A Guide to Psychology and its Practice

Privacy Policy

I treat all correspondence related to this website with the same confidentiality that is due to all clinical material. I do not make unsolicited contact with anyone who has written to me previously.

Nevertheless, there are some points about Internet privacy—or the lack of it—that it is important to understand.


If you choose to write to me through e-mail, I will treat your correspondence with full clinical confidentiality. I do not make unsolicited contact with anyone who has written to me previously. I will not sell your e-mail address—or your real name and address should you reveal it to me. I may, however, keep copies of correspondence—both received and sent—for legal protection.

At my discretion, I may use excerpts from e-mail—with identifying information removed—to illustrate clinical points on the website or to use in questions-and-answers sections.

Be aware, however, that Internet e-mail is not secure. Always keep in mind that someone, somewhere, could be reading anything you write. I don’t know what anyone would do with it if he or she did read it, but that’s life in the electronic age.

Realize also that if you are using a computer at your work site, the network administrator has the capability to read every piece of e-mail you send and receive under your company e-mail address. It may even be possible to track every keystroke you make on your computer keyboard, regardless of whether you’re sending e-mail. None of this may actually be happening at your workplace, but the capability is there.


If you make a donation or payment through PayPal or Square, your financial information is kept secure by PayPal or Square and is not given to me. When PayPal or Square sends me a notification of a transaction, however, your e-mail address that you used to register with PayPal or Square may be included in the transaction details. I will not respond to that e-mail address unless (a) you request in the “Comments” area on the PayPal or Square transaction form that I send you a response, or (b) you send an e-mail message to me through my own Communications page.

If you send me a donation by mail, I will not write back to acknowledge the donation unless you include a letter welcoming my response.


No, you cannot place your ad here, because I do not accept advertising on this website.


A Guide to Psychology and its Practice
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San Francisco

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