Disclaimer for Website, Products, Programs & Services
Website Products and Services
We cannot guarantee any results or outcomes if you choose to purchase a workshop e-kit, an e-book, an e-packet of information, or any other products, documents, programs or professional service offered on this website. As with any business-related program, product or service that you purchase, your results may vary, and will be based on many variables, so therefore no guarantees can be made. You agree that Growth Counseling Services, Inc. and employees are not responsible for the success or failure of your personal life decisions, goals and relationships, business decisions, the increase or decrease of your finances or income level, your well being or the well being of your clients, or any other result or consequence of any kind that you may have as a result of information presented to you through our website, blog, social media, or our programs, products and services. You are solely responsible for the outcomes, consequences and results for your life, life choices, business, business clients and all other related aspects of your life, business and well being.
All Growth Counseling Services, Inc. website products created by GCS are final sales and are non-refundable.
Growth Counseling Services, Inc. occasionally partners as an affiliate with other businesses. For example, we are an affiliate with Amazon. This means that any time you click on a book recommendation link in our resources page, and should you then choose to purchase that book through the Amazon website, Growth Counseling with receive a very small percentage of that sale. Please understand that we do not market on behalf of Amazon or any other affiliate. We only share books, products, and resources that we support, use and believe in and we do not sell to clients or non clients. If you choose to purchase a product on this website, or if you choose to purchase a product on another website where we provide the link, you agree to assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Growth Counseling Services, Inc. and its employees, associates or affiliates, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage resulting from its use by you or any user. We cannot guarantee any results or outcomes if you choose to purchase a workshop e-kit, an e-book, an e-packet of information, or any other products, documents, programs or professional service offered on this website or through a website link we provide or an affiliates website or business. As with any business-related program, product, material, book or service that you purchase, your results may vary, and will be based on many variables, so therefore no guarantees can be made.
Restrictions on Use of Materials
While we believe the information, products, materials, resources, services and documents provided on and through the Site to be factual and accurate, but we cannot guarantee that they are. The information, products, materials, resources, services and documents on this Site are not intended to be a substitute for legal, financial, professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health condition or treatment. Reliance on the information or the documents contained on the Site is solely at your own risk.
Because you may be residing in a different part of the country, and the law varies by state, as the law is constantly changing, it is important to understand that it affects each individual and business in different ways. As a result, if you are seeking services or products to support you or your business, it is recommended to seek outside financial and/or legal counsel relating to your specific circumstances as needed. If you have legal and financial questions or concerns, it is advisable to consult with your tax accountant or lawyer for all questions and concerns you have, may have, or hereafter have regarding any and all information, products and services presented or sold by Growth Counseling Services, Inc. website, products, services and programs pertaining to your specific legal or financial situation.
Clinical Guarantees for Healing
No therapist or counselor can guarantee results for a therapy client. Results may vary depending upon what the client is seeking therapy for, how they, the client, approach the treatment recommendations, how they, the client, engage in the clinical process, how they, the client, follow the treatment plan, and what specific and unique issues and challenges they, the client, bring into the clinical relationship. Clients should not base their expectations of their particlar therapy experience with any counselor at GCS, or their particular healing, results and any other therapy expectations, based on the testimonials provided on this website, or any other information they have received about Growth Counseling Services, Inc. beyond their own individual experience. Each client will have a different result based on their unique experience.
Client Testimonials or "Kind Words"
It is unethical and illegal for a therapist to solicit testimonials from a client. Thus, all testimonials provided on this website are the direct request from former clients who had asked GCS to specifically include their remarks here. Prior to inclusion on the website, these requests have been processed with the client, meaning, there has been a thorough discussion and a clinical assessment by the Founding Director before including the testimonial. Additionally, even if asked by the client to do so, GCS will not include any identifying information [e.g. age, gender, city, initials, names] for the purpose of maintaining client confidentiality. Clients also understand that at any point they may request that their kind words be removed. Clients also understand that should they return to GCS for further counseling, their kind words will be removed from the website in order to maintain the highest level of integrity around boundaries as supporting all aspects of the the clinical relationship and client is the most important part of the work of every GCS therapist.
CSAT Supervision and Consulting
Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S is a CSAT "Supervisor" with IITAP for candidates working toward the CSAT certification. Additionally, Mari A. Lee provides coaching and consulting services to other licensed clinical professionals. Mari A. Lee does not provide state license supervision, meaning, if you are a CSAT candidate and decide to hire Mari A. Lee to provide "supervision" hours toward your IITAP CSAT certification, this is provided via a consulting role only and NOT as hours toward internship or pre-licnesed hours, or CEUs for requirements of the state, providence, or country in which you reside as those hours must be supervised by a qualified therapist and supervisor within your state, providence, or country. Additionally, all CSAT supervisee and consultee testimonials provided on this website are unique to that particular CSAT candidate or consultee's experience. It is important to understand that your results in working with Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S as a CSAT "supervisor" or as a consulting client may vary from the experiences of other consulting clients. Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S cannot guarantee the results of your experience in working with her as a CSAT candidate or consultee.
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You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, reverse-engineer, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the Site, except as necessary to perform the function on the Site, unless you request and receive prior written permission from us or the owners. To request our permission, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important that you do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking professional therapy support or advice because of information you have read on the Growth Counseling Website, the blog, newsletter, social media, mailed information, products, or information you have received from Growth Counseling Services through any means whatsoever. It is important that you follow all of your medical doctor's instructions that may include that you do not stop taking any medications without speaking to your mental health provider or other health care professional. If you have or suspect that you have a medical or mental health issue, you may want to contact your own health care provider promptly. It is important to note that although Mari A. Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and though she provides CSAT supervision, and coaching, she (and any other employee or affiliate of GCS) is not providing medical, psychological, financial, consulting, coaching, supervision, or religious advice or services whatsoever. Mari A. Lee is not a doctor or Psychologist. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Unless you have entered into a therapeutic relationship or supervision relationship or coaching relationship with signed forms of consent and appropriate assessments, Mari A. Lee and any employees of GCS is not your therapist, counselor, coach or CSAT supervisor. Nothing on the Growth Counseling Services website, blog, social media, programs, products, webinars and services shall be interpreted as entering you into a therapeutic, counseling, spiritual advising, legal advising, coaching or supervision relationship with Mari A. Lee, or any employee of GCS.
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