The law as well as professional ethics protect the confidentiality of all communications between a client and psychotherapist. No information may be disclosed without prior written permission from the client, with several exceptions. These include:
Confidentiality and limits to confidentiality will be detailed in treatment documents you will be asked to read and sign before your first visit.
If the therapist believes that the client is at imminent risk to seriously physically harm or kill him/herself or someone else;
Suspected child abuse or neglect, or dependant adult or elder abuse.