Confidentiality

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or elder abuse. I am required by law to report to appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious and imminent bodily harm to another person/s. I may be compelled to notify the police and inform the intended victim/s.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself,  and does not cooperate with safety measures, I may  (without permission) contact the crisis unit and/or law enforcement in order to ensure safety.