In a manner consistent with our ethical standards and the laws of the State of Washington, in order to maintain confidentiality, no client information will be released without informed written consent by the client. There are some exceptions to confidentiality, as required by law. In the State of Washington, counselors are required to break confidentiality when they believe their clients are at high risk for suicide or when they hear a direct, specific homicidal threat from a client towards another person. In the State of Washington, all counselors must report abuse or neglect of a child, dependent adult, or developmentally disabled person when they have reasonable cause to believe that such an incident has occurred. These exceptions will be explained to all potential clients prior to treatment in our written consent form and will be discussed with the client before a disclosure is made. For additional information, please contact Cascade Counseling at 360-866-7406.