Privacy Policy for

Last updated 3/2/2023

Your privacy is important. The information on this page is provided to explain the ways this website interacts with visitors who access this website through a web browser.

This website is built on and hosted by WordPress, which uses industry standard technology. The site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption.

Notice to Psychotherapy Clients

Please note that past, current, and prospective therapy clients of Wally Phillips, LMFT, are protected by additional California state and federal laws governing client confidentiality in healthcare settings, including HIPAA.

  • Any electronic communication with clients is conducted only by Opt-In, and the client’s consent is obtained first.
  • Consent data and mobile number is not shared with any third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared or sold to third parties for marketing purposes.
  • Please see the Terms & Conditions posted on this website for further information on SMS communication policies.

If you are a psychotherapy client, please review the informed consent documents that you signed and Notice of Privacy Practices that were provided to you before beginning therapy for further information on confidentiality.

For questions about this information, you may call Wally Phillips, LMFT, at (415) 788-4444 or email

Notice to California Residents about the CCPA “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” Disclosure

Wally Phillips, LMFT, is based in California, and operates the website to market psychotherapy services. As a sole proprietor, Wally Phillips, LMFT is exempt from the regulations known as the California Consumer Privacy Act. In addition, this website does not collect or sell personal information. Therefore, consumers do not need to notify this website that they do not want their personal information sold.

No personal data is collected through this website

This website is intended to publish information about therapy services provided by Wally Phillips, LMFT. This website content is comprised of static informational pages with no interactivity components. This website has no visitor account creation functions. This website does not solicit information about visitors; personal data such as names, email addresses, and phone numbers are not collected.

Please note that visitor IP addresses may be tracked by third-party technology partners when visiting any website, including this one. This is done for the purposes of aggregating web visitor and traffic statistics. For this purpose, your IP address may be logged on the servers of the hosting company, WordPress. Please refer to the privacy policy for, owned by Automattic, for information on the hosting company’s practices.

Data tracked from Comments

The comments feature is currently disabled on the pages of this website. Visitors do not have the option to leave comments on the site. Because this functionality is disabled, there is no ability for this website to collect data about visitors from posting comments.


Media uploading by visitors is disabled. Because this functionality is disabled, there is no ability for this website to collect data about visitors from uploading images or other media.


Visitors are not given usernames and passwords to log in to this website, because that functionality is not available.

However, if you visit the default login page, the site will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact forms

This website has no contact forms at this time, therefore there is no visitor data being entered or collected.

Visitor rights concerning website data

Because this website does not have any interactive functionality nor any account management functions for capturing or storing data about visitors, there is no website activity data being collected. If this website was collecting such data, this section would describe the rights of website visitors to request that data to be deleted.

Clients of Wally Phillips, LMFT, have rights of confidentiality which are covered in the informed consent agreement signed before therapy services are rendered. No client data is tracked or stored on this website, so there is no website activity data being generated here for any of the psychotherapy clients of Wally Phillips, LMFT.

Notice to Clients

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) receives and responds to complaints regarding services provided within the scope of practice of Marriage and Family Therapists. You may contact the Board online at or call 916-574-7830.

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