We take your privacy very seriously. 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, 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.
The protection of your health information is very important. As a mental health professional I recognize that many of the things we discuss are sensitive, and because of this it is important that you are aware of how this information is used and may be revealed. This document contains a description about how your protected health information is used and sometimes disclosed. As a healthcare professional covered under the federal “HIPAA” law I am required to give you this notice and to abide by its terms. I reserve the right to change the terms of this notice, and if that happens I will provide you with an updated copy with the changes. Please download my Notice of Privacy Practices
for full disclosure.