Throughout the United States and around the world, people are connecting with Explore What’s Next for therapy sessions through Skype and telephone.
No longer are you limited by geography from getting the help you need!

With the use of a web video camera, we can see and hear each other in real-time no matter where you are on the globe.

You may benefit from Skype or telephone counseling if you:

1) Live in a remote place where counseling services are not available.

2) Are living overseas for school or for business.

3) Live in a small community where everyone knows you, making privacy and confidentiality a challenge.

4) Your work or lifestyle requires you to travel a lot making a commitment to therapy

5) Finding a local therapist with the qualifications you require is tough.

As long as you have a computer and an Internet connection you can download the Skype program and start using it right away. Download Skype

The following tips may be useful to make your sessions more effective:

  • Before the session find a private space free of distractions and potential interruptions.
  • I ask that you call me. That way I know that you are ready for the session.
  • Give yourself 5-10 minutes or so before to prepare and after the sessions to transition into your regular day.
  • It’s not necessary but for best sound quality a head set with microphone is better than using built-in microphone and speakers. We might look a little funny but you get used to it.
  • Have some paper, pens or pencils handy in case you wish to take notes or write down ‘homework’ I may ask you to do.
  • If you have phones, alarms or a radio please turn them off or put them in silent mode before the session.

Skype sessions are more like office visits than you think. Just like face-to-face visits, we schedule our Skype sessions for 50-60 minutes. For your comfort, we do our best to create a safe space in which we can talk without distraction. Your privacy is assured.

Email us at to schedule your first 30 minute consultation at no charge!

Elvira G. Aletta, PhD, Founder & CEO

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Executive & Personal CoachingIndividual & Relationship Counseling

Life gave Dr. Aletta the opportunity to know what it’s like to hurt physically and emotionally. After an episode of serious depression in her mid-twenties, Dr. Aletta was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease that relapsed throughout her adulthood. While treatable, the cure was often as hard to bear as the disease. Later she was diagnosed with scleroderma, another chronic illness.

Throughout, Dr. Aletta battled with anxiety. Despite all this, Dr. Aletta wants you to know, you can learn to engage in life again on your terms.

Good therapy helped Dr. Aletta. She knows good therapy can help you. That’s why she created Explore What’s Next.

Today Dr. Aletta enjoys mentoring the EWN therapists, focusing on coaching and psychotherapy clients, writing and speaking. She is proud and confident that Explore What’s Next can provide you with therapists who will help you regain a sense of safety, control and joy.

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