You Can Have Peace of Mind in the Confidentiality of Your Therapy

Trust can be a major concern when it comes to seeking counseling. Unfortunately, there can be a stigma surrounding psychological or emotional problems which may keep individuals from seeking the treatment they deserve. There can be even more fear surrounding confidentiality and who will have access to client records. It is important to know that counseling involves exploring core issues and getting a better perspective about the problems and difficulties a person may be facing. Sensitive and personal information may be addressed, creating difficulty in disclosing and discussing matters considered confidential. Counseling is about establishing rapport and trust between a therapist and client to create a comfortable environment for open discussion. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the counselor to build a relationship grounded on trust and confidentiality.

Freedom to Share

Everyone is unique and in turn will have unique experiences with counseling. You may feel ready to open up and share from your first session, or you may feel you need some time to feel comfortable sharing fully. There is no right or wrong way to approach counseling. Your counselor will provide reassurance and empathy, meeting you where you are at, finding the best treatment approach to meet your own unique needs.

You Have Legal Protection

All information you share with your therapist is protected by state law as well as professional ethical standards. The primary governing regulation comes from the Arkansas State Board of Examiners in Counseling. Apart from that, other professional guidelines are issued by the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Ethics, and American Counseling Association (2014). ACA Code of Ethics.

Ethics Safeguard Your Records and Identity

Reassurance of confidentiality starts with Leah’s rigid personal ethics that call for discretion and respect to all privileged information you privately shared. Added to that is the protection from all the ruling bodies guarding your privacy. Expect Leah’s professionalism to keep your disclosures confidential. Unless there is a signed consent, information will not be revealed to anyone else. Although Leah may find it necessary to consult or coordinate with other professionals for the purpose of providing more effective treatment for you, your privacy remains an important concern and this coordination cannot occur without your consent. Leah employs the most reasonable precaution to keep your information confidential. There can be exceptions to this confidentiality in rare incidences (as required by law), such as disclosure of abuse of a child or elderly person, risk of harm to self or others and/or legal requests such as subpoena or court order.

Everett Counseling, Where Confidentiality is a Serious Business

Everett Counseling takes confidentiality very seriously. Everett Counseling will uphold this commitment as we provide you with an atmosphere of privacy and mutual trust. Your treatment will consist of the best counseling approach for the private concerns you have entrusted. We highly appreciate your decision to seek help and entrust your most private concerns. If you have specific questions about confidentiality, feel free to discuss them with Leah, she will be happy to help you understand your right to privacy. Call today to start your journey toward recovery.

Confidential / Private Sessions

Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn’t matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed, and experienced, like Leah, is the one who can help the most. You don’t have to figure it out all alone. Call to schedule your appointment now!

Leah Everett

Leah Everett licensed counselor

"It is in my nature to fight for your confidentiality. It has caused a lot of problems for me because I have fought to keep records confidential. I have been highly effective as a guardian of client records. I want adults, teens, and children to trust that what they say to me will be kept confidential."