Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

*Client Social Media Policy

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Social Media Policy

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

National Certified Conselor

Certified Trauma Therapist

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This policy governs the use of social media by Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC, and sets clear boundaries for the client’s she provides professional healthcare services. For the purposes of this policy social media means any facility for online publication and commentary, including without limitation blogs, public directories, and social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. Támara will only respond to comments on articles, professional blogs, and/or podcast interviews if there is not a pre-existing relationship, in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The ACA states that Professionally Licensed Counselors (LPC) are prohibited from engaging in unnecessary and potentially exploitive dual relationships while providing professional services. A dual relationship is any relationship in which a state licensed professional is providing therapeutic services while also engaging with the individual in another capacity (e.g., providing therapy services and acting as a client’s personal friend). Clients and families are subject to this policy to the extent they identify themselves as clients of Támara Hill, MS,  NCC, LPC.

This policy is subject to changes and if changes occur, you will be provided with the updated policy.

 

Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/Youtube/Podcasts/Blogs/Articles

It is acceptable to read articles and magazines that are published on social media by Támara Hill, LPC. It is not, however, acceptable to follow, friend, or comment on the articles, blog posts, guest articles, tweets, podcasts, or public directories of Támara Hill, LPC. In order to maintain client confidentiality, safety, and boundaries, it is the sole right and purpose of Támara Hill, MS, LPC to reject or deny comments or requests for following, pinning, or friending.

Protecting privacy and upholding professional ethics

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC does not accept requests via twitter, Pinterest, or Linkedin from clients or family members of clients for the sole purpose of protecting privacy and upholding the professional ethics of the profession. Engaging in a dual relationship via social media will blur the boundaries within the therapeutic relationship.

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC maintains her own professional blog, social media accounts, and website and has been invited to be interviewed internationally to provide psycho-education on mental health. Támara Hill, MS, NCC, LPC reserves the right to block or limit the access of clients to this kind of information as deemed necessary to ensure the therapeutic relationship is not compromised.

Pennsylvania State Ethics Code 49.72.

Responsibilities to clients/patients informs licensed professional counselors (LPC’s) that “Licensees shall have a primary obligation to protect the client’s/patient’s right to confidentiality and privacy as established by law and professional standards of practice.”

 

My signature below confirms that I am in agreement with the above statements.

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Tamara Hill, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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*CORONA VIRUS UPDATE1050 Lincoln Way, Ste 1 - Pittsburgh PA

As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

Please check www.anchoredinknowledge.com (the practice website) for updates and my business facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/anchoredchild.

Please continue to stay safe!
Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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