We want to assure all clients and prospective clients that the law and our professional ethics require that information given and discussed during counseling sessions is kept strictly confidential. Staff at Focus Psychological Services will not release clients’ name or the content of therapy sessions without explicit written permission of the client. Contracting agencies are only informed of statistical data regarding access to services. Agencies do not receive client names or other identifying data.
However, there are several conditions under which the obligation of confidentiality must be set aside when we are mandated by law to take action to insure clients’ safety or the safety of others. Every effort will be made to resolve these issues before information is acted upon. Exceptions to confidentiality are as follows: