Information shared between a client and a therapist is strictly confidential. Under the law, in Ontario we are required to break confidentiality in the following five circumstances:
1. Situations where there is an imminent risk of physical harm to oneself or to another.
cases of suspected child abuse or neglect, a therapist must report concerns
to the Children’s Aid Society.
cases where a therapist discovers that a regulated health care professional has abused a client.
4. If a client’s file is subpoenaed by a court of law.
5. If my regulated body audits my [your] files.