Privacy Policy

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. 
My website is also hosted by GoDaddy, which collects information about your browsing experience. This information is used anonymously and not associated with a particular individual. GoDaddy’s Privacy Policy: 
http://www.godaddy.com/agreements/ShowDoc.aspx?pageid=privacy


I utilize the HIPAA compliant system, TheraNest, for electronic medical records, patient/client accounting, and scheduling. Theranest is web-based and includes electronic storage of protected health information. One of the convenient features of Theranest is email, SMS (text messaging), and telephone appointment reminders. You are given the opportunity to  select your preferred method or opt-out of appointment reminders at the time of your first appointment or change your preferences at any time. TheraNest's Privacy Policy: https://www.theranest.com/privacy/

IP Addresses
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.

Email Information
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 reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice. However, if the privacy policy changes in the future, your personal information will not be used in a manner materially inconsistent with this privacy policy without your prior consent. When my privacy policy is amended, I update this page to make my visitors aware of the change. The last update occurred on 4/17/17.

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.

Any questions or suggestions about my privacy policy can be addressed by contacting me at (702) 409-6630.


Confidentiality
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:

  • If I suspect abuse or harm has been done or may be done to a child, dependent adult, or to an elderly person. I am required by law to report this information to the proper authorities immediately. 
  • If I have reason to suspect you are seriously in danger of harming yourself, I will make every effort to work with you to ensure your safety. However, if you do not cooperate, I will take steps necessary to protect you.
  • If you are threatening bodily harm to me or another person. I will notify the police. 


Additional exceptions to confidentiality/privacy:

  • If I am subpoenaed and ordered to testify in a court of law and objections are overruled. This happens in very few instances and typically occurs in legal proceedings involving child custody, law suits in which services you received are considered to be evidence in a court of law, or charges involving certain types of criminal behavior.
  • If during a medical emergency I need to reveal information that is necessary to protect or insure your health and safety.
  • If you are a minor, or a minor that is not emancipated, I may be required to advise or involve your parents or legal guardian in your treatment.
  • If I must take action to collect a debt incurred for services, your name and the amount of your debt may be revealed to a collection agency


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