Unless otherwise required by law, information revealed by you during therapy will be kept confidential and will not be released to any other person or agency without your written permission, or in the case of a minor, the permission of a parent or legal guardian. Legally information must be released in the following circumstances:
a. When abuse or neglect of a minor child or incapacitated adult is suspected, in which case the appropriate state authority must be informed
b. When a client or other individual is seen as posing a serious threat of harm to themselves, others or real property, in which case a licensed therapist must warn the police or likely victim
c. When ordered by a court or under subpoena
d. When a client has waived certain rights when contracting for insurance coverage of services.
Parents have a right, with some limitations, to access and authorize the release of information on their minor child’s treatment.