Your confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost importance to me. You are the "holder" of the information you share with me and in general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. When you meet with me, I will provide you with a written copy of my confidential disclosure agreement. This is called “Informed Consent”. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from you. Over the course of treatment, you may want me to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team, such as your primary care provider, but by law I cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission. In which case, I will ask you to sign a "Release of Information" and to specify what can be communicated and for how long the release will remain in effect.
State law and professional ethics require me to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
Additional exceptions to confidentiality/privacy:
Your privacy is very important to me. When you meet with me you will receive my Notice of Privacy Practices, which describes thoroughly the privacy protections in place for you.
I am equally committed to maintaining the privacy of visitors to my website.
Your IP address is a number used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you connect to the Internet. They are automatically collected by the web server as “traffic data”, which enables data, such as Web pages you request, to be sent to you.
If you choose to correspond with me via email, the content of the email, as well as your address and my responses, will be retained.
How your information is used:
Any personal information obtained is used for the purposes of administering my business activities, providing patient/client care, and providing items and services to my patients/clients.
I do not obtain personally-identifying information when you visit my site unless you choose to provide such information.
My website may use other services/software to collect information about your browsing experience in order to analyze the performance of the site. This information may be stored on the servers of those web analytics services but kept confidential.
I am committed to conducting my business in accordance with these principles to ensure the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained. I make every effort to ensure the privacy of visitors to my site. However, if required by law, information may need to be disclosed if deemed necessary for circumstances such as compliance with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.