is extremely important within the therapeutic relationship and is
maintained at all times. Everything we discuss will remain between us and you can rest assured you have a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. There are some instances however, where
confidentiality must be broken:
- If I believe that you are likely to harm yourself and/or another person, I may take action necessary to protect you or others by contacting law enforcement officers or a physician.
- If I have cause to believe that a child has been or may be abused or neglected, I am required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
- If I have cause to believe that an elderly or disabled person has been or may be abused, neglected, or subject to financial exploitation, I am required to make a report to the appropriate state agency.
- If your records are requested by a valid subpoena or court order, I must respond.
Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about these instances or any other confidentiality issues.