Will 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.
This 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
Often 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
In the previous post on Transference, I discussed the traditional definition of transference and how it undermines therapy effectiveness. I also offered a different, much broader definition that would allow therapists to see clients’ problems and their relationships with clients more clearly and realistically.