Confidentiality is protected by law and is the cornerstone of appropriate mental health care. We only release information about our work with your written permission. There are exceptions to this. Your insurance company may require some information if you choose to seek reimbursement.
There are situations in which mental health professionals are required by law to report or take action:
a.) Making provisions for your safety if there is the threat of imminent harm
b.) Taking protective actions if there is a threat of serious bodily harm to others
c.) Reporting potential child, elder, or dependent abuse
d.) Legal testimony if subpoenaed by a court
e.) Assisting in accessing services if a patient is unable to meet their basic needs due a mental illness.
Please note that these situations are rare. The policy of Minds that Matter is to maintain strict confidentiality.