Online Therapy and Counseling in Georgia and Florida

Updated September 13, 2021

I am able to offer Online Therapy and Counseling for Georgia and Florida residents through SecureVideo/ZOOM. This platform is secure and HIPAA compliant. I will send you a new and unique link a few moments prior to each of our sessions.

I use Hushmail, an encrypted and HIPAA compliant email provider. Your emails are secure at my end of our communication. However, your email security is only as secure as the provider you use at your end.

New Clients: All first appointments are pre-paid at the time of scheduling. Please complete the paperwork below and email it to me prior to our first meeting at this address.

New Client Bio
HIPPA and Consent to Treat
Release of Health Information
Group Guidelines

Returning Clients: Please complete the new HIPAA & Consent to Treat form. Fill it out and email it to me prior to our next scheduled appointment at this address.

Georgia — Licensed Clinical Social Worker #CSW003082
You must be a Georgia resident in order to receive online or in-person therapy. (Currently I offer only remote appointments.)

Florida — Telehealth Provider Registration #707
You must be a Florida resident in order to receive online therapy. (I am approved for Telehealth-Only in Florida.)


Monday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 8:00 pm


Planning for the financial investment in your therapy and counseling is an important part of the process. The cost of therapy should be comfortable for you and not increase your stress level. We can meet as often as you like. However, please plan to meet no less than once every 10 days to 2 weeks at the beginning of our work together. Weekly is ideal. I am happy to accommodate your financial circumstances by spreading our sessions out as needed.  

Payment may be made with FSA, HSA, debit card, or credit card.  

1 hour Online or In-Office Therapy $240
1.5 hour Online or In-Office Therapy $360
2 hour Online or In-Office Therapy $480
3 hour Trauma Resolution Intensive  $720

My professional fees are processed using SQUARE. I am listed as “ML” on your statement for your privacy and protection. You will NOT receive a receipt (receipts through SQUARE are not HIPAA compliant). If you have set your card settings to notify you (or someone else) of transactions, you will receive those alerts per your own settings.  


I am not contracted with any insurance panels. You will need to contact your insurance carrier. Ask how much they will reimburse you for a 90837 60-minute Telehealth session. I can provide you with a Superbill (receipt/statement) that you may submit to your insurance for reimbursement. See below for Superbill instructions.


Email me with SUPERBILL REQUEST in the subject line.
Please include:

  1. Full client name
  2. Date of birth
  3. Current Address
  4. Dates and length of each session (i.e., 60, 90, 120 minutes)
  5. Amount you paid for each session

I will provide your Superbill via email, usually between Monday and Wednesday of the following week.


Please notify me at least 48 hours in advance if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Failure to do so will result in you being charged in full for your reserved time. All cancellations must be sent via email to this address. Cancellations are not accepted by text or voice mail. Thank you for your understanding.


I have a professional presence only on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and MeetUp. Postings on these social media platforms are for professional purposes only. It is my policy to not engage with clients, potential clients or former clients over any form of social media. This is for your privacy, safety and protection.

I specifically DO NOT (and have never) engage(d) in any chat room, webcast, podcast, bulletin board, Reddit, subreddit, YouTube Love, YouTube Comments or any other form of interactive social media engagement. If you believe you have seen my photo or comments on any of these platforms, this was the result of identify theft.


Email me here and include your phone number. You are welcome to leave me a voice mail, but this will delay my response time significantly.

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Melissa Lester, LCSW