The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Informed Consent & HIPAA Policy
My informed consent and HIPAA policy forms provides you with more information regarding my office policies, your rights to privacy, and how your health information is protected and may be used under HIPAA laws. Upon beginning services with me you will receive these documents and are encouraged to review them thoroughly.