This policy was created for my therapy clients, with whom I have a unique professional and therapeutic relationship. In today’s society, the best ways to share mental health-related information is through social media. That’s why I’m on many social media platforms that you may use (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).
The following policies are set up to protect you, me, and our therapeutic relationship. If you have any questions about the rules, please let me know, and we can further discuss them.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogs, and LinkedIn
I do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site. Doing so could compromise your right to confidentiality and privacy.
I maintain active engagement with relevant content on all of my social media platforms. You’re welcome to view and share that content, but I DO NOT accept clients as Friends, Followers, or LinkedIn “connections.” I frequently post content on social media about mental health-related issues that are important to me. My social media platforms is another way to advocate for de-stigmatizing mental health. I do not expect that you as a client will want to follow me on these platforms, but if you do, know that to protect your right to confidentiality, I cannot follow back or engage with clients on these platforms.