I will do whatever is legally and ethically appropriate and allowable, to the best of my skills and abilities, to keep your personal information private. What you say in our sessions together is covered by legal confidentiality, so long as it falls within the legal limitations. Those limitations are as follows: If I have a concern that you are in any way in danger of hurting yourself or others, I am required by law to contact the appropriate authorities. If I have a concern that a child or an elder is being abused by anyone (not necessarily yourself) as a result of our conversations in session, I am required to report it to the appropriate authorities. If I am subpoenaed by a court of law to present information regarding your care, or to testify regarding your care, I may be required to do so depending on the situation. In all situations where confidentiality must be broken, I am committed to informing you as much as is ethically required and appropriate. I will, in any of these situations consult with my supervisor, my director, and other professionals prior to taking any action. And I will limit any such release to only what is required by law and my code of ethics.