- Counseling is a shared effort between a counselor and the person receiving services.
- You have a right to choose your counselor or therapist.
- You have the right to specify if you are only comfortable with a counselor or therapist of a specific gender identity.
- Conversations with your therapist are confidential. In rare and specific circumstances, a therapist may break confidentiality if there is an immediate threat to safety (yours or others).
- Counseling is most helpful when you are able to be open and honest. However, your experiences are yours to share and you should never feel compelled to disclose something if you don’t feel comfortable doing so.
- Counseling services should feel safe and be respectful of your identities.