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Elaine Oliver
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, CFLE
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lonely, angry, frustrated, or tired in your marriage? Are you trying to decide if you should stay in your marriage or get a divorce? Are you looking for a third option? Is your marriage in need of repair or reviving, and in need of some sparks to your intimate life? Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about managing your relationships, career, parenting, and life? Do you struggle with putting your needs first? Is your ADHD making life difficult to manage and causing havoc in your professional life and relationships? If you need to talk without judgment, shame or blame, I'm here to listen.
Are you feeling lonely, angry, frustrated, or tired in your marriage? Are you trying to decide if you should stay in your marriage or get a divorce? Are you looking for a third option? Is your marriage in need of repair or reviving, and in need of some sparks to your intimate life? Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about managing your relationships, career, parenting, and life? Do you struggle with putting your needs first? Is your ADHD making life difficult to manage and causing havoc in your professional life and relationships? If you need to talk without judgment, shame or blame, I'm here to listen.
(240) 589-5409 View (240) 589-5409
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Sheliza Inasi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
No matter where you are in life, challenging moments arise and can become overwhelming and emotionally draining. Past trauma, fears, worries, loss, and constant stress can also make daily functioning difficult. Through a holistic approach to therapy, I use mindfulness, communication, and collaboration to focus on physical, emotional, social, and overall well-being. I offer individualized care to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, and other mental health, social or emotional difficulties.
No matter where you are in life, challenging moments arise and can become overwhelming and emotionally draining. Past trauma, fears, worries, loss, and constant stress can also make daily functioning difficult. Through a holistic approach to therapy, I use mindfulness, communication, and collaboration to focus on physical, emotional, social, and overall well-being. I offer individualized care to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, and other mental health, social or emotional difficulties.
(240) 301-1923 View (240) 301-1923
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Adelaide Ayukegba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Do you feel lost, overwhelmed or simply need someone to talk to? I am here to listen. I specialize in helping people navigate life's ups and downs, depression, anxiety, grief, with a focus on healing, empowerment, personal growth, and resilience. I believe that therapy should be as unique as you, therefore we will work alongside to find out what works best for you. Together, we will create a supportive space where we can explore your thoughts and feelings, making positive changes feel more attainable. Feel free to contact me, and let's explore whether I can be the companion you are seeking on your path to well-being.
Do you feel lost, overwhelmed or simply need someone to talk to? I am here to listen. I specialize in helping people navigate life's ups and downs, depression, anxiety, grief, with a focus on healing, empowerment, personal growth, and resilience. I believe that therapy should be as unique as you, therefore we will work alongside to find out what works best for you. Together, we will create a supportive space where we can explore your thoughts and feelings, making positive changes feel more attainable. Feel free to contact me, and let's explore whether I can be the companion you are seeking on your path to well-being.
(240) 896-1495 View (240) 896-1495
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Amanda Bechtel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am trained as both a counselor and an art therapist. I like to work with clients who have difficulty identifying or expressing their emotions. Art therapy is a way of working that helps you to express and experience thoughts and feelings when words fail. You do not need any artistic skill to do art therapy - just a willingness to explore with a sense of curiosity. I am certified in Internal Family Systems and integrate this approach into art and sandtray therapy.
I am trained as both a counselor and an art therapist. I like to work with clients who have difficulty identifying or expressing their emotions. Art therapy is a way of working that helps you to express and experience thoughts and feelings when words fail. You do not need any artistic skill to do art therapy - just a willingness to explore with a sense of curiosity. I am certified in Internal Family Systems and integrate this approach into art and sandtray therapy.
(410) 604-8788 View (410) 604-8788
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Ej Tulloch
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723
For all my Mental Health Clinicians, It's time to prioritize your mental health and well-being. I know first hand, the challenges of pouring into yourself when you are used to pouring into others, however you deserve the same level of care and compassion that you selflessly offer to others. In our relentless pursuit of aiding others, we often neglect our own well-being, struggling silently with the weight of our responsibilities. As a therapist specializing in serving other clinicians, I offer a safe space for healing, where you can unpack your burdens, process your emotions, and rejuvenate your spirit.
For all my Mental Health Clinicians, It's time to prioritize your mental health and well-being. I know first hand, the challenges of pouring into yourself when you are used to pouring into others, however you deserve the same level of care and compassion that you selflessly offer to others. In our relentless pursuit of aiding others, we often neglect our own well-being, struggling silently with the weight of our responsibilities. As a therapist specializing in serving other clinicians, I offer a safe space for healing, where you can unpack your burdens, process your emotions, and rejuvenate your spirit.
(240) 647-9541 View (240) 647-9541
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Casey Dillon, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
OPEN availability for new clients! Therapy is an opportunity to dedicate protected time to yourself: to overcome obstacles, to form connected relationships, to make behavioral changes, to brave fears, to discover what brings you fulfillment, to release what's holding you down, & to find balance in the ups and downs of being human. I hope for my clients that you feel permission to embrace who you are today, you feel committed to taking manageable steps toward your goals for a better tomorrow, & you give yourself grace when your journey doesn't look how you thought it might. Together, we will find an approach that works for you.
OPEN availability for new clients! Therapy is an opportunity to dedicate protected time to yourself: to overcome obstacles, to form connected relationships, to make behavioral changes, to brave fears, to discover what brings you fulfillment, to release what's holding you down, & to find balance in the ups and downs of being human. I hope for my clients that you feel permission to embrace who you are today, you feel committed to taking manageable steps toward your goals for a better tomorrow, & you give yourself grace when your journey doesn't look how you thought it might. Together, we will find an approach that works for you.
(443) 655-9983 View (443) 655-9983
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Lisa Marston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
You are unique, and so are your needs and goals. You're ready to move beyond talking about the issues. Together we can explore the obstacles that block you from living your life as your authentic self.
You are unique, and so are your needs and goals. You're ready to move beyond talking about the issues. Together we can explore the obstacles that block you from living your life as your authentic self.
(410) 656-6033 View (410) 656-6033
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Sarah Warfield
Counselor, LMHC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723
Not accepting new clients
Life is hard. We all have unique challenges to face, and sometimes to overcome our challenges we need the helping hand of another. While reaching out for help can feel overwhelming in itself, it is well worth the effort. We all deserve to reach our highest potential and live our best lives. Counseling can help you do just that.
Life is hard. We all have unique challenges to face, and sometimes to overcome our challenges we need the helping hand of another. While reaching out for help can feel overwhelming in itself, it is well worth the effort. We all deserve to reach our highest potential and live our best lives. Counseling can help you do just that.
(808) 707-8518 View (808) 707-8518
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Growing in Your Purpose LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients for immediate openings. I specialize in working with women who are feeling stressed out, burned out, hopeless, or overwhelmed; dealing with or recovering from an unhealthy relationship; need help managing adult ADHD; and/or dealing with other life challenges. You don’t have to figure it out alone, I will help you to gain the tools necessary to live the life that you desire. Sometimes just talking with someone, in a non-judgmental setting, can help you begin to release the heaviness and frustration that you might be experiencing.
I am accepting new clients for immediate openings. I specialize in working with women who are feeling stressed out, burned out, hopeless, or overwhelmed; dealing with or recovering from an unhealthy relationship; need help managing adult ADHD; and/or dealing with other life challenges. You don’t have to figure it out alone, I will help you to gain the tools necessary to live the life that you desire. Sometimes just talking with someone, in a non-judgmental setting, can help you begin to release the heaviness and frustration that you might be experiencing.
(301) 381-5590 View (301) 381-5590
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Your Divine Journey, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, SAP
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! My name is Bridget Butts, LCSW-C, SAP and it will be an honor to work with you. I believe that therapy is a place to feel known and understood. It is also a place to overcome painful experiences. I am committed to working attentively and gently with your life story and issues, while understanding the beauty and the brokenness in your unique story. Whether you are struggling with short-term or lifelong challenges, we will find ways to address them. Each of us deserves to know what it feels like to be supported during life's challenges, and that is what I am offering to you.
Hello! My name is Bridget Butts, LCSW-C, SAP and it will be an honor to work with you. I believe that therapy is a place to feel known and understood. It is also a place to overcome painful experiences. I am committed to working attentively and gently with your life story and issues, while understanding the beauty and the brokenness in your unique story. Whether you are struggling with short-term or lifelong challenges, we will find ways to address them. Each of us deserves to know what it feels like to be supported during life's challenges, and that is what I am offering to you.
(301) 307-5768 View (301) 307-5768
Stacy Bourque-Belt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience supporting individuals facing a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety and depression among others. I believe in an eclectic approach along with goal setting.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience supporting individuals facing a wide range of mental health challenges including anxiety and depression among others. I believe in an eclectic approach along with goal setting.
(240) 743-2311 View (240) 743-2311
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Henley Counseling & Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Currently accepting clients for ONLINE sessions only. We all need someone to assist us as we navigate through life. Sometimes our family and friends are not enough when we are stuck or faced with a challenge or crisis. I offer you a neutral, objective and empathetic space. I believe in asking the right questions and guiding you into rediscovering your "inner expert" and becoming the best you, in your own way, style and time.
Currently accepting clients for ONLINE sessions only. We all need someone to assist us as we navigate through life. Sometimes our family and friends are not enough when we are stuck or faced with a challenge or crisis. I offer you a neutral, objective and empathetic space. I believe in asking the right questions and guiding you into rediscovering your "inner expert" and becoming the best you, in your own way, style and time.
(301) 857-5534 View (301) 857-5534
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Valeka E. Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723
Hello Ladies! Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed and stressed by the tasks of daily life? When did you last enjoy time unwinding, relaxing and reconnecting with yourself? If it has been a while you are exactly in the right place. My name is Dr. Valeka Moore, affectionately known as Dr. V. and I am your Mental Detox Therapist. It is my goal to support amazing women like you, rediscover balance, improve mental clarity, regain control over your mind and emotions and embrace mental peace. If this sounds like what you need, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
Hello Ladies! Are you feeling tired, overwhelmed and stressed by the tasks of daily life? When did you last enjoy time unwinding, relaxing and reconnecting with yourself? If it has been a while you are exactly in the right place. My name is Dr. Valeka Moore, affectionately known as Dr. V. and I am your Mental Detox Therapist. It is my goal to support amazing women like you, rediscover balance, improve mental clarity, regain control over your mind and emotions and embrace mental peace. If this sounds like what you need, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
(240) 329-0110 View (240) 329-0110
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Akoma Counseling Concepts
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
28 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
We have immediate openings! We specialize in women's issues, stress management, Black mental health, and perinatal mood disorders. We also specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, self esteem, race related issues, fertility issues, pregnancy/ infant loss, and postpartum depression. We offer flexible hours with evening availability online. We have a client centered approach to help you feel relief and control. Our goal is to help you better manage the thoughts that keep you up at night, your life stress, and mental health issues. Members of our treatment team are looking forward to help you!
We have immediate openings! We specialize in women's issues, stress management, Black mental health, and perinatal mood disorders. We also specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, work related stress, self esteem, race related issues, fertility issues, pregnancy/ infant loss, and postpartum depression. We offer flexible hours with evening availability online. We have a client centered approach to help you feel relief and control. Our goal is to help you better manage the thoughts that keep you up at night, your life stress, and mental health issues. Members of our treatment team are looking forward to help you!
(202) 925-8718 View (202) 925-8718
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Jeffrey Crouch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723
We are all going through stressful times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I will be available in the office or phone zoom for new and existing clients. I take all insurances and eaps . I help people of all ages (individuals & couples) with anxiety and depression. My clients have told me that I provide a relaxed and caring atmosphere. I understand that it can be a difficult step to come to therapy; I will help you feel comfortable. I provide a free consultation (no co-pay for your first meeting with me). I will work closely with you to set goals so you can start feeling better quickly. I also work with children and teens.
We are all going through stressful times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. I will be available in the office or phone zoom for new and existing clients. I take all insurances and eaps . I help people of all ages (individuals & couples) with anxiety and depression. My clients have told me that I provide a relaxed and caring atmosphere. I understand that it can be a difficult step to come to therapy; I will help you feel comfortable. I provide a free consultation (no co-pay for your first meeting with me). I will work closely with you to set goals so you can start feeling better quickly. I also work with children and teens.
(443) 687-8093 View (443) 687-8093
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Harriet Gailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723
Not accepting new clients
My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm environment that allows clients to safely explore areas of dissatisfaction in their lives and identify goals for growth. Much of my work is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the most essential element in allowing therapy to progress. As an experienced clinician of over 25 years, I specialize in treating mood disorders (depression and bipolar) and anxiety, as well as working with family-related concerns such as divorce, parenting, and relationships.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm environment that allows clients to safely explore areas of dissatisfaction in their lives and identify goals for growth. Much of my work is based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I believe the relationship between therapist and client is the most essential element in allowing therapy to progress. As an experienced clinician of over 25 years, I specialize in treating mood disorders (depression and bipolar) and anxiety, as well as working with family-related concerns such as divorce, parenting, and relationships.
(410) 449-4675 View (410) 449-4675
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Michael Spaulding
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723
My primary specialty is helping people struggling with gambling related issues. With the rapid expansion of the gambling industry and accessibility, more and more find it hard to control this behavior. Generally, I use a combination of traditional cognitive behavioral techniques with strategies to improve motivation, set goals, and increase acknowledgement and acceptance that the treatment goals are attainable. Change is possible. It takes work, and I would be honored to help you in this journey.
My primary specialty is helping people struggling with gambling related issues. With the rapid expansion of the gambling industry and accessibility, more and more find it hard to control this behavior. Generally, I use a combination of traditional cognitive behavioral techniques with strategies to improve motivation, set goals, and increase acknowledgement and acceptance that the treatment goals are attainable. Change is possible. It takes work, and I would be honored to help you in this journey.
(410) 514-5922 View (410) 514-5922
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Kia James
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723
Life can be challenging and down right unpredictable; there are situations or feelings that can be difficult to manage independently. At times, it can be beneficial to get assistance with maintaining your path to growth and success. My goal is to assist average people with making a positive transition through developing a therapeutic non-judgmental relationship.
Life can be challenging and down right unpredictable; there are situations or feelings that can be difficult to manage independently. At times, it can be beneficial to get assistance with maintaining your path to growth and success. My goal is to assist average people with making a positive transition through developing a therapeutic non-judgmental relationship.
(240) 392-1818 View (240) 392-1818
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Deana Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurel, MD 20723  (Online Only)
Are you in a difficult relationship? Are you sad or do you worry a lot of the time? Do you wonder how you'll ever get through the day? It takes strength to face your worries and I can help. I treat older children, adolescents, and adults with various concerns. I specialize in: mood issues, abuse, relationships, and addictions. Together we can work towards your happiness and fulfillment!
Are you in a difficult relationship? Are you sad or do you worry a lot of the time? Do you wonder how you'll ever get through the day? It takes strength to face your worries and I can help. I treat older children, adolescents, and adults with various concerns. I specialize in: mood issues, abuse, relationships, and addictions. Together we can work towards your happiness and fulfillment!
(443) 422-3892 View (443) 422-3892
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Pamela Q Colbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Laurel, MD 20723
There are many reasons why you may decide to begin therapy. The important thing is taking the first step toward an opportunity for you to discover ways of building new skills and gaining new knowledge to help you experience life in a more fulfilling way. My goal is to help you build skills to increase self awareness and self acceptance resulting in feeling empowered to reach your goals and improving your sense of well-being. I have worked with clients from children to adults in schools, clinics, and private settings. I believe in providing support in a peaceful and accepting atmosphere.
There are many reasons why you may decide to begin therapy. The important thing is taking the first step toward an opportunity for you to discover ways of building new skills and gaining new knowledge to help you experience life in a more fulfilling way. My goal is to help you build skills to increase self awareness and self acceptance resulting in feeling empowered to reach your goals and improving your sense of well-being. I have worked with clients from children to adults in schools, clinics, and private settings. I believe in providing support in a peaceful and accepting atmosphere.
(443) 203-5385 View (443) 203-5385

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20723

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20723 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
97% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
76% Women's Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Cigna and Evernorth
67% CareFirst

How Therapists in 20723 see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20723?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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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.