Rights & Confidentiality
Client Bill of Rights
- Free and unlimited counseling sessions.
- Choose freely among counselors, and change counselors after services have begun.
- Be valued as an insightful, competent individual who is not disordered, diseased,
dysfunctional, or deficient.
- Confidentiality in accordance with State and Federal law.
- Be fully informed about:
- your counselor's qualifications (e.g., licensure, training, experience);
- your counselor's areas of specialization and limitations;
- your counselor's therapeutic orientation and approach;
- your diagnosis, if your counselor uses one;
- Set the counseling pace and agenda and ask questions at any time.
- Experience a safe setting, including freedom from discrimination; verbal, physical,
or sexual abuse; and blaming or shaming by your counselor.
- Choose your own lifestyle -- as long as it doesn't impinge on other's rights -- and
to have your choices respected by your counselor.
- Disclose only that personal information which you choose.
- Continually evaluate the therapeutic relationship.
- Summaries of your therapy at your request.
- Access to a medication-free counseling experience.
- Information about treatment options, including medication and outside referral sources.
- Know about and refuse observation through digital video recordings as exercised by
your choice of counselor.
- Transition in or out of counseling at any time.
- Assert these rights without retaliation.