921. 922. I have been a counselor since _____. I provide services for clients in my private practice who I believe have the capacity to resolve their own problems with my assistance. A counseling relationship between a Professional Counselor and client is a professional relationship in which the Professional Counselor assists the client in exploring and resolving difficult life issues. I believe that as people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives. Self-awareness and self- acceptance are goals that sometimes take a long time to achieve. While some clients may need only a few counseling sessions to feel complete, others may require months or even years of counseling. Clients are in complete control and may end our counseling relationship at any point and I will be supportive of that decision. If counseling is successful, clients should feel that they are able to face life's challenges in the future without my support or intervention. 923. 924. My counseling services are limited to the scheduled sessions we have together. In the event you feel your mental health requires emergency attention or if you have an emotional crisis, you should report to the emergency room of a local hospital and request mental health services. 925. 926. Although our sessions will be very intimate, it is important for you to realize that we have a professional, rather than a personal, relationship. Our contact will be limited to the paid session you have with me. Please do not invite me to social gatherings, offer gifts, or ask me to relate to you in any way outside our counseling sessions. You will be best served if our relationship stays strictly professional and if our sessions concentrate exclusively on your concerns. You will learn a great deal about me as we work together during your counseling experience However, it is important for you to remember that you are experiencing me only in my professional role. 927. 928. My counseling practice is limited to adolescents and adults and includes career, personal, couples, marriage, and group counseling. I also am available for divorce mediation. 929. 930. I will keep confidential anything you say to me with the following general exceptions: you direct me to tell someone else, I determine you are a danger to yourself or others, or I am ordered by a court to disclose information. 931. Theodore P. Remley, Jr., JD, PhD, LPC, LMFT ∞ Our Lady of Holy Cross College ∞ New Orleans, Louisiana ∞ [email protected] ∞ Page 78
932. In the event you are dissatisfied with my services for any reason, please let me know. If I am not able to resolve your concerns, you may report your complaints to the State of _________ Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners, (address, telephone number). I hold license #_____.
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