The services I provide are clinical in nature, not forensic (legal). I do no write letters as it pertains to custody, parenting or service/companion animals because to do so is out of my scope of practice. I do not perform custody evaluations or make recommendations as to court decisions.
I do not testify in court as an expert witness, including divorce, child custody, other family law cases, civil, or criminal cases.
If however, I am subpoenaed or for any reason required to testify in deposition or in any legal process, your signature below acknowledges that you will pay for all my professional time, even if it is not you who chose to subpoena or request my testimony or participation, and even if my testimony does not serve your interests. I charge $240.00 per hour for my professional time related to any legal involvement. Professional time includes preparation and attendance for legal proceedings, testimony related matters like case research, report writing, travel, consultations and phone calls with the attorney, depositions, actual testimony, cross examination time, and court room waiting time, even if my services are ultimately not required, such as if a settlement is reached. Signing this disclosure statement gives me permission to release confidential information in courtroom testimony or for any written reports to a Court if legally requested by a Court.
If you are experiencing an emergency or crisis, please call 911 or the Crisis Line at (206)461-3222 or (800)244-5767. In such situations, you may also go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room.
WA State Department of Health Contact Information
If you would like to file a complaint against myself or any mental health practitioner in the State of Washington, please visit http://www.doh.wa.gov./hsqa/HealthProfComp.htm for more information. You can also email HSQAComplaintIntake@doh.wa.gov or call (360)236-4700 or send a letter to:
HSQA Complaint Intake PO Box 47857 Olympia, WA. 98504-7857
By signing this document, you are attesting that you have received, read, fully understand and consent to the disclosures, terms and conditions above, that you have received a copy of your HIPAA and Washington State Notice of Rights and Privacy Practices, have read and fully understand these rights, and have been given the opportunity to ask questions.
By signing this document, you are attesting to your consent in counseling services provided by Laura Fischetti, MA, LMHC, in-person and/or via telehealth.