The purpose of this policy is to protect your privacy and preserve confidentiality. It also describes what to expect from your mental health professional with regard to a boundary between your therapy and your social life.

Email

Email is not a secure form of communication and you cannot be assured of confidentiality if you send private information via e-mail. Any emails which we receive from you may become a part of your therapy record.

Friending

Friend or contact requests will not be accepted from current or former clients on any social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. as this may blur the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship and could compromise your privacy and confidentiality.

Following

We will not knowingly follow current or former clients on social media sites including personal blogs. If there are things online, which you feel are relevant to your therapy goals, please discuss with your therapist the possible benefit of sharing these during a therapy session. Viewing of your online activities without your presence and without a specific purpose would not be therapeutic.

Contacting

Please do not use any social media or text messaging to contact your therapist. These methods are not secure and would compromise your privacy and confidentiality. When you need to contact your therapist please do so by phone using the office phone number provided.

 

If you have questions about these policies and practices, please ask your therapist.