Therapists in 21078

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Alan Kutner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Real men embrace vulnerability, honesty, and courage. It takes guts to admit needing help and face struggles head-on. It takes strength to open up, and true bravery to take action and make lasting changes. If you're a guy reading this, chances are you're tired of pretending everything is okay when it's not. Let's be real, we often hit a wall in life and reach a turning point – a bridge we need to cross. Are you looking for a therapist who is real and genuine, and can guide you across? As we embark on this transformative journey, I will be here to support you every step of the way, empowering you to be the best you you can be.
Real men embrace vulnerability, honesty, and courage. It takes guts to admit needing help and face struggles head-on. It takes strength to open up, and true bravery to take action and make lasting changes. If you're a guy reading this, chances are you're tired of pretending everything is okay when it's not. Let's be real, we often hit a wall in life and reach a turning point – a bridge we need to cross. Are you looking for a therapist who is real and genuine, and can guide you across? As we embark on this transformative journey, I will be here to support you every step of the way, empowering you to be the best you you can be.
(410) 883-5457 View (410) 883-5457
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Ethel Bakke
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your feelings are real and you have a right to express yourself and have those feelings validated. Now what you do with those feelings is often the next challenge. Sometimes it is necessary to explore where those feelings come from, what is at the root, and what to do with them. Other times, just accepting them and moving on works better. Another alternative is neurofeedback, which is training in self-regulation. Together we will explore and create a plan that works for you. Everyone is unique and accepting you where you are unconditionally, without judgment, is an effective place to start.
Your feelings are real and you have a right to express yourself and have those feelings validated. Now what you do with those feelings is often the next challenge. Sometimes it is necessary to explore where those feelings come from, what is at the root, and what to do with them. Other times, just accepting them and moving on works better. Another alternative is neurofeedback, which is training in self-regulation. Together we will explore and create a plan that works for you. Everyone is unique and accepting you where you are unconditionally, without judgment, is an effective place to start.
(321) 594-6758 View (321) 594-6758
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C. Scott Dehorty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
(410) 618-1248 View (410) 618-1248
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Ranna Chaudry
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC, TI-CBT, SAC
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Ranna Chaudry, is a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, from Harford County, Maryland who works with children, adolescents and families and provides care for patients who struggle with adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, self esteem, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, behavioral issues and ADHD. 
She has extensive experience with trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and has been a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional counselor for over 6 years.
Her treatment approach is rooted in evidence based practices that focus on the mind-body connection.
Ranna Chaudry, is a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, from Harford County, Maryland who works with children, adolescents and families and provides care for patients who struggle with adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, self esteem, anger management, trauma, grief and loss, behavioral issues and ADHD. 
She has extensive experience with trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and has been a board certified Licensed Clinical Professional counselor for over 6 years.
Her treatment approach is rooted in evidence based practices that focus on the mind-body connection.
(410) 705-7241 View (410) 705-7241
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Dr. Toni Boulware Stackhouse
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Our approach to counseling is client centered which helps to empower clients to understand their own strengths and how to use that power to make the changes that they desire to see manifest in their lives. Together we achieve the goals established in counseling by the client. We will explore what is possible in the lives of those who struggle to see the bright side of what they are facing in the moment. We just believe that all things are possible! We believe that healing takes place through our counseling practice as we engage clients in this process, lives are changed!
Our approach to counseling is client centered which helps to empower clients to understand their own strengths and how to use that power to make the changes that they desire to see manifest in their lives. Together we achieve the goals established in counseling by the client. We will explore what is possible in the lives of those who struggle to see the bright side of what they are facing in the moment. We just believe that all things are possible! We believe that healing takes place through our counseling practice as we engage clients in this process, lives are changed!
(443) 234-9658 View (443) 234-9658
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Julie A Mizak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ACE CPT, CF L2, Pn1
Verified
Are you looking for a different approach toward helping yourself? Does activity bring a smile to your face? Does being in the gym help with your mental health? If yes, let's connect! I want to help you through your struggles while getting fit too! I believe that your health and wellness come first. If you don't take care of yourself first, then who will? I am able to meet the client where they are and be able to help them manage the stressors that they have face in everyday life. If you just want to sit and chat, we can do that too!
Are you looking for a different approach toward helping yourself? Does activity bring a smile to your face? Does being in the gym help with your mental health? If yes, let's connect! I want to help you through your struggles while getting fit too! I believe that your health and wellness come first. If you don't take care of yourself first, then who will? I am able to meet the client where they are and be able to help them manage the stressors that they have face in everyday life. If you just want to sit and chat, we can do that too!
(410) 438-8897 View (410) 438-8897
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Anna C Maling Therapy
Counselor, MA
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Currently accepting NEW clients! I work with clients during all life transitions, but particularly ones around reproductive mental health. If you are experiencing an unintended pregnancy, I offer unbiased support navigating options of parenting, adoption or abortion. Whatever you decide, you can reflect and process during our time together. You might be experiencing the life transition of a pregnancy or postpartum. This is an exciting time that is also filled with big emotional swings. Be seen. Be heard. Be supported. Be safe. Be you.
Currently accepting NEW clients! I work with clients during all life transitions, but particularly ones around reproductive mental health. If you are experiencing an unintended pregnancy, I offer unbiased support navigating options of parenting, adoption or abortion. Whatever you decide, you can reflect and process during our time together. You might be experiencing the life transition of a pregnancy or postpartum. This is an exciting time that is also filled with big emotional swings. Be seen. Be heard. Be supported. Be safe. Be you.
(443) 903-2588 View (443) 903-2588
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Melanie Sipes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, C-DBT, CTMH
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Have the challenges of life left you feeling unsure of yourself, hopeless, anxious, sad, or withdrawn? Are your interpersonal relationships strained because you can’t find your way?
Have the challenges of life left you feeling unsure of yourself, hopeless, anxious, sad, or withdrawn? Are your interpersonal relationships strained because you can’t find your way?
(410) 970-3184 View (410) 970-3184
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Accepting New Clients! Start Your Healing Journey
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
(443) 681-6627 View (443) 681-6627
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Brian Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
During these difficult times life can stop us in our tracks. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, and cannot see a path forward. We do not have to stop thriving, and living the life we want. With my assistance and the tools provided you will be able to live the life you want. I believe in using a mix of interventions including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and a personable approach designed to heal and help move you forward in your life. I believe in your ability to overcome these challenges, and will work with you to address any obstacle that you are facing.
During these difficult times life can stop us in our tracks. We can get depressed, anxious, angry, and cannot see a path forward. We do not have to stop thriving, and living the life we want. With my assistance and the tools provided you will be able to live the life you want. I believe in using a mix of interventions including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and a personable approach designed to heal and help move you forward in your life. I believe in your ability to overcome these challenges, and will work with you to address any obstacle that you are facing.
(410) 883-7985 View (410) 883-7985
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Katlyn Workman
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
*OPENINGS for PREGNANT and POSTPARTUM clients* Life consists of many chapters. Some bring immense joy, others terrible sadness, and some just seem to last forever. My goal for therapy is to empower my clients to manage these transitions and feel in control of their lives. My ideal client is one who is curious and motivated to make change. I enjoy working with adults, individually and couples. Using a mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral approach, I help my clients to connect to their thoughts and feelings and to the world around them.
*OPENINGS for PREGNANT and POSTPARTUM clients* Life consists of many chapters. Some bring immense joy, others terrible sadness, and some just seem to last forever. My goal for therapy is to empower my clients to manage these transitions and feel in control of their lives. My ideal client is one who is curious and motivated to make change. I enjoy working with adults, individually and couples. Using a mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral approach, I help my clients to connect to their thoughts and feelings and to the world around them.
(443) 400-7567 View (443) 400-7567
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Michael W Senko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CIRT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a hand to help us through dark moments. Asking for help is a strength, and you deserve respect for your bravery in getting this far in your search. It is an honor to work with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life. Learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a hand to help us through dark moments. Asking for help is a strength, and you deserve respect for your bravery in getting this far in your search. It is an honor to work with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life. Learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.
(443) 879-9959 View (443) 879-9959
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Christopher Schwartfigure
Counselor, LGPC, CAC-AD, RPS
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing trouble in your daily living and are willing to effect change with efforts that reveal and illuminate your authentic worth, I can help you in that mission. I anticipate building a partnership which supports pathways to your better health.
If you are experiencing trouble in your daily living and are willing to effect change with efforts that reveal and illuminate your authentic worth, I can help you in that mission. I anticipate building a partnership which supports pathways to your better health.
(443) 291-2231 View (443) 291-2231
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Michael Thomas Foley
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). I graduated with my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. My specialty is in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. I have experience with oppositional defiance, behavioral issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and many other diagnoses and challenges in life. As a psychotherapist, my intention is always to help guide each client through a process of growth and healing.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). I graduated with my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. My specialty is in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. I have experience with oppositional defiance, behavioral issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and many other diagnoses and challenges in life. As a psychotherapist, my intention is always to help guide each client through a process of growth and healing.
(410) 691-3530 View (410) 691-3530
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Hope Nester
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Welcome! Reaching out for support and counseling to make positive changes in your life takes courage. My counseling orientation is mostly Person- centered and Strength- based, however being flexible in therapy to tailor treatment for your individual needs is fundamentally important. I also practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. My style is warm and empowering. I strive to meet you with compassion, empathy, and respect.
Welcome! Reaching out for support and counseling to make positive changes in your life takes courage. My counseling orientation is mostly Person- centered and Strength- based, however being flexible in therapy to tailor treatment for your individual needs is fundamentally important. I also practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. My style is warm and empowering. I strive to meet you with compassion, empathy, and respect.
(484) 443-4772 View (484) 443-4772
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Sarah E Dziwanowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I view my work with clients as a collaborative effort. I provide direct and honest feedback while holding space for reflection and exploration. I enjoy working with people who want to learn more about themselves and how to make the changes they desire. People navigating grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions can process their stories, gain a deeper awareness of self and learn healthy coping strategies. My style has been described as warm, compassionate and relatable.
I view my work with clients as a collaborative effort. I provide direct and honest feedback while holding space for reflection and exploration. I enjoy working with people who want to learn more about themselves and how to make the changes they desire. People navigating grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions can process their stories, gain a deeper awareness of self and learn healthy coping strategies. My style has been described as warm, compassionate and relatable.
(410) 237-0167 View (410) 237-0167
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Kathrine Orpilla
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
It shows courage and strength to reach out for help. As a therapist, my intention is to guide you through a process of growth and healing. We will work together in creating realistic goals that inspire positive changes. I will help you develop healthy thoughts and behaviors and practice compassion for yourself. I will offer you a caring, judgment-free, respectful and confidential environment that will allow you to express yourself and begin your journey towards a meaningful and balanced life. I have experience with mental health and addiction counseling. I work with adults and elders from diverse backgrounds.
It shows courage and strength to reach out for help. As a therapist, my intention is to guide you through a process of growth and healing. We will work together in creating realistic goals that inspire positive changes. I will help you develop healthy thoughts and behaviors and practice compassion for yourself. I will offer you a caring, judgment-free, respectful and confidential environment that will allow you to express yourself and begin your journey towards a meaningful and balanced life. I have experience with mental health and addiction counseling. I work with adults and elders from diverse backgrounds.
(443) 870-4511 View (443) 870-4511
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Arthur H Burris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified
My experience and training has been in development psychology and I use a family systems approach plus Marriage and Family therapy using conflict resolution techniques. I have over 20 years of experience treating substance abuse disorders/co-occurring, ACOA issues and codependency.I work closely with all psychiatrists to develop the best and most effective treatment plan. I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing,
My experience and training has been in development psychology and I use a family systems approach plus Marriage and Family therapy using conflict resolution techniques. I have over 20 years of experience treating substance abuse disorders/co-occurring, ACOA issues and codependency.I work closely with all psychiatrists to develop the best and most effective treatment plan. I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Choice Theory, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Motivational Interviewing,
(410) 929-7481 View (410) 929-7481
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Rony Kusnadi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CMNLP, CCTP, VSTCP
Verified
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 30 years of working as a mental health clinician. I have extensive experience helping children, adults, and families. I have a heart for people who are struggling with issues of everyday life. Day after day, we feel pressures and struggles that can turn us into people we don't want to be. I want to help you overcome these problems and difficult situations. I believe everyone can change because personalities and brains are flexible and adaptive.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 30 years of working as a mental health clinician. I have extensive experience helping children, adults, and families. I have a heart for people who are struggling with issues of everyday life. Day after day, we feel pressures and struggles that can turn us into people we don't want to be. I want to help you overcome these problems and difficult situations. I believe everyone can change because personalities and brains are flexible and adaptive.
(240) 754-2796 View (240) 754-2796
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Eric R Kuessner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment.I provide a holding space where individuals feel comfortable sharing their concerns so that we can work together to gain insight on life's stresses and struggles.I have a knowledge base in working children (4 to 12).I collaborate with clients to develop effective coping techniques, process though life experiences, and accomplish personal goals. My clinical background includes therapy with individual, groups, and families. I utilize an eclectic approach to help the clients I serve.Currently integrating TF-CBT into practice with clients who have experienced Trauma
I offer therapy in a non-judgmental, safe and confidential environment.I provide a holding space where individuals feel comfortable sharing their concerns so that we can work together to gain insight on life's stresses and struggles.I have a knowledge base in working children (4 to 12).I collaborate with clients to develop effective coping techniques, process though life experiences, and accomplish personal goals. My clinical background includes therapy with individual, groups, and families. I utilize an eclectic approach to help the clients I serve.Currently integrating TF-CBT into practice with clients who have experienced Trauma
(443) 819-1044 View (443) 819-1044

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Number of Therapists in 21078

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 21078 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
70% CareFirst
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 21078 see their clients

62% Online Only
38% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

58% Female
42% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21078?

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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.