Photo of Joshua William Bolle, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 27103, NC
Joshua William Bolle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
As a licensed marriage and family therapy associate, I work with individuals, couples, and families navigate various life changes that can occur (whether expected or unexpected). I enjoy working with people of color, fat folks, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community to provide a safe and affirming place to discuss all aspects of your identity and how it impacts your daily life. I also trust that you are the expert of your life, and want to help continue cultivating wellness in all that you are.
As a licensed marriage and family therapy associate, I work with individuals, couples, and families navigate various life changes that can occur (whether expected or unexpected). I enjoy working with people of color, fat folks, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community to provide a safe and affirming place to discuss all aspects of your identity and how it impacts your daily life. I also trust that you are the expert of your life, and want to help continue cultivating wellness in all that you are.
(336) 344-7360 View (336) 344-7360
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Michael William Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA-MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
There comes a time in all of our lives that we need a helping hand. We may not like to admit it, but we need assistance in sorting out our thoughts, feelings, problems and even relationships. Often times these situations can be overwhelming and that is where I can be of assistance. We will work together on what you want to change and work on.
There comes a time in all of our lives that we need a helping hand. We may not like to admit it, but we need assistance in sorting out our thoughts, feelings, problems and even relationships. Often times these situations can be overwhelming and that is where I can be of assistance. We will work together on what you want to change and work on.
(336) 221-3806 View (336) 221-3806
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Chelsea Sapp Golden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Whether you are looking for someone to help you get off to a healthy start in a new marriage or teetering on the brink of divorce, couples counseling can make a world of difference! Maybe your child is having issues at school, struggling academically, acting out, having trouble making & maintaining friendships, or just feeling lost in a new or bigger school. My job is to help clients see their life challenges in a new way, so you can take the next steps toward lasting change. Skilled and compassionate use of evidence-based techniques can help clients explore options, figure out the best course of action, and implement life changes.
Whether you are looking for someone to help you get off to a healthy start in a new marriage or teetering on the brink of divorce, couples counseling can make a world of difference! Maybe your child is having issues at school, struggling academically, acting out, having trouble making & maintaining friendships, or just feeling lost in a new or bigger school. My job is to help clients see their life challenges in a new way, so you can take the next steps toward lasting change. Skilled and compassionate use of evidence-based techniques can help clients explore options, figure out the best course of action, and implement life changes.
(336) 361-1242 View (336) 361-1242
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Chelsea Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, QS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
I work with all ages struggling with various issues but many common issues I see are anxiety, trauma, depression, mood fluctuations, self-harm, school and home behavioral issues, aggression, attachment problems, relationship issues, sexual identity, and eating disorders. I also work with families to improve communication patterns, enhance relationships, shift responsibilities in the household, prevent enabling of maladaptive behaviors, implement a behavioral system, improve harmony, and regain order in the home. I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and I am available to provide supervision for LCMHC-A and Master's Level interns.
I work with all ages struggling with various issues but many common issues I see are anxiety, trauma, depression, mood fluctuations, self-harm, school and home behavioral issues, aggression, attachment problems, relationship issues, sexual identity, and eating disorders. I also work with families to improve communication patterns, enhance relationships, shift responsibilities in the household, prevent enabling of maladaptive behaviors, implement a behavioral system, improve harmony, and regain order in the home. I am a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and I am available to provide supervision for LCMHC-A and Master's Level interns.
(336) 901-9380 View (336) 901-9380
Photo of Cindy Brown Stiltner, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 27103, NC
Cindy Brown Stiltner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCAS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Unexpected loss, challenging situations, employment, parenting, illness-all of which can cause significant stress. A single stressful event or series of events could trigger the onset of depression or anxiety at any point in your life, even years after the event(s) have occurred. While we certainly cannot control the challenges life throws our way, we can control what we do about them. We have the right to use those challenges to learn and strengthen ourselves…to become a better version of ourselves.
Unexpected loss, challenging situations, employment, parenting, illness-all of which can cause significant stress. A single stressful event or series of events could trigger the onset of depression or anxiety at any point in your life, even years after the event(s) have occurred. While we certainly cannot control the challenges life throws our way, we can control what we do about them. We have the right to use those challenges to learn and strengthen ourselves…to become a better version of ourselves.
(336) 203-9643 View (336) 203-9643
Photo of Rosalinda Thomas, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 27103, NC
Rosalinda Thomas
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CCS, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
My goal is to help you achieve emotional wellness. A lot of times the problems we struggle with are based on underlying conditions not addressed, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders. Underlying problems that may lead to risky behaviors, such as alcohol or drug use. Maybe there is no substance use, but other behaviors that are concerning to you or others. Let me work with you in redirecting negative thoughts, behaviors and actions.
My goal is to help you achieve emotional wellness. A lot of times the problems we struggle with are based on underlying conditions not addressed, such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders. Underlying problems that may lead to risky behaviors, such as alcohol or drug use. Maybe there is no substance use, but other behaviors that are concerning to you or others. Let me work with you in redirecting negative thoughts, behaviors and actions.
(336) 396-7560 View (336) 396-7560
Photo of Paiga Jones, Pre-Licensed Professional in 27103, NC
Paiga Jones
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Everything begins with your mindset. First, I would like to congratulate you on making the right decision to take action over your life. My name is Paiga Jones, and I am here to support you as you take this journey! My core values are to keep my faith strong and be a walking embodiment of love here on earth to spread love to others. These core values led me to find my passion in helping individuals find solutions and cope with problems that they may be having. It brings me joy to be able to build healthy and genuine connections.
Everything begins with your mindset. First, I would like to congratulate you on making the right decision to take action over your life. My name is Paiga Jones, and I am here to support you as you take this journey! My core values are to keep my faith strong and be a walking embodiment of love here on earth to spread love to others. These core values led me to find my passion in helping individuals find solutions and cope with problems that they may be having. It brings me joy to be able to build healthy and genuine connections.
(336) 933-6531 View (336) 933-6531
Photo of Logan King, Counselor in 27103, NC
Logan King
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
As a therapist, I am passionate about supporting individuals as they navigate life's many challenges. I currently work with clients ages 16+ and have a special interest in partnering with college students, young adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am experienced in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and difficulty regulating emotions.
As a therapist, I am passionate about supporting individuals as they navigate life's many challenges. I currently work with clients ages 16+ and have a special interest in partnering with college students, young adults, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I am experienced in supporting clients struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and difficulty regulating emotions.
(336) 310-6998 View (336) 310-6998
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Wrights Care Services
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Wrights Care Services is a private counseling practice that is committed to the healing and transformation. Serving individuals since 2009 we developed a personable touch to treatment. We provide telehealth and some in person counseling to meet your needs. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, divorce, stress,trauma, parenting or relationship issues we are here to help. Emotional healing is one call away. We welcome you to start your journey to healing.
Wrights Care Services is a private counseling practice that is committed to the healing and transformation. Serving individuals since 2009 we developed a personable touch to treatment. We provide telehealth and some in person counseling to meet your needs. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, divorce, stress,trauma, parenting or relationship issues we are here to help. Emotional healing is one call away. We welcome you to start your journey to healing.
(336) 551-8810 View (336) 551-8810
Photo of Caitlin Jennings, Counselor in 27103, NC
Caitlin Jennings
Counselor, LCMHCA, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Therapy is all about growth for an individual. Growth can sometimes be a scary thing. Oftentimes, growth feels like staring into the darkness with the expectation of walking forward without falling. Whether you struggle with mental illness or you just need extra support in life, I can help you walk through the darkness of the unknown. The beautiful thing that therapy offers is this: you can create your own light. As we walk through the darkness, you will begin to see more and more light. Gradually, the path will become more clear and YOU can choose the next direction.
Therapy is all about growth for an individual. Growth can sometimes be a scary thing. Oftentimes, growth feels like staring into the darkness with the expectation of walking forward without falling. Whether you struggle with mental illness or you just need extra support in life, I can help you walk through the darkness of the unknown. The beautiful thing that therapy offers is this: you can create your own light. As we walk through the darkness, you will begin to see more and more light. Gradually, the path will become more clear and YOU can choose the next direction.
(336) 975-8349 View (336) 975-8349
Photo of Jess Leistikow, Counselor in 27103, NC
Jess Leistikow
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm Jess, and I am a queer neurodivergent therapist who practices LGBTQIA+ friendly, Autistic and ADHD affirming, and trauma-informed therapy. It's my passion to support folks who are feeling the weight of shame and self-doubt, questioning where they belong/who they are, and struggling in their relationship with food and body. I know how painful it can be to feel out of place and like you're trying to fit into a mold that just doesn't feel right for you, so it's important to me to cultivate a space where you can feel like it's celebrated to be you. In our space, there is no such thing as being "too sensitive" or "too much."
I'm Jess, and I am a queer neurodivergent therapist who practices LGBTQIA+ friendly, Autistic and ADHD affirming, and trauma-informed therapy. It's my passion to support folks who are feeling the weight of shame and self-doubt, questioning where they belong/who they are, and struggling in their relationship with food and body. I know how painful it can be to feel out of place and like you're trying to fit into a mold that just doesn't feel right for you, so it's important to me to cultivate a space where you can feel like it's celebrated to be you. In our space, there is no such thing as being "too sensitive" or "too much."
(336) 920-7159 View (336) 920-7159
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Salem Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Salem Counseling and Consulting, PLLC provides teletherapy to North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida. We participate in the Clear Pricing Provider Network with BCBS, therefore some BCBS members have a $0 copay. Our practice consists of therapists that address a variety of needs. We are welcoming to all beliefs, from Atheist to Wiccan, Christian to Muslim, and everything in between. We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and our goal is for anyone and everyone to feel honored and safe when seeking therapy with us. Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider offers in-person KAP sessions in Winston-salem.
Salem Counseling and Consulting, PLLC provides teletherapy to North Carolina, Vermont, and Florida. We participate in the Clear Pricing Provider Network with BCBS, therefore some BCBS members have a $0 copay. Our practice consists of therapists that address a variety of needs. We are welcoming to all beliefs, from Atheist to Wiccan, Christian to Muslim, and everything in between. We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice and our goal is for anyone and everyone to feel honored and safe when seeking therapy with us. Our Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy provider offers in-person KAP sessions in Winston-salem.
(980) 223-3997 View (980) 223-3997
Photo of Yamuna Cleopatra Roach, Counselor in 27103, NC
Yamuna Cleopatra Roach
Counselor, MS, LCMHC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Taking the first step to connect with a therapist requires courage, but the journey ahead is filled with enriching rewards. In my practice, I warmly welcome individuals of all ages, offering a collaborative experience tailored to each person's unique needs. Rooted in genuine support, empathy, and deep understanding, I create a therapeutic space that feels nurturing and empowering. I adapt my approach to meet clients exactly where they are on their journey, ensuring a warm and inviting atmosphere as they embrace healing and self-discovery.
Taking the first step to connect with a therapist requires courage, but the journey ahead is filled with enriching rewards. In my practice, I warmly welcome individuals of all ages, offering a collaborative experience tailored to each person's unique needs. Rooted in genuine support, empathy, and deep understanding, I create a therapeutic space that feels nurturing and empowering. I adapt my approach to meet clients exactly where they are on their journey, ensuring a warm and inviting atmosphere as they embrace healing and self-discovery.
(336) 332-2277 View (336) 332-2277
Photo of Patricia L Owens, Licensed Professional Counselor in 27103, NC
Patricia L Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
I believe therapy can be essential for anyone seeking to improve their mental well being. Each of us have experienced our own difficulties, though they may be different, struggle is universal. It is my desire to provide a safe, unbiased, and welcoming space for you to grow to the person you want to be. In therapy I will be there to provide a listening ear and give feedback to assist you in your journey. During this time we will work as a team navigating the ups and downs together.
I believe therapy can be essential for anyone seeking to improve their mental well being. Each of us have experienced our own difficulties, though they may be different, struggle is universal. It is my desire to provide a safe, unbiased, and welcoming space for you to grow to the person you want to be. In therapy I will be there to provide a listening ear and give feedback to assist you in your journey. During this time we will work as a team navigating the ups and downs together.
(336) 518-9915 View (336) 518-9915
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Winston Salem Couples & Family Counseling
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Relationships are hard work, but you're in the right place. Whether you've been married for years or just dating and considering making a commitment, we can help. Couples who come to see us often have a strong desire to be closer to their partner but have found themselves locked in a pattern of stressful interaction, which leads to the problems they are hoping to address in counseling. Together we navigate the process of understanding the cycles couples get stuck in and identify what needs to change in order to build a safe, intimate, and loving connection.
Relationships are hard work, but you're in the right place. Whether you've been married for years or just dating and considering making a commitment, we can help. Couples who come to see us often have a strong desire to be closer to their partner but have found themselves locked in a pattern of stressful interaction, which leads to the problems they are hoping to address in counseling. Together we navigate the process of understanding the cycles couples get stuck in and identify what needs to change in order to build a safe, intimate, and loving connection.
(336) 815-4333 View (336) 815-4333
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Heartspath Counseling and Wellness, PLLC
Counselor, MS, EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
When life becomes difficult, either with long-standing challenges or those that just recently have surfaced, it can be scary and frustrating to know where to start in seeking help. I admire you for taking that first step in seeking out someone that can help you move through and make sense of life's challenges. I am eager to help you as you journey in dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief & loss, spirituality, identity development, body-image & self-esteem and relationship conflict.
When life becomes difficult, either with long-standing challenges or those that just recently have surfaced, it can be scary and frustrating to know where to start in seeking help. I admire you for taking that first step in seeking out someone that can help you move through and make sense of life's challenges. I am eager to help you as you journey in dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief & loss, spirituality, identity development, body-image & self-esteem and relationship conflict.
(336) 899-0198 View (336) 899-0198
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Margaret Mohr
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Not accepting new clients
Hey there, I am so happy that your journey has brought you to me! First off I want you to know that you are doing such an amazing thing for yourself just looking for a therapist. I encourage you to take the next step in reaching out to me so that we can start making a change in your life today! I strive to create an open and supportive environment for you to share your story, and to help you uncover hidden possibilities and strengths to empower you to regulate negative stories from the past. Together we will create a positive and fulfilling future through your experience with me in therapy and beyond therapy.
Hey there, I am so happy that your journey has brought you to me! First off I want you to know that you are doing such an amazing thing for yourself just looking for a therapist. I encourage you to take the next step in reaching out to me so that we can start making a change in your life today! I strive to create an open and supportive environment for you to share your story, and to help you uncover hidden possibilities and strengths to empower you to regulate negative stories from the past. Together we will create a positive and fulfilling future through your experience with me in therapy and beyond therapy.
(336) 800-2072 View (336) 800-2072
Photo of Karen Patterson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27103, NC
Karen Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
I am licensed in North Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss.
I am licensed in North Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss.
(336) 932-8688 View (336) 932-8688
Photo of J Dale Hancock, Pastoral Counselor in 27103, NC
J Dale Hancock
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, MA, BS
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103
Meet Dr. Hancock We all need help sometimes. Mechanics, accountants, plumbers, medical professionals and many others are needed in our lives. Think of me as your family issues specialist. One of my greatest joys is to help people reach their goals. I hope you will feel as loved and well taken care of as my current and past clients do. I have led over 15,000 hours of counseling so far in my career. And having led approximately 500 parenting seminars and numerous marriage retreats the call on my life is clearly to help families be strong, loving, and successful.
Meet Dr. Hancock We all need help sometimes. Mechanics, accountants, plumbers, medical professionals and many others are needed in our lives. Think of me as your family issues specialist. One of my greatest joys is to help people reach their goals. I hope you will feel as loved and well taken care of as my current and past clients do. I have led over 15,000 hours of counseling so far in my career. And having led approximately 500 parenting seminars and numerous marriage retreats the call on my life is clearly to help families be strong, loving, and successful.
(336) 804-8691 View (336) 804-8691
Photo of Amanda Blackwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27103, NC
Amanda Blackwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
Winston Salem, NC 27103  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Although I welcome the opportunity to work with any person, I specialize in women’s issues, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, parenting and spirituality. I have experience working with adults of all ages. I respect all persons and strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for each individual - regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or belief. I believe everyone has the right to pursue happiness and healing, and I would love to work with you and support you in your journey.
Although I welcome the opportunity to work with any person, I specialize in women’s issues, trauma, anxiety, life transitions, parenting and spirituality. I have experience working with adults of all ages. I respect all persons and strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for each individual - regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or belief. I believe everyone has the right to pursue happiness and healing, and I would love to work with you and support you in your journey.
(336) 360-6163 View (336) 360-6163

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27103

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 27103 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
75% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27103 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27103?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.