|Is Working With An
Unlicensed Counselor And Therapist Confidential?
Revised: January 01, 2009
Think twice before you allow an unlicensed person to work with you. You probably have no legal right to privacy or confidentiality if you are in treatment with a counselor or therapist who is not licensed or qualified by the State Of Oregon. Your confidentiality should be protected if you work with an unlicensed counselor or psychotherapist if that person is officially supervised by a licensed professional.
An unlicensed and unsupervised counselor or therapist is probably telling you a "half-truth" if they tell you that your relationship is confidential. What they aren't telling you is important.
Examples of what can happen if you work with an unlicensed counselor or therapist.