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Disclosure Statement, Contract and Policies
The Colorado State Department of Regulatory Agencies regulates the practice of both licensed and unlicensed persons in the field of psychotherapy. Any questions, concerns or complaints regarding the practice of Mental Health may be directed to the State Board listed below:
Mental Health Occupations Grievance Board
1560 Broadway #1340
DENVER, CO. 80202
• You are entitled to receive information about methods of psychotherapy I use, the techniques I use, the duration of therapy, if known, and my fee structure.
• You may seek a second opinion from another therapist at any time and may terminate therapy at any time.
• Please know that in a professional relationship, sexual intimacy is never appropriate and should be immediately reported to the Grievance Board. There will be no sexual contact in our relationship.
The use of Touch in Somatic Psychotherapy: Occasionally, touch may be used to facilitate the process of body-centered psychotherapy. Touch in psychotherapy is always part of the therapeutic process, is only used with permission and is never sexual in nature. Touch is used in such techniques as “taking over” physically held tensions and as physical support during times of strong emotional discharge or expression. Please feel free to discuss this openly with me.
• Please understand that information provided by you during therapy is legally confidential. Therefore, this therapist cannot be forced to disclose any information without the client's consent. Exceptions include intent to harm others or yourself, abuse or suspected abuse of children, the elderly and anyone unable to care for themselves, neglect or suspected neglect of children and sexual relations with current or former therapists and in criminal or delinquency proceedings.
“I would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Arapaho, Cheyenne and Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) First Nations on which we are practicing therapy and healing. It is important to acknowledge this land and its history. Many of us who are descendants of immigrants in this country, were not informed of nor taught to respect the history of the indigenous peoples of this area. Indigenous people tend to be talked about in the past tense as are the struggles they still face today. It is easier to deny Indigenous people their rights when their struggles are historicized. As a therapist and conscientious citizen, I take this opportunity and privilege to commit myself to work towards dissolving systems of oppression that have dispossessed Indigenous people of their lands and have denied their right to self-determination and economic equality.
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