The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law 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 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.
If you want me to exchange information with another therapist you've previously seen, a physician or another party; pleae complete BOTH pages of the Release of Information (ROI) and send/bring them to me.
If you decide to pursue therapy with me, I'll provide a written statement of my privacy policies along with an "informed consent" that spells out the specifics of what you can expect. (No surprises.)