Confidentiality is one of the most important aspects of the relationship between client and therapist and your information is legally private and protected outside of you granting permission. There are only a few exceptions to this privacy:
1) You have indicated that you want to harm yourself. I will assess with you and move forward with proper planning and safety.
2) There is an indication that you want to harm someone else. I am responsible to inform the proper authorities, along with the intended victim.
3) Suspected child, elder, or dependent person abuse. I am a Mandated Reporter and I am legally required to make a report if these situations have been indicated.
4) A case may be reviewed in a supervision setting but it is done so privately, respectfully, and without identifying information for the client.