and Terms of Use of this Website 

By using this site, you signify that you agree with and accept all terms, conditions in this Disclaimer for this site accessed through the domain address, the associated blog, social media sites and/or any other direct or third party links. If you do not agree, please do not use the site.

No counseling or psychotherapy advice: 
The website does not provide specific psychotherapy advice. The site is intended only for use by consumers in search of general information of interest pertaining to counseling, parenting, and related topics. Content is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for professional consultation or service. Observations and opinions on the website should not be misconstrued as specific advice.

Ownership: This website is entirely owned by Susan O’Leary, MA, LPCC. While I occasionally invite guest authors, no other sponsors, third-parties, or commercial entities with any vested interest contribute to its content.

Pre-licensure in Colorado: Susan O’Leary, is a licensed professional counselor candidate in Colorado and a National Certified Counselor.  She is registered to counseling in the state of Colorado. If you are accessing the Site from a state other than Colorado you are responsible for compliance with local laws, online, remote, telephonic or telemental health services are only provided while are geographically present in Colorado. 

No counselor-client relationship: 
Use of this website does not constitute the establishment of a counselor-client relationship between Susan O’Leary, LPCC and a user and does not obligate Susan O’Leary LPCC to follow-up, contact, or accept as a client any users of this website. If you are experiencing any emotional or personal problem or are considering making decisions for your life or relationships, and are seeking advice, you should base any and all decisions on the judgment and advice of your personal counselor or physician who has evaluated you face-to-face.

Limitations of content: 
The content of this website is general in nature and not intended or sufficient to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate, or best care in a given situation. Site content does not presume to present an all-inclusive factual discussion of any topic but rather only introductory overviews based on Susan O’Leary’s or other authors' education, training, experience, and opinions, all of which are subject to limitation and to change at any time. Other counselors and psychotherapists may have differing opinions or use other methods of care that when properly applied achieve similar results. 

There is no guarantee that this website will be error-free or omission-free. 
This site may include contributions with technical inaccuracies, errors, or typographical errors that will be corrected as discovered. While website content is updated periodically at Susan O’Leary’s sole discretion in an attempt to keep current information available, that does not guarantee that articles, resources and information will to be up to date with respect to the latest therapeutic information, research or specific practices in counseling or other topics. Susan O’Leary reserves the right to update or change information contained in this website at any time.

All content is provided "as is" and "as available" without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness, and completeness. In no event shall Susan O’Leary or her agents or employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, consequential or other damages whatsoever (including, but not limited to, liability for loss of use, data, or profits, or for personal injury of any sort), that may arise through decision or action of the user -- without regard to the form of any action, including but not limited to contract, negligence or other tortious actions, arising out of or in connection with this website, any content on or accessed by use of the website, or any copying, display or other use hereof.

You agree to hold Susan O’Leary, LPCC, and any employees or agents, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of this Terms of Use.

Not for use by counselors as training: 
The website may not be used by counselors as a therapeutic reference. The website is not intended nor of sufficient detail to teach other counselors techniques or theory of psychotherapeutic practice.

Not for use by attorneys: 
Use of the website by attorneys is strictly prohibited. The website is not intended for use in legal proceedings of any sort or to help establish a medico-legal standard of care. Contents of the Site should not be deemed sufficient in detail, accuracy, or timeliness to be cited as legal evidence either for or against the opinions, decisions, or actions of any counselor, psychotherapist, or physician, including Susan O’Leary, LPCC.

Copyright: As all content on this Site is protected by copyright, any unauthorized use of any such material is in clear violation of copyright, trademark, service mark, intellectual property, and other laws and will subject the unauthorized user of such protected content to legal and financial penalties. Permission to use information can be requested and will be required to contains identifying information as to authorship and copyright and contact. Copies may not be used for financial gain. It is not to be copied in whole or part, modified, reproduced in any manner, publicly displayed or distributed, posted online or in print, used in any recognizable derivative form, or used for any public or commercial purposes without express permission of Susan O’Leary, LPCC.

Photographs are personal photos or stockphotos used with permission/rights and do not depict actual clients. They may not be copied since they are protected by the original creators and distributors. Logos are copyrighted by Susan O’Leary, LPCC.

Links: Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience to users and doe not constitute an endorsement or affiliation. Susan O’Leary does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content and makes no guarantees or representations, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness, timeliness or usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information contained or referenced in this website or any sites linked to or from it.

Jurisdiction: These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America, and, more particularly, the laws of the State of Colorado. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Susan O’Leary, or in any way relating to your use of the Site, resides in the state and federal courts of El Paso County, Colorado.

Subject to change: This Terms of Use is subject to change without prior notice. Continued use of the Site signifies your full acceptance of the then-current Terms of Use.

Complete agreement: If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction as described in these Terms of Use, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.

If any of the above is not acceptable in full or if you do not fully understand any part of the foregoing Terms of Use, the use of this Site must be terminated immediately and all content disregarded.