As a counselor, I abide by the standards of confidentiality set forth by the NCBLPC and upheld by the state law. Therefore, any information spoken, written, or disclosed in any matter throughout the duration of our counseling relationship and anytime thereafter will be held confidential. However, there are several situations in which I cannot legally or ethically hold the information confidential, such as:
1. If you disclose directly or it is reasonably suspected that you will pose imminent danger to the health and safety of yourself or others;
2. If at anytime you disclose that a child or elder adult has been or will be abused or neglected;
3. In the event that a court order requires the release of case records or direct testimony;
4. If you request that your records be released, and sign a release of information form;
5. If you are a minor, your confidentiality is constrained by the request of your parent and/or legal guardian.
Once again, the information disclosed throughout the counseling process will be held confidential according to license and state law. It is important to be aware that, at times, I may participate in supervision/consultation with other licensed professions, so that I may receive feedback about treatment strategies in order to be most effective as your counselor. I will not reveal your identity without your express written consent. Also, in a counseling setting with multiple clients, such as group, family, or couples counseling, it is important to note that I can only guarantee my own assurance to uphold confidentiality as described above.