Your attendance and content from our sessions are completely confidential.
You will be provided with a copy of HIPPA regulations at the time of your visit.
There are certain exceptions to confidentiality, by law, to which I must adhere. This involves the fact that your insurance company as payor has the right to demographic information, and also to review your file, if requested, to make sure that quality assurance standards are met. (In my experience, such a review occurs very infrequently).
Also, records could be released in the event of a court order. There are certain legal protections for the client to prevent this.
There are also legal obligations to report to authorities in the event of child abuse or on the case of threat of harm to self or others.