Individual Counseling - Shelley Holloway M.Ed - 53 Chester Street - Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 - 617-395-1494
Privacy & Limits to Confidentiality
Beyond the law and standard practice of the counseling profession, I hold your privacy and confidentiality as not only your legal right but as a sacred act. The therapeutic relationship between you, the client and myself, the healing professional is my priority and any information you share will not be disclosed without your consent in writing; only these three provisos being the exception to this rule:
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.