The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- 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.
If you have an emergency (i.e. thoughts of harming yourself or someone else, a medical emergency, or other type of emergency), immediately call 911, go to your local emergency room, or call an emergency hotline (i.e. 800 Suicide, etc.).
The Linda Clarkson website, its e-mail address, its phone number, and Contact Me page are not to be used for emergency situations. These services are not intended and are not appropriate for such situations. These services lack the support and immediacy needed for emergency situations.