Will my sessions be confidential?

Psychotherapists make every effort to ensure that the information shared in session will remain confidential, unless you give your therapist signed permission to share information about your treatment.  As mentioned above, if you choose to utilize your insurance benefits a diagnosis must be submitted to you insurance company to determine medical necessity.  If the insurance company wants additional information in order to process a claim or authorize additional sessions, you will need to decide whether or not you want your therapist to submit additional information.  Otherwise, your therapist will maintain your confidentiality, with the exception of the following:

  1. You express any thoughts of harming yourself or others. 
  2. You report suspected child or elder abuse to your therapist.  Therapists are required by law to report suspected cases of abuse.

  3. Your therapist receives a court order requiring him or her to submit records or appear in court regarding a legal case