Walden Counseling Privacy

"A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession's focus on Individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of Society.

Fundamental to social work is attention to the environmental forces that create, contribute to, and address problems in living."


Walden's Therapists are Governed by the State of

Michigan Department of Community Health

and are Bound by

NASW's Code of Ethic


Walden Counseling Privacy Policy The state of Michigan's law protects the relationship between a client & a psychotherapist; Information cannot be disclosed without written permission. This Client/Therapist relationship is confidential and private with the following Exceptions:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which Walden's Therapists are required by law, to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, Walden's Therapists must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, Walden's Therapists will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If a client does not cooperate, Walden's Therapists will take further measures, as are provided to them by law and without consent, to insure their safety.