Terms of Use

You agree that you will not use the email contact to communicate any urgent, private, confidential, or personal information, outside of your name, phone number, insurance status, and email address. You agree that you will be responsible for the release of any information you send via this site and its email connection.

More specific detail:

  1. This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as professional or medical advice. It should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified professionals who are familiar with your individual needs. This means that none of the information on this website is personalized, which means that it is general. It is not meant to take the place of a proper history and evaluation from a professional mental health provider. The purpose is to give general information that you might want to consider in your search to understand and help yourself and for the purposes of finding a professional to help you on your journey.
  2. In this age of exponential information growth, it is impossible for one person to have read and considered every word written on any subject. This means that information on this site may not include every point of view, every recent update, or addition important information that may affect your situation. That is one of the reasons not to take any information on this site as psychiatric advice.
  3. Please remember that I do not use the internet, including this website and its email connection, to treat patients. If I have not seen you in my office, completed an evaluation, and offered treatment to you that you have accepted with a current open file with me, then you are not my patient, and I will not be able to respond to specific, private and personal communications from you outside of requests to make an appointment for an evaluation.
  4. For my current patients, please keep in mind that I will not be using the internet and this email connection to communicate back and forth about your issues, and please do not use it to communicate about any kind of emergency. Please use my emergency line for any psychiatric emergency or urgent matters. Remember that you should always go to the Emergency Room or call 911 for any life threatening emergency.
  5. Just because you have contacted me does not mean that I will contact you. As a solo practitioner, I fill almost all the required roles to run my practice, including the business aspects, in addition to my role as a psychiatrist. This means that I cannot answer every call nor respond to every email, even though I would like to. I apologize beforehand, but my first allegiance and attention must be for my current patients, and only to potential patients after that. In addition to my life as a psychiatrist, I also have a personal life. Again, the limited availability of time means that I must balance all my commitments, and sometimes that means I will not have time to respond to some phone calls and emails.

In summary, by using this site you accept all of the statements above to be true. You agree that you will not take any information on this site to be professional or medical advice. You agree that you are not my patient unless I have seen you in my office, completed an evaluation, offered you treatment that you accepted, AND you currently have an open file with me. You agree that you will not use the email contact to communicate any urgent, private, confidential, or personal information, outside of your name, phone number, insurance status, and email address. You agree that you will be responsible for the release of any information you send via this site and its email connection.