Absolutely. We are ever thoughtful of protecting your information and most sensitive subject matter.
Confidentiality is also extended to children. This can at times be particularly challenging for parents. Private thoughts of children will be confidential. We encourage discussion with parents as little change happens without the parents and family system being involved. We will never take chances with anyone’s safety.
Expect that any and all we do is protected by laws and ethical statutes. There are some important exceptions though:
⦁ If there is concern about physical harm to self, others, children, or elders, We are compelled to alert proper authorities. If this was ever to be the case, we would discuss the circumstances thoroughly.
⦁ If you request that I communicate with someone, you will be asked to sign a “Release of Information” and to specify what can be communicated and for how long the release will remain in effect.
⦁ If during a medical emergency I need to reveal information that is necessary to protect or insure your health and safety.