The law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, we must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm him or herself, we will make every effort to enlist his/her cooperation in insuring his/her safety. If he/she does not cooperate, we will take further measures without his/her permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure his/her safety.
Disclosure due to court order or subpoena. Prior to disclosure the client will be notified and the specifics of the order will be discussed.