Privacy and this Website
Social Media Policy
I do maintain a separate business email that is available to clients. However, it is important to be aware that email is not considered to be a completely secure or private form of communication. Emails may be retained in the logs of yours or my service providers. Although unlikely, it is possible for system administrators to view logs of email communication. If you choose to communicate with my practice via email, you understand that information shared in this way may be subject to privacy limitations outside of our control.
Social Network Sites (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
As you may have noticed while exploring this site, I currently maintain pages for my therapy practice on several social networking sites. These sites provide a useful platform for sharing interesting information relating to mental health topics. Anyone is free to view these pages and choose to "like" or "subscribe" to them. However, for current and former clients, I feel it is important to note that by interacting with me or my practice on social networking sites, you may compromise your own privacy and confidentiality as a client. While anyone is free to subscribe to my public pages, I generally do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients. I believe that adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. Please do not use messaging on social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to contact me regarding your own personal medical concerns or regarding therapy with me. These sites are not secure and I may not read these messages in a timely fashion.
Text (SMS) Messaging
I am not equipped to accept text (SMS) messages at this time.
Online Review Sites
You may find my psychology practice listed on sites such as Yelp, Healthgrades, Google Places, Bing, or other places which list businesses. Some of these sites include forums in which users rate their providers and add reviews. Many of these sites comb search engines for business listings and automatically add listings regardless of whether the business has added itself to the site. If you should find my listing on any of these sites, please know that my listing is NOT a request for a testimonial, rating, or endorsement.
The American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code states under Principle 5.05 that it is unethical for psychologists to solicit testimonials: “Psychologists do not solicit testimonials from current therapy clients/patients or other persons who because of their particular circumstances are vulnerable to undue influence.” Individuals are free to leave reviews as they choose. However, due to confidentiality concerns, I do not respond to any review on any of these sites, whether it is positive or negative.
As part of my private practice, I maintain a blog on general mental health concerns, relationship issues, and parenting here on my website. This is a service I provide for current clients, prospective clients, and others who are interested in learning more about these topics.
All content on this website is provided for informational and educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for consulting with a qualified mental health professional. Using this site does not create a therapist-patient relationship, and any information used is done so at your own risk.