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Sean Walsh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303
Understanding the causes of anxiety, depression, and other types of psychological suffering by increasing self-awareness is the key to navigating life's challenges. With years of experience in clinical practice and academia, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals from various walks of life in navigating their psychological challenges. My approach to therapy is based on empathic attunement, fostering self-awareness, and empirically supported approaches tailored to the needs of each person. I am committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings openly.
Understanding the causes of anxiety, depression, and other types of psychological suffering by increasing self-awareness is the key to navigating life's challenges. With years of experience in clinical practice and academia, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals from various walks of life in navigating their psychological challenges. My approach to therapy is based on empathic attunement, fostering self-awareness, and empirically supported approaches tailored to the needs of each person. I am committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings openly.
(703) 810-3532 View (703) 810-3532
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Amy Rueffert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
I enjoy working with couples and adults to help them improve the quality of their relationships and better understand their behavioral motivations and patterns that keep them feeling stuck. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, allowing clients the space to comfortably share their stories and access their personal strengths to make desired changes. I have advanced training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and have experience conducting workshops for couples with an emphasis on teaching effective communication skills to decrease conflict and stress while increasing problem solving skills.
I enjoy working with couples and adults to help them improve the quality of their relationships and better understand their behavioral motivations and patterns that keep them feeling stuck. I approach therapy with compassion and warmth, allowing clients the space to comfortably share their stories and access their personal strengths to make desired changes. I have advanced training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and have experience conducting workshops for couples with an emphasis on teaching effective communication skills to decrease conflict and stress while increasing problem solving skills.
(571) 556-4250 View (571) 556-4250
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Mary Combemale, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
Not accepting new clients
I AM UNABLE TO TAKE NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME, MARCH 2021. I AM LEAVING INSURANCE PANELS BY JULY 2021. I look forward to learning about clients. I work with people's history and experience to deepen insight into individuals and issues. Understanding each person's means of coping is a vital part of how we go forward. As I learn more about a client, the goal is to increase insight, identify and work with emotions and construct helpful tasks towards resolving issues and living life fully.
I AM UNABLE TO TAKE NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME, MARCH 2021. I AM LEAVING INSURANCE PANELS BY JULY 2021. I look forward to learning about clients. I work with people's history and experience to deepen insight into individuals and issues. Understanding each person's means of coping is a vital part of how we go forward. As I learn more about a client, the goal is to increase insight, identify and work with emotions and construct helpful tasks towards resolving issues and living life fully.
(703) 596-4691 View (703) 596-4691
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Lisa Nava
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
Hello, and thanks for visiting my web page! Therapy is about helping you become the person you want to be. The focus and goals of therapy depend on where you are feeling stuck or dissatisfied in your life. I am an "eclectic" therapist, which means that I draw from many different perspectives as I learn about you and help you implement the changes you'd like to make. If you'd like to talk to me more about working together, please give me a call or contact me through email.
(703) 596-0184 View (703) 596-0184
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Katie Shepherd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to helping people realize their personal and relational potential. My expertise and passion is in sex and relationship therapy, and LGBTQ, kink, and polyamory friendly work. I specialize in issues of trauma, sexual assault and abuse, and domestic violence. I assist people in understanding their unhelpful thinking patterns, navigating healthy relationship dynamics, and difficulties in communication.
I am dedicated to helping people realize their personal and relational potential. My expertise and passion is in sex and relationship therapy, and LGBTQ, kink, and polyamory friendly work. I specialize in issues of trauma, sexual assault and abuse, and domestic violence. I assist people in understanding their unhelpful thinking patterns, navigating healthy relationship dynamics, and difficulties in communication.
(703) 454-8330 View (703) 454-8330
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Rachel Townes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
“Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?”- CR - Life comes with its ebbs and flows and it can be challenging feeling as though you are alone with your worries or feeling trapped in painful patterns or emotions. Beginning therapy is often our first step on the path toward healing. And just by considering this step, you are already taking a leap that requires courage and trust in yourself and your potential therapist.
“Am I living in a way which is deeply satisfying to me, and which truly expresses me?”- CR - Life comes with its ebbs and flows and it can be challenging feeling as though you are alone with your worries or feeling trapped in painful patterns or emotions. Beginning therapy is often our first step on the path toward healing. And just by considering this step, you are already taking a leap that requires courage and trust in yourself and your potential therapist.
(571) 348-2253 View (571) 348-2253
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Cara Cicero
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
I strive to help individuals examine and remove the challenges that are causing them difficulties in their day-to-day lives and relationships. Current challenges may be due to earlier experiences that are continuing to contribute to unhelpful patterns of interactions and reactions. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other “stuck” negative thoughts and feelings; I see therapy as a collaborative process for gaining tools and moving forward toward more positive experiences.
I strive to help individuals examine and remove the challenges that are causing them difficulties in their day-to-day lives and relationships. Current challenges may be due to earlier experiences that are continuing to contribute to unhelpful patterns of interactions and reactions. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other “stuck” negative thoughts and feelings; I see therapy as a collaborative process for gaining tools and moving forward toward more positive experiences.
(571) 789-0126 View (571) 789-0126
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Brave Within Counseling🔍 Meghan McNeill Emdr Therapist
Resident in Counseling, MEd, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
You want to be the person you know you are deep down, but you do not know how to wade through the layers of who you feel you need to be for others or the way you feel you need to present to meet external expectations. You feel lost. You feel misunderstood.You may even struggle to get through the day or week. You feel alone. I want you to know that you are not alone.
You want to be the person you know you are deep down, but you do not know how to wade through the layers of who you feel you need to be for others or the way you feel you need to present to meet external expectations. You feel lost. You feel misunderstood.You may even struggle to get through the day or week. You feel alone. I want you to know that you are not alone.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283
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Melissa Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You have made the first step to improve your mental health and wellness, seeking the assistance of a qualified therapist. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship problems or life transitions, therapy can play a key part in the development of goals, identification of roadblocks to achieving those goals and building the tools to bring about change. I bring an integrative approach to help people resolve emotional conflicts, develop self-awareness/acceptance and increase coping skills, constructive behaviors, and thought patterns.
You have made the first step to improve your mental health and wellness, seeking the assistance of a qualified therapist. Whether dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship problems or life transitions, therapy can play a key part in the development of goals, identification of roadblocks to achieving those goals and building the tools to bring about change. I bring an integrative approach to help people resolve emotional conflicts, develop self-awareness/acceptance and increase coping skills, constructive behaviors, and thought patterns.
(571) 568-9030 View (571) 568-9030
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James M. Crawford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Many individuals, families, and couples realize at some juncture in their lives that they need professional assistance in order to successfully navigate or cope with overwhelming situations, strained interpersonal relationships (e.g., discord with a romantic partner), or intense emotional responses to their environment (e.g., sadness, or excessive worrying). In addition, most people are also confronted by situations in which their past experiences dictate their current reactions, responses, and behaviors. Although most individuals experience some variation of the same challenges, most often, people seek additional support when the problems begin to impact their daily functioning and relationships with others.
Many individuals, families, and couples realize at some juncture in their lives that they need professional assistance in order to successfully navigate or cope with overwhelming situations, strained interpersonal relationships (e.g., discord with a romantic partner), or intense emotional responses to their environment (e.g., sadness, or excessive worrying). In addition, most people are also confronted by situations in which their past experiences dictate their current reactions, responses, and behaviors. Although most individuals experience some variation of the same challenges, most often, people seek additional support when the problems begin to impact their daily functioning and relationships with others.
(202) 656-7999 View (202) 656-7999
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Katherine T Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Typically, I work with clients ranging in age from 12 through adulthood. Many of my clients are facing challenges with depression, anxiety, job or school performance, relationship issues (couples, parenting, family of origin, and work). Often people come to a juncture in their lives when they know something must change. My work focuses on the desired change each person brings. Together we address reducing symptoms, removing obstacles to growth and increasing life satisfaction. Techniques including NLP, non-verbal presence, mindfulness are offered. Executive coaching, leadership and team building, masterful communication, and conflict mediation skills are offered to organizations.
Typically, I work with clients ranging in age from 12 through adulthood. Many of my clients are facing challenges with depression, anxiety, job or school performance, relationship issues (couples, parenting, family of origin, and work). Often people come to a juncture in their lives when they know something must change. My work focuses on the desired change each person brings. Together we address reducing symptoms, removing obstacles to growth and increasing life satisfaction. Techniques including NLP, non-verbal presence, mindfulness are offered. Executive coaching, leadership and team building, masterful communication, and conflict mediation skills are offered to organizations.
(703) 957-7328 View (703) 957-7328
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Amy Lyn Wood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
(703) 596-3153 View (703) 596-3153
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Valerie Larkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
As a Clinical Psychologist for the past 30+ years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of issues and concerns. While problems need to be identified, I prefer to focus on the strengths that are often obscured by the stress and the immediate crisis. As the stress becomes manageable, so too can we together discover the strengths that will result in solutions, growth and improvement. I look forward to sharing that challenge with you.
As a Clinical Psychologist for the past 30+ years, I have worked with individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of issues and concerns. While problems need to be identified, I prefer to focus on the strengths that are often obscured by the stress and the immediate crisis. As the stress becomes manageable, so too can we together discover the strengths that will result in solutions, growth and improvement. I look forward to sharing that challenge with you.
(703) 594-4045 View (703) 594-4045
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Sana Gaitonde
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
I have an extensive background working with adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practices, community clinics, and residential treatment centers. With specialized training and experience in different theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, interpersonal, and narrative therapy, I use an integrated approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Due to my own diverse background and experience, I am intimately aware of multicultural issues, and enjoy working with a clientele from various arrays of life.
I have an extensive background working with adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practices, community clinics, and residential treatment centers. With specialized training and experience in different theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma-focused CBT, interpersonal, and narrative therapy, I use an integrated approach to meet the unique needs of each client. Due to my own diverse background and experience, I am intimately aware of multicultural issues, and enjoy working with a clientele from various arrays of life.
(571) 496-8985 View (571) 496-8985
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Omega Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303
You belong to the LGBTQ community, and you seem to have been struggling all your life with being somehow different and up against discrimination, humiliation, even downright abuse.
You belong to the LGBTQ community, and you seem to have been struggling all your life with being somehow different and up against discrimination, humiliation, even downright abuse.
(202) 516-7511 View (202) 516-7511
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Mary C. Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, SEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303
Waitlist for new clients
People come to see me to enhance life. Things are going ok however self care needs improvement. They are having difficulty in relationships with themselves and others, reacting instead of responding. They are willing to examine and work to improve physical, emotional, sexual, social, spiritual and intellectual aspects of life, hoping to improve self and co regulation. Often they are aware of past or current trauma interfering with their capacity to attach, establish new ways/patterns of living life to enhance the future. In practice at my current location since 1990.
People come to see me to enhance life. Things are going ok however self care needs improvement. They are having difficulty in relationships with themselves and others, reacting instead of responding. They are willing to examine and work to improve physical, emotional, sexual, social, spiritual and intellectual aspects of life, hoping to improve self and co regulation. Often they are aware of past or current trauma interfering with their capacity to attach, establish new ways/patterns of living life to enhance the future. In practice at my current location since 1990.
(703) 291-3406 View (703) 291-3406
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Over the Rainbow, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, VA 22303
Waitlist for new clients
The mission of OTR is to provide ethical and professional clinical services to those overcoming trauma and those struggling within their self and relationships. OTR's commitment to our patients is to empower, support, and guide them on a journey of healing and growth. Our clinicians are integrative in their treatment approaches in order to effectively meet our patients' needs. Licensed to practice in VA, DC, and MD. We do at times have a wait for new clients due to most cases being long term. Please let us know if you are public safety/first responder, or deploying or leaving for assignment soon for further intake information.
The mission of OTR is to provide ethical and professional clinical services to those overcoming trauma and those struggling within their self and relationships. OTR's commitment to our patients is to empower, support, and guide them on a journey of healing and growth. Our clinicians are integrative in their treatment approaches in order to effectively meet our patients' needs. Licensed to practice in VA, DC, and MD. We do at times have a wait for new clients due to most cases being long term. Please let us know if you are public safety/first responder, or deploying or leaving for assignment soon for further intake information.
(202) 410-3998 View (202) 410-3998
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Bloomed Within LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, ABD, RYT
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
I love to partner with folx who are struggling with symptoms of trauma. We will begin by assessing how the trauma is impacting your daily life and then introducing coping strategies to decrease the symptoms.
I love to partner with folx who are struggling with symptoms of trauma. We will begin by assessing how the trauma is impacting your daily life and then introducing coping strategies to decrease the symptoms.
(202) 929-5290 View (202) 929-5290
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
We're here to help you reach your therapy goals at Lifebulb! We’ll connect you with the best possible therapist for your unique goals, someone who genuinely cares about helping you. We’re all about making therapy enjoyable for both therapists and clients. Whether you prefer in-person sessions at our locations or online through telehealth, we've got you covered. Our team consists of highly trained and licensed clinicians who are passionate about the therapy process. Let's work together to achieve your goals!
(703) 936-6509 View (703) 936-6509
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BraveWithin Counseling EMDR Certified Therapist VA
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexandria, VA 22303  (Online Only)
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Have you been discouraged by your dire trying to stop something that stresses you out through the bombardment of non-stop racing thoughts, flashbacks or even the act of over thinking situations? Consistently finding yourself trying to get out of a pool of depressive thoughts, anxiety or anger that are chronically affecting you and your family to the point of feeling lost and hopeless. In spite of having the flood of helpful and educational information “out there”, here we are, still STUCK in pain and suffering. The scars of unbearable emotional pain portray itself through our emotional, physical and spiritual health.
(844) 502-7283 View (844) 502-7283

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22303

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22303 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
68% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
57% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Cigna and Evernorth
60% Aetna

How Therapists in 22303 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22303?

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.