Terms and Conditions



    Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC provide on-line Internet postings and articles as a benefit to the public. This service is provided for informational purposes only. Obviously, explaining the complex dynamics of relationships involves providing some academic contexts, however, the material on this website only offers general guidelines, not therapy.

     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. To reiterate, material on this site is not intended for use as a source of psychological intervention, marital therapy, couples therapy, mental health counseling, sex therapy, allied health professional consultation, or offer legal, business, accounting, or financial advice. Therefore, all readers are advised to seek services of competent professionals in the fields of general medicine, psychology, psychiatry, marriage & family therapy, mental health counseling, sex therapy, holistic/alternative medicine, and in the legal, business, accounting and finance professions as needed. It is not intended to give diagnoses, or offer to replace consultation with the therapist.       

     Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, 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.

     Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC make no assurance that patients will feel better as a function of accessing this website. 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.

         Although the Internet provides a great deal of information on a variety of topics and subjects, including this website, Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC suggest that it is always advisable for you to 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.


Confidentiality Statement:

             Information disclosed to Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski via www.drkaren.com will not be released to anyone except where disclosure is required by Federal and Florida State Statutes.  Also, understand that confidentiality may be breached and legally required under the following circumstances: a) if a court orders the release of information about any communication; b) if there is reasonable suspicion that the individual presents a threat of violence or the probability of harming self, others, or the therapist; or c) if there is evidence or strong suspicion of exploitation or any physical or emotional abuse to child, adult (male or female), the elderly, or animals.  Please remember that because the Internet is not entirely secure, individuals self-disclose at their own risk. Dr. Engebretsen-Stopczynski is not, then, responsible for any breaches of the information reported on the web by the patient or representative or any other concerned person related to the inquirer in any way.


 Privacy Policy for eCommerce:

 Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC, a privately held corporation, and web domains www.drkaren.com and DrKarenHealthTV.net are owned and maintained by Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski (Dr. KEES Network). This Privacy Statement describes Dr. KEES Network’s collection, storage, use and protection of personal information associated with all payments processed through PayPal payment services. These guidelines are adapted in accordance with the PayPal website  https://cms.paypal.com/cz/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=en_US#1.%20).  We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement, and such changes will be effective upon publication. Further information regarding the use of PayPal is covered in the TERMS and CONDITIONS on the CHECK OUT section of this website.


How we collect information:

 In order to provide our services and products, we may collect or receive information from our viewers, which may also be known as "clients," "patients," or "customers."  This information may include location data, IP address, context, gender, age, other demographic information, device data such as mobile identifiers, carrier network information, the mobile website or mobile app used. We may also collect information about how consumers cross reference and request psychological services following the purchase of books and/or other media provided on this website. The requests we receive may consist of personally identifiable information (PII), non-personally identifiable information (NPII) or both. While we may receive personal information, we do not attempt to identify the individual consumer the information is associated with.


How we share personal information:

 In addition to PayPal's policy (as outlined in the TERMS and CONDITIONS Policy on the CHECK OUT section of this website), Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC's Network WILL NOT sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent, and will only disclose this information in the limited circumstances and for the purposes described in this policy. This includes transfers of data to non-EEA member states.


 Copyright Information:

    Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC own the copyright of all contents of this web site unless otherwise indicated. All such copyrighted material may be used as long as the copyright notice and permission notice is included in the reproduction. Reprints or electronic reproduction of any document in part or in its entirety is strictly prohibited, unless prior written consent is requested from Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski and Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC. Address all applications and inquiries to Dr. Karen in writing by email, fax or the postal service.


Return Policy

 This return policy is for PRODUCTS and SERVICES. A portion every book purchased is to dontated to a charitable organization. therefore, there are NO REFUNDS for purchase of paperback or downloadable books or articles.

Furthermore, there are NO REFUNDS for psychological services of any kind, or psychological testing, or relationship coaching. No exceptions.


Contact Information:

Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC

C/O Dr. Karen E. Engebretsen-Stopczynski

P.O. Box 450158

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33345

Phone: 954-779-2855

Email: drkaren@drkaren.com


 This TERMS and CONDITIONS Privacy Statement was last updated 01 March, 2015. Copyright © 1998 – 2015. Karen E. Engebretsen, PsyD, LLC. All rights reserved.