Privacy & Confidentiality

Your privacy is an important part of the confidential therapeutic experience and your relationship with your therapist.The law and professional ethics protect the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without your specific consent and written permission.

California State Law mandates certain exceptions to this confidentiality. Therapists are required by law to report to the appropriate authorities in the following situations:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse
  • A client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person
  • A client is at risk of causing serious physical harm to himself or herself