The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent/disabled adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I may take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
- Admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that are potentially harmful.
Social Media Policy
In an effort to protect your privacy, my social media policy states that I do not accept friending, fannining or liking, or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site ( Facebook , Twitter , Linkedin , Blogs, Feeds , etc,) . My concern is that I believe it could blur the bounderies of the theraputic relationship and/ or risk your confidentiality. You will be able to read most of the same information on my website, my profile @ Psychology Today, or my profile @ Networker Therapy @ Therapy Tribe. On those sites there are ways listed to privately contact me, the best way is by phone. If you like I would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns regarding my policies. Please discuss them with me during session / at any time. In addition I have not added my profile to any business review sites . Many of these sites comb search engines for business listings and automatically list unreliable information on them regardless of whether the business has added itself to the site. If ever you need to, I hope you will discuss any concerns with me about your therapy/concerns in session, as this is often an important part of therapy itself.