All information discussed in the session is confidential. Any information will be released only by written consent of parents (for children ) or by the individual adult. In certain situations there is no confidentiality by law disclosure is required:
Client records maybe subpoenaed in legal proceedings particularly by a parent or client raising mental health issues. I will consult with legal counsel. Typically my session notes are brief and document progress towards treatment goals.
To protect your privacy I will not use email to communicate clinical information or Protected Health Information such as social security number, date of birth etc. I also do not use public facing platforms such as Facebook , Instagram. I will also not acknowledge you in public to protect your privacy. For confidential communication I use a patient portal called Simple Practice that is HIPAA compliant.