Counseling of Charleston is a premiere counseling practice located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Dr. Sharon V. Balcome treats every individual with the attention and respect they deserve. Feel free to contact us through our online form for more information.

Counseling of Charleston

Confidentiality

What is discussed with Dr. Balcome is confidential.

The exceptions are as follows:

  • Dr. Balcome has the legal and ethical duty to protect life when there is a risk of imminent harm to oneself or to another or becomes aware of imminent danger of a third party.
  • When Dr. Balcome is ordered by a court of law to release information, she is bound to adhere to the law.
  • When Dr. Balcome becomes aware of abuse or neglect of minors, she is mandated by law to report the situation to the proper authorities.

In summary, she is responsible to be sure that an individual who she has a therapeutic relationship with is safe from harm.