Privacy Policy

Important Notes and Terms for Use of This Web site

Within our privacy policy we have included important information on
our confidentiality agreements and policies regarding our services.

On Counseling Services

Services offered by therapists and their colleagues are traditionally offered face to face. E-mail, phone calls, and informational documents, while sometimes helpful, do not constitute a Doctor-Patient relationship.

The Depression & Anxiety Counseling Center (“The Center”) is an active member of the Chicago community, we do not assume any liability for the use (or misuse) of information published on this site. The web-links provided to other web-sites are provided as a courtesy, and we are not responsible for their specific content. We also do not assume responsibility for the therapist-client relationship until a client comes to the office and meets with a listed helping professional.

Crisis or Emergency Situations

If you think you may have a psychiatric or medical emergency, call 911 right now or get to your local emergency room immediately.

On Confidentiality

The Center does not collect information about visitors to our site, although we encourage guests to send us their thoughts and opinions. We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. We never use or share any personally identifiable information provided to us online.

Our site also does not use “cookies” to mark you as a visitor, and we do not check for cookies from others sites or attempt in any way to discover where you have been on the Internet.
However, because the Internet is a complex and public information system, e-mail is not a confidential means of communication. We strive to treat all communications with professional care, but cannot be held responsible for the protection or privacy of information transferred though the Internet or any other network that you may utilize to contact us.

Disclaimer

The Depression & Anxiety Counseling Center is a proud member of the Chicago community. We do not assume any liability for the use (or misuse) of material published on this website. The web-links provided to other web domains are provided as a courtesy, and we are not responsible for what appears on those sites. Therapists affiliated with The Center do not assume responsibility for the therapist-client relationship until a client comes to the office and meets with a listed helping professional.

Advertising Statement

The site contains mental health, wellness- and general medical-related materials that may be considered sexual in nature If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our website.

Opinions and other statements expressed by authors are that of The Center. While we make an effort to review certain content (e.g. content that appears only on the www.mychicagotherapist.com, content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties; its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed.

Ad Choices

This website and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Amazon Associates

2nd Story Counseling is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

On the Information Available at This Site

All logos and images, text, and web site design elements contained in this site are the property of the Depression & Anxiety Counseling Center of Chicago.

HIPAA PRIVACY NOTICE FOR BLOG POSTINGS

Any medical information provided in the www.mychicagotherapist.com webpage or Blog is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional. The Center respects the confidentiality of individual patients and site visitors. Any clinical anecdotes are compliant with HIPAA regulations. The opinions expressed on our blog remain the opinion of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Center. All comments on the blog should be assumed to originate from nonmedical professionals. Please address each other with respect and honesty, or you will not be allowed to comment in the future. Remember that posts are visible to everyone and cannot be modified once published. You are responsible for any choice to identify yourself, and by posting to our blog waive any right to confidentiality that may result in such postings.