Contents of all Hypnotherapy and Mental Health Coaching sessions are considered to be confidential and are completely judgment free. Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client’s legal guardian. Noted exceptions are as follows:
Duty to Warn and Protect
When a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person, the practitioner is required to report this information to legal authorities. In cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, the Practitioner is required to notify legal authorities.
Abuse of Children and Vulnerable Adults
If a client states or suggests that he or she is abusing a child (or vulnerable adult) or has recently abused a child (or vulnerable adult), or a child (or vulnerable adult) is in danger of abuse, the practitioner is required to report this information to the appropriate social service and/or legal authorities.
Parents or legal guardians of non-emancipated minor clients have the right to confidential information related to keeping the minor safe and the minor’s general welfare.