HIPAA, Social Media, and Technology
A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Chapter 3: An Introduction to Social Media Standards for Mental Health Professionals
Part 3: Social Media Risks for Therapists and Counselors

Mental health counselors — from family therapists and faith-based counselors to psychotherapists and rehabilitation counselors — may rely on social media for a number of reasons. Perhaps you offer distance therapy. Maybe you simply use it to market your practice or to swap resources with other counselors and therapists in your network. But as you now know, social media is a growing ethical gray area for mental health practitioners of all stripes.

Let's explore some common issues that could arise when you use social media in your counseling or therapy practice.

Next: Social Media: Blurring Professional Boundaries

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