Decolonized Consultation Terms of Agreement
Please read over these terms before you make your payment.
This Agreement is made between Silvana Espinoza Lau (or "I" or "me") , coach and consultant and you (Client). I agree to provide Consulting Services for you focusing on mental health anti-oppression, social justice, liberation, and decolonization.
Consulting is a collaborative partnership (not a legal business partnership) between me and you that is meant to inspire you to grow professionally (and sometimes personally). It is designed to encourage the development of professional goals and to develop and carry out a plan for achieving those goals.
1) Consultant/Client Relationship
A. You will be responsible for creating and implementing all decisions, choices, actions and results arising out of our consulting call(s). I am not responsible for any actions or inaction, or for any direct or indirect result of the services provided in consultation.
B. You acknowledge that I am not giving you legal or medical advice. You also acknowledge that consulting is not therapy.
C. You understand that the consulting relationship works better when there is open communication, feedback and the willingness to participate fully in the sessions.
This consultation agreement is valid as of the day of payment. The fee is $200 per 55-minute session.
3) Refunds, cancellations, and rescheduling
Make sure that you are mindful of your availability when scheduling a consultation meeting. I treat the time spent with you with the utmost respect.
If you cancel a meeting at least 48 hours ahead of time, you will receive a full refund.
If you reschedule a meeting at least 48 hours ahead of time, you won't be charged a fee.
If you cancel a meeting within the last 48 to 24 hours, you will receive a 90% refund.
If you cancel a meeting within the last 24 hours, you will receive an 50% refund.
If you reschedule a meeting within the last 48 hours, you will be charged a 5% rescheduling fee.
If you reschedule a meeting within the last 24 hours, you will be charged a 15% rescheduling fee.
There are no refunds for no shows.
Upon payment, you will receive a video link and confirmation of the scheduled meeting time.
The Consultant (me)-Client (you) relationship is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like the medical and legal professions). However, I agree not to disclose any information you share without your written consent.
But, since I am still a mandated reporter, I am required to disclose when:
- there is a lawfully issued subpoena, or by court order to disclose;
- when I reasonably believe there is an imminent or likely risk of danger or harm to you or others, including but not limited to minors and dependent adults.
6) Recordings and Images
I will only use video and audio recordings with your consent.
7) Limited Liability
I am only responsible for the agreements made in this document. I will not be responsible for any indirect damages, consequences, or expectations that you have about the results of our meetings.
8) Entire Agreement
Neither you nor I will change any part of this agreement, unless we both do so in writing.
9) Dispute Resolution
If we were to disagree in any way and cannot find a solution, you and I will try to enter mediation for 30 days.
If mediation doesn't help us and there is legal action, whoever wins said legal action will have their attorney fees covered by the other party.
If any part of this document is considered invalid for any reason, the rest of this document will still be valid.
11) Applicable Law
This Agreement will follow the rules of the State of Oregon, and any legal issues will be handled using Oregon's laws. We won't consider any rules from other places that might cause conflicts.
12) Binding Effect
This Agreement will be like a promise for the people mentioned in it, as well as for the individuals allowed to take their place.
By making your payment, you agree to the terms of this agreement.