Counseling involves the sharing of sensitive, personal, and private information that may at times require you to push yourself outside of your emotional comfort zone. The outcome of counseling is often positive; however, the level of satisfaction for any individual is not predictable.
Confidentiality: All interactions with Counseling Services, including scheduling of or attendance at appointments, the content of your sessions, progress in counseling, and your records are confidential. You may request in writing that the counseling staff release specific information about your counseling to persons you designate.
Exceptions to Confidentiality:
- The counseling staff works as a team. Your therapist may consult with other counseling staff to provide the best possible care.
- If there is imminent danger of harm to self and/or others, a therapist is legally required to report this information to authorities responsible for ensuring safety.
- New York State law requires that staff of Counseling Services who learn of, or strongly suspect, physical or sexual abuse or neglect of any person under 18 years of age must report this information to child protective services.
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