CONFIDENTIALITY & PRIVATE POLICY
The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- 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 insuring 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.
You are welcome to call at 516-569-7717,and if we are unavailable at the time of your call, please leave a messagewith a few convenient times to reach you and an alternate phone number, at which you can be reached. We will return your phone call at our earliest convenience. A voicemail system is available 24 hours a day, though we are NOT on call in the event of emergency.
In case of emergency, clients are advised togo to your local hospital's emergency room or call 911 or one of the following hotlines: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433); TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889); The HelpLine 311.