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Website Disclaimer for Psychotherapy & Counseling Practice

Website disclaimer updated 05-02-2018

Welcome to the section of handcrafted-health.com where Lucrecia Mangione, as the single member of Handcrafted Health, LLC offers her psychotherapy and clinical supervision services as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland (collectively the “Psychotherapy Section”).

Please be advised Lucrezia Mangione only provides psychotherapy services and clinical supervision under her license in Maryland as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  In a separate practice, Lucrezia Mangione offers her services as a Wellness Coach & Integrative Health Consultant.  If you are interested in her coaching and consulting services, please visit the separate section of this website that features those services.

This Disclaimer contains important information to share with you and for you to understand. Please be advised of the following:

The information contained in the Psychotherapy Section of this website, including ideas, suggestions, techniques, therapies, methods, articles, social media postings, ezines, resources, and other materials is educational in nature and is provided only as general information and is not medical or psychological diagnosis, treatment, or advice.  

Transmission of the information presented in the Psychotherapy Section of this website is not intended to create and receipt does not constitute any professional relationship between Lucrezia Mangione, as the single member of Handcrafted Health, LLC and the visitor and should not be relied upon as medical, psychological, coaching, or other professional advice of any kind or nature.    

You understand by viewing the Psychotherapy Section of this website you will be introduced to an integrative and holistic approach to psychotherapy incorporating several methods within the newly emerging field of Energy Psychology, including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). Energy Psychology is a collective term used to refer to a variety of mind-body approaches, energy techniques, processes, methods, and therapies that work with selected aspects of the human energy system, including, meridians, acupoints, radiant circuits, chakras, and the biofield. Energy Psychology methods look at and seek to address imbalances within the client’s energy system, as well as the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions on the body and are designed to enhance therapeutic outcomes for clients.  Specifically, EFT uses the ancient Chinese meridian system with a gentle tapping procedure which stimulates designated meridian end points on the face and body while saying specific phrases and focusing on issues of emotional intensity in order to release the intensity and reframe the issues. The prevailing premise of EFT is that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system.  It is believed that EFT helps clear these disruptions, thereby restoring the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies. The theory of Energy Psychology is that the flow and balance of the body’s electromagnetic and more subtle energies are important for physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health, and for fostering well-being.

Although Energy Psychology methods appear to have promising mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health benefits and there is a growing amount of scientific research indicating that EFT is an effective evidence-supported technique, especially for managing stress, they have yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Therefore, Energy Psychology methods are considered experimental and the extent of their effectiveness, as well as their risk and benefits, are not fully known. Please be advised Energy Psychology methods, including EFT, are self-regulated and the state of Maryland does not license practitioners of Energy Psychology methods and considers them to be alternative or complementary healing approaches.   

Any and all information presented in the Psychotherapy Section of this website, in any manner or format, does not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using such information contained herein for any particular purpose or issue. While all materials, links, and other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein, as with any publication, cannot be guaranteed. Handcrafted Health, LLC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the information contained in the Psychotherapy Section of this website, including links to other resources, if any.  

By viewing the Psychotherapy Section of this website you agree to forever fully release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Handcrafted Health, LLC, its owners, members, employees, staff members, agents, representatives, independent contractors, consultants and others associated with Handcrafted Health, LLC from any claim or liability whatsoever and for any damage or injury, personal, emotional, psychological, financial or otherwise, which you may incur arising at any time out of or in relation to your use of the information presented in the Psychotherapy Section of this website. Lucrezia Mangione, as the single member of Handcrafted Health, LLC strongly advises you seek professional advice as appropriate before making any health decision. If any court of law rules that any part of the Disclaimer is invalid, the Disclaimer stands as if those parts were struck out.

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

The Psychotherapy Section of this website contains copyrighted material (all rights reserved). You may not disseminate, modify, copy, in whole or in part, such copyrighted material unless specifically permitted to do so by Lucrezia Mangione. No part of this Disclaimer may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, without permission in writing from Midge Murphy.   

BY CONTINUING TO EXPLORE THE PSYCHOTHERAPY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE ABOVE.  BY VIEWING THE PSYCHOTHERAPY SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS DISCLAIMER.

Crisis Intervention Info

IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR USE ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEBSITE. Instead, contact a Crisis Hotline or seek help at a hospital, emergency room, treatment center, or with a physician, qualified mental health care provider, or through a law enforcement agency or social services.

Please immediately contact 911.

Here are more numbers in the State of Maryland:

  • 211: Maryland Crisis Intervention Hotline or www.211md.org
  • 240-777-4000: Crisis Center hotline in Montgomery County, Maryland
  • 800-422-0009: Maryland state wide Crisis Center Hotline
  • 301-273-8255: Maryland Suicide Hotline
  • 301-840-2500: Maryland Drug and Alcohol Hotline
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

Please seek immediate professional help:

  • If you have thoughts of killing (or otherwise harming) yourself or others;
  • If you are gravely disabled (unable to care for yourself or those in your care);
  • If you are abusing substances or have an addiction;
  • If you or someone else is in any danger of harm;
  • If you have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder or suspect you have one;
  • If you or a loved one are in need of an intervention.

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