Is everything confidential?

Confidentiality is basic to therapy and the patient has the legal right to control access to information about their treatment. You should be aware however, that some insurance companies require certain information from the therapist as a condition for payment. If this is a major area of concern, it should be one of the subjects covered when you meet your therapist for the first time so that you are clear about your therapist’s policies and procedures regarding confidentiality and what information insurance companies require.