Associates in Comprehensive Counseling


At Associates in Comprehensive Counseling you can be assured of confidentiality as is required for professional ethical practice. We consider your privacy of vital importance and will protect it as we serve you. There are however, important exceptions to confidentiality that are legally mandated. In general terms, these exceptions include:

  1. If you pose a serious threat to yourself or another person.
  2. If there is a need to protect a child or dependent adult due to neglect, abuse or molestation.
  3. When mandated by the legal system by subpoena.

Confidentiality will be respected in all cases, except as noted above and in those additional cases where in our clinical judgment the maintenance of confidentiality is destructive to the individual. In those situations, this judgment would be discussed with the client and a plan developed cooperatively.

When our services are being utilized for a child, adolescent, or dependent adult the same general practice as outlined above applies. It is important for that dependent to be able to trust us, and important for you to understand the nature of therapy, the process and the needs of your dependent. As a parent or guardian, you have the right and responsibility to question and understand the progress of therapy, and we will use clinical discretion for both appropriate disclosure and your participation in treatment.