What about confidentiality?
Trust-building during treatment is a vital component to a successful outcome. I am expected by law to maintain confidentiality. Information can only be shared with your written consent. Even though I would have your consent, only relevant information is shared with whomever you have given me permission to speak to. This information will be reviewed with you prior, if possible, to disclosing it to make certain you are comfortable with it.
Children ages 12 and above are also protected by client-therapist privilege. This means that within this age range, children must consent to disclosing information to parents unless the information places the child in danger and/or is deemed clinically necessary. In which case, I can disclose information without the child’s permission. Parents are allowed to be given general information related to their child’s physical and mental health, treatment needs, and services provided.