Confidentiality is a key component of any counseling session, and yet
it can sometimes be complex. To help, I've included the
following information. If you have any additional questions
about how your information will be handled during and after counseling,
please feel free to contact me
In general, whatever is
talked about with your counselor stays between the two of you.
are a few exceptions (see below) in which for the safety of you or
someone else, it is required to share certain, but not all, information.
While I do accept text
messages and email communication, I tend to prefer direct contact or
discussions via phone. It is critically important that you
that due to the electronic nature of these communications, and because
they are handled by a 3rd party, it is impossible for me to guarantee
The following text is taken from
the Confidentiality Statement that must be signed before counseling can
Your patient records are the property of Aaron Airozo, MFT and shall be
treated as confidential. To comply with state and federal
laws regarding patient confidentiality, your records will not be
released without properly executed written consent.
Everything about your care will be held in strictest confidence (with
the exception of those situations which we are required by law to
report). If you choose to have a third party informed of your
progress in counseling, it will be necessary to complete a
“Release of Information Form” that will be kept on
The following circumstances are an exception to keeping confidentiality
and are required by law to report:
When a client communicates threat of bodily injury to self
another person or is suicidal.
there is reasonable suspicion of abuse to a child, elder, or dependent
adult which has occurred or will
When information is ordered by a court.
Aaron Airozo, MFT regularly consults with a team of licensed
therapists. Therefore, he reserves the right to consult and
discuss pertinent information within this context. If your
case is discussed, no personal information will be used that might
identify you to the other therapists.
It is important to remember that electronic communication such as
e-mail, text messages, faxes and cell phone calls are not
secure. Please keep this in mind if you choose to communicate
with Aaron using these methods. If you have any questions
about confidentiality, please discuss them with him at any time.