Privacy & Policy

*The law protects the relationship between the client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.  

Parents & Minors:

While privacy in therapy is crucial to successful progress, parental involvement can also be essential. For children 15 and younger, I request an agreement between the patient and the parents allowing me to share general information about treatment progress and attendance, as well as a treatment summary upon completion of therapy. All safety concerns will be immediately disclosed to the guardian. 

Couple Counseling:

While working as a couple, anything that is said, individually, whether by phone or in an individual session, will be held confidential and will not be shared with the spouse/partner without individual consent, unless there is a safety concern. 

Exceptions to Confidentiality Include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a patient is threatening serious 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 in ensuring 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. 
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