Confidentiality and Ethics

Confidentiality is very important to counseling. The records and the content of our work, including your written acknowledgement of the disclosure statement, are confidential and may not be released to anyone except:

1.      with your written consent or in the event of your death or disability to a personal representative or other authorized person;

2.      if you are presenting a danger to yourself or others;

3.      if you are a minor and the victim or subject of a crime;

4.      if you waive the privilege by bringing charges against me;

5.      if I am subpoenaed into court

 

I am a member of and ascribe to the ethics stated by the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (http://wmhca.org). A copy of the ethics statement is available at the website or at my office.

 

December 12, 2018

Jim generously shares his humor and wisdom with compassion and respect. He creates a nurturing environment that encourages honesty, healing, and learning. Jim has supported me to accept my whole self, to connect with the good person I know myself to be, and to commit to choosing the life I want to live.

Mother and part-time student, Seattle

 

It’s has been great to work with Jim. He has a knack for cutting through noise and clutter to get to the heart of a matter—and then addressing whatever it is directly but with compassion. With those parts of myself I don’t like to look at, he’s been great at helping me see them and understand why they’re there. I’m making better choices now and becoming more fully the person I truly am.

—Urban planner, Seattle

 

 

Ever since moving to a new city, I'd been wanting to find a therapist, but my work schedule was so hectic that I never had the time to either make an appointment or get to one. When Jim was recommended to me as someone who could offer counseling over the phone, I finally had an option I could work with! We clicked immediately. I was surprised to find that I felt even more comfortable opening up over the phone than I normally do face-to-face. From the very start, Jim was engaged, thoughtful, and caring, and I was able to spill my thoughts to him!

 

 

—Documentary Filmmaker, New York City

 

 

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