Confidentiality is maintained in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. Most commonly, all information shared in services at TCS is kept confidential. However, counselors may need to break confidentiality if:
- Your student is a danger to themselves or others, or threatens to cause serious and specific harm to another person,
- A child, disabled adult, or elderly person is being abused or neglected, or
- Records are subpoenaed or court-ordered.
Parents and other family members, faculty, staff, administration, and outside individuals and agencies do not have access to a student’s TCS records without written permission from the student. We truly understand that you may wish to know about your student’s engagement with us, and if your student provides written permission, we are happy to consult with you. However, without your student’s written permission, we cannot discuss your student’s treatment or even if your student has been seen by us. If your student has not provided written permission but you are concerned about your student and would like to share information with us, you may do so, with the understanding that we cannot provide any information back and that whatever you share with us can be shared with your student.
You are always welcome to contact us for general information about our services, for information about referring your student to us, and for guidance on how best to support your student. Additionally, if your student is under 18 or a dependent adult, then you must provide consent for services, and we may speak directly with you.