Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law in Iowa protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. Iowa law also mandates certain exceptions to an individuals right to privacy.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which a provider is required to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, a provider must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, a provider will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, a provider can take further measures without the client's permission that are provided to the provider by Iowa State law in order to ensure a client's safety.

A complete written description of our confidentiality and privacy policy is available at our office. A copy of this policy is offered to all first time clients at the time of their first appointment.