The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist. Information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police to inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. I am required by law with or without the client's permission to ensure his or her safety.