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Confidentiality

One of your most important rights as a client involves confidentiality.  Within certain limits, information revealed by you during therapy sessions will be kept strictly confidential.  It will not be revealed to any other person or agency without your written consent.

You should also know that there are certain times when, as a mental health professional, your counselor is required by law to reveal information obtained during therapy to other persons or agencies without your consent.  Also, your counselor is not required to inform you of such actions in this regard.  Even so, he or she will most likely discuss with you such potential disclosures before they are made.  The times when your counselor must reveal information to other persons or agencies are as follows:

Please feel free to discuss confidentiality and its limits with your counselor during your initial appointment or at any point thereafter.

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