The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Exceptions include:Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. We are required by law to report suspected abuse to the appropriate authorities immediately.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation to ensure their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without permission in accordance with applicable laws to ensure their safety.