Privacy Policy


Confidentiality and Psychotherapy

It is important to the therapy process that the client feel free to discuss openly any matters that are of concern. All such discussions between client and counselor are held in the strictest confidence. The law, professional ethics and common sense require that whatever you say or do during a psychotherapy session not be shared with anyone else without your written permission. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule that you should know:

  1. If you been referred for evaluation or treatment by a particular agency, or your insurance carrier (HMO, PPO, etc.) is involved, I may be required to furnish Information to that agency. This can be clarified with me.
  2. In most cases I keep brief written records of your treatment process. Although it is very uncommon, under certain conditions these records may be subpoenaed and I may be obliged to surrender them. You would be informed of this action.
  3. If you report to me that your are the perpetrator or victim of either child or elder abuse, I am mandated by law to report this information to the authorities.
  4. If you indicate that you intend to injure or kill yourself or someone else, I must act to notify potential helpers or victims.
  5. If you are a minor, I have to keep your parents or guardians informed of your progress, if they ask. However, I do not have to tell them the details of your counseling conversations.

Please feel free to discuss with me any questions you have regarding these confidentiality matters.

Website Privacy Policy

Life Changing Counseling with Gerry Fagoaga, MFT is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this Web site. We utilize safeguards designed to protect the privacy of all private information. We do not use your information in any manner not previously disclosed in our privacy statement. The following statements govern the privacy practices of

General Information Collection and Use

Anyone can visit this Web site without disclosing who they are or revealing any personal information about themselves. We track the Internet addresses of the individuals who visit our site to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement and gather broad demographic information, but this data is not linked in any way to personally identifiable information. The information we collect creates a broad picture of our population and is used to continually refine our Web site, identify the most popular areas of our site and improve our services.

Notification of Changes

If we make any changes to our privacy policy, we will post the changes on our site so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you via e-mail. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. Consent will be deemed to have been given when we receive communication from you in response to our e-mail. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

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Last edited December, 2010