Thank you for choosing Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services. Your appointment will take approximately 50 minutes. We realize that starting counseling is a major decision and that you may have many questions. This document is intended to inform you of my policies, State and Federal Laws, and your rights. If you have other questions or concerns, please ask and I will try my best to give you all the information you need.
Deirdre Haynes, Ed.S has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, a Master’s Degree in Secondary Guidance, and an Education Specialist degree in K-12 School Counseling from South Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina. She is licensed by the State of South Carolina as a Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. She has over 10 years of clinical experience in treating adolescents, adults and families using individual and family therapy. Deirdre Haynes, Ed.S, LPC, LPCS practices standard Cognitive-Behavioral, Client-Centered, Solution Based and Reality therapy for most conditions. Although other treatment approaches are used depending on the person or condition. Treatment practices, philosophy and plan limitations and risks will be discussed with you today.
Your verbal communication and clinical records are strictly confidential except for: a) information (diagnosis and dates of service) shared with your insurance company to process your claims, b) information you and/or your child or children report about physical, sexual abuse, or elder abuse. (SC State Law states that it is mandatory for me to report this to the Department of Children and Family Services), c) where you sign a release of information to have specific information shared and d) if you provide information that informs me that you are in danger of harming yourself or others e) information necessary for case supervision or consultation and f) or when required by law. If an emergency situation for which the client or their guardian feels immediate attention is necessary, please call the office to speak with me. If I am unable to return your call within 10 minutes, the client or guardian understands that they are strongly advised to contact community emergency services (911) or go to the nearest emergency room for those emergency services. Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services will follow up those emergency services with standard counseling and support to the client. E-mail, text messages, and social networking sites are not confidential. I will NOT discuss any counseling-related topics other than scheduling an appointment on the forms of media..