All communication between you and your counselor will be held in the strictest of confidence. Information can only be disclosed in the following situations: you have given written consent authorizing disclosure to another individual or party; suspected child/elder abuse or neglect; if you are a danger to yourself or to others; and appropriate medical authorities in the case of an emergency. In addition, when filing for insurance, the insurance company may have full access to your files to verify information they require for reimbursement.
Occasionally, counselors decide that they need to consult with a colleague or obtain supervision from another mental health professional in order to better serve you. Every effort is made to protect client privacy (e.g., withhold names, revealing information). At the present time all cases will be discussed with an off site supervisor, however, names will not be mentioned. Should your counselor desire consultation or more supervision, you will be informed of that decision and have the right to refuse.