Privacy Policy is not intended as a scholarly treatise on the myriad of topics covered. The blogger, Kelly Toney, humbly acknowledges that she  has cherry-picked facts, research findings, and data to underscore hes opinions, observations, and clinical experience. [Material is appropriately referenced to facilitate additional research.] Kelly Toney LMSW, has made every attempt to correctly cite sources of information and to credit contributors accordingly. Readers agree to indemnify the author from any errors or omissions and/or from any misunderstandings or misinterpretations arising from the information contained herein.

This blog is not intended for academic or clinical reference. All information posted on this blog is provided “As Is” and there is no guarantee of validity of accuracy. This blog and its author are not responsible for the content of any sites or subject matter referenced herein.


Throughout this blog you will find numerous examples drawn from the author’s case files. In incorporating these examples in this blog, Kelly Toney went to great lengths to disguise the identity of her patients to preserve confidentiality. This included changing and omitting key details of the individual (and, where applicable, the organization for whom he/she is employed)—however, details on the specificity of the assessments of psychological disorders, diagnoses, and treatment results are authentic.

When reviewing these case descriptions and anecdotes, the author recommends that the reader interpret them as reference points that demonstrate the value of applying the various techniques included herein.


The advice offered herein does not constitute a substitute for professional psychological treatment, therapy, or other types of professional advice and intervention. The author does not assume any responsibility for errors, omissions or contrary interpretations of the subject matter herein.

The self-help contents are solely the opinion of the blogger and should not be considered as a form of therapy, advice, direction and/or diagnosis or treatment of any kind: medical, spiritual, mental, or other. Instead, the advice included is designed to serve as a component of treatment augmenting the ongoing services of trained professional. If expert advice or counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought.


Within this blog, the author cites various well-publicized events and court proceedings. Beyond statements of fact pertaining to these instances, all commentary is intended to be objective and opinionated, with the purpose of explaining the relevance of these episodes to the reader. Any perceived slight of specific people or organizations is unintentional.


Kelly Toney assumes no responsibility or liability and specifically disclaims any warranty, express or implied, for any products or services mentioned, or any of the techniques or practices described. The purchaser or reader of this self-help blog assumes responsibility for the use of these materials and information.

The author does not assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever on the behalf of any purchaser or reader of these self-help materials. No warranty of accuracy or reliability is given and no responsibility arising in any other way for errors or omissions (including responsibility to any person by reason of negligence) is accepted by the author. This blog is not an endorsement for any resources or publications mentioned. Readers should exercise their own good judgment in researching information and making decisions about their respective situations.


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If you are in need of mental health services, please contact a licensed professional. If there is an IMMEDIATE CRISIS such as a child or adult currently being abused, suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions, or any other mental health emergency, CALL 911.