Information about you and your therapy will not be transmitted to anyone including your insurance company without your knowledge and express written consent. There are several exceptions to confidentiality as required by law. Exceptions can be made if any of the following conditions occur: (a) if neglect or abuse of a child is suspected; (b) if there is clear and imminent danger to the client or to another individual; (c) in child custody proceedings and proceedings in which a client’s emotional condition is an element; (d) if a client is involved in litigation and chooses to include his/her mental state as part of the litigation; and (e) other legal proceedings if a judge orders the release of records or testimony.
To further protect your privacy, I have a policy of not greeting a client whom I meet outside of my office. Thus, should we happen to meet in public, I will intentionally not say hello to you, thereby sparing you the possible embarrassment of having to explain our relationship to anyone who happens to be accompanying you. (You may, however, feel free to greet me in public if you wish.)
Your privacy is further ensured by arranging my office suite so that you will be able to exit from my office without having to walk back through the waiting room. The success of therapy is to a large extent dependent upon an honest and trusting relationship between the client and therapist and you should feel assured that I am fully committed to preserving your privacy and earning your trust.