Privacy/Confidentiality

 

At Fairhaven Counseling and Consulting, privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance! With an emphasis on

 

 

Successful therapy requires the development of trust and part of this is knowing that your personal issues are just that- personal. Your presence in therapy, nor what you discuss in session will be shared with anyone, without your written permission.

 

All communications between a client and a therapist are 

confidential and protected by state laws. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule.

 

Exceptions include:

 

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which the therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately

 

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

 

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the psychologist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate,  further measures will be taken without their permission that are provided by law in order to ensure their safety.

 

 

"Keeping Private Lives Private"