I strictly adhere to all legal, ethical, and HIPAA requirements; details provided in Intake Paperwork Packet. I am not a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist. I cannot prescribe medication or give medical/medication advice.
While our session content remains confidential, I am a mandated reporter required by law to report to appropriate authorities any present, past, or suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any child aged 17 or under; any disabled person; any person aged 71 or older. I am also required to report threat of imminent danger related to active suicidal or homicidal threat. In any and all of the above situations, I will do my professional best to inform you when these requirements have been triggered in session, so that you are fully aware and participatory in seeking help and safety for all involved.
I cannot provide after-hours crisis support, or any form of counseling or advice outside of scheduled sessions (phone, text, email, etc) except where pre-arranged as primary mode of treatment with clients not receiving services through their health insurance. See New Patient Paperwork Packet for applicable phone numbers for nearby county 24/7 mental health crisis lines.