The legal status of surrogate partners is undefined in most of the United States and most countries around the world. This means that there are generally no laws regulating the profession.
Because there is no governmental licensing or regulation of surrogate partners, The WIHL has assumed the responsibility of assuring the therapeutic community and the public that WIHL practitioners have received adequate training, achieved professional competency, and adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.
Our practitioners are held to the standards of the IPSA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as well as the HIPPA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement rules.
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Difference between Surrogate Partners and Sex Workers
Surrogate Partners and Sex workers are often confused. It is true that both professions offer a touch based service; however this is where the similarities end.
Surrogate Partners work with clients to address trauma, sexual dysfunction, and intimacy challenges. A surrogate deals with real emotion. We are invested in the client’s transformation. Through the connection we establish with our client we assist and guide them in their growth process. Deep emotional wounds are brought to light and we hold space for our clients while they heal these wounds. We coach clients in forming intimate connections.
Sex workers offer a fantasy, emotional detachment. Sex workers offer instant gratification. Short term relief for a long term problem. The goal is to get clients addicted to the fantasy so that they keep coming back for more.
Surrogate Partners however, address client’s challenges with a plan and a goal. We work with clients over a period of weeks or months, to craft a solution to sexual challenges. The goal is to enable our clients to achieve their own ideal sexual reality.