Is therapy completely confidential?

Therapy sessions are private, and the content of those sessions will be held in the strictest of confidence and will not be shared with anyone without your written consent. However, that there are a few important exceptions to confidentiality, which you must know about. The following are legal exceptions to confidentiality:

  1. Suspected physical or sexual abuse or neglect of a minor under 18 years of age.
  2. Suspected physical, sexual, or financial abuse or neglect of an elder or dependent adult.
  3. A client who poses a significant threat of harm to self or others.
  4. If a court of law issues a legitimate subpoena for information stated on the subpoena.
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