The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected abuse of a child, a dependent or elder adult,
- If you are at imminent risk of inflicting serious harm to yourself or to another person/s.
- If you disclose sexual misconduct of a physician or therapist.
- If you file a complaint with a licensing board or in cases of a malparctice suit; records will be released to the Board and/or legal counsel.
- If you disclose involvment in, or association with terrorist activities.
- If information is requested by a judge via court order.
For each of the above exceptions your therapist is required by law, or by governing authorities, to contact the proper authorities immediately. Medical, law enforcement, and/or governmental agencies may be notified with or without your consent.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, our therapists will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring client safety. If a client does not cooperate, our therapists will take further measures without client permission as provided by law in order to ensure client safety