DCC is a 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt, Mississippi based Christian organization that provides Biblically based counseling to those seeking the same. We are not a secular psychological, psychiatric or mental health care facility and claim no affiliation to State licensure.
Because we are a Christian counseling ministry. Our records are held as confidential and are not shared or disclosed with any other party. Counselors and clients affirm that no sessions are to be recorded or shared within any format, for any reason.
All DCC counselors are seminary trained. In addition to their educational and professional credentials, all DCC counselors are duly ordained. Therefore, information disclosed within the counseling session is confidential and is held as privileged in accordance with Mississippi Code Annotated, section 13-1-22 which reads as follows: Condentiality of Priest-Penitent Communications
As used in this section:
- A “clergyman” is a minister, priest, rabbi, or other similar functionary of a church, religious organization, or religious denomination.
- A communication is “confidential” if made privately and not intended for further disclosure except in furtherance of the purpose of the communication.
- A person has a privilege to refuse to disclose and to prevent another from disclosing a confidential communication by the person to a clergyman in his professional character as spiritual adviser.
- The privilege may be claimed by the person, by his guardian or conservator, or by his personal representative if he is deceased. The clergyman shall claim the privilege on behalf of the person unless the privilege is waived.
- A clergyman’s secretary, stenographer or clerk shall not be examined without the consent of the clergyman concerning any fact, the knowledge of which was acquired in such capacity.
All DCC counselors are required by law to disclose information revealed in counseling sessions under the following circumstances.
- When a client intends to take harmful, dangerous, or criminal action against themselves or another individual.
- When a client or their family is likely to suffer threats, or the results of harmful behavior.
- Where there is a reasonable suspicion of the abuse of elderly persons or children under the age of eighteen.
All counseling files are held as the exclusive property of DCC, and will not be released to clients or any other interest.