Privacy & Confidentiality

Guiding Change Psychotherapy takes your privacy very seriously. We provide a safe, confidential environment where healing and change occur. Your therapist will listen without judgement and respond without a personal agenda.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), is a national law that applies to all medical providers including behavioral health providers. We abide by all HIPAA requirements, Florida statutes regarding confidentiality and privileged communications, as well as our own office practices.

We will not share your private information without your agreement and written permission although there are some limitations. There are a few situations when we may share information without your written authorization. If we believe there is a threat of physical harm to you, to other individuals, or to society, we are obligated to act and can share information related to this risk. If we suspect child abuse or neglect, as well as adult abuse or neglect, we are required by law to report it. If we are a party defendant to a civil, criminal, or disciplinary action arising from a complaint filed by the client, the waiver shall be limited to that action. Read our Notice of Privacy Practices for more complete information.