How can therapy help me?
Therapy can be a stabilizing experience that offers an empathic space in which one can explore themselves,identify inter-personal struggles,and find resouces they did not know of.
What can I expect as a therapy client?
- To feel respected and not judged.
- Have the pace set by you.
- Confidentiality, this is a legal right - see more below.
- Communicate openly with therapist.
- Find more at: http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-to-find-a-therapist/
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
- Duty to Warn and Protect (therapists have a duty to take reasonable precautions to warn or protect a third party threatened by his or her client when:
(a) the patient has communicated to the licensed mental health professional an explicit threat to kill or inflict serious bodily injury upon a reasonably identified victim or victims and the patient has the apparent intent and ability to carry out the threat…; or (b) the patient has a history of physical violence which is known to the licensed mental health professional and the licensed mental health professional has a reasonable basis to believe that there is a clear and present danger that the patient will attempt to kill or inflict serious bodily injury against a reasonably identified victim or victims.
- When a patient discloses intentions or implies a plan for suicide, I am required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of my patient.
- Abuse, neglect or exploitation of children and vulnerable adults.
- If a patient discloses or professional suspects the patient is abusing, neglecting or exploiting a child or vulnerable adult.