The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist/counselor; in general, information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
I take your privacy very seriously. Unless you appear to be in danger, or a threat to others, I will not disclose what we discuss to anyone - including spouses, partners, and family members - without your express permission. I know the decision to participate in counseling can be stressful. Our best work will be done when you are able to feel safe and secure. If you have questions about privacy or other confidentiality concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.
In return I ask that you are respectful of other clients you may see entering or exiting the office, or attending a group session, and understand their own needs for privacy and confidentiality.
While I use text messaging to manage scheduling requests and other practical issues, due to privacy and other concerns, I cannot answer clinical questions nor provide clinical guidance via text message.