Confidentiality is taken seriously.
It is the Law and the fundamental basis of therapy.
The information you share is kept confidential and cannot be revealed to anyone without your permission.
If collateral information from your doctor or family is beneificial to your treatment, I will discuss with you
and obtain the information only with your written consent.
Your privacy is protected by the ethical and legal standards that psychologists must uphold.
There are a few exceptions to confidentiality that you should be aware of. These exist to protect your and others' safety. A psychologist may be required to reveal relevant information when:
A client is determined to have a serious and imminent a danger to himself/herself or to someone else
A child, older adult, or dependent adult is abused or there is reasonable suspicion for abuse or neglect
A client is involved in a lawsuit and records are court ordered to be released
A client is in a life-threatening medical situation, and the psychologist has pertinent information