Hi this is Virginia with the Soldiers Guide to PTSD. I want to take a minute to talk to you about confidentiality in therapy and mental health treatment.
Before talking with any individual therapist about our war experience, it might be smart to have a candid conversation about the limits of confidentiality. This is especially true if you have something sensitive you need to disclose.
I recommend that you ask:
- Who will have access to clinical notes,
- What our therapists have to report to our chain of command or to our health insurance, and
- the level of detail in the therapist's notes, written in our medical records