North Coast, California

(707) 497-6070

Welcome to Estikta Consulting

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We All Need To Talk To Someone

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Estikta Consulting offers a variety of services, including HIPPA compliant, secure on-line telehealth psychotherapy appointments from the comfort, safety and privacy of your own home or smartphone. Counseling is tailored to your needs, supported by years of education and experience. Telehealth appointments are guaranteed the same confidentiality and process as face-to-face appointments. Appointments are judgment-free conversations examining how life has unfolded for you and how you would like for it to be different. We talk about how you would like to proceed and every step is explained along the way (more details are available under the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy below). After an initial appointment to take care of our agreement to work together, several sessions are established to work toward your own goal(s). I am available for individual, couples and group counseling, life coaching, cultural competency consultations, and educational forums on the issues of human relations, healthy relationships, communication, and more. 

Life Can Be A Winding Path

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Whether you are experiencing painful relationships, stress, crisis, life changes or just want more out of life, counseling can help. I offer a holistic approach that is centered around where you want to begin. We are all differently-abled and have our own challenges in life, so we will explore what works best for you. Counseling services can be interactive, engaging, or reflective. I am available to help you make a plan for success by providing supportive therapeutic relationship and skillful psychotherapy. 

SERVICES AT THE EDGE OF THE CONTINENT

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 Due to the lack of providers in more remote areas, I commonly serve all of Northern California, and will travel depending upon availability. I have the ability to serve people all over the world upon proper arrangement. I have extensive experience working in Native and rural populations as well as in medical clinics and urban areas. If you are ready to take that step toward achieving your goal(s), contact me today.

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I have been working in the field of social work since 1993, first as an Advocate, family law Independent Paralegal and Legal Secretary, then entering college with experience, graduating with honors: for a bachelor of arts degree in Native American Studies (Humboldt State University's School of Excellence), emphasis on Indian Child Welfare, Law & Government, minoring in Psychology. For a master's degree in Social Work, I had an emphasis in rural & indigenous populations. As a CalSWEC recipient, I also specialized in working with families and children. My journey to testing for licensure deepened my competency-based understanding of ecosystems, involving various roles: ICWA Specialist, Advocate, Counselor, Behavioral Health Integration, Tribal Social Worker, Adoptions, Foster Care, Child Protective Services, Grant Writer, Life Coach, Expert Witness, Adjunct Professor, Public Speaker, Author and Case Manager. I continue to be a lifelong scholar, and happily provide that information upon request. 


More than my education, I have had the privilege to work with amazing people from various walks of life, from all socio-economic backgrounds and cultures. As a human being living at the same time as you, I hope that we can have a conversation about what you would like to work on and then see it evolve in your life. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY WARNING:

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Not always so obvious, there are risks to engaging in psychotherapy. While a full list of those factors can be discussed in individual session, something to keep in mind is that you will probably change and grow over time. Be certain to read the Terms of Use below for further details. If you urgently need to talk with someone at any time of the day or night (24/7), the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is at 1-800-273-8255 (U.S.A.) or for international services, The Samaritans are a resource at www.samaritans.org as well as Befrienders WorldWide at www.befrienders.org  

Safety Alert:

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Browsing the open internet, calling from cell phones, and communicating by email can be monitored and are impossible to completely clear from a computer history. Should you need to erase your history cache, you will need to follow the instructions of the programs that you are using. On line instructions for various programs can be found at www.computerhope.com. If you are in a relationship where you fear for your safety and well being, you can telephone the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. Estikta Consulting uses encrypted, secure and HIPPA compliant services to ensure your security and privacy for actual sessions. Safety Plans can be arranged during session.

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Estikta Consulting

337 West Clark Street, Eureka, California 95501, United States

(707) 497-6070

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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Your privacy is taken seriously. The information that you provide is only in order to deliver the service or information that you have requested. This section addresses your Informed Consent. By continuing to use this site or any of K. Kate Estikta's social media platforms, you agree to these terms of use and privacy policy.


1. Information Collected.

a) For purposes of providing ethical services, your personally identifiable information is collected from you when you use the website to perform certain tasks, such as:

i) When you post or comment or send email (such as your name and email address).

ii) When you call to speak to a professional (such as information about the phone number or address you call from).

iii) When you purchase something (such as services). Your payment information is submitted directly to the credit card processor, who is responsible for its use and security.

b) In order to preserve you from telling your story to multiple people, or opening yourself up to be vulnerable without the proper safety precautions and structure of an actual session, you agree not to share your entire story over email, message, telephone or other method of communicating until such time as a professional relationship is established. If a clinician is involved in direct communication with you, you may be asked to hold on to your story for your own protection, as described herein.

c) In addition, like most sites, logs are maintained of site usage for purposes such as to evaluate users' interest level in areas of the website, which and how many pages they look at, how long they stay on the website, and what Web browsers are used. This data is tracked in aggregate form, not at an individual user level, and is not uniquely identifying. The aggregate level data may be shared with third parties and the public.


2. Use of Your Information. Your information is used to provide you the services that you request. By engaging with any function or part of services, you acknowledge that your purpose is solely to keep yourself safe, become informed and receive necessary assistance.

a) Information shared with third parties are only under court order and even then, Estikta Consulting will fight to protect the confidentiality of any details as we are under the belief that you access this website to receive healing, not create evidence for court matters. Otherwise, we do not share or sell any personally identifiable information about website visitors or customers. The exception to these protections is in the event you share that you intend to harm yourself or another, that child abuse or elder abuse or abuse of a vulnerable person is occurring or going to occur, then by law, we have to take action to prevent this. There may be circumstances where court reports are part of services, and upon contract, the release of those reports will be agreed upon at the signing of those agreements.

b) As a means of standard operation, this site may use a software technology called "cookies" upon contact. Cookies cannot be used to find your name, email address, or anything that is uniquely identifying about you, unless you provide that information. All Estikta computers and programs that collect “cookies” are secure behind double locks and unavailable to the public. If you don't have your browser set to accept cookies, certain areas of the website may not function properly. 

c) Third-party advertising companies are purposefully not used when you visit our website or social media. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 

d) When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party websites, the third party may collect information about you at their Web site. The third party may have its own privacy policies that differ from ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website you visit.


3. Your Posted Materials. Should you choose to use any of the social media functions or post on the forums outside of a confidential email, the materials or comments that you post are automatically and by default made available to be seen and read by other users and possibly by the World Wide Web. There is no ability to retract or remove public posts once put out on the Web. No such materials are treated confidentially. If it is possible, materials that you post to social media will be removed at your request or if the content is inappropriate, however, there are no assurances or guarantees that such materials are not still available from servers maintained by others (such as search engines or proxy servers) or that others have not already downloaded and stored such materials. 


4. Limitations. Though every effort is made to preserve your privacy, we cannot guarantee your privacy beyond the HIPPA compliant, encrypted services. Terms of any agreement to work together, risks, fees, third party disclosures, and issues of confidentiality will be discussed at our first meeting or at your request before we engage in business so that you may ask questions and receive informed consent. Further, we may disclose personal information when required by law as stated herein or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on or involving us. We may also disclose personal information in cooperation with a law enforcement request. Due to the nature of protecting your confidentiality, Koy Kate Estikta and Estikta Consulting does not engage in "Direct Messaging", "Private Chat Rooms" and at times may not acknowledge a "friend" request or "comment". Should you discover Koy Kate Estikta or Estikta Consulting "liking" or "commenting" or being a "member of a group", there is no endorsement implied. Engagement with the counselor in other arenas outside of the office setting will result in a referral away from this office so as not to have dual-relationships and protect the integrity of the healing relationship. This counselor is licensed only in California at this time which can be verified at www.bbs.ca.gov.


5. Amendment. We reserve the right to change this policy in accordance with the amendment policy in the website’s Terms of Use.


Terms of Use

PLEASE READ BEFORE ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE OR RELATED SOCIAL MEDIA

This page states the "Terms of Use" under which you may use this website, and related social media, consisting of information services and content provided by Estikta Consulting, Koy Kate Estikta, and any other collaborating entities, as well as any other aliases used (“Us”) and other third parties (the “Site”). These Terms of Use include the Site Privacy Policy and form a binding agreement between you and Us. Your access to or use of the Site indicates your acceptance of these Terms of Use.


1) Acceptable Use. This Site is intended to provide users with general information. We do not recommend or endorse any specific professionals, locations, tests, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on any of the social media sites. Reliance on any information provided by Us, our employees, others appearing on Site at our invitation or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. Your use of the Site is a privilege.


2) Rules of Conduct. We are the sole interpreter of the Site Rules of Conduct described in these Terms of Use. Users who violate these rules may have their access and use of the Site suspended or terminated at our discretion. We may at any time take any action with regard to user materials that we deem in our sole discretion to be necessary or appropriate.

a) Posting Rules.

i) Materials you post to the Site may not contain: (1) URLs or links to web sites that compete with the Site; (2) copyrighted material (unless you own the copyright or have the owner's permission to post the copyrighted material); (3) trade secrets (unless you own them or have the owner's permission to post them); (4) material that infringes on or misappropriates any other intellectual property rights, or violates the privacy or publicity rights of others; (5) anything that is sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful; or (6) anything that is embarrassing or offensive to another person, group or entity. 

ii) You may not use your Materials to: (1) impersonate another person, living or deceased; (2) post false, inaccurate or misleading information; (3) utilize this social media for illegal purposes, including but not limited to scamming, stalking, bullying, appropriating, slandering, or altering the website for any other purpose; (4) post chain letters or pyramid schemes; or (5) post opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise, or advertisements. 

iii) Materials that encourage our users to "email for more details" are not permitted. Materials from any third party charging a fee are not permitted. 

iv) We are under no obligation to monitor the materials posted on the Site by users, but we may monitor materials at random. Any materials we find in our discretion to violate these Terms of Use may be removed. If we are notified by a user that any user materials on the Site violate these rules, we may investigate and determine in good faith whether we agree with such allegation, in which case we may remove or request the removal of user materials. We are not required to make any such investigation or to remove any user materials, and we will not be liable to any user for taking or not taking such actions.

b) Conduct Rules:

i) You may not respond to postings by other users in any manner or for any purpose other than that which is expected. Responses soliciting business, promoting hate or bullying are expressly prohibited. 

ii) You may not send (or encourage or help others to send) unsolicited commercial email to our users. 

iii) Report inappropriate postings or conduct to estikta@gmail.com.

iv) You may not delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity.

v) Any conduct by a user that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site is prohibited.

vi) We are under no obligation to monitor the conduct of our users, but we may investigate and respond when violations are reported.

c) Security Rules:

i) Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation: (1) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorized to access; (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (3) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, "flooding", "mailbombing" or "crashing"; (4) sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; (5) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting. 

ii) Violation of these Security Rules may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.


3) Rights Reserved.

a) We hereby grant you a limited, terminable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Site only for your personal use. This authorizes you to view and download a single copy of the material on the Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You must include the following notice in any downloaded materials: “Copyright belongs to Koy Kate Estikta. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, re-transmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of Koy Kate Estikta.”

b) Except as expressly stated in these Terms of Use, we reserve all rights to all materials on the Site, including, without limitation, written content, graphical and design elements (including the Site’s “look and feel”), and service marks and trademarks. By submitting material to any area of the Site, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted, to us the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. You may not sell, transfer or assign any products or services or your rights to any products or services provided by us to any third party without our express written authorization. You may not copy, modify, alter, or excerpt (or encourage or help others to copy, modify, alter, or excerpt) the Site materials. You may not use (or encourage or help others to use) the Site for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms of Use or by applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms of Use in no way convey any right, title or interest to you in any materials on the Site, including, without limitation, any statutory or common law copyright, patent or other intellectual property right in such materials.


Notwithstanding the forgoing, you may request permission to license the publication of certain social media content by writing to estikta@gmail.com


4) Disclaimer.

a) We make no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Site and any materials on the Site.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR ELSEWHERE, THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF THE SITE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE’S SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THE SITE’S FUNCTIONS SHALL BE ERROR-FREE OR, THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

b) The Site is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through the Site. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through the Site. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content. Immediate crisis information is clearly provided in several places on this Site. Never disregard professional advice, including medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read on this Site.

c) You are solely responsible for the content of any posting you make to the Site and any consequences arising from such posting. We assume no responsibility for materials posted by our users or any other actions, conduct or omissions of our users. We do not undertake responsibility for screening or monitoring our users’ materials.

d) Further, we explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, content or availability of information found on a site that links to or from the Site (a "third-party site"). We may offer links to, or incorporate into the Site, third-party sites that offer various products and/or services. We cannot ensure that users will be satisfied with any products or services that are purchased from such a third-party site, since such sites are owned and operated by others. We do not endorse any of such products or services, nor have we taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in any third-party sites. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including credit card and other personal information) users might be requested to give a third-party site. We strongly encourage users to make their own investigation of third-party sites before proceeding with any transaction with such third parties.

e) We do not endorse, and nothing on the Site shall be deemed to be an endorsement, representation or warranty of, any third-party whether in relation to such third party’s products, services, websites, experience or background or otherwise. We do not make any representations or warranties with regard to any materials posted by our users. 

f) Your use of the Site, the Internet, any materials you post or access via our Site and your conduct online or offline are at your own risk.


5) Indemnification. You shall indemnify and defend Us, and our officers, employees, consultants and trainers against any costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees whether arising out of a third-party claim or in enforcing this indemnification), claims, judgments, settlements and damages (including all damages awarded to third parties payable by us, but in all cases only our direct damages) arising out of, or related to, your use of the Site, any materials posted to the Site or provided to other users by you or any violation of these Terms of Use.


6) Limits of Liability. 

A) NEITHER WE, NOR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (“NON-DIRECT DAMAGES”), OF ANY CHARACTER, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

B) THE LIABILITY OF US AND ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DIRECT DAMAGES SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF US$100 OR THE FEES PAID BY YOU FOR OUR SERVICES DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE EVENTS THAT GIVE RISE TO YOUR FIRST CLAIM AGAINST US FOR DAMAGES.

C) BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NON-DIRECT DAMAGES, THE LIMITATIONS IN PARAGRAPH (A) ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, BUT IN SUCH CASE, THE LIMITATIONS IN PARAGRAPH (B) SHALL APPLY TO BOTH DIRECT AND NON-DIRECT DAMAGES.


7) Copyrights. 

We respect the rights of all copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the details to estikta@gmail.com.

a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

b) Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Us to locate the material.

d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party.

e) A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.


8) Governing Law and Jurisdiction/Waiver of Jury Trial. These Terms of Use and any claim or dispute arising out of, relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or the transactions contemplated hereby, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles.  Each Party irrevocably consents and agrees that any legal action, suit or proceeding against either of them arising out of, relating to or in connection with the transaction contemplated hereby or disputes relating hereto may be brought only in the United States District Court for Northern California, and hereby irrevocably accepts and submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts in personam, with respect to any such action, suit or proceeding. EACH PARTY WAIVES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, SUIT OR PROCEEDING BROUGHT TO ENFORCE, DEFEND OR INTERPRET ANY RIGHTS OR REMEDIES ARISING UNDER, RELATING TO OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF USE.


9) Notices. You shall send notices to Us by mail or by email to our contact information provided herein and addressed to the attention of LEGAL. Notices to you will be sent by mail or by email to the addresses you provide when registering. Notices shall be deemed given on the day actually received by recipient, if received as provided in this paragraph before 5pm on a business day in the recipient’s location. Notices received after 5pm or on a non-business day shall be deemed received on the next business day.


10) Amendment. We may change these Terms of Use, including the Site Privacy Policy, at any time. We will post notification of changes on the Site and e-mail them to registered users. Your continued use of the Site after the posting on the Site of any changes (whether or not you have also received notice by email) indicates your acceptance of such changes.


11) General. We and you are independent of each other. Neither Party shall be deemed in default for failure to comply with any provision hereof, if such failure results from acts or events beyond its reasonable control, other than payment of money. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision. All provisions of these Terms of Use, except provisions that grant you access to or use of the Site, shall survive the termination of the agreement between Us and you. These Terms of Use shall be binding upon the parties, their legal representatives, successors and permitted assigns, but may not be assigned by you. Except as may be expressly stated in any other written agreement signed by you and Us, these Terms of Use, including the Site Privacy Policy (as amended from time to time by us as provided in these Terms of Use) contain the entire understanding between you and Us and supersede any prior agreement between you and Us, whether written or oral.