Confidentiality is an essential part of our clinical relationship. Our office offers a team approach to counseling where it may be appropriate to share your information with another counselor or supervisor within our practice involved in your treatment plan for therapeutic reasons. Information given to Rosario Counseling & Associates, including the scheduling of appointments, content of counseling sessions, and any records to name a few, are confidential as outlined by HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act), along with our State laws & Professional Ethics that regulates our counseling practice with few exceptions.
The special circumstances that are an exception in which Rosario Counseling & Associates are required to contact the appropriate entity to handle are the areas that follow: Child or Elder abuse, Suicidal Ideation, Homicidal Ideation, or Court Order. In the event a client has both a communicable and life threatening disease and another individual(s) are at a serious risk of contracting a contagious/life-threatening disease a counselor may be justified in disclosure. Otherwise, your personal information will not be released to any entity or person(s) without your written consent.