I understand that I may be asked to do certain “homework exercises” such as reading, praying, changing behaviors, and otherwise acting in my own best interest. I understand that I am entirely responsible for my own actions and I will always make my own final decisions regarding counseling.

I further understand that much of the work done will be to resolve issues and will depend on my honesty, and willingness to do the things I need to do to move forward even if it is painful and difficult.

I understand that whatever I say in a session is strictly confidential and will not be released to anyone without my consent unless I am violating codes of abuse, harm to myself or others.

I understand that I will pay in full for appointments not canceled with 24 hours’ notice.

As your therapist/counselor, you honor me by sharing your life and growth with me. I will not hide myself behind silence or position and will have high regard for you as a person. I will bring the best that I know from my study and experience. I will bring you the highest of my insight, wisdom, and spiritual guidance. I will keep a holistic perspective in our work together because I believe that the Physical, Spiritual, and Soul (mind, will, emotions) all work together to form the wholly healthy person.

You can expect truth from me even when you may not want to hear it. I will always have compassion and empathy for you in all that we do. I value you as a person in need of care. I will do my best to honor that.

John E. N. Daniel, MA, MA, Ed.S