This *document outlines my office policies related to use of 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.
If you have any questions about anything within this document, please contact me to discuss this further. As new technology develops and the Internet changes, there may be times when I need to update this policy. If I do so, I will put a notice on my website.
Friending/Following on Social Media:
I do not accept friend or contact requests from current or former clients on any social networking site (Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, etc). I believe that adding clients as friends or contacts on these sites can compromise your confidentiality and our respective privacy. It may also blur the boundaries of our therapeutic relationship. If you have questions about this, please bring them up when we meet and we can talk more about it.
I mainly use Google Plus as a way of adding information, such as articles on therapy and personal development, inspiring quotes and art/creativity. They are published for the public and I am happy for you to follow me on this platform, but as stated above, I will not follow you back.
I will accept appropriate comments, but will delete anything that may compromise my platform or my private practice.
My private practice:
Please do not use these sites to contact me regarding sessions or my private practice. All contact should be through email or by telephone. I will delete any requests regarding your sessions that appear on any of my social media platforms.
*Thanks to Dr. Keely Kolmes for the use of her social media template.