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  • Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, LLC provide on-line Internet information as a benefit to the public.
  • This service is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide diagnosis, individual therapy, couples therapy, sex therapy, replace consultation with the therapist or offer legal advice.
  • Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, LLC cannot answer specific psychological questions on-line; however, she will provide general answers to questions raised by individuals requesting information which Is not intended to be used diagnostically or therapeutically by the person(s) inquiring information about the services offered by this practice.
  • Resources listed, quoted, and individual (guest) articles, etc. and their authors, or links to other websites, do not necessarily support all or any of the views held by Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, LLC.
  • Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, LLC make no assurance that patients will feel better as a function of accessing this web site. Moreover some of the material may be of an upsetting nature and may necessitate a referral for psychotherapy to work through some of the issues that were raised as a result of accessing this material.
  • It is further understood that the information provided on this website is not a substitute for formal psychotherapy with a licensed clinician. Individuals should also understand that there are other ways of recovering from trauma or psychological problems other than the views mentioned in this website.
  • Although the Internet provides a great deal of information on a variety of topics and subjects, Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, LLC recommend that you seek professional consultation to insure that your questions are adequately answered and that, if necessary, a treatment plan is tailor-made to your unique clinical situation.

 

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