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Disclaimer

We share what we believe may be useful to you in working to heal your symptoms and improve your life. The information we share cannot take the place of professional evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment, nor is it meant to be a substitute for professional medical, financial, or religious advice. We encourage you to use your own sound judgment about what you try. 

By participating in the services offered by Backpocket Confidante, you acknowledge that we are not licensed psychologists or health care professionals and our services do not replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals; be it emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual in nature. Interactions and sessions are not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment, and/or diagnosis by a qualified licensed professional.

Any interaction, anywhere, with Backpocket Confidante and its independent contractors, is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition. Listening, mentoring, guidance, energy healing, and any meditative or somatic processes are in no way to be construed or substituted as psychological counseling or any other type of therapy or medical advice. Clients agree to accept full responsibility for the practical application of the information provided.​

I understand that my participation in any Backpocket Confidante/Laura J. Widman, Amy Painter or any Independent Contractor facilitators of Backpocket Confidante-sponsored or initiated sessions, appointments, workshops, online call/webinars, events, or other activities is completely voluntary.

I understand that sessions may bring up issues of a highly personal nature that may cause me to experience some unexpected and/or difficult emotional and/or physical responses. Further, I understand that I may experience some emotional, physical or spiritual distress that may also cause unpleasant symptoms.

I AGREE TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY/RISK FOR ANY SUCH MANIFESTATIONS ENCOUNTERED ON MY PART IN THIS SESSION, FUTURE SESSIONS, CLASSES, OR WORKSHOPS.

I do not currently suffer from any major mental or physical impairment, and have not been diagnosed in the past with any disorder, condition, or injury, either physical or mental, that would make it inadvisable for me to assume such risks.  

I consent to participate in this session and/or future sessions/workshops/classes. 

If you feel like killing or hurting yourself or another, please call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or email helpline@nami.org. Know that we care about you, and you can heal.

If this is a group session, class, or workshop, I understand that all of the information in this or future sessions from or about participants will be considered Confidential Information, unless the subject of that information clearly states otherwise. I agree that I will not disclose any of this Confidential Information to anyone who was not a participant of this workshop.

I agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Backpocket Confidante/Laura J. Widman/Amy Painter and its independent contractors for any and all liability, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in any way connected with my participation or the participation of any minor who I am signing on the behalf of, in any activities offered by Backpocket Confidante. I personally assume all risks in connection with these activities.

The terms of this agreement shall serve as a release and indemnity agreement for my heirs, personal representatives and for all members of my family. I understand the conditions above and hereby consent to participate in these sessions/activities.

By registering for a session/gathering with Backpocket Confidante or Laura J. Widman, Amy Painter or its independent contractors, I hereby consent to receiving notification emails and/or messages regarding my participation in the event I am registering for and for future events mailing list.

Cancellations for phone sessions must be made 24 hours in advance for a full refund. Anyone who books an appointment but does not show up will be charged for their session. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us by emailing info@backpocketconfidante.com

What We Do Not Offer

 

Therapy

We are trained and continually training in many modalities, but we are not licensed psychotherapists/therapists, and this is not psychotherapy.
 

Judgment

We’re hard enough on ourselves. We welcome you as you are, and we meet our clients with an open heart and compassion. 

 

Quick Fixes

You may need to be heard, seen, and valued because all humans do, but you don’t need to be fixed. 

 

Religion/Religious Counseling

We do not offer guidance or counsel affiliated with any religion.  

 

Suicide Prevention

If you are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to this resource for immediate help. Or, visit the National Suicide Prevention Hotline website, or call (800) 273-8255.

 

Emergency Help or Addiction Counseling

We cannot help with life-threatening emergencies, crises, domestic abuse, or addiction counseling. While we assist clients who are experiencing the sorts of challenges and upset that come with the human experience, we are not a crisis intervention service. Please visit this site for help.

 

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