We recognize that these are difficult times for our clients and so we have taken steps to continue to provide therapy and evaluation services while protecting your health and ours.

We continue to provide services in person in our Hickory office with appropriate distancing during and sanitizing between sessions.  All of our therapists are also providing therapy via teleheath so that you can receive services from the comfort of your home.

Please phone our offices to discuss options to continue or begin therapy during this challenging time.

Morganton (828) 433-9190

Hickory (828) 485-2195

We recognize that these are difficult times for our clients and so we have taken steps to continue to provide therapy and evaluation services while protecting your health and ours.

We continue to provide services in person in our Hickory office with appropriate distancing during and sanitizing between sessions.  All of our therapists are also providing therapy via teleheath so that you can receive services from the comfort of your home.

Please phone our offices to discuss options to continue or begin therapy during this challenging time.

Morganton (828) 433-9190

Hickory (828) 485-2195

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without specific written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), LifeWorks / Brian S. Hissom $ Associates must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.

For more information on confidentiality, HIPAA Laws, and Privacy, please consult the following articles: