Your privacy as a client is highly important. While entering into psychotherapy, it is important to enter into a trusting, safe, and confidential environment. What is spoken in session is kept between the therapist and the client. The therapist cannot divulge confidential information without your consent, unless under specific situations. Below is a partial list of situations in which a therapist may disclose information.
- If there is a serious risk to your health and safety or the health and safety of another individual or the public. Information will be shared only with law enforcement which is able to help prevent or reduce the threat.
- If suspected abuse or neglect has occurred to a child. If suspected, it is required by Texas Law that CPS be contacted within 24 hours.
- Lawsuits and legal or court proceedings with a subpoena or Authorization to Share Information.
- If required by law enforcement.
- Workers Compensation and similar benefit programs with Authorization to Share Information.
There are other situations like the ones above. However, they do not occur often. If you have any questions, feel free to Contact Me. As a client, you have a right to privacy.