Privacy & Policy

 

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

 

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 dependant adult or elder abuse, which I am required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, 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.
  • Also, a court order may waive privledge and I would be required by law to provide the court with a client's records.