Limits of Confidentiality
What you discuss during your therapy session is kept confidential. No contents of the therapy sessions, whether
verbal or written may be shared with another party without your written consent or the written consent of your legal
guardian. The following is a list of exceptions:
Duty to Warn and Protect
If you disclose a plan or threat to harm yourself, the therapist must attempt to notify your family and notify
legal authorities. In addition, if you disclose a plan to threat or harm another person, the therapist is
required to warn the possible victim and notify legal authorities.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults
If you disclose, or it is suspected, that there is abuse or harmful neglect of children or vulnerable adults (i.e.
the elderly, disabled/incompetent), the therapist must report this information to the appropriate state agency
and/or legal authorities.
Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
Therapists must report any admitted prenatal exposure to controlled substances that could be harmful to the
mother or the child.
Insurance companies and other third-party payers may be given information that they request regarding services
to the clients.
The type of information that may be requested includes: types of service, dates/times of service, diagnosis, treatment
plan, description of impairment, the progress of therapy, case notes, summaries, etc.