Additional Client Rights and Important Information
1. You are entitled to receive information about methods used for therapy, the techniques used, duration of therapy (if known) and the structures. Please ask if you would like this information.
2. You can seek a second opinion from another therapist, or terminate therapy at any time.
3. In a professional relationship (such as ours), sexual intimacy between a therapist and a client is never appropriate. If sexual intimacy occurs, it should be reported to the State Board of
Examiners and Professional Counselors.
The information provided by and to the client during therapy sessions is legally confidential. The therapist
cannot be forced to disclose the information without the client's consent.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please feel free to ask.
I have read the above and understand the counselor's responsibilities, my financial obligation, and my rights as a client.
Due to the nature of the therapeutic process, it often involves making a full disclosure of many confidential and intimate matters. It is agreed that should there be legal proceedings, neither you or your attorney, or anyone else acting on your behalf will call me to testify in court or at any preceedings; nor will a disclosure of the psychotherapy records be requested. However, if I should receive a subpoena by the court, you will be responsible for my individulal hourly court fee of $300, which is applied for all professional time allocated for my services (e.g. travel time, paperwork, etc.