Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute
Dr. Nikki Woller, Ph.D., LCSW & Associates
Pediatric Clinical and Forensic Social Work Pediatric Mental Health and Educational Evaluations
Therapeutically Supervised Visitation
Therapeutically Supervised Visitation has limited confidentiality. This means that we are not going to tell your neighbor, friend, relative or a person that is not a party to your case about your visitation. We are required to send copies of visitation notes, your treatment plan and updates to your treatment plan to your Dependency Case Manager or their supervisor. It is also possible that we will be called to Court to share with the Judge how your TSV sessions were going, and any further recommendations that we might have. This means that there is confidentiality outside of the "parties" to your Dependency case.
Forensic and Consultation Services
Forensic and Consultation services also have limited confidentiality. This means that we are not going to tell your neighbor, friend, relative or a person that is not a party to your case about your situation but we might interview them in order to receive information about you or your family. In a forensic or consutation case, we are working for the person that hired us. Confidentially is always held by our client. We do not need your permission to share what we have found out about you with our client. We also do not need your permission to tell the Judge what we learned about your during our forensic investigation.
All therapy and counseling services that are provided at the Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute are confidential. This means that no one can receive any information about your mental health records or any other information about you receiving services at Pediatric Behavioral Health Institute without your permission.
Simply, unless you allow us to speak to someone on your behalf, or a judge signs an order stating that we have to speak to someone without your permission, all of your therapy records are private.
Florida State Statute makes exceptions to the confidentiality rule. This means that your clinician can break confidentiality when you are in danger of hurting yourself or someone else. Additionally, if you are a child or a disabled adult and someone is hurting you we have to tell someone so that you can get help.
Florida State Statute dictates that psychotherapists notify the Department of Children and Families Florida Abuse Hotline when there is an instance of suspected abuse or neglect regarding children, disabled adults or the elderly. We take your safety very seriously.