The law protects the relationship between a client and counselor. In general information cannot be disclosed without written permission. I work hard to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of my practice.
- Suspected or actual abuse to a minor, dependent adult (adult with physical or developemental disability) or elderly person, for which I am required by law to make a report 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.