Confidentiality is a requirement both ethically and legally for therapists. Security is a high priority and Serenity Mental Health Services has protections set up to insure confidentiality for our clients. This is also true of our email services. It has been found that the biggest danger of a lack of confidentially occurs when someone in your home reads your email. This can be addressed by using a free alternate email site for counseling issues.
Unfortunately many people who really need and want help have additional fears that stop them from seeking help. Some are concerned that their private matters will become part of a national medical data base. Well there is no need to worry about that with online therapy. Online counseling is ultra-private to your friends, business associates and even to your insurance company unless you want to file with your insurance Company. Online counseling is a private experience, as well it should be. No one ever has to know except you and our staff.
Diana Smith, PhD, LPC-MH owns and operates Serenity Mental Health Services and is licensed by the National Board of Certified Counselors. License number is LPC-MH2025 and she follows the ethical guidelines described by the NBCC found at their web site www.nbcc.org/webethics2. Diana is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Certification Number 43911. In addition, she is also a member of the American Counseling Association, Member ID# 5140627. Online counseling can help you right now. Research has made it clear that this manner of offering therapy is effective and those who’ve experienced it have said they would seek it out again.