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Privacy Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

Harford Psychological Services takes your privacy very seriously. The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which we are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person(s), we must notify the police and inform the intended victim(s).
  • If a client intends to harm themselves, we will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, we will take further measures without their permission that are provided to us by law in order to ensure their safety.
  • If an individual under the age of 18 displays risk taking behaviors, a parent or guardian must be notified.

**For the full version of the HIPPA regulations, please see our "Forms" page.**