Telka's therapy services, covered by most major insurances, are available for:
Former clients between the ages of 21 and 62 who are highly motivated, insightful and interested in resuming Telka's brief, solution-focused treatment model.
Service Restrictions: A brief therapy model is not compatible treatment for psychiatric emergencies, case management, legal issues, active addictions, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) including episodes of suicidal or self-injurious behavior, psychotic disorders nor for those with histories of recent inpatient hospitalizations.
Maternal health, eating disorders, disabilities and geriatric concerns are referred to agencies specializing in those treatment areas.
Service Hours: Teletherapy services are limited to current and former clients who are available to schedule teletherapy on weekdays between the hours of 9a and 3p to address brief treatment needs.
Scheduling: New referrals are not accepted. Former clients may email Telka directly to inquire about resuming services. Couples and family therapy are no longer offered, as those services benefit from in-person treatment. Telka schedules her own appointments. Email her directly: Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com
Former clients interested in resuming brief, solution-focused services, please include the following information:
1. Your name now and the name you used during your prior work with Telka.
2. Your current age, (Services limited to adults between the ages 21 to *62) *Please note Telka is not a Medicare provider.
3. Occupation, employer and whether or not you have located Telka's name in your mental health provider directory.
To cancel or reschedule a telephone appointment, please provide 24 hour or more advance notice via email directly to Telka at Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com. Please keep in mind that short notice cancellations prevent others from receiving services during that reserved time. Although Telka does not charge cancellation fees, repeated cancellations indicate that current scheduling practices are not working. Repeated cancellations may result in referral for services elsewhere.
Telka's tools, resources and recommendations are not a substitute for mental health treatment. This site is not intended to diagnose or treat psychiatric or medical conditions. Always consult your own healthcare professional for treatment. For additional local resources on this click here. Report to the nearest emergency room when you have a mental health emergency. Suicide Prevention Hot line