

Freethought Counseling  |  E-mail: counselor@freethoughtcounseling.com
 

*To receive the free service, you will need to register. Registration is free and confidential.
In order to receive a free e-mail reply, your initial message to me should be 300 words or less. I will respond within 72 hours.