Contents of all therapy sessions are considered to be confidential. Both verbal information and
written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of
the client or the client’s legal guardian. Noted exceptions are as follows:
Duty to Warn and Protect:
When a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person, the mental health professional
is required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. In cases in
which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, the health care professional is required to
notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults:
If a client states or suggests that he or she is abusing a child (or vulnerable adult) or has recently
abused a child (or vulnerable adult), or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, the mental
health professional is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances:
Mental Health care professionals are required to report admitted prenatal exposure to controlled
substances that are potentially harmful.
Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minor clients have the right to access the clients’
Insurance Providers (when applicable):
Insurance companies and other third-party payers are given information that they request regarding
services to clients.
Information that may be requested includes, but is not limited to: types of service, dates/times of
service, diagnosis, treatment plan, description of impairment, progress of therapy, case notes, and
I agree to the above limits of confidentiality and understand their meanings and ramifications.