This outlines Dr. Eva Benmeleh (DrEvaTherapy.com) policies related to the use of Social Media. If you have any questions about the information within this document, I encourage you to bring them up when we meet. As new technology changes, this policy may be updated. You can access the updated policy at Social Media Policy on the website.
As in any other public context, you have control over your own description of the nature of our acquaintance, if you choose to disclose a professional relationship. I will not confirm nor deny any professional relationship between myself and clients on any social network sites. I reserve the right to discontinue any social network connection without prior notification. I discourage the use of social network sites for any communication about our therapeutic relationship, including scheduling issues, due to the lack of privacy protections.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS CONSIDERED PUBLIC COMMUNICATION:
Messaging on Social Networking sites such as Instagram or Facebook is not secure. It could compromise your confidentiality to use Wall postings, @replies, or other means of engaging with me online if we have an already established client/therapist relationship. I may not read social media messages in a timely fashion. If you need to contact me between sessions, the best way to do so is by phone or email.
FOLLOWING/LIKING MY PROFESSIONAL PAGE MAY IMPLY ENDORSEMENT:
I keep a Facebook Page and Instagram account for my professional practice to allow people to share my blog posts and practice updates. You are welcome to view my Facebook Page and Instagram feed to read or share articles posted there and comment on them. However, referrals from other clients are one of my best sources of business. My website, Instagram, and Facebook pages are intended to let others know who I am as a professional and to make it easy to refer my services. I will not confirm nor deny any professional relationship between clients on any social network site. I will not ask you to “like” my page or endorse me on other business pages during the time you are in my treatment.