All communications and records are held in the strictest of confidence. Every effort will be made to keep your personal information private. It is important that anyone who receives services is fully informed about how their information is kept confidential in accordance with Ohio State Law and ethical standards of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Information may be released about your services, in accordance with state law, when (1) you sign a written release indicating consent to release to another party, such as a family member, doctor, or other professional; (2) you express serious intent to harm yourself or someone else; (3) there is reasonable suspicion of abuse against a minor, elderly person, or dependent adult; (4) to acquire payment for services or for billing purposes; (5) a subpoena or court order is received directing the disclosure of information. In cases where a court order is received, your counselor will consult with other professionals and limit the release to only what is necessary by law. In addition your counselor may consult with another professional counselor in order to give you the best service. In the event that your counselor consults with another counselor, no personal identifiable information such as your name would be released.