The law protects the confidential relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information about you cannot be disclosed to others without your 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 client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I am required by law to report one's intent to do harm to self or others, and the appropriate health or human services or other agency will be informed, with or without the client's consent. I am required by law to warn an intended victim, and to keep the client safe, as well as others in the public.
If you want others to be informed of your therapeutic progress, I can not legally release your personal information unless you sign a release of information form.