Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy

The best way to reach me is by phone at 607-379-1468.

E-mail
I strongly discourage use of e-mail for communication of psychological information.  E-mail is not a secure or private way to communicate.  (Click here for a website that outlines the risks in greater detail.) It is better for us to discuss personal information face to face.  If you send me an e-mail with personal information, I will print out the e-mail, put it with your records, and we can discuss it at our next meeting.  I will not discuss personal information in e-mail.

I check my e-mail on an irregular basis.  E-mail is not a good way to communicate with me about urgent or time-sensitive matters.

Texting
Texting is also not a secure form of communication and therefore I will not use it to communicate with you.

So can I text or e-mail you?
You can, but there are risks to electronic communication. (Please see above.) If you choose to contact me by e-mail or text, that will indicate acknowledgement that you have read, understand and agree to those risks. Please include your phone number so I can get back to you. I am not comfortable with those risks and will not communicate with you by e-mail or text.

Social Media
I do not maintain a presence on social media at this time.

Internet Health Care Provider Review Sites
You may find that I am listed on websites on the internet where people provide reviews of their experiences with health care providers.  I am prohibited by the ethical standards of my profession from soliciting testimonials.  I do not voluntarily participate in those sites and I do not endorse them in any way.

You will make the personal decision about whether to communicate any information about our work together to anyone in any manner that you wish, as you should.  It is not my place to influence your decision about that in any way.  Please know, however, that I will not respond to any on-line comments or reviews, even if I see them (which I may not because I do not follow those sites). I have a responsibility to  maintain the confidentiality of the work that we do together and therefore will not engage in an online interaction between us of any kind.