We understand the need for confidentiality.

Confidentiality is an extremely important goal for many abuse survivors. These survivors express a variety of reasons for their desire for confidentiality – the fear of not being believed, the stigma associated with sexual abuse, a concern for the faith and religion of their loved ones, a feeling of guilt that the abuse was “their own fault,” etc.

While we acknowledge that these fears are commonly held, we make these commitments to you up front:

  • We will believe you.
  • We will not judge you.
  • We will honor your concern for the faith and religion of your loved ones.
  • We will never tell you or make you feel that the abuse was “your fault.”

In addition to these core commitments, we take the confidentiality of all of our communications with abuse survivors extremely seriously. This confidentiality is required not only by our professional oaths, but dictated by our years of experience in helping survivors to navigate these incredibly complex and difficult traumas.

Not only will we ensure the confidentiality of our own communications with you, but we will make every effort to protect the confidentiality of your identity and your story in the event that you decide to pursue legal action in court. While the general rule is that court records are public records, there are exceptions to this general rule – and in New Mexico, there are specific exceptions related to survivors of sexual abuse. We have fought these battles before, and we will fight them for you if you entrust us to do so.