Our conversations are confidential. I will not disclose any information about you or your treatment without your written consent.
The only exception would be in the event of an emergency (thoughts of self-harm or harming another, suspected child and/or elder abuse).
Information regarding Internet use and Texting
Email – My email is a HIPAA compliant email system. Therefore, while it is best to discuss personal issues with me in the session room or over the phone, you can feel confident that your personal health information is protected with my email system. Emails received and sent to and from my email account are encrypted.
Text Messages – Texting is not HIPAA compliant. This means that I cannot ensure that your personal health information is protected. Therefore, please limit texting to appointment issues only.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat – I am not able to use these social media programs to communicate.
Faxes/ Scanning – It is rare that I need to fax or scan for clients or health insurance companies, however, in the event that I do, I make every effort to ensure that your personal health information is protected.
Emergencies – Please do not email or text me in the event of a life threatening emergency. Please call 911.
Privacy policies will be further reviewed at the first session.