you know i worked for corrections and i had to refer my clients to counseling etc. i found out that if i was not court ordered i can go for free and without any record of it, i was going through a horrible divorce, they tried to use my records but they worked in my defense, i sent my clients during the day then i went at night with the new PHI laws and the new HIPPA laws your mental health records cannot be used against you and only what is listed on the law books can be revealed. sorry about your friend. but still get counseling and let them know your concern and how to see someone without it getting out. look for someone to help you most counselors will see you and stick to the laws, don’t wait!!!!