The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
- Privacy Notice
Social Media and the Internet
So much information about a person can be found online, either through company websites, social media, business reviews, and more. It’s the age we live in, therefore, it is important we understand boundaries with regard to social media and any other information online.
- Client and therapist will NOT perform online searches on one another for the purpose of gathering personal information. This does not pertain to a client researching the professional background of a therapist and other service/practice information.
- Client and therapist will not request or agree to be “friends” on social media sites, including Facebook and LinkedIn. Clients may “like” or “follow social media pages that are offered by the therapist as a part of their professional work.
- If a client follows the therapist on a professional social media site, comments should not indicate there is a client-therapist relationship. Any comments made that potentially disclose such a relationship will be removed immediately.