Confidentiality

In accordance with the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice, we adhere to a strict practice of maintaining confidentiality. Confidentiality of information will be respected to the fullest extent possible. We do not share any information about you without your written consent to do so. Rare circumstances in which confidentiality may no longer be upheld include:
Imminent and serious risk of suicide for you, or harm to self or to others
Reported or suspected abuse or neglect of a child or dependent adult
Subpoena of your file or required testimony by a court of law. If I am required to disclose your information without your consent, I will make every attempt to inform you of this prior to disclosing. At times, you may ask me to provide information to others, such as your family physician or to an insurance company. I will release this information with your signed consent.
Please let me know if you do not wish me to leave phone messages at the contact numbers you have provided. Unless you tell me otherwise, I will assume it is alright to leave brief messages. Any communication that is not face to face (such as texts, emails, phone calls, voice mail, faxes and video-sessions) are dealt with in as secure and confidential manner as possible. However, the nature of telecommunication means that it is not possible to provide a 100% guarantee of privacy.
If we happen to see each other in a public place, please know that in order to protect your confidentiality, I will not acknowledge that we know each other unless you do so first.  My social media policy is that I cannot “friend” current clients, former clients, or parents of clients on any social media platform, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.