​​​​​​AMY E. BROWN, MS, CAC, LPC, CCTP, SAP

CERTIFIED ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR 
Licensed Professional counselor
Certified  Clinical TRAUMA PROFESSIONAL
Certified DOT-SAP PRovider


​​​​ 780 East Market  Street #280
 West Chester, PA 19382

  c   610.416.0793
  f  610. 566.3274  ​​
  amyebrown.lpc@gmail.com




















 T herapists and clients share responsibility
 for the therapeutic relationship
 and work together to help clients achieve progess
and meet their goals.

 
      Therapists' responsibilities include:

provide a quiet, clean, private space for sessions

arrive on time and prepared for session

remain focused on the client's goals and wishes

provide honest, objective, and respectful feedback 

provide attentive, empathic, and non-judgmental listening 

maintain professional boundaries 

maintain confidentiality

inform clients if anyone  contacts the therapist about the client

make referrals to other professionals as appropriate 

seek supervision as appropriate

discuss discharge planning with the client and schedule closure session(s)

collect payment in a timely manner

        Clients' responsibilities include:

attend sessions as scheduled 

arrive on time and prepared for session

complete any therapeutic homework

provide as much notice as possible if unable to attend a scheduled appointment

respect the professional boundaries of the relationship

provide accurate and honest information

maintain an active role in the therapeutic process

provide feedback about what's helpful/not helpful in sessions  

participate in discharge planning and attend scheduled closure sessions

make payment in a timely manner


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Confidentiality:
Confidentiality is essential to successful therapy.
 I am morally, ethically, and legally obligated to maintain strict
confidentiality of client information. Without written consent, I cannot
release any information about clients, including their presense in therapy.
However, all therapists are legally mandated to make sure clients and others are safe.
There are a few very specific safety exceptions to confidentiality laws.
Please see my practice guidelines and HIPAA form for
more information about confidentiality in therapy.​​