Teletherapy

If you live in the state of California or Missouri, I offer HIPAA compliant distance therapy (i.e. teletherapy, online therapy, video therapy, phone therapy) in an effort to reach a wider range of people in various locations and across distances.

My secured online platform is easy to use and completely confidential. The best part is that you can do this from the comfort and privacy of your own home or office, or even when you are out of town. No need to spend extra time driving to and from an office, securing a babysitter, take a longer lunch to make a therapy session, and now risking exposure to COVID-19.

 

Teletherapy, also known as telehealth, distance counseling, e-counseling, or online therapy, has evolved over the years as the therapeutic world has embraced the digital age. Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with me on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android) - it’s your choice! 


Therapy sessions are held on a secured web-based platform that is HIPPA compliant to ensure your confidentiality while you are in the comfort of your own surroundings. Teletherapy is a wonderful option for those that have limited “spare time” to travel to appointments, have children at home, or who are home-bound due to weather, illness, or mobility challenges. You can connect from anywhere to save you time and hassle. 

*While teletherapy can be a great option for many clients, it may not be appropriate for everyone or for all issues. For this reason, all clients are scheduled for an initial consultation session so we can work together to determine the best modality for your therapeutic needs.

TeleTherapy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions that I have received in regards to teletherapy. COVID-19 has normalized communicating via video with many health providers. Here are some answers to the questions I receive the most. If you can’t find the answers that you are looking for, please reach out here.

 

TeleTherapy FAQs

Is MOGO different from those other powdered milks?


Day and night! Try mixing those canned powders with cold water...
MOGO is the first and only powdered milk on this planet (we never speak for other planets…) that creamily reconstitutes immediately with cold water and is packaged for your on-the-go convenience.
You can easily MOGO anytime & anywhere – just hook up with a bit of clean, cold (or warm) water and you’ve got powerfully good milk. No other milk powder even tries to do this.
The fact is, at each step along the way, our gifted artisans hand-craft each batch to perfection for your (and our own) great pleasure...




How is MOGO different from milk?


It’s not different. It is milk.
It’s just that we have the dairy gently remove the water for your on-the-go convenience and so the milk won’t spoil within a week. You can then simply replace the water whenever you want a good cold one.




What do you remove or lose from the original and nutritious cow’s milk?


Other than water, we remove nothing. Because it’s perfect milk when it comes fresh from the dairy cow, it’s right there in your MOGO.




Does MOGO need to be refrigerated?


MOGO products need no refrigeration. But remember, once you’ve added water to MOGO and reconstituted it as liquid milk, it is milk. Treat it as you’d treat milk from a carton: refrigerate any unused portion, and enjoy it within a few days.




Can I use warm water?


Absolutely. You can even use hot water.

But the bottles are not designed for hot liquids: If you want a bottle of HOT MOGO, please remove the MOGO from the bottle and mix it in another container.

The cereal cups are fine with hot water: If you like, go ahead and pour hot water right into them.




I see tiny white specs remaining on the side of the bottle. Does this mean that it’s gone bad?


No! These are just bits of what we keep calling “the good stuff” – the healthy, sweet butterfats that make milk… milk! Think of them like the pulp in a great glass of natural orange juice, only way way way smaller.




Where and how should MOGO milk be stored?


Milk’s butterfats begin to melt slightly in temperatures of 80s (Fahrenheit) or high 20s (Celsius). While heat won’t cause spoilage or rancidity as it would with carton milk, it may affect how easily and quickly MOGO reconstitutes as liquid milk. So let’s store MOGO out of the heat, and out of direct sunlight.




How long should I shake the product?


Generally, it takes just a few seconds for MOGO to reconstitute as perfect liquid milk. You’ll also see this “magic” happen when you stir water into your MOGO Cereal.
Tips To Shake MOGO bottles:
1. Turn the bottle upside down and look through the clear bottom. You'll see a little natural caking of the powder on the bottom. Shake the bottle until that’s dissolved away. The fastest (and funnest!) way to do this: Shake the bottle a bit, and then bang the bottom of the bottle on a solid surface a few times to free up the caking.
2. Shake for a few more seconds of shaking… and you’re good to go!*

If your MOGO has at some point been subjected to heat, the natural butterfats may have melted a bit. MOGO will not have spoiled in the heat since there’s no water to allow for spoilage, but it’ll take a bit more shaking or stirring to "bring on the magic."




How long will my MOGO stay fresh?


Look for the “best-by” date we stamp on each package. MOGO Milk stays absolutely fresh in our sealed bottles for over 2 years because we remove all oxygen (to prevent oxidizing the butterfats), keeping MOGO as fresh as the day it was bottled.
MOGO Cereal has a best-by date of 8 months because the cereal itself can lose its toasty-from-the-oven freshness over time. In the next few months, we’ll begin removing all oxygen from our cereals to ensure their freshness for up to 2 years as well.
Once you break the seal on any MOGO product, please enjoy it within a few days for its best flavor and texture.




How much water should I add to my MOGO cereal?


We don’t use a fill line so you can decide how you prefer your cereal. You’ll likely add about 5 oz. of water, so we’ve included the right amount of MOGO to make exactly 5 oz. of whole milk. But if you like it thicker, add less water. Thinner? Add more. By your second cup, you’ll know how you want your MOGO.




Does MOGO make lactose-free milk


Sorry to say we do not. We hope someday to perform our magic with lactose-free milk, but not quite yet.




Can I add MOGO Milk to other foods?


Yes! You’ll love adding MOGO to coffee, tea, soups, and other foods. Start with just a teaspoon, and add more or less to taste. Also try the flavored MOGOs in your coffee!
And for the grown-ups… you can even concoct your own cocktails, like White or Black Russians, by adding a good vodka or other spirit to your MOGO bottle, along with cold water.
And then send us your favorite recipe!




Is MOGO milk made in the USA?


MOGO is proudly hand-crafted in the USA, from fresh American milk. Even our bottles, caps, cups, and cardboard boxes are manufactured right here in the USA.




Where does your milk come from?


We buy our milk from major and thoroughly-certified dairies across the country. We shop around carefully to find the sweetest and freshest milk available.
Most of the dairies we source from are co-ops, owned and operated by the local dairy farmers themselves.




Are MOGO products Kosher?


Yes, all of our products are certified Kosher. MOGO Cereals are certified by the Orthodox Union (O.U.) and they carry the O.U.D. (Dairy) certification. MOGO Bottles are certified by United Mehadrin.




You say that MOGO is environmentally conscious and that you’re green. But you’re in plastic bottles. Why do you say you’re eco-friendly?


Great question.
First, we make our bottles exclusively from PET plastic, which is 100% recyclable and the most recycled plastic in the world.
But far more critical is this:
Liquid milk spoils if it doesn’t remain chilled. When the water is removed for MOGO, the need for refrigeration stops, and spoilage essentially ends. Think of the energy demands of keeping every drop of liquid milk chilled every minute, mile after mile, from dairy to distributor, distributor to store, and store to your home.
This “cold-chain” is enormously costly and energy-intensive.
Also consider the weight of those shipments: A gallon of liquid milk weighs about 8½ pounds, and 87% (7½ pounds) of that weight is just water. Shipping and storing liquid milk in this cold-chain obviously requires chilling the entire milk product… including the water. Once we remove the water for MOGO, that 8½ pound gallon now weighs about one pound, which ships and stores with enormously less fuel and energy.
And finally, the cold-chain produces gigantic waste when liquid milk spoils and turns sour. According to the USDA, U.S. retailers (stores) plus consumers (us) lost about 17 billion pounds of milk to spoilage and waste in 2014*. That’s 32% of the entire U.S. milk supply! (Of course, all of that wasted milk is also in plastic or cardboard cartons...).
Dairy retailers must then contract waste removal companies to haul off the spoiled milk weekly using environmentally sensitive disposal methods. How much energy does this tragic mess consume?
So when you really compare the two century old model of shipping, storing, and disposing of cold liquid milk (including in your home fridge), MOGO is brilliantly environmentally friendly.
* Click here to view this federal report (refer to page 12)




Can I purchase MOGO in bulk?


Of course! If you'd like to purchase large quantities of MOGO for your organization, company, or event, please contact sales@mogomilk.com.




Do you offer a money-back guarantee?


Of course! If you aren't 100% satisfied with your purchase of any MOGO Milk product, please email your receipt to info@mogomilk.com , and we will promptly refund the full amount of your purchase, minus any shipping costs.





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