Yvonne Sinclair M.A., LMFT #MFC35807
1634 Poole Blvd, #400, Yuba City, CA 95993
916-434-2877 FAX 855-775-7457
According to California Law ALL information related to mental health is confidential, including the fact that you even attend counseling. This ensures your privacy. With Telecounseling all notes are kept on my personal confidential computer until I print them at my office and place them in your file folder under lock and key.
My computer, either at home or in office is totally private and confidential. While the Telecounseling is in session, I am the only one on this end and you are the only one on your end, unless you choose otherwise.
Billing information to Insurance Companies, Victim of Crime Board, County Agency, or any other Agency involved in payment of your session fee.
MANDATED REPORTING LAW:
Therapists are mandated by California Law to report to the appropriate authorities any suspicion of the following;
*elder abuse *child abuse *danger to self, others, or property
*inability to care for personal needs (dressing, eating, oriented to time and place)
*entered into a court case.
You may release your own confidential information for certain purposes (e.g., working with a social worker, layer, etc.). This requires your signed permission and a record of released information is kept in your file.
Records May be required for, and/or a therapist may have to testify in criminal or civil proceedings.
CONDIDENTIALITY IN THE COMMUNITY;
Small town concern; Since this is a small town/community and counseling is confidential, it may become awkward if we see each other in town. I will not acknowledge clients outside of the office. This is not meant to be rude or hurtful but rather to protect your privacy. If you say HI I will say HI back. In addition, if you know people who come to the agency for services, please respect their confidentiality and privacy by not discussing the fact they attend with anyone else.
I have read, discussed, and understand the above information. I understand the importance of confidentiality.