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Boundaries are good – mental health clinicians say it all the time. In an attempt to make some boundaries clear regarding the content in this blog, I require all readers to start here with our Policies and Disclosures. Thank you for reading this before engaging with my blog material.

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, applicable laws and regulations and their compliance. If you disagree with any of the stated terms and conditions, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this site are secured by relevant copyright and trade mark law.

2. Disclaimer

The materials on site are given “as is”. and its contributors make no guarantees, communicated or suggested, and thus renounces and nullifies other warranties, including without impediment, inferred guarantees or states of merchantability, fitness for a specific reason, or non-encroachment of licensed property or other infringement of rights. Further, does not warrant or make any representations concerning the precision, likely results, or unwavering quality of the utilization of the materials on or generally identifying with such materials or on any destinations connected to this website.

3. Scope of Practice

This site,’s author, Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, is a supervised Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Missouri. Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, received her Masters of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University in 2017 where she received education and training in numerous family therapy theories. Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, and acknowledges theories that influence her work and writing: Bowen Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and Narrative Therapy.  The incorporation of theoretical knowledge as well as the views and opinions expressed in this blog are explicitly mine. Any research will be sited, with references at the end of each post, in American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, is not a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or nutritionist. Any post that discusses the impact of changes in exercise, eating habits, or medications, should be reviewed by the reader with their medical professional. Ashley Barrett, MS, MFT will occasionally remind readers of this within posts but is not responsible for any impact, positive or negative, of reader’s change in behavior. 

4. Reader Responsibility believes in the power of vulnerability, honesty, and the safety of all people. As such, comments that aim to disrespect, harass, or demean other commenters, will promptly be deleted, without warning to the writer. Readers and commenters agree to write comments in a respectful, honoring manner. Readers and commenters have the responsibility to obtain professional medical advice prior to changes in exercise, eating, and medication. and its author, Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, are not responsible for how a reader chooses to understand and implement behavioral change after reading posts to its site. 

4. Constraints

On no occasion should or its suppliers be held subject for any harms (counting, without constraint, harms for loss of information or benefit, or because of business interference, etc) emerging out of the utilization or powerlessness to utilize the materials on, regardless of the possibility that or an approved agent has been told orally or in written of the likelihood of such harm. Since a few purviews do nott permit constraints on inferred guarantees, or impediments of obligation for weighty or coincidental harms, these confinements may not make a difference to you.

5. Amendments and Errata

The materials showing up on could incorporate typographical or photographic mistakes. does not warrant that any of the materials on its site are exact, finished, or current. may make improvements to the materials contained on its site whenever without notification. does not, then again, make any dedication to update the materials.

6. Links reviews websites and links connected to its website at the time of the initial post for relevance and professionalism, but does not and will not continue to check websites and links connected to its website over the course of time and is therefore not in charge of the substance of any such connected webpage. The incorporation of any connection does not infer support by of the site. Utilization of any such connected site is at the user’s own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications may update these terms of utilization for its website whenever, without notification. By utilizing this site you are consenting to be bound by the then current form of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critical to Likewise, I have written this Policy with the end goal that you will be informed of if, when, and how I gather, utilize, impart and reveal, and make utilization of individual data. The following blueprints my privacy policy:

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • I will gather and utilize individual data singularly with the target of satisfying those reasons indicated by me and for other good purposes, unless I get the assent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • I will hold individual data for the length of time essential for the satisfaction of those reasons.
  • I will gather individual data by legal and reasonable means and, where fitting, with the information or assent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal information ought to be important to the reasons for which it is to be utilized, and, to the degree essential for those reasons, ought to be exact, finished, and updated.
  • I will protect individual data by security shields against misfortune or burglary, and also unapproved access, divulgence, duplicating, use or alteration.
  • I will promptly provide consumers with access to our policies and procedures for the administration of individual data.

I am focused on leading my business as per these standards with a specific end goal to guarantee that the privacy of individual data is secure and maintained.

Disclosure Statement

This blog does not accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. I do not suggest or promote items that are not applicable to blog content or that may not be helpful to readers. When making recommendations regarding supplemental material, I disclose who may benefit from purchasing and/or reading such materials. Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT, is not responsible for client’s purchase of materials and does not receive any benefit when readers chose to purchase a material suggested on This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

This blog is written and edited by me, Ashley Barrett, MS, SMFT. If you have any questions, feel free to connect with me through my Contact page.

In the event that I need to update, amend, or make any changes to our privacy policy or disclosure statements, those changes will be posted here.

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