My screening involves a couple of steps, but I promise they won't be too painful. All communication is kept confidential, & sensitive documents are destroyed after our session is finished.
Step 1) Communication. This is easy & likely you're already doing it. Tell me what you want, what you're looking for, what your interests are. I want to ensure that we're a good fit for each other, so we need a little bit of back & forth initially.
Step 2) See, you're already a third of the way there. I require at least a $20 deposit. I accept e-transfers to my email address under contact, a paypal transfer (also under contact), or an Amazon/Sephora giftcard. This deposit will be subtracted from your final booking total. Please note that if you cancel or reschedule 24+ hours before our date, I will apply the deposit (whatever amount you have sent) to your next booking. If you cancel a second time & we have not met, then your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel in less than 24 hrs or you no-show, I will be retaining your deposit as a pain-in-the-ass fee. You might have a tough time booking me again.
Step 3) For the third & final step, you can choose one of four options: 1) provide the reference from one provider actively working in the community (which I will check), 2) provide a photo of your face next to your license (you may block out all info except for name and birth date), 3) increase your deposit amount to $150, or 4) link or screenshot your LinkedIn or workplace website (must show your name). Rest assured I have no interest in stealing your identity (that would be bad for business), & am only using your ID to help assure my safety.
If you believe my having a miniscule amount of your personal information is more important than my personal safety, I am afraid we won't be a good fit for each other.