About Confidentiality



I will treat with great care all the information you share with me. It is your legal right that our sessions and my records about you be kept private. Recent laws were enacted to protect any information about you that is transmitted electronically. (Please read my privacy policy brochure).

When is confidentiality not protected?

In all but a few rare situations, your confidentiality is protected by state law and by the rules of my profession. See my HIPAA brochure.

There is another situation in which I might talk about part of your case with another psychologist. When I am away from the office for a few days, I have a trusted fellow psychologist be “on call” for me. This psychologist will be available to you in emergencies. Therefore, he or she needs to know about you. Generally, I will tell this person only what he or she would need to know for an emergency. Of course, this psychologist is bound by the same laws and rules as I am to protect your confidentiality.