I often get referrals from families that are happy with the help I provided. I love getting referrals. Oftentimes, these referrals are for students that are in the same school as my clients. And, once in a while, the issue of who else I am working with comes up.
I do not disclose who else I am working with unless the families specifically permit it. Period. The reason is simple. I believe that families have a right to have their private matters be private. Now, students and parents will often talk and learn that I may be working with more than one student from a particular high school. Even then, I will not discuss the credentials of a particular student or what colleges that student is considering.
It does not hurt any particular student to have me, or another counselor, working with more than one student at a particular school. Each student is different and a good counselor will treat each student as an individual. My goal is to get every one of my students admitted into their top choice colleges. Even if students are looking at the same types of colleges, colleges do not hesitate to admit more than one student from a particular high school as long as each student meets the criteria that the college is looking for in a student.
Bottom line: my belief in the confidentiality of the process keeps me from disclosing information about other students with whom I work. Still have questions about confidentiality? Drop me a line.