I attempt to avoid using technology as much as possible based on privacy and confidentiality issues. Internet technology is not private or confidential.
The most effective means of contacting me between sessions is via phone and voice mail: (206) 898-6563. Clients may leave a message on my cell phone 24 hours per day. I make every effort to return phone calls within 24 hours.
Although my main communication modality is my cell phone (I have no land line), please be aware that cell phones are not completely private or confidential. I attempt to use my cell phone only for administration purposes such as making and changing appointment times; when I leave a message, I will be as circumspect as possible: I will not identify myself as your therapist, and I will use my first name only; I will refer to our appointments as “meetings.” I prefer person-to-person conversations rather than text messaging; when I receive a text message, I will briefly respond.
Occasionally, I use my cell phone for brief emergency phone conversations; please know that this modality is not completely private or confidential.
I do not have an e-mail address connected with my website. This website offers information and is not interactive (i.e., not for scheduling/rescheduling appointments or giving me information).
For current clients, I offer an encrypted phone number and e-mail address. I do not access social media sites.
During the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine, I offer Telehealth serivces through an encrypted video platform as well as an encrypted telephone number. During our intake appointment, I will offer information about these resources.
"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happniness you get you've got to make yourself."
"In every crisis there is
a message. Crises are nature's way of forcing change: breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better
~Susan L. Taylor
"Deal with yourself as an individual
worthy of respect,
and make everyone else deal with you
the same way."
ourselves hope. To stop dreaming,
well, that's like saying you can never change your fate."