Terms And Conditions
It is important to realize that The Internet Therapist is intended to provide quality information, practical medical answers, and online counseling and therapy for present problems. Aside from face-to-face interaction at the office, this service is not intended to provide in-depth psychotherapy, as this particular venue is not entirely suited for such purposes.
When should I seek traditional mental health treatment rather than internet counseling?
- If you are in an abusive or violent relationship.
- If you have been seriously and deeply depressed.
- If you are having thoughts of harming yourself (i.e. suicidal thoughts) or someone else (i.e. violent thoughts toward others), or psychotic symptoms. Also call 1-800-SUICIDE, which is the National Suicide Hotline or the Hospital closest to you.
- If you are a minor (under 18 years old).
NOTE: At the present time total security with online communication is not absolute in any medium and therefore needs to be at the clients own risk. However, the chances of someone having the expertise or the interest to hack into conversations is rather rare. We do provide state of the art SSL (secure socket layer) for standard ecommerce transactions. We will continue to upgrade any safety devices that the industry provides. Please look into getting your own private firewall: www.sygate.com or zonelabs.com.