confidentiality

What you talk about with me in session is kept within the strictest confidence.

Exceptions include:

  • If you request that I speak to (and/or provide information to) another service provider, agency or person. This is only done if you sign a Release/Exchange of Information form. Depending on the request, there may be a fee for this service.
  • If, from information I have received, I have reason to believe that a child is in need of protection. In this situation I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my concerns and then, if necessary, what actions I need to take.
  • If, from information I have received, I have reason to believe that your life or someone else’s life is at risk. I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my concerns and then, if necessary, what actions I need to take.
  • If myself or my files are subpoenaed to a court of law. In this situation, I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my legal obligations. I will provide information only when appropriate release forms are signed or court order is provided.
    • Legal Proceedings: My involvement in your treatment will be strictly limited to the provision of psychotherapy. Thus, I am ethically unable to participate in dual roles, such as acting on your behalf in legal proceedings, which includes testifying in court, whether in person or by affidavit. Please let me know if you require such services so I can refer you to an additional and/or appropriate professional to meet your needs.


If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to discuss them further with me.