In the interest of providing competent psychological services at reasonable rates I limit my routine record keeping procedures to the professionally responsible minimum. This allows me to spend more time directly serving you and less time on paper work. If for any reason you would like a written summary of your treatment sent to another professional, I would be happy to prepare a narrative at the time of your request.
Generally speaking, the confidentiality of your records is assured by state and federal law; that is, your records cannot be released without a written authorization from you. Other State laws may override confidentiality and mandate that critical situations be reported to governmental agencies in the following specific cases: 1) if a patient expresses a serious intention to harm himself or others, or 2) if there is a substantial concern that children or the elderly are being abused or neglected.