The communication between client and counselor is considered confidential except as where required by law, i.e., where there is a threat of serious harm to self or others, such as, but not limited to, child abuse, suicide or homicide.
Only with your consent, you may allow your counselor to share your information and session notes with a third party medical or mental health provider for your treatment and care. You may revoke permission to share at any point in the treatment process. Whatever information that may have been shared to that point will of course, be exempt.
Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act (No Surprises Act), health care providers and health care facilities are required to provide a good faith estimate of expected charges for items and services to individuals who are not enrolled in a plan or coverage or a Federal health care program, or not seeking to file a claim with their plan or coverage both orally and in writing, upon request or at the time of scheduling health care items and services. The cost per service has been disclosed to you prior to booking. Should you have questions or seek further clarification, please let your therapist know.