No. Federal and state law prohibits us from acknowledging that you are a client or disclosing any file information with your parent without your specific written permission. An exception to this is for minor students under age 18. Although these individuals are generally afforded the same confidentiality protection as an adult student, there are some limitations that a counselor will be happy to discuss with you. We do require that persons under age 18 have written parental (or guardian) consent to receive our services.
It often happens, however, that our clients find it very helpful for their counselors to speak with a parent, a residential life staff member, or a faculty member. It is up to you and your counselor to discuss what would work best in your particular situation. If you have any questions or concerns about confidentiality, feel free to bring them up with a counselor.