The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. Your participation in therapy, the content of our sessions, and any information you provide me during our sessions is confidential. I am required by law to disclose certain confidential information.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report immediately to the appropriate authorities.
- If a client is threatening to do serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Crisis and Emergency Help 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
In case of a life threatening emergency dial 9-1-1
King County Crisis Clinic dial (866) 427-4747 or (206) 461-3222