Confidentiality

Confidentiality

 

Meeting and talking with a counselor is confidential. In fact, no one knows you come to the counseling center unless you volunteer that information. Visits to the counseling center will not show up on your transcript and will not affect your financial aid. Counseling records are kept for treatment purposes and are not part of other University records. Therefore, your professor, friends, and family will not know that you went to counseling or what you talked to the counselor about.

Exceptions to this policy include:

  • Imminent danger to self
  • Imminent danger to others
  • Child/dependent abuse
  • Elderly abuse
  • Court order
  • When required by law
  • When client signs a release allowing counselor to speak to a specific person about you or your case