Confidentiality

What is discussed in psychotherapy sessions, as well as any testing data, is confidential and all staff members adhere to the guidelines of HIPPA and the laws of the District of Columbia. Patient records are maintained under strict security measures that are consistent with professional practices.

Psychological treatment is most effective when you feel able to be direct and honest with your clinician without fear that personal information will be shared with unauthorized persons. We do not release information outside the Clinic without your direct permission, except in situations such as those listed below.

The laws of the District of Columbia require the following exceptions to patient confidentiality:

  • If the therapist has knowledge of child, elder, or a person with disability is being neglected or abused.
  • If the therapist has knowledge of intent to harm himself/herself.
  • If the therapist has knowledge of intent to harm others.
  • If the therapist receives a court order to release information.

All clinicians are supervised and consult with licensed mental health professionals. This ensures that you are provided with quality care.