When Is A Therapist Allowed to Break Confidentiality?

stamp-123074_640In addition to the situations I discussed in the post Does everything I share with my therapist stay confidential?, there are cases when a therapist is allowed, but not required to disclose some information about a client to a third party. The most common situation when a therapist may do so is when a client presents a danger to themselves. Continue reading “When Is A Therapist Allowed to Break Confidentiality?”

Does Everything I Share With My Therapist Stay Confidential?

confidential-264516_640Will your therapist keep everything you tell them confidential? It depends on what you tell them. Generally speaking your therapist is supposed to keep your communications with them and even your identity in confidence, but confidentiality has its limits under the law.  Continue reading “Does Everything I Share With My Therapist Stay Confidential?”

I Don’t Like What My Therapist Wrote In My Records. What Can I Do?

folder-27857_640This post might be helpful to those, who have obtained the copy or the summary of their therapy records (Read more about therapy records.) If you believe some of the things in your records do not reflect accurately what was discussed in therapy or if you don’t agree with your therapist’s perceptions of you and your problems, you have the right to amend what the therapist wrote. Amending records means Continue reading “I Don’t Like What My Therapist Wrote In My Records. What Can I Do?”

Can I See My Therapy Records? Yes, You Can

folder-303891_640Often people want to see their therapist’s notes when they become dissatisfied with their therapy and haven’t been able to resolve the problem through discussing it with the therapist. Usually, when therapy seems to be working, people don’t care what’s in their records. Whatever the reason may be for you to see your records, you have the right to see it. Continue reading “Can I See My Therapy Records? Yes, You Can”