Informed Consent

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I adhere to my license and ethics requirements regarding confidentiality for all coaching and consulting. I will only release information about our work to others with your written permission, or if we are required to do so by a court order. Although during the course of our coaching, we may discuss your future plans, financial information, job information, goals, personal information, and other private information, I will not voluntarily communicate any client information to a third party.

Professional Boundaries

Coaching is a professional relationship and I will make sure to maintain our professional boundaries during and after our work together. Considerable experience shows that when boundaries blur, the hard-won benefits gained from the coaching relationship are endangered. I am certified at the Master level by the International Coaching Federation and uphold their ethics and principles which can be seen at:

Counseling Silver Spring with LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC

Hold Liable

Although I may make suggestions and have ideas and strategies for you to consider, you have the ultimate responsibility for the choices, plans, and actions that you take. At all times, you, not your coach, are in charge of what you choose to do or not do with the coach’s advice, suggestions, and ideas. I welcome your feedback and rely on knowing that you will protect yourself and your needs by only taking those actions that are best for you.

At no time should you feel compelled to “please” me by agreeing to a strategy that you question or doubt. Simply tell me that you don’t like that plan of action, and I will help you find another option or a better way to proceed. I am not responsible for the outcome of your goals or plans. I have no set agenda for you to complete in regards to your business decisions or your life path. You, as client, determine the agenda, goals, and timeline of your coaching.

As specified in other areas of this website, coaching is not psychotherapy. Should it become clear during coaching that you need psychotherapy services (diagnosis, treatment, medication) I will refer you to other professionals who can provide these services. As you coach, I will only offer coaching, not therapy.


If, at any time, you feel that your needs are not being met or you are not getting what you want out of the individual coaching, please tell me so we can discuss your needs and adjust your coaching program, as needed.

Counseling Silver Spring with LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC
Counseling Silver Spring with LYNN GRODZKI, LCSW, MCC

Client Responsibility

You, the client, assume responsibility for your own results and outcomes. You agree to save and hold harmless your coach from any liability that may arise as a result of client’s negligent performance or any perceived act of omission or negligence on the part of the coach in accordance with this agreement. As your coach. I make no guarantee as to the results achieved due to the subjective nature of the work. A coach agrees to serve as guide, advisor, and consultant in the area(s) identified by the client, however, the client is solely accountable for producing any and all results.

You, the client agrees to keep agreements, to regard our coaching appointment time frames with respect and to keep a coach informed as to what you need in order to keep moving forward. I take very seriously the role of your trusted advisor and will remain committed to your ultimate success. Please give me 48 hours’ notice to cancel a scheduled session in order to not be billed.

Payment for starting coaching sessions signals your consent and acceptance of the coaching agreement.