Confidentiality Statement

The Counseling Center staff takes every precaution to protect your privacy in accordance with the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association. All information provided by you during counseling sessions, all records, and even the fact that you are a client at the Counseling Center, is considered confidential information, and is kept in strict confidence.

This means that no information about you or your concerns will be shared with any person, department, or agency, on or off campus, without your expressed or written consent. There are, however, specific legal and/or ethical limits pertaining to the issue of confidentiality. These limits involve a legal and ethical responsibility on the part of a mental health professional to release information when required by law. This information may include the threat of serious harm to self or others and incidents of actual or suspected abuse of children or the elderly. Otherwise, all information is held in the strictest confidence.