A Safe Space: Your Confidentiality & Privacy
The law protects the relationship between a patient and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a patient is threatening serious bodily harm to another person or people, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim(s).
- If a patient intends to harm themself, 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.