Teens and Privacy
Adolescents over the age of 13 have the legal right to confidentiality. When children or adolescents are referred for treatment, it is important to respect their need for privacy, while identifying issues that the whole family needs to address. Please note that by law, some facts cannot be kept private. If you are gravely disabled, suicidal, or dangerous, that fact requires disclosure. Therapists are also required by law to report child and elderly abuse.
The following questionnaires can help you focus on the nature of your issues. During the first few couples' therapy sessions, you and your partner will focus on identifying your relationship conflict. In order for Dr. DeSeve to understand your situation, please print and complete the questionnaires that are relevant to your situation and bring them to your first appointment. This will help determine the kinds of changes you want to achieve from therapy. The questionnaires are:
A-3 Sex Inventory | Accepting Influence | After the Affair | Restoring Trust
How Lonely Is Your Relationship? | Sexual Addiction History