Confidentiality & Privacy
Therapy works best when clients feel they can be open and honest about themselves. Naturally, you will feel more open when you trust that what you are sharing will be kept confidential. That is why I take your privacy very seriously.
Also, the law protects the relationship between a client and a mental health counselor - information about you is confidential and cannot be disclosed without your written permission.
- Suspected abuse of a child, dependent adult or an elder person - by law, I am required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation to ensure their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.