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.
Communications via this website or via email do not establish a therapist-client relationship. Do not provide any confidential information or any other information you would expect to be maintained in confidence to Amy Dowdey LCSW LLC until a formally established therapist-client relationship has been established. A formal relationship with Amy Dowdey LCSW LLC is established during the first in office appointment.