Confidentiality is crucial to the therapeutic process. I believe that talking to me online is as safe as talking to a therapist in an office. We therapists consider it our duty to protect the confidentiality and privacy of our clients, whether we work with clients through Internet, by telephone, or in a face-to-face setting.

But there are steps that can be taken to improve confidentiality and privacy at your end. The single most important thing that can be done to improve privacy is for you NOT to send me messages from your computer at work – your employer has a legal right to see your email! And when using your home computer, make sure only YOU have access to your email. The least likely security breach is that someone will intercept our correspondence.

As far as the privacy of your personal information is concerned, I will not intentionally disclose it to anyone. I have investigated the newest, most effective methods for improving security of correspondence by email and have learned that having a third party intercept our correspondence is highly unlikely. Unfortunately, the security systems available have two major drawbacks: they are very expensive, and they make correspondence between us cumbersome. For now, in my opinion, these disadvantages outweigh the benefits. Never give your name, email address, to anyone.

Furthermore, all credit card transactions on this website use SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your privacy and prevent any unauthorised access to your credit card information.