Confidentiality, Hippa, & Release of Records

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without the legal authorizations.

Exceptions include :

  • Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.

Health Insurance and Portability & Accountability ACT of 2013 ( HIPAA)

Our clinic fully complies with all standards of HIPAA to protect your privacy. If you have any questions regarding HIPPA compliance, release of mental health records, consultation of records, or have a complaint please contact

Grinstead & Associates HIPAA Compliance Officer
Kristie Mattson, Office Manager
Office Phone: 319-754-8035
Office fax : 319-754-9213
[email protected]

If you believe your complaint has not been resolved by the HIPAA Compliance Officer you may contact the Grinstead & Associates Ombudsman

Brandie Grisntead, Clinical Director
office phone 319-754-8035
office fax : 319-754-9213
[email protected]

If you believe your privacy right violation or concerns has not been resolved you can contact or gain more information at

US Department of Human Services 1-877-696-6775

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