Confidentiality and Dual Relationships
Discussions between a counselor and a client are confidential. No information will be released without the client’s written consent unless mandated by law. Possible exceptions to confidentiality include but are not limited to the following situations:
- Child abuse.
- Abuse of the elderly or disabled.
- Sexual exploitation.
- Criminal/ legal prosecutions.
- Serious and foreseeable harm
- Contagious and/ or life-threatening diseases
- Fee disputes between the counselor and the client
Therapy never involves sexual, business, or any other dual relationships that could impair my objectivity, judgment, or therapeutic effectiveness.