Your involvement in counseling services, including attendance, is completely confidential. The counseling setting requires trust, and maintaining your privacy is key in developing and maintaining that trust. What you share in sessions, stays in sessions. The only times we can breach confidentiality according to HIPAA and California State Law are:When you provide a written release of information that specifies what is to be shared and with whom.When a court order is given by a judge to obtain records for legal reasons.When a mandated report is required (such as danger to self, danger to others, child abuse, elder abuse, and dependent adult abuse).
One of the reasons we do not use insurance or EAP is to increase the confidentiality of our sessions with our first responders. Outside of you choosing to share, no one outside of our agency will know of you seeking sessions.