Therapists in 30328

View cities in 30328
Photo of Kimberly Odom, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Kimberly Odom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  (Online Only)
My name is Kimberly Odom and I would like to welcome you to the world of therapy! With over 13 years experience in therapy, I'm excited about tailoring your journey just for you! I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to help you become your best self!
My name is Kimberly Odom and I would like to welcome you to the world of therapy! With over 13 years experience in therapy, I'm excited about tailoring your journey just for you! I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to help you become your best self!
(770) 999-0976 View (770) 999-0976
Photo of Gwendolyn McDowell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Gwendolyn McDowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Is your child, preteen or teen experiencing personal, family or academic challenges? If so, give me a call. I am here for you. As a parent and education advocate, I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and can help your child identify more effective responses to stressors. I also enjoy working with adults who are experiencing life transitions (marriage, divorce, parenting, career, etc...) by integrating cognitive behavior and person centered approaches that fit each client's needs to achieve greater fulfillment in life.
Is your child, preteen or teen experiencing personal, family or academic challenges? If so, give me a call. I am here for you. As a parent and education advocate, I am passionate about working with children and adolescents and can help your child identify more effective responses to stressors. I also enjoy working with adults who are experiencing life transitions (marriage, divorce, parenting, career, etc...) by integrating cognitive behavior and person centered approaches that fit each client's needs to achieve greater fulfillment in life.
(678) 506-7130 View (678) 506-7130
Photo of Atlanta Center for Behavioral Change in 30328, GA
Atlanta Center for Behavioral Change
PhD
Atlanta, GA 30328
I'm a behavioral therapist and hypnotherapist board certified in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. I practice in Atlanta Georgia working with those that wish to overcome PTSD,anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, procrastination and fears. Also those desiring to perform better in sports, sales, public speaking, to stop smoking, to lose weight permanently, to quit sabotaging relationships and any other area of behavioral change that would make life more enjoyable. I am now training and certifying hypnotherapists. Check out our other site at www.atlantacenterforhypnosistraining.com
I'm a behavioral therapist and hypnotherapist board certified in clinical and medical hypnotherapy. I practice in Atlanta Georgia working with those that wish to overcome PTSD,anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias, procrastination and fears. Also those desiring to perform better in sports, sales, public speaking, to stop smoking, to lose weight permanently, to quit sabotaging relationships and any other area of behavioral change that would make life more enjoyable. I am now training and certifying hypnotherapists. Check out our other site at www.atlantacenterforhypnosistraining.com
(404) 975-2658 View (404) 975-2658
Photo of Michelle D Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Michelle D Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Life struggles and the need for self understanding typically prompts one to reach out and contact a therapist for help. I provide a safe non-judgmental place to discuss these struggles so we can formulate a plan to help you feel more hopeful and in control. Having the opportunity to be heard, understood, and validated while helping you understand why you are feeling the way you do will give you hope to fully embrace the therapeutic journey and to change what isn't working. Understanding feelings and behaviors through insight work while utilizing effective tools for managing your life in more in successful ways will be the focus .
Life struggles and the need for self understanding typically prompts one to reach out and contact a therapist for help. I provide a safe non-judgmental place to discuss these struggles so we can formulate a plan to help you feel more hopeful and in control. Having the opportunity to be heard, understood, and validated while helping you understand why you are feeling the way you do will give you hope to fully embrace the therapeutic journey and to change what isn't working. Understanding feelings and behaviors through insight work while utilizing effective tools for managing your life in more in successful ways will be the focus .
(404) 383-0275 View (404) 383-0275
Photo of Dr. David Karol Gore, Psychologist in 30328, GA
Dr. David Karol Gore
Psychologist, PhD, PC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
IF YOU are stuck, I can get you "unstuck." I offer direct, powerful therapy: I don't "beat around the bush." My focus is on providing caring, effective and supportive services in the areas of individual psychotherapy and relationship therapy (couples and marriage counseling); therapy for children, adolescents and families; and, drug and alcohol addiction recovery. I treat people like I would want someone to treat a member of my own family (and some of them clearly needed treatment.) See WWW.DRGORE.COM please..
IF YOU are stuck, I can get you "unstuck." I offer direct, powerful therapy: I don't "beat around the bush." My focus is on providing caring, effective and supportive services in the areas of individual psychotherapy and relationship therapy (couples and marriage counseling); therapy for children, adolescents and families; and, drug and alcohol addiction recovery. I treat people like I would want someone to treat a member of my own family (and some of them clearly needed treatment.) See WWW.DRGORE.COM please..
(404) 237-4300 View (404) 237-4300
Photo of Karen Kallis, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Karen Kallis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
I believe that we are all resilient to overcome difficult circumstances. Sometimes we need help in reclaiming those skills and finding new understanding to function in our environment. I am grateful to work with children,adolescents, and adults with their life challenges. I am dedicated to help you feel empowered by applying new skills . We will work together to discover a meaningful belonging in your environment; overcome feelings of inferiority; and learn new strategies that benefit you. I help you to feel a more genuine connection to yourself and others through compassionate acceptance and reframing negative thoughts to create more positive choices.
I believe that we are all resilient to overcome difficult circumstances. Sometimes we need help in reclaiming those skills and finding new understanding to function in our environment. I am grateful to work with children,adolescents, and adults with their life challenges. I am dedicated to help you feel empowered by applying new skills . We will work together to discover a meaningful belonging in your environment; overcome feelings of inferiority; and learn new strategies that benefit you. I help you to feel a more genuine connection to yourself and others through compassionate acceptance and reframing negative thoughts to create more positive choices.
(404) 865-3825 View (404) 865-3825
Photo of Lindsay Luttrell in 30328, GA
Lindsay Luttrell
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you been beaten down by your past wounds and your story's heartache? It's true, this life can be so hard and while I haven't met you yet and don't know what you've been through, I deeply value your story and believe hope and healing are possible for you. Here, you will be seen, heard, known, and met in a safe, non-judgmental space to be totally, completely, honestly you. I believe you can become who you were created to be. Beginning the counseling journey takes courage and I consider it a great honor to be able to embark on your journey with you to become fully free, fully alive, and fully you.
Have you been beaten down by your past wounds and your story's heartache? It's true, this life can be so hard and while I haven't met you yet and don't know what you've been through, I deeply value your story and believe hope and healing are possible for you. Here, you will be seen, heard, known, and met in a safe, non-judgmental space to be totally, completely, honestly you. I believe you can become who you were created to be. Beginning the counseling journey takes courage and I consider it a great honor to be able to embark on your journey with you to become fully free, fully alive, and fully you.
(678) 403-6441 View (678) 403-6441
Photo of Ephrat Less Lipton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30328, GA
Ephrat Less Lipton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CEDS
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I have been treating clients who struggle with eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety and related disorders, life transition issues, grief/loss, and marital and family issues for about 30 years. I also work as a therapist who treats other therapists for their own mental wellness needs and I work as a consultant for therapists starting and/or growing their practices. Clients and families typically come to me for help with diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment implementation, often through referral from another professional or a past client. Often, these clients have tried other treatments and haven’t found optimal results.
I have been treating clients who struggle with eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety and related disorders, life transition issues, grief/loss, and marital and family issues for about 30 years. I also work as a therapist who treats other therapists for their own mental wellness needs and I work as a consultant for therapists starting and/or growing their practices. Clients and families typically come to me for help with diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment implementation, often through referral from another professional or a past client. Often, these clients have tried other treatments and haven’t found optimal results.
(470) 236-4432 View (470) 236-4432
Photo of Stephanie Townsend, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30328, GA
Stephanie Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
Trauma can leave us feeling broken, waiting for the next shoe to drop, and even out of control at times. You're likely tired of wondering when you'll start to feel better or when life is going to stop fighting against you. You may not even remember a time when you didn't feel like this but you know you're ready for a change. You probably describe yourself as "highly self-aware" and even pinpoint where problems can come from, but you're looking to make an impactful and long-lasting transformation. You find yourself excited about the idea of change and relief, enjoying life and relationships once again or maybe for the first time.
Trauma can leave us feeling broken, waiting for the next shoe to drop, and even out of control at times. You're likely tired of wondering when you'll start to feel better or when life is going to stop fighting against you. You may not even remember a time when you didn't feel like this but you know you're ready for a change. You probably describe yourself as "highly self-aware" and even pinpoint where problems can come from, but you're looking to make an impactful and long-lasting transformation. You find yourself excited about the idea of change and relief, enjoying life and relationships once again or maybe for the first time.
(470) 686-7445 View (470) 686-7445
Photo of HeartSync Therapy, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30328, GA
HeartSync Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with nearly a decade of experience. I achieved a Master’s in Social Work from Kennesaw State University where I was trained to work with a wide variety of treatment concerns. I work with individuals ranging from 9 to 99 years of age and equally enjoy helping couples and families. My specialties include relationship stressors, trauma and abuse, motivation issues, depression, and difficulties with self-esteem & confidence. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, positive psychology, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with nearly a decade of experience. I achieved a Master’s in Social Work from Kennesaw State University where I was trained to work with a wide variety of treatment concerns. I work with individuals ranging from 9 to 99 years of age and equally enjoy helping couples and families. My specialties include relationship stressors, trauma and abuse, motivation issues, depression, and difficulties with self-esteem & confidence. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), crisis intervention, positive psychology, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT).
(678) 329-9496 View (678) 329-9496
Photo of Kieyra Stevens: Young Adults Teens And Kids, Pre-Licensed Professional in 30328, GA
Kieyra Stevens: Young Adults Teens And Kids
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  (Online Only)
Whether you would like a safe space to discuss life problems or help with dealing with depression, anxiety, family issues, etc., I would love to walk with you through this journey. Life comes with up & downs and many challenges, but you are not alone.
Whether you would like a safe space to discuss life problems or help with dealing with depression, anxiety, family issues, etc., I would love to walk with you through this journey. Life comes with up & downs and many challenges, but you are not alone.
(678) 820-5117 View (678) 820-5117
Photo of Kim B Asher, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Kim B Asher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
My clients range from ages 10 years old to 75. I work with clients who have experienced PTSD, childhood abuse, dissociative disorders, as well, as anxiety and depression. Many of my clients have had cognitive behavior therapy for years, yet, still are struggling with past trauma. I work with different modalities that help clients get to the root of what is holding them back and help guide them with moving forwards in their lives. I also enjoy consulting with other therapists who work with DID and CPTSD clients.
My clients range from ages 10 years old to 75. I work with clients who have experienced PTSD, childhood abuse, dissociative disorders, as well, as anxiety and depression. Many of my clients have had cognitive behavior therapy for years, yet, still are struggling with past trauma. I work with different modalities that help clients get to the root of what is holding them back and help guide them with moving forwards in their lives. I also enjoy consulting with other therapists who work with DID and CPTSD clients.
(404) 610-8625 View (404) 610-8625
Photo of Katie Pinholster, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Katie Pinholster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I hold a masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and am licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition, I am a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor. I work with children, teens and adults. Although I have a particular affinity for connecting with adolescents in a genuine, authentic way to help them work through family, peer, and academic issues, I am also passionate about helping adults. My other areas of expertise include eating disorders, substance use, and women's issues.
I hold a masters degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and am licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Georgia. In addition, I am a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor. I work with children, teens and adults. Although I have a particular affinity for connecting with adolescents in a genuine, authentic way to help them work through family, peer, and academic issues, I am also passionate about helping adults. My other areas of expertise include eating disorders, substance use, and women's issues.
(404) 857-1827 View (404) 857-1827
Photo of Denisa Millette, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Denisa Millette
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CPCS, CCTP, DBT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328
My calling is to serve children and adults who deal with a variety of emotional and behavioral imbalances due to psychological trauma or other stressors. As a trauma and DBT-certified therapist, I work with my clients toward the restoration of their emotional wellness by integrating aspects of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapies (DBT), as well as ART therapy, play therapy, and mind-body practices. I also provide court-ordered reunification therapy, group therapy, and clinical diagnostic evaluations and assessments. Currently offering FREE clinical assessment for self-pay therapy clients.
My calling is to serve children and adults who deal with a variety of emotional and behavioral imbalances due to psychological trauma or other stressors. As a trauma and DBT-certified therapist, I work with my clients toward the restoration of their emotional wellness by integrating aspects of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapies (DBT), as well as ART therapy, play therapy, and mind-body practices. I also provide court-ordered reunification therapy, group therapy, and clinical diagnostic evaluations and assessments. Currently offering FREE clinical assessment for self-pay therapy clients.
(470) 635-5323 View (470) 635-5323
Photo of Lindsay Geist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30328, GA
Lindsay Geist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Does life sometimes look different than you expected it to be? Do you wonder about your life purpose or what gives you value? Or question about where you fit in the world? Perhaps you might even be feeling more anxious about your future lately. We all wrestle with our identity and challenge our self-worth when difficult times emerge in our lives. Some of us struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, or life stage issues and need someone to walk with us and help us navigate during those times. I would love to journey with you through the ordinary and the extraordinary moments of your life.
Does life sometimes look different than you expected it to be? Do you wonder about your life purpose or what gives you value? Or question about where you fit in the world? Perhaps you might even be feeling more anxious about your future lately. We all wrestle with our identity and challenge our self-worth when difficult times emerge in our lives. Some of us struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, or life stage issues and need someone to walk with us and help us navigate during those times. I would love to journey with you through the ordinary and the extraordinary moments of your life.
(678) 616-2672 View (678) 616-2672
Photo of Hanna Marie Rasco, Pre-Licensed Professional in 30328, GA
Hanna Marie Rasco
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
I enjoy helping individuals and couples find hope, healing, and peace within themselves and their relationships. Together we will develop effective strategies to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I believe that counseling can be instrumental in helping individuals know themselves more deeply which will facilitate changes that will positively affect not only their relationships but also their personal self-concept. I work with couples to create a measurable plan to get their relationship back on track. I also offer premarital counseling for those beginning their marriage journey to develop a firm foundation for the future.
I enjoy helping individuals and couples find hope, healing, and peace within themselves and their relationships. Together we will develop effective strategies to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I believe that counseling can be instrumental in helping individuals know themselves more deeply which will facilitate changes that will positively affect not only their relationships but also their personal self-concept. I work with couples to create a measurable plan to get their relationship back on track. I also offer premarital counseling for those beginning their marriage journey to develop a firm foundation for the future.
(678) 264-6721 View (678) 264-6721
Photo of Judy Cantwell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30328, GA
Judy Cantwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, BCC, BC-TMH, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
A new year & winter! A good combination for you, or is it time for some help? Have you been experiencing loneliness? Are strained relationships, parenting, balancing work/family, and worries about your health & the health of others now your top priorities? Are you a young professional trying to make your way in the work world? Unhappy or dissatisfied with work? We are all experiencing situations, decisions, thoughts & emotions that we never expected to face in our lifetime. Whether you need counseling or coaching, let's see if I can help virtually and in person. How about a free, 30-minute coaching call? I'm here to help.
A new year & winter! A good combination for you, or is it time for some help? Have you been experiencing loneliness? Are strained relationships, parenting, balancing work/family, and worries about your health & the health of others now your top priorities? Are you a young professional trying to make your way in the work world? Unhappy or dissatisfied with work? We are all experiencing situations, decisions, thoughts & emotions that we never expected to face in our lifetime. Whether you need counseling or coaching, let's see if I can help virtually and in person. How about a free, 30-minute coaching call? I'm here to help.
(678) 661-6937 View (678) 661-6937
Photo of Shannon Cusack, Psychologist in 30328, GA
Shannon Cusack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  (Online Only)
Making the decision to seek out therapy is courageous and, at times, can be anxiety-provoking. I am committed to providing a supportive, warm, and non-judgmental environment, building a positive rapport and a sense of trust with each and every one of my clients.
Making the decision to seek out therapy is courageous and, at times, can be anxiety-provoking. I am committed to providing a supportive, warm, and non-judgmental environment, building a positive rapport and a sense of trust with each and every one of my clients.
(678) 381-1439 View (678) 381-1439
Photo of Amari Morgan, Counselor in 30328, GA
Amari Morgan
Counselor, MEd, LAPC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30328
Are you looking for someone who can provide a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment? Seeking a guide who will walk with you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself? I am here to meet you exactly where you are and help you navigate this beautiful yet challenging journey we call life. I have had the privilege of supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and their families from diverse backgrounds. I have experience with Autism, anxiety, ADHD, depression, negative self-image, bullying, and life transitions.
Are you looking for someone who can provide a safe space where you can share your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment? Seeking a guide who will walk with you on your journey to becoming the best version of yourself? I am here to meet you exactly where you are and help you navigate this beautiful yet challenging journey we call life. I have had the privilege of supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and their families from diverse backgrounds. I have experience with Autism, anxiety, ADHD, depression, negative self-image, bullying, and life transitions.
(404) 383-9144 View (404) 383-9144
Photo of Kendall Kip Sentimore, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30328, GA
Kendall Kip Sentimore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
My most ideal clients would be anyone looking to overcome depression, anxiety, or disappointments in life. I would love to work with individuals who are looking for ways to deal with transitions in life and use the necessary coping skills and self-help to overcome them. I'm opening to working with adolescents to adults in helping them get on the right track with their lives.
My most ideal clients would be anyone looking to overcome depression, anxiety, or disappointments in life. I would love to work with individuals who are looking for ways to deal with transitions in life and use the necessary coping skills and self-help to overcome them. I'm opening to working with adolescents to adults in helping them get on the right track with their lives.
(404) 689-9258 View (404) 689-9258

See more therapy options for 30328

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30328

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 30328 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
61% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30328 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30328?

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.