You are entitled and protected by law to a confidential relationship with your therapist. As such your therapy sessions are private and the content of those sessions will be held in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared with anyone without your written consent. Please know, however, that there are a few important exceptions to confidentiality, which you must know about. The following are the mandated exceptions to confidentiality:
- Suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect of a minor less than 18 years of age.
- Suspected physical, sexual, or financial abuse or neglect of an elder or dependent adult.
- If someone is in serious threat of imminent physical danger from you I am required by law to notify that person(s) and the applicable police agency.
- If you threaten suicide I will take whatever action is appropriate and necessary under the circumstances to ensure your safety, which may include notification of others.