Social Media and Technology Policy

This document outlines the social media and technology policies of http://www.hopeforthejourney.org. Please read it to understand how you can expect to interact with Traci W. Pirri, LCSW through the Internet.

FRIENDING ON SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES

We strive to keep the therapeutic relationship boundaries clear, while also protecting your confidentiality. For that reason, we do not accept friend requests from current or previous clients on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) from our personal account.

Our Facebook page is for sharing blog posts, videos and practice updates. Traci W. Pirri, LCSW’s social media pages and profiles do not solicit and will not solicit testimonials from our clients. Information posted on our social media sites is also available via http://www.hopeforthejourney.org and therefore “friending” or becoming a fan is not necessary.

Clients may choose to follow or not follow the postings of Traci W. Pirri, LCSW’s social media sites. We will not follow or view client’s personal online social networking activities as we believe it can negatively interfere with the therapeutic relationship. If there are things from your online life that you wish to share with your therapist, please bring those to session with you where they can be shared and explored together.

INTERACTING

Should you need help directly, please contact us directly at (512) 815-3924. Please DO NOT contact Traci W. Pirri, LCSW or its employees via Chat or messaging on sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, since these methods are not secure. If contact is required between sessions, please do so by telephone or email. Please keep in mind that email should be used mostly for administrative items such as changing or confirming appointment times.

If you are in need of immediate help due to suicidal or homicidal ideation, call 9-1-1 or go straight to your local emergency department. This website is NOT intended for providing counseling or crisis intervention.

EMAIL

Traci W. Pirri, LCSW prefers using email for mostly administrative purposes i.e. changing appointment times, contacting the office to request an appointment, or confirm appointment times. Traci W. Pirri, LCSW and the client should recognize that email is not completely secure or confidential. If you chose to communicate via email, be aware that emails are retained in the logs of Internet service providers. While it is unlikely that someone will be looking at these logs, they are in theory available to be read by the system administrator(s) of the Internet service provider. Please be aware that any emails received from you and any responses sent to you become part of your legal record.

CONCLUSION

Thank you for taking the time to review our Social Media Policy. If you have questions or concerns about any of these policies and procedures or regarding our potential interactions on the Internet, do bring them to our attention so we can discuss them by email or (512) 815-3924.