Confidentiality and Privacy Policy

The information you share with me is confidential. Also, all records and documentation are stored in a locked file, or a HIPAA compliant online storing. This means that information about you will not be revealed to other persons or agencies without your written permission or consent. Exceptions or limitation to his policy include:

  • Mandated reporting of suspected child or elderly abuse (This does not apply to adults working on abuse/neglect that occurred in their childhood)
  •  Duty to warn any serious threat of physical violence or death against a reasonably identifiable victim or victims to the law enforcement agency and victim or victims
  • Revealing confidential information obtained during therapy if you file civil or criminal charges against me in legal proceedings or if you file an ethics complaint with the licensure board. In these instances, I am permitted to use treatment records to defend against these charges or complaints
  • Your records being reviewed by Cheryl Lynn Holmes for purpose of clinical supervision and quality control as it is standard professional practice
  • If your therapy is court ordered, the results of treatment must be revealed to the court. If you do not give consent for disclosure or if you want to fight the court ordered disclosures, you must provide the funds for an attorney to fight this for you without cost to me (your therapist)

Other clients have the same rights of confidentiality that you do. If you see other clients as they come and go from my office, you have the right to expect that they will not divulge your client status to anyone, and they have the right to expect that you will protect their confidential status. It is also important to note that cell phones and emails are used on some occasions, and all electronic communication compromises your confidentiality.

This privacy policy sets out how Practical Choices and Healthy Change Therapy, LLC uses and protects any information that you provide Practical Choices and Healthy Change Therapy, LLC and when you use this web site, our information, or communicate with us. Effective 01/01/2017.

Our Commitment To Privacy:
Your privacy is important to me. Practical Choices and Healthy Change Therapy, LLC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this web site, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Practical Choices and Healthy Change Therapy, LLC will never share your personal information, including your email address, with anyone except as required to complete a communication or except as required by law.

The Information I May Collect:
I may collect your name, e-mail and phone number only as supplied by you through either e-mail or web form.

How I Use The Information Collected:
I may use email addresses and phone numbers to answer and / or reply to the communications I receive. I do not share this information with outside parties except as required by law.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, I have put in place appropriate physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

Policy Changes:
Should the need to change any of the above stated policies arise, the new policy will be posted.

Contact :
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please notify me by clicking on the  Contact  link for listed contact information.