In general, all communication between us is confidential and I will only release information about our work to others at your request and with your written permission. I will also be discussing our work with my supervisor, however I will do everything possible to keep your identity confidential. My supervisor’s focus will be on how I am doing as a psychotherapist and is there to offer suggestions and input on my work with you. My supervisor is also bound by confidentiality.
There are certain situations, however, where I am required by law to reveal information obtained during therapy to other persons/agencies, even if you do not give permission. These are the situations: If you threaten grave bodily harm or death to yourself or another I may inform medical or law enforcement personnel. If you report to me knowledge of physical or sexual abuse of a minor child by an adult, or of an elderly or disabled person I am required to inform the appropriate agencies. If you report the sexual misconduct of a mental health professional I am required to report it to the appropriate College. If you become involved in a legal case (child custody, civil suit, etc.) I may be required to produce records or testify. I will do everything I can to keep your records confidential but sometimes it may be out of my control to do so.