DOES WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN THERAPY REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL?
Confidentiality is an important part of our code of ethics as therapists. We understand that for you to feel comfortable revealing information (which allows your therapy to be effective) you must feel safe with and trust us with sensitive matters. As therapists, we provide you with a confidential disclosure agreement that explains how your personal information is handled. We take your privacy seriously, and what you discuss with your therapist in session stays in the room and within our therapy services*.
Sometimes you may choose to have your therapist share information with someone else on your healthcare team. The law only allows us to do this with your written consent.
*In certain situations, state law and professional ethics provide exceptions to confidentiality and require disclosure:
- Suspected violence, abuse, or neglect of children, the elderly, or people with disabilities.
- Suspicion the client may harm themselves or others.