Professional Values


I will always maintain the highest standards of confidentiality and will never share your information or details about our interactions without your full and informed consent. The only exception to this rule is if I am required by law to report an issue to the appropriate authority.


After obtaining free and informed consent, I will work collaboratively with you towards your goals in a way that preserves your right to make decisions for yourself.


It is my goal to create an environment in which you feel at ease with communicating honestly and fully. I will always provide truthful and accurate information, be clear when I don’t know something, and create an authentic record of our interactions.


I will always strive to advance your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. To help me achieve this, I continue to improve my knowledge and skills through education, training, and practice.


My work with you should never cause harm to you, to those around you, or to the larger community. It is my duty to remove myself from a situation if a harmful, unethical, or illegal action or outcome would occur.


Your race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structure, age, national origin, disability, socio-economic status, and other characteristics are important to your identity and the context of your life. I strive to work together with you in a culturally competent and equitable way.

Role fidelity

There are limits to the information, advice, and support I can provide – I am not a medical professional or a licensed therapist. If I cannot fulfill your need or resolve a difficulty, I can make referrals to those resources I think best suited to do so.