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Thriving Despite Grief
PAT SHARP, PH.D. Grief Counseling For Individuals & Families
Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a counselor or psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission. While our work is done as coaching (educational) our commitment to Confidentiality and Privacy remain the same as licensed counselors.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.