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REGARDING THE WEBSITE: No health care service, psychotherapy, or professional counseling of any kind is given via this website. Information on the site should not be used in place of a call, visit or consultation with, or the advice of, a licensed healthcare or mental health professional. Please call or see a licensed healthcare or mental health professional for any healthcare related questions or advice.
I cannot be responsible for any harm caused by your reliance on, or any use made of, information that I provide to you on the site. You must be 18 years of age to use this website.
If you are experiencing an emergency, you should go to a hospital emergency room. If you cannot go a hospital emergency room, you should call 911 for emergency help.
REGARDING EMAIL TO ME: You may email me for further information about the services I offer. If you choose to email me please understand that (1) Your email communications are not encrypted, (2) I cannot guarantee the security of email transmissions, (3) It is inadvisable to send me sensitive or private information by email, rather I suggest you use an alternative and more secure mean such as telephone call, (4) No evaluation or treatment is or will be offered by internet communication, (5) I accept but cannot assure you whether or when I will respond to email communications, and (6) If I do respond, there may be a delay, so do not use email for any urgent matters.
Confidentiality is the foundation for establishing a safe, therapeutic relationship. It supports your need to be open and honest. It is your right to determine whether, when, with whom, and to what extent communications will be shared except under the following circumstances:
• Suspected child abuse or dependent 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 self or another person, I am obligated by law to notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client communicates an intention to harm him or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.