Your Rights and Responsibilities

As a client of Grief Therapy, you have the following rights:

To be treated with respect, dignity and decency at all times. You will not be subjected to harsh or unrealistic treatment or be deprived of any civil rights.

To be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, or other unlawful category while receiving services.

To be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services.

To be assured of privacy and confidentiality while receiving services as defined by rule and law, included the following exceptions:

  • Reporting suspected child abuse;
  • Reporting imminent danger to client or others;
  • Reporting information required in court proceedings, or other relevant agencies; and
  • Defending claims brought by client against practitioner;

As a client of Grief Therapy, you have the following responsibilities:

To provide accurate and complete information concerning your present present/past medical/personal history, complaints, and other matters relating to your current condition(s), issues and life circumstances;

To make it known to the practitioner whether (s)he comprehends clearly the course of treatment and what is expected from them;

To pay all fees incurred for services prior to receiving the service.

To keep appointments and notifying therapist at least 24 hours in advance if you are unable to make your appointment;

To adhere to treatment recommendations. While entering therapy is voluntary, during the course of your care, your therapist will make recommendations that are specific to your presenting problem and circumstance. While there are benefits to following these recommendations, choosing not to adhere to them could result in consequences such as discharge. Those consequences will be discussed in greater detail during the session.