In some specific situations, therapists can share information without the client’s written consent. Common exceptions are:
- Our Therapists may disclose private information without consent in order to protect the patient or the public from serious harm — if, for example, a client discusses plans to attempt suicide or physically harm another person.
- Our therapists are required to report ongoing domestic violence, abuse or neglect of children, the elderly or people with disabilities.
- Out therapists may release information if they receive a court order. That might happen if a person’s mental health came into question during legal proceedings.
We are committed to maintaining confidentiality in our practice. We will provide you with our confidentiality policy initially in writing to inform you of our practices and limitations to confidentiality aforementioned. We recognize that therapy can be sensitive in nature and we will always work to maintain your privacy in our practice. If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality laws, please inform us.