Privacy Policy

CONFIDENTIALITY & PRIVACY POLICY

California law protects the relationship between a client and a therapist.  Information cannot be disclosed without permission.  There are, however, exceptions to this law.  The law requires all mental health practitioners to report the following conditions:

*  If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person or persons, I must notify the police as well as the intended victim.

*  Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse.  I will report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

*  If a client intends to harm him/herself, I will make every effort to enlist the client’s cooperation in insuring their safety.  If the client does not cooperate, I will take further measures, even  without the client’s permission and utilize what is provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.