Privacy & Policy

In general, the privacy of all communications between a client and a counselor are protected by law and cannot be disclosed without the client’s written consent or in the case of a minor without the written consent of his/her parent or legal guardian under the age of 13 in the State of Washington.

There are exceptions to confidentiality which include but are not limited to:

  • If there is suspected abuse or neglect of a child, elder, or vulnerable adult.
  • If there is a potential threat of harm to another person.
  • If there is a potential risk the client intends to harm himself or herself.


Department of Health
Business and Professional Administration
P.O. Box 9012
Olympia, WA, 98504-8001
(360) 753-1761

Yvonne Clayton, MA, LMHC