As required by both laws and ethics of professional practice, conversations that are held between counselor and student are confidential. Information may not be released to any party, including parents, faculty, administration, or staff, without the student's written consent, except in the case of potential danger to self or others, or if court ordered by a judge.
Questions or concerns regarding confidentiality of student information may be directed to any of the Counseling Services staff. In addition, New York state provides a comprehensive overview of confidentiality. That information can be found through the New York State Office of Mental Health.