Confidentiality & Privacy Policies

CONFIDENTIALITY & PRIVACY POLICIES

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

Exceptions include:
  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, which the therapist is required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, their therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm him or herself, their therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, the therapist will take further measures without their permission that are provided to the therapist by law in order to ensure the client's safety.

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