Privacy & Policy

Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

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 dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

 

A copy of our most current Informed Consent is available at the Alethia office.  A copy will be offered to you at your initial session.

 

CONTACT AND EMERGENCIES

In order to schedule, change, or cancel an appointment please call Alethia Counseling Center at 903-561-8955.   You may also reach me at 903-216-3056.  I will retrieve messages daily and will return your call within 24 hours.  If you are calling regarding an emergency, please call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

 

 

 

 

 

COMPLAINTS

If you believe my conduct as an LPC is in violation of your rights under the law, you may send a written complaint to Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, 1100 W. 49th St., Austin, TX  78756 or call 512-834-6658. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Signature of Therapist                                                                   Date

 

 

 

Allison Cooper, LPC