Thank You for Visiting
A note to our visitors:
I personally welcome you to my website. Some who visit are just curious about counseling and therapy or looking for information about a particular topic. Others come because I was recommended by their doctor, minister or friend and they want to find out more about me and the counseling and therapy services offered through my practice. You may have come today, ready to seek counseling or therapy and want to make sure that I will be the best fit for you or your family. However you arrived, I’m glad you are here.
If you have time, please watch the short video above to get an overview of my practice and what you might expect should you decide make an appointment. The video will provide not only information, but an introduction to who I am, how I work, and what I believe. Finding a counselor or therapist is a very important and personal business and I created this website so that you may have as much information as possible before you make a choice and set up an appointment. I would love a chance to work with you but even more so, I want you to find the best therapist “for you and/or your family” before you commit to your first appointment. It’s much like trying on clothes and I hope that this video will let you know if I am a “good fit” for you.
Dr. Robert S. Maris, Ph.D.
P.S. Please feel free to “roam” around our site and send any questions you have through the “Contact Us” page.
A Few Items of Important Business
Confidentiality: Anything you share, even the fact that you contacted us, will be held in confidence. We will not contact you unless we are given permission to do so and then, only to a specified e-mail address or phone number. Records of these correspondences are not protected from subpoenas by the courts under current confidentiality laws. Under law, disclosures concerning abuse, homicide, or intended suicide, must be acted on by any individual who becomes aware of these life threatening issues.
Disclaimer: Visiting this site and/or corresponding with me through the Contact Us page does not establish a therapist/patient relationship. The information included is for your use and I hope it is helpful but it is not counseling or therapy. Every person and their circumstances varies and they must use their own judgment in applying or not applying any information included in this site or received in response to inquiries through the Contact Us page.
Emergencies: This site and correspondence will be monitored regularly but not constantly. In the case of any emergency, consult your family doctor or go to your nearest emergency room for evaluation and help.