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Privacy & Policies

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

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

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse.  I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm toone or more people, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim(s).
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety.  If a client is not able or willing to cooperate, I will take further measures provided to me by law in order to ensure the client's safety even if those measures are without client permission.

Additional and more specific issues related to the disclosure of health information is included in the privacy policy listed under the forms section of this website.