The right to ask questions about the qualifications and experience of your counselor/therapist.
The right to ask questions about any procedures used in treatment. If you wish, your counselor/therapist should be happy to discuss his/her usual procedures and philosophy of treatment.
The right to refuse a particular treatment method. Your counselor/therapist may feel that a particular treatment method is essential to your therapy, and this must be resolved to your mutual satisfaction.
The right to ask your counselor/therapist to discuss your progress and future counseling plans with you at any time.
The right to have any testing results explained and discussed with you. You also have the right to refuse testing, but your counselor/therapist may feel that this is essential to your progress. This must be resolved to your mutual satisfaction.
The right to request referral to another counselor/therapist, or agency. Discuss this with your counselor/therapist if you are comfortable doing so.
The right to terminate therapy at any time. Since termination is an important part of the therapy process, it will be helpful to you to inform your counselor/therapist that you wish to terminate and to discuss your reasons for doing so.
The right to be respected as a human being; to have your therapist convey this respect by keeping your appointments or letting you know ahead of time if a schedule change is necessary; by returning your phone calls; by giving his/her complete attention during sessions; and by providing you with the most effective therapy he/she can.
The right to ask questions about anything related to your treatment and to expect an honest discussion of your concerns.
(adapted from the Washington State Dept. of Education)