Therapists in 06340

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Fort Hill Counselors, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in individual therapy, using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other effective therapy styles. I also provide couples therapy and family therapy; assessment for bariatric surgery; psychological evaluation; and assessment for ADD and learning disability.I accept all commercial insurance, Tricare, Husky, and Medicare.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in individual therapy, using Cognitive Behavior Therapy and other effective therapy styles. I also provide couples therapy and family therapy; assessment for bariatric surgery; psychological evaluation; and assessment for ADD and learning disability.I accept all commercial insurance, Tricare, Husky, and Medicare.
(860) 484-7494 View (860) 484-7494
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Compassionate Couch Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
I am a trauma informed, Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked within the field for many years. Through education and experience, I have developed the skills to work with adolescents and adults on a wide variety of issues. I accept all people for who they are and am a gender affirming therapist. During the therapeutic process, I strive to be empathetic, understanding and non-judgmental to provide a safe space for those to explore their thoughts and feelings. I also pride myself in being a strong advocate for those who need support in finding their voice.
I am a trauma informed, Licensed Professional Counselor and have worked within the field for many years. Through education and experience, I have developed the skills to work with adolescents and adults on a wide variety of issues. I accept all people for who they are and am a gender affirming therapist. During the therapeutic process, I strive to be empathetic, understanding and non-judgmental to provide a safe space for those to explore their thoughts and feelings. I also pride myself in being a strong advocate for those who need support in finding their voice.
(860) 831-3092 View (860) 831-3092
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Lydia P Perry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, AADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with your one wild and precious life?" Welcome! Now accepting new clients! Have you lost focus on your wild, precious life? Let's work to find it, or towards finding it again/anew. I believe that positive change can happen, a positive life can result, with confidence, courage, and with the skills you’ve possessed all along but might not have known you had at your availability. I take blended approach to therapy, so that treatment can be tailored to fit your need(s); this is centered in/around an empowerment/strengths based foci; one both respectful and responsive to the concern you bring.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with your one wild and precious life?" Welcome! Now accepting new clients! Have you lost focus on your wild, precious life? Let's work to find it, or towards finding it again/anew. I believe that positive change can happen, a positive life can result, with confidence, courage, and with the skills you’ve possessed all along but might not have known you had at your availability. I take blended approach to therapy, so that treatment can be tailored to fit your need(s); this is centered in/around an empowerment/strengths based foci; one both respectful and responsive to the concern you bring.
(860) 390-4808 View (860) 390-4808
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Paula M Mekkelsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Not accepting new clients
*********** UPDATE: Unfortunately I’m currently unable to accommodate new clients at this time. Once I have availability, I will remove this update. My sincere apologies for the temporary inconvenience. ******************** Embrace the opportunity to take better care of yourself and find balance in your life. Together with a gentle, compassionate & holistic approach we'll identify a healthier way to live life promoting a positive well-being generating purpose, pleasure & peace. Offering life coaching; individual, couple, family & group sessions; employee assistance; consultation; workshops; networking and referrals.
*********** UPDATE: Unfortunately I’m currently unable to accommodate new clients at this time. Once I have availability, I will remove this update. My sincere apologies for the temporary inconvenience. ******************** Embrace the opportunity to take better care of yourself and find balance in your life. Together with a gentle, compassionate & holistic approach we'll identify a healthier way to live life promoting a positive well-being generating purpose, pleasure & peace. Offering life coaching; individual, couple, family & group sessions; employee assistance; consultation; workshops; networking and referrals.
(860) 319-0451 View (860) 319-0451
Photo of Katy Chiapperini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06340, CT
Katy Chiapperini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and confused regarding work, relationships, parenting? Sometimes you need help navigating through difficult and stressful times. I can help you address these challenges, identify and utilize your strengths, increase and gain the confidence to achieve your goals. I am passionate about helping individuals, develop techniques that allow them to achieve their desired outcomes and make positive changes that will help you move forward and get unstuck. I work with adolescents, and adults to find their existing strengths, improve coping skills, and use techniques to enhance quality of life.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and confused regarding work, relationships, parenting? Sometimes you need help navigating through difficult and stressful times. I can help you address these challenges, identify and utilize your strengths, increase and gain the confidence to achieve your goals. I am passionate about helping individuals, develop techniques that allow them to achieve their desired outcomes and make positive changes that will help you move forward and get unstuck. I work with adolescents, and adults to find their existing strengths, improve coping skills, and use techniques to enhance quality of life.
(860) 530-6036 View (860) 530-6036
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Heidi Gruss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CMHIMP, Inc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
LPC and Certified Trauma Therapist using evidence-based interventions with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transition difficulties. As a Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Practitioner I go beyond traditional therapeutic interventions providing additional holistic wellness solutions.
LPC and Certified Trauma Therapist using evidence-based interventions with over 16 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transition difficulties. As a Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Practitioner I go beyond traditional therapeutic interventions providing additional holistic wellness solutions.
(959) 242-7008 View (959) 242-7008
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Jennifer R. Laptew Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Do you feel trapped, stuck, as if you’re merely a shell of your former self and searching for a fast and effective solution in as little as ONE session? Does this sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) has helped thousands of people find long lasting results in as little as 1-5 sessions using (ART). I specialize in using this evidence-based eye movement therapy that has revolutionized the treatment for those overcoming trauma by replacing unwanted images, memories, and negative emotions often associated with some of life’s most challenging issues.
Do you feel trapped, stuck, as if you’re merely a shell of your former self and searching for a fast and effective solution in as little as ONE session? Does this sound too good to be true? It isn’t. Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) has helped thousands of people find long lasting results in as little as 1-5 sessions using (ART). I specialize in using this evidence-based eye movement therapy that has revolutionized the treatment for those overcoming trauma by replacing unwanted images, memories, and negative emotions often associated with some of life’s most challenging issues.
(860) 863-4630 View (860) 863-4630
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Janankia A Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor. I have experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma & co-occurring disorders, in various setting, since 2007. I do this work to help people find a path to healing & wholeness. My intent is to help you build inner strength so you can overcome past traumas, change internal narratives and heal your wounds. I will aid you in developing insights, strategies, and tools to use outside of session to accomplish your goals. I support my clients with warmth and compassion while challenging them to develop new behavior models and break out of old patterns that no longer serve them.
I am a licensed professional counselor. I have experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma & co-occurring disorders, in various setting, since 2007. I do this work to help people find a path to healing & wholeness. My intent is to help you build inner strength so you can overcome past traumas, change internal narratives and heal your wounds. I will aid you in developing insights, strategies, and tools to use outside of session to accomplish your goals. I support my clients with warmth and compassion while challenging them to develop new behavior models and break out of old patterns that no longer serve them.
(860) 390-4988 View (860) 390-4988
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Tranquility Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward" -kierkegaard. Pursuing additional support is one of the first steps towards therapeutic healing and growth. Although everyone's journey is different, my commitment as a counselor is to help with self exploration, empowerment and ability to uncover the underlying answers within themselves. Sometimes the most important healing tool is having someone to confide in that is safe and non-judgmental; as a counselor my hope is that I can be that support who will work with you towards finding your solace.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward" -kierkegaard. Pursuing additional support is one of the first steps towards therapeutic healing and growth. Although everyone's journey is different, my commitment as a counselor is to help with self exploration, empowerment and ability to uncover the underlying answers within themselves. Sometimes the most important healing tool is having someone to confide in that is safe and non-judgmental; as a counselor my hope is that I can be that support who will work with you towards finding your solace.
(860) 470-8220 View (860) 470-8220
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Laurel Watrous Wiers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in private practice for over 15 years. I help both individuals and couples address a wide variety of issues common to most relationships. My two areas of expertise are helping individuals suffering from PTSD and helping couples dealing with infidelity. I am the author of “Betrayed, not Broken”.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in private practice for over 15 years. I help both individuals and couples address a wide variety of issues common to most relationships. My two areas of expertise are helping individuals suffering from PTSD and helping couples dealing with infidelity. I am the author of “Betrayed, not Broken”.
(860) 269-4277 View (860) 269-4277
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Octavia Braboy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be challenging. While that is very true it can also be life life changing. You deserve a safe space that is non-judgmental and supportive to process whatever it is life has thrown at you. A space where you can explore past and present traumas, explore new ways of dealing will triggers and skills to deal with daily life. I realize there is no one track way for healing, together, we will create a healing path designed just for you. I look forward to hearing from you!
Asking for help can be challenging. While that is very true it can also be life life changing. You deserve a safe space that is non-judgmental and supportive to process whatever it is life has thrown at you. A space where you can explore past and present traumas, explore new ways of dealing will triggers and skills to deal with daily life. I realize there is no one track way for healing, together, we will create a healing path designed just for you. I look forward to hearing from you!
(860) 530-6251 View (860) 530-6251
Photo of Lois Panikoff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 06340, CT
Lois Panikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
Having had over 30 years of experience, I understand that different people respond to different approaches to therapy. We will work together to find solutions based on who you are. If you are looking to work with someone who is direct, concrete, and flexible, you may want to meet with me to explore how the patterns you may have formed in your life are no longer serving you.
Having had over 30 years of experience, I understand that different people respond to different approaches to therapy. We will work together to find solutions based on who you are. If you are looking to work with someone who is direct, concrete, and flexible, you may want to meet with me to explore how the patterns you may have formed in your life are no longer serving you.
(860) 572-8945 View (860) 572-8945
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Pamela E Mirante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ERYT
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
As your therapist, I am deeply committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment. Through my years of personal and professional experience, I have honed my skills in providing compassionate care and effective treatment for individuals facing challenges. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices and a deep understanding of complex conditions. I am passionate about guiding clients toward healing, empowerment, and long-term sustainable recovery. My intention is to provide a space where individuals can feel seen, heard, and supported as they navigate their path toward mental and emotional well-being.
As your therapist, I am deeply committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment. Through my years of personal and professional experience, I have honed my skills in providing compassionate care and effective treatment for individuals facing challenges. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices and a deep understanding of complex conditions. I am passionate about guiding clients toward healing, empowerment, and long-term sustainable recovery. My intention is to provide a space where individuals can feel seen, heard, and supported as they navigate their path toward mental and emotional well-being.
(860) 898-1617 View (860) 898-1617
Photo of Janet Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 06340, CT
Janet Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Groton, CT 06340
Picking up the phone to call for help is both a difficult and courageous act. Consequently, I honor the trust my clients place in me to help guide their paths toward a better situation. All people have resources and strengths they may have lost sight of during difficult times. With guidance, they can learn to use these strengths to help them overcome whatever obstacles burden them at this time. My goal is to find solutions to problems efficiently and quickly so my clients can feel relief and continue on their life journeys as soon as possible.
Picking up the phone to call for help is both a difficult and courageous act. Consequently, I honor the trust my clients place in me to help guide their paths toward a better situation. All people have resources and strengths they may have lost sight of during difficult times. With guidance, they can learn to use these strengths to help them overcome whatever obstacles burden them at this time. My goal is to find solutions to problems efficiently and quickly so my clients can feel relief and continue on their life journeys as soon as possible.
(203) 565-7399 View (203) 565-7399
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Jessica Wolber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Not accepting new clients
NOT accepting new clients- I work collaboratively with individual clients and families to identify your strengths and help guide you through the barriers that are preventing you from creating the positive change you are seeking. I look forward to the opportunity to provide you or your family with a secure, supportive environment to express emotions, develop new coping skills, and improve your relationships. While the thought of attending therapy may be overwhelming to some, I do my best to work with my clients to ensure they feel comfortable and have a positive experience.
NOT accepting new clients- I work collaboratively with individual clients and families to identify your strengths and help guide you through the barriers that are preventing you from creating the positive change you are seeking. I look forward to the opportunity to provide you or your family with a secure, supportive environment to express emotions, develop new coping skills, and improve your relationships. While the thought of attending therapy may be overwhelming to some, I do my best to work with my clients to ensure they feel comfortable and have a positive experience.
(860) 207-5575 View (860) 207-5575
Photo of Andrea Kinkeade, Licensed Professional Counselor in 06340, CT
Andrea Kinkeade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Not accepting new clients
I think it’s hard to distill into words the enormity of relief, growth, perspective, or even profound experience you may encounter by embarking on the therapeutic process, though the experience will be unique for everyone. In the company of the right therapist, you will have the most robust opportunity to safely explore the things important to you, giving a bit more solace to the axiom “I’m not saying it will be easy, I’m saying it will be worth it”.
I think it’s hard to distill into words the enormity of relief, growth, perspective, or even profound experience you may encounter by embarking on the therapeutic process, though the experience will be unique for everyone. In the company of the right therapist, you will have the most robust opportunity to safely explore the things important to you, giving a bit more solace to the axiom “I’m not saying it will be easy, I’m saying it will be worth it”.
(539) 233-2334 View (539) 233-2334
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Alliance Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Welcome! Thank you for checking out what we have to offer in your search for a therapist who can meet your unique therapy needs. For 100% telehealth, we currently have waiting lists of 0-4 weeks for adults and 2-8 weeks for couples or teens 15-17. For in person services, waiting lists are 3-6 months for ages 10 and up, couples, or family therapy with kids 8+; 6-12 months for children under 10 or family therapy with kids 7 and under. Unfortunately we do not have openings after 2pm or on weekends. We do our best to return calls within 2 business days, but if it takes longer, know that we WILL call you back!
Welcome! Thank you for checking out what we have to offer in your search for a therapist who can meet your unique therapy needs. For 100% telehealth, we currently have waiting lists of 0-4 weeks for adults and 2-8 weeks for couples or teens 15-17. For in person services, waiting lists are 3-6 months for ages 10 and up, couples, or family therapy with kids 8+; 6-12 months for children under 10 or family therapy with kids 7 and under. Unfortunately we do not have openings after 2pm or on weekends. We do our best to return calls within 2 business days, but if it takes longer, know that we WILL call you back!
(860) 552-2274 View (860) 552-2274
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Crystal MacKinnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with feeling anxious, down or overwhelmed? Feeling overwhelmed by parenting or relational stressors? If so, I’d love to work with you! I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort, built on trust. I strive to create a warm, supportive, authentic and non-judgmental environment where individuals can explore life’s challenges whether it be interpersonal, mental health or substance use related.
Are you struggling with feeling anxious, down or overwhelmed? Feeling overwhelmed by parenting or relational stressors? If so, I’d love to work with you! I believe that therapy is a collaborative effort, built on trust. I strive to create a warm, supportive, authentic and non-judgmental environment where individuals can explore life’s challenges whether it be interpersonal, mental health or substance use related.
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Katherine Ann Golan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
Are you having difficulty coping with what is currently going on in your life? Do you notice patterns of behaviors that you would like to change? Do you feel stuck? Therapy is a significant step toward working through life's biggest challenges, learning how to grow from them, and become stronger. I work with a diverse group of clients who face a range of challenges: trauma, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, stress managment, family conflict, and relationship challenges.
Are you having difficulty coping with what is currently going on in your life? Do you notice patterns of behaviors that you would like to change? Do you feel stuck? Therapy is a significant step toward working through life's biggest challenges, learning how to grow from them, and become stronger. I work with a diverse group of clients who face a range of challenges: trauma, relationship difficulties, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, major life transitions, stress managment, family conflict, and relationship challenges.
(860) 980-1306 View (860) 980-1306
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Dale E Kingsley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Groton, CT 06340
I believe YOU are THE EXPERT of your own life. One's perspective often limits one's view of problems and blocks one's intentions, desires, and dreams. I come alongside you in your journey and guide you as you discover that problems are not permanent attachments but issues which can be transformed into manageable catalysts for change. Change requires a plan which involves steps leading to reachable and measureable goals. Have oppressive feelings of helplessness and victimization become the story of your life? Would you rather optimism and hope? Then I invite you to Rewrite the Story of Your Life.
I believe YOU are THE EXPERT of your own life. One's perspective often limits one's view of problems and blocks one's intentions, desires, and dreams. I come alongside you in your journey and guide you as you discover that problems are not permanent attachments but issues which can be transformed into manageable catalysts for change. Change requires a plan which involves steps leading to reachable and measureable goals. Have oppressive feelings of helplessness and victimization become the story of your life? Would you rather optimism and hope? Then I invite you to Rewrite the Story of Your Life.
(860) 786-1846 View (860) 786-1846

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Number of Therapists in 06340

90+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 06340 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Husky | CT BHP
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 06340 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06340?

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.