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If you are struggling with any mental health issue and you have immediate needs, I urge you to contact local mental health services including suicide hotlines if needed.
I aim to respond to all questions in 7 working days. My process is to contact you to confirm I have written or recorded a response and send you that response. I also send the columns to Kathy Slaughter, LSCW and then send you any comments she forwards as needed.. If I sense you need an urgent response or have passed 7 days, I will send you my response first and follow up with any comments from the therapist I work with.
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