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Confidentiality & Office Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

    Prior to the start of therapy you will be provided with an informed consent form for treatment and a complete privacy policy outlining your rights regarding your protected health information.


    The information contained on this website is educational in nature and is provided only as general information. None of the information or techniques represented on this website are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Energy Psychology methods such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), related Meridian Tapping techniques, and yogic techniques have yielded remarkable results for relieving emotional and physical distress but have yet to be fully researched. Since EFT and the other energy methods discussed in this website are experimental methods, the extent of their effectiveness, as well as risks and benefits are not fully known. The information presented on this website is not intended to represent that Energy Psychology methods are used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or psychological disorder. They are not substitutes for medical or psychological treatment. Please seek professional advice as appropriate before implementing any protocol or opinion expressed on this website and before making any health decision.

    While many people seem to experience faster results with Energy Psychology methods than most traditional talk therapy approaches, results vary widely depending on each individual and the specific issues that they are seeking to resolve.

    By continuing to explore this website you accept full responsibility for any risks associated with using this information.



    Online Privacy Policy

    What information do we collect?

    We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form.

    When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.

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    What do we use your information for?

    Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

    ; To improve our website
    (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

    ; To improve customer service
    (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

    ; To process transactions
    Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

    ; To send periodic emails
    The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.


    How do we protect your information?

    We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.

    We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

    After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

    Do we use cookies?

    Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information

    We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

    Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

    We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

    Third party links

    Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

    California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

    Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

    Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

    We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

    Online Privacy Policy Only

    This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

    Your Consent

    By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

    Changes to our Privacy Policy

    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, and/or update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

    This policy was last modified on November 9, 2012

    Contacting Us

    If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

    http://www.alternativedepressiontherapy.com/
    509 7th Street
    Santa Rosa, California 95401
    USA
    santarosatherapist@gmail.com

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