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Your Rights As A Client.

Communication. Right to request how we contact you to maintain your confidentiality.

Suggestions. You are invited to suggest changes in any aspect of the services provided.

Civil Rights. Your civil rights are protected by federal and state laws.

Cultural/Spiritual/Gender Issues. You may request services from someone with training or experiences from a specific cultural, spiritual, or gender orientation. If these services are not available, we will help you in the referral process.

Treatment. You have the right to take part in formulating your treatment plan.

Denial of services. You may refuse services offered to you and be informed of any potential consequences.

Medical/Legal Advice. You may discuss your counseling with your doctor or attorney.

 

Your Rights To Receive Information. 

Risks and benefits. You have the right to be informed of the risks and benefits associated with counseling.

Costs of services. We will inform you of how much you will pay before your first visit.

Termination of services. You will be informed as to what behaviors or violations could lead to termination of services.

Confidentiality. You will be informed of the limits of confidentiality and how your protected health information will be used.

Policy changes.

 

Our Ethical Obligations.

We dedicate ourselves to serving the best interest of each client.

We will not discriminate between clients or professionals based on age, race, creed, disabilities, handicaps, preferences, or other personal concerns.

We maintain an objective and professional relationship with each client.

We respect the rights and views of other mental health professionals.

We will appropriately end services or refer clients to other programs when appropriate.

We will evaluate our personal limitations, strengths, biases, and effectiveness on an ongoing basis for the purpose of self-improvement. We will continually attain further education and training.

We hold respect for various institutional and managerial policies, but will help improve  such policies if the best interest of the client is served.

 

Client’s Responsibilities.

You are responsible for taking an active role in the counseling process.

You are responsible for your financial obligations as outlined in the Payment Contract for Services.

You are responsible for following the policies of this office.

You are responsible to treat staff and fellow clients in a respectful, cordial manner in which their rights are not violated.

You are responsible to provide accurate information about yourself.