Patient Rights

Your Rights as listed on the Patient Intake Form:

  • Receive respectful treatment that will be helpful to you.
  • Receive a particular type of treatment or end treatment without obligation or harassment.
  • A safe environment, free from sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
  • Report unethical and illegal behavior by a therapist.
  • Ask questions about your therapy.
  • Request and receive information about the therapist’s professional capabilities, including licensure, education, training, experience, professional association membership, specialization and limitations.
  • Have written information about fees, method of payment, insurance reimbursement, number of sessions, substitutions (in case of vacations and emergencies), and cancellation policies before beginning therapy.
  • Decline to answer any questions or disclose any information you choose not to reveal.
  •  Understand and know the limits of confidentiality and the circumstances in which a therapist is legally required to disclose information to others.
  • Ask for, and in most cases receive, a summary of your file, including the diagnosis, your progress, and the type of treatment.
  • Transfer of a copy of your file to any therapist or agency you choose.
  • Receive a second opinion at any time about your therapy or therapist’s methods.
  • Request that your therapist inform you of your progress.