Lesley M. Cruz
Creative Therapy for Children,Adolescents, Individuals , & Families
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Privacy & Policy


 

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

Confidentiality is the cornerstone of psychotherapy therefore the law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist. Rest assured information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

However exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, 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.