We live in a legal mess. With more lawyers than sense, it is with reluctance I write a disclaimer about my work.
I AM NOT A DOCTOR.
I DO NOT DIAGNOSE, PRESCIBE ANY MEDICATIONS, DO ANY FORM OF SURGERY,
OR PRACTICE ANYTHING THAT MAY BE CONSTRUED BY THE AMA AS
Do NOT come to me with any of these expectations. If you do, I will
not work with you and send off to your primary care physician. They go
to medical school for several years for a reason. Take advantage of
their knowledge, they have worked hard to aquire it.
I AM NOT A PROSTITUTE.
Despite the prevalence of "happy ending" massage in the industry, I
will have NOTHING to do with sexual ANYTHING in my practice. If you
solicit such, you will be asked for payment in full, and to immediatly
leave my place of work, in addition to being reported to the police. I
will NOT tolerate this abuse.
I AM NOT A PRIEST, COUNCELOR, PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHIATRIST OR OTHER
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH CARE PRACTIONER.
I WILL listen to you during the session and you can talk about
anything you wish, with one exception. If you are discussing a crime
you have committed or wish to commit that endagers the public safety,
I am required to report that to the police. Please note, I am not a
doctor and I do not enjoy the doctor confidentiality priviledge. I can
be subpoenaed to testify in court about anything you say or do in
I AM NOT A MIRACLE WORKER.
What I do is helpful to some people. By no means does it help
everyone. And frankly the people who are most helped by my work are
1)of a positive attitude towards healing, and 2)ready to do the
homework I give, (which is usually working on themselves several times
a week.) I will do my absolute best to make sure I am not encouraging
you to come to me when you are not being helped by my work. (I do not
want you to "waste" money on me.) And I will not be offended if my
work does not help you. I might be sad because I like helping people
discover how to get out of pain or get more function back, but I will
not be offended. If my work does not help you, don't schedule another
appointment. Talk to me so I can recommend another health care
professional who might work better. I keep a stable of cards of other
professionals who I have vetted (usually by letting them work on my
body). If I can't help you, I may know someone else who can.