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Our Confidentiality Agreement

Your privacy is important to us.

Confidentiality is of the utmost importance. All information discussed in session will be kept confidential, with the exception of specific legal and ethical limits. Information is released only with the client’s written consent and only to those individuals in need of information in order to provide care to the client (e.g. physician and  registered psychologist/supervisor).

The following exceptions or limits to confidentiality in therapy as required by law are:

  • If there is a danger of the client injuring him/herself, someone or some organization (e.g. police, ambulance service) will be alerted.

  • If there is a danger of the client injuring someone else, the individual at risk will be alerted and authorities informed (e.g. police).

  • If there is indication that a child, under 16 years of age, is at risk from sexual, physical, emotional abuse and/or neglect, the Children’s Aid Society will be notified.

  • In some cases (e.g. child custody, criminal cases), a file could be subpoenaed by the courts.

    Please feel free to ask any question that you may have about the treatment, or treatment policies, at any time during this process.

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