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Last updated July 5, 2022

​The information provided by Bright Lotus Counseling (“we,” “us” or “our”) on (the “site”) is for general informational and educational purposes only. All information on the site is provided in good faith and is provided "as is"; however, we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the site. The information on the site is not a substitute for professional treatment. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such site information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. For immediate medical help, contact local emergency services such as 911.

Bright Lotus Counseling is licensed to provide counseling services only to residents within the state of Florida. If you are a resident of another state within the United States of America, or a country foreign to the U.S.A., we can try direct you to resources within your area that may be better equipped to provide services for your needs. I am legally and ethically unable to provide psychological advice, diagnoses, or assessments via email to people who are not my patients. If you have concerns you wish to discuss, you may wish to consider contacting a therapist who lives in your area and scheduling an appointment to discuss these matters with them.

Transmission of the information and materials contained on this website is not intended to create and does not constitute an agreement to create an therapist-client relationship with Bright Lotus Counseling or Merissa Goolsarran. By accessing and using this site, such use shall constitute your agreement that the materials contained herein are not medical or health advice, shall not be relied upon by you as such and that no therapist-client relationship has been created. The information contained in this website may not apply to your particular circumstances or your particular jurisdiction. Nothing found on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional therapeutic, psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.    

The information provided on this site is not intended to be complete, accurate, and/or relevant to your specific situation or circumstance. Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this site. The use or reliance of any information contained on this site is solely at your own risk. 

Third party links may be used on this site.  We do not endorse or presume liability for third parties linked or suggested on this site.  They are included for resource and informational purposes only.  Any grievance with a third party must be addressed directly with that party.  Opinions and other statements expressed by third parties (including guest posts) are theirs alone, not opinions of ours.

We take precautions to safeguard your personal information. This site uses an email service provided by a third party, called MailHippo, for secure email encryption and communication. This site does not manage MailHippo and cannot guarantee the security of their services. If you choose to schedule a session, you will be redirected to a third-party website called Grow Therapy, which manages scheduling, billing, and payment information (not managed by this site). Information on Grow Therapy is collected based off of what you voluntarily input.

Bright Lotus Counseling does not disclose any personal information to third parties without getting your permission in advance or without your initiation of such communication. Prior to your consent and after your consent, we may disclose (as regulated by law) user information only in the event of 1) suspicion of child or elder abuse; 2) harm to self or other(s); 3) court order.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification.

Even if we take every precaution to ensure that the content of the site is both current and accurate, errors can occur. Plus, given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the information contained on the site. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

Under no circumstance shall we have any liability to you for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the site or reliance on any information provided on the site. 


Any unauthorized use of the materials contained herein shall be done at your own risk. None of the materials contained on this website are intended as medical or health advertising, or as solicitation for medical or health services in any jurisdiction where this website does not comply with all of the laws, rules, regulations, and ethical mandates of that jurisdiction. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information given by the site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. 

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