The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist. Information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
It is important that you understand there are several exceptions if any of these conditions are present:
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. We are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
For a more complete description of our Practice Policies and your HIPAA Privacy Rights see our Client Forms Page