Setting Healthy Boundaries on Social Media: A Guide for Therapists and Counsellors

Ethics for Social Media

Social media is essential for therapy & counseling practices today, but not without certain ethical codes of conduct.

Let's look at some recommendations:

Maintain a Separate Professional Account

Your personal and professional social media accounts should be two different entities and the message should be clearly conveyed to your clients.

Keep Your Posts & Comments Business-Appropriate  

Keep your content professional in nature, language and tonality.

Steer clear from sharing personal opinion on controversial, inappropriate or sensitive issues.

Make Proper Utilization of Privacy Tools

Implement the right privacy setting in your personal and business accounts to safeguard your profile from potential security threats.

Interact Carefully with Fellow Professionals

Nurture awareness on social media and its ethical boundaries among fellow mental health professionals while networking with them on different platforms.

Don’t Fabricate Professional Information

Always provide correct and precise information related to your educational qualifications, accreditation, licensure, membership, expertise, etc.

Learn more about the social media codes of conduct important to all mental health practitioners