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.
These laws are part of my National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and are also part of the State of Maryland COMAR regulations in accordance with my Maryland State License to practice.
If you have a medical emergency please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911
Suicide Prevention Hotline of BALTIMORE 410-752-2272
Baltimore County Crisis Response System: 410-931-2214
First Call for Help (all types of referrals): 410-685-0525
211Grassroots Crisis Line - suicide intervention hotline: 410-531-6677
Maryland Youth Crisis - suicide intervention: 1-800-422-0009
Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline 410-828-6390