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[Video] How Much Will My Therapist Tell My Parents About My Self-Injury?

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As a minor, how much of what I tell a therapist will my parents hear? Recently my parents have discovered I struggle with self-injury. After discovering this, they are going to send me to see a therapist to help with the issue. They, of course, know I struggle with self-injury, but I would prefer if they did not hear about it if I tell the therapist when I self-injure. Is this possible, or is it required that they inform my parents when I cut? As a minor, do I have any confidentiality from my parents?

[Video] How Much Will My Therapist Tell My Parents About My Self-Injury?

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Excellent question and an important concern to bring up in your first session with your therapist. Watch the full answer below.

Take good care of yourself!
Julie Hanks, LCSW

[Video] How Much Will My Therapist Tell My Parents About My Self-Injury?

Julie Hanks, LCSW

Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field providing outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and multi-problem families with complex mental health and relationship problems. Find out more at WasatchFamilyTherapy.com. Follow Julie on Twitter & Facebook. Visit Julie's new blog for therapists Private Practice Toolbox

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Hanks, J. (2018). [Video] How Much Will My Therapist Tell My Parents About My Self-Injury?. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/03/02/how-much-will-my-therapist-tell-my-parents-about-my-self-injury/
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