The Rock Counseling Group staff will ensure with the highest of priority that medical records and everything you discuss in your sessions is strictly confidential, except for matters pertaining to:
- Suicide or self-harm
- Harm of another person
- Physical/sexual abuse or neglect of minors, persons with disabilities, and the elderly
- Information pertaining to diagnosis, dates of treatment, procedure codes, case reviews, and office notes requested by your insurance company to process your claims
- Consultations with other appropriate mental health professionals regarding treatment decisions on your behalf. Your confidentiality is still protected during consultations by your counselor and such professionals
- Disclosure of our professional relationship as well as contact and financial information to collect money owed for services rendered
- Court-ordered disclosures or anything else required by law
Confidentiality for Couples and Families Therapy Services
In relationship/couples/family/ or collateral counseling, participants agree that there will be no assumed or expected confidentiality between parties in conjoint treatment and the therapist unless predetermined and agreed to by all parties. This includes any communication or contact made with a therapist outside of the sessions by email, phone, letter, text, or other means of communication.
If requested and appropriate, individual members may also attend private sessions alone. Whenever a member attends a private session that is pre-defined as confidential, his or her disclosures are respected as confidential, and every effort will be made by your therapist to keep confidentiality during subsequent conjoint sessions. However, keep in mind that inadvertent breeches in this type of confidentiality are possible during conjoint sessions and that you agree to the risk.
These disclosures ensure comprehensive care and safety. A note of these disclosures will be placed in your clinical record. You have a right to revoke any consent to disclosure at any time in writing, however the circumstances listed above may necessitate disclosure of information despite your revocation.