In general, all communications between an adult client and a psychologist are protected by law and are kept in strict confidence. Information about our work together can only be released to others with your written permission.
Although your therapist may request or suggest that you allow communication with specific individuals, such as your physician or other health professional, this is your choice. Your therapist must have written permission before any such communication takes place.
Confidentiality, however, is not absolute. There are several situations in which confidentiality cannot be guaranteed, including, but not limited to, the following:
• You or someone else appears to be in immediate danger
• Reason to suspect child abuse or neglect is occurring
• A court orders the release of information
Email is NOT SECURE – Email is a wonderful communication tool but its use is limited. Because it uses the Internet to move around, complete privacy cannot be guaranteed when using email.