Confidentiality & Privacy

Limits to Confidentiality and Communication

I strive to keep the information you share with me in confidence and to guard your privacy. Not only is it important to hold your trust but I am also bound by professional and ethical standards. Any clinical notes or personal information are securely stored.

However, there are limits to confidentiality. I may have a duty to report the following:

  • If you are at immediate or serious risk of harming yourself or another person.
  • If you are abusing and/or neglecting a child or a vulnerable adult.
  • If I am ordered by court to disclose confidential information.

Though these situations may be rare in private practice, I will discuss with you beforehand if I am required to disclose any of your information. 

Communication by text or email are used only for the purpose of scheduling or cancelling appointments unless agreed upon information about a session.

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I would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

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