• Confidentiality

    Material revealed in counseling will remain strictly confidential unless the following circumstances exist:

    1. the student/client signs a written release of information indicating informed consent to such release
    2. the student/client expresses serious intent to harm himself/herself or someone else
    3. there is evidence or reasonable suspicion of abuse/neglect against a minor child, elderly person (65 or older), or a dependent adult
    4. a subpoena or other court order is received directing the disclosure of information. It is my policy to warrant either (a) privileged communication in the event of #4 or (b) the right to consult with students/clients, if at all possible, barring an emergency, before mandated disclosure in the event of #2 or #3.

    Although I cannot guarantee it, I will seek to notify students/clients of all mandated disclosures. Any material obtained from a minor may be shared with the client's parent or guardian, at the discretion of the counselor. Therapy may involve the participation of family members and/or other significant persons. I do not guarantee confidentiality among joint participants in therapy, although I would use professional discretion in disclosing communications related to me.