Everything we discuss in counseling is legally confidential. This also means I cannot approach you in public unless you approach me first. Some sessions may be audio/video taped for the protection of the client and the therapist and will adhere to all your legal rights of client confidentiality.
Exceptions to confidentiality
Imminent harm to yourself or others; if I suspect any sexual or physical abuse of children; grave disability; if your records were subpoenaed by the courts; third-party billing and or insurance statements; or threat to national security.
Exception unique to Alpine Connection Counseling
Sometimes meeting in out-of-office locations can be beneficial for adolescents who are resistant to the traditional counseling setting. This is a unique and intentional approach of Alpine Connection Counseling that is provided as an option when agreed upon by the parent(s). This approach does, however, present risks to confidentiality due to meeting in public locations. For appropriateness, transportation will only be provided for same gender clients. (by signing this document you are agreeing to take no legal action regarding confidentiality as it relates to the above specific exception.)
To understand your therapist's approach, methods, and therapy options please visit:
To report any grievances you may have against your therapist:
*Sexual contact between a therapist and their client is illegal in the state of Colorado and is not recognized as any form of therapy.
Contact: Colorado State Department of Regulatory Agencies, Mental Health Section, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1340, Denver CO 80202, or phone: 303-894-7766.