This document outlines my policies related to Social Media. Please read it to understand how I conduct myself on the Internet as a mental health professional and how you can expect me to respond to various interactions that may occur between us on the Internet.
I do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc). I believe this can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. It may also blur the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship.
I keep a Twitter feed for my professional practice to allow people to read my posts and potentially share them. They are public and can be seen without subscribing.
I publish a Twitter feed and may expand to Youtube. I have no expectation that you as a client will want to follow my feeds. My primary concern is your privacy. If you share this concern, there are more private ways to follow me on Twitter (such as using an RSS feed or a locked Twitter list), which would eliminate your having a public link to my content. You are welcome to use your own discretion in choosing whether to follow me.
Note that I will not follow you back. I only follow other health professionals on Twitter and I do not follow current or former clients on any other sites.
Please do not use SMS (mobile phone text messaging) or messaging on Social Networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn to contact me. These sites are not secure and I may not read these messages in a timely fashion. Do not use Wall postings, @replies, or other means of engaging with me in public online if we have an already established client/therapist relationship. Engaging with me this way could compromise your confidentiality. If you need to contact me between sessions, the best way to do so is by phone, email, or Klara.
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