Photo of Beth Miller, Counselor in 33903, FL
Beth Miller
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
North Fort Myers, FL 33903  (Online Only)
I aim to provide my clients with a warm, caring, safe, and accepting environment where they can explore their underlying issues and work towards a healthy resolution.
I aim to provide my clients with a warm, caring, safe, and accepting environment where they can explore their underlying issues and work towards a healthy resolution.
(239) 235-6787 View (239) 235-6787
Photo of Vicki Lynne Bonham, Counselor in 33903, FL
Vicki Lynne Bonham
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
My counseling approach is centered on building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their concerns. I understand that each individual, couple, or family is unique, and I tailor my interventions to meet their specific needs. I use an eclectic and holistic approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Attachment Theory and other approaches when deemed necessary.
My counseling approach is centered on building a strong therapeutic relationship and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their concerns. I understand that each individual, couple, or family is unique, and I tailor my interventions to meet their specific needs. I use an eclectic and holistic approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Attachment Theory and other approaches when deemed necessary.
(239) 558-1769 View (239) 558-1769
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Amy Sue Polsinelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
My goal is to provide quality services to those who are faced with challenges in their lives and are seeking assistance in effectively managing these challenges. Everyone's journey is different and I am privileged to be able to embark on this journey with you. I am licensed in the states of Florida and New York.
My goal is to provide quality services to those who are faced with challenges in their lives and are seeking assistance in effectively managing these challenges. Everyone's journey is different and I am privileged to be able to embark on this journey with you. I am licensed in the states of Florida and New York.
(239) 217-9791 View (239) 217-9791
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Diana Carolina Sanmiguel
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I congratulate you on the first step. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where my clients feel heard, validated, and empowered to take an active role in their own healing. I draw on a range of evidence-based practices and tailor my approach to each individual's unique needs and goals. I am passionate about working with clients to develop their self-awareness and mindfulness, helping them to identify patterns and beliefs that may be holding them back and to cultivate new, more positive ways of thinking and behaving.
Welcome! I congratulate you on the first step. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where my clients feel heard, validated, and empowered to take an active role in their own healing. I draw on a range of evidence-based practices and tailor my approach to each individual's unique needs and goals. I am passionate about working with clients to develop their self-awareness and mindfulness, helping them to identify patterns and beliefs that may be holding them back and to cultivate new, more positive ways of thinking and behaving.
(239) 402-4010 x1 View (239) 402-4010 x1
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Rosa Childs
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, BCMHC, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Your story matters, and I'm here to listen. I help clients who, like me, have faced their fair share of struggles and setbacks. They may be battling anxiety, depression, or the weight of past traumas, but beneath it all, they possess a resilience. They crave a safe space to explore their emotions, validate their experiences, and uncover the tools needed to navigate life's complexities with grace. Their goal is not just to survive, but to thrive—to rediscover joy, reclaim their sense of self-worth, and forge genuine connections rooted in vulnerability & authenticity, breaking generational cycles of hardship and foster strength.
Your story matters, and I'm here to listen. I help clients who, like me, have faced their fair share of struggles and setbacks. They may be battling anxiety, depression, or the weight of past traumas, but beneath it all, they possess a resilience. They crave a safe space to explore their emotions, validate their experiences, and uncover the tools needed to navigate life's complexities with grace. Their goal is not just to survive, but to thrive—to rediscover joy, reclaim their sense of self-worth, and forge genuine connections rooted in vulnerability & authenticity, breaking generational cycles of hardship and foster strength.
(239) 323-9162 View (239) 323-9162
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Ron Dalrymple, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ron Dalrymple, Ph.D. We understand the stress and fear involved with anxiety, depression, phobias and many other disorders. After many decades of experience in mental health, we have seen thousands of clients dealing with low self-esteem, couples issues and parenting challenges with great success. Come see us for a warm, empathic approach to helping you solve your problems. It will be your fist step to a brighter future. Call now for a personal consultation with me.
Ron Dalrymple, Ph.D. We understand the stress and fear involved with anxiety, depression, phobias and many other disorders. After many decades of experience in mental health, we have seen thousands of clients dealing with low self-esteem, couples issues and parenting challenges with great success. Come see us for a warm, empathic approach to helping you solve your problems. It will be your fist step to a brighter future. Call now for a personal consultation with me.
(239) 666-7121 View (239) 666-7121
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Mindy Hall
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
My approach involves genuine caring and acceptance, in a non-judgmental atmosphere, as well as utilizing evidence-based techniques. I choose counseling techniques that are unique to each individual's needs and empower them to be a part of their process of positive change.
My approach involves genuine caring and acceptance, in a non-judgmental atmosphere, as well as utilizing evidence-based techniques. I choose counseling techniques that are unique to each individual's needs and empower them to be a part of their process of positive change.
(239) 932-3881 View (239) 932-3881
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Stryker Behavioral Health, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, MCAP, ACHP-SW, CFSW, MHC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stryker Behavioral Health (SBH) is excited to announce that we will be opening in Marietta, Georgia on May 6, 2024. We are eager to begin working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, financial challenges, relationship difficulties, and/or life transition issues. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized therapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We are here to support you through whatever difficulties you may be facing. At SBH, we understand that seeking help can be a difficult decision, we want to assure you that you will be met with compassion, understanding, and respect.
Stryker Behavioral Health (SBH) is excited to announce that we will be opening in Marietta, Georgia on May 6, 2024. We are eager to begin working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, financial challenges, relationship difficulties, and/or life transition issues. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized therapy services to individuals, couples, families, and groups. We are here to support you through whatever difficulties you may be facing. At SBH, we understand that seeking help can be a difficult decision, we want to assure you that you will be met with compassion, understanding, and respect.
(470) 660-4261 View (470) 660-4261
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Mandala Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
I have always wanted to help people. I’ve been able to do that in a variety of ways over the years. Working in domestic violence shelters, agencies that assist child sexual abuse survivors, in-home intensive substance abuse counseling...I’m privileged to have been able to help so many. It truly makes me happy. Now, I have my own practice after all of these years and I couldn’t be more excited to continue helping people; just in a much more enjoyable and comfortable setting. The therapists that work at Mandala are personally hired by me, and they are all wonderful and caring! You’re in great hands!
I have always wanted to help people. I’ve been able to do that in a variety of ways over the years. Working in domestic violence shelters, agencies that assist child sexual abuse survivors, in-home intensive substance abuse counseling...I’m privileged to have been able to help so many. It truly makes me happy. Now, I have my own practice after all of these years and I couldn’t be more excited to continue helping people; just in a much more enjoyable and comfortable setting. The therapists that work at Mandala are personally hired by me, and they are all wonderful and caring! You’re in great hands!
(239) 360-1983 View (239) 360-1983
Photo of Jodi Walls, Counselor in 33903, FL
Jodi Walls
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903  (Online Only)
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
(239) 899-6703 View (239) 899-6703
Photo of Danielle Marie Shields, Counselor in 33903, FL
Danielle Marie Shields
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903
Let me help you so you don't need to do it alone. Many of my clients view me as a life coach to help them traverse necessary changes they want to make, improve their relationship with themselves as well as with others and often times learn life changing skills that help them live, with not peace of mind but peace from the mind. This work isn't easy by any means but it's so much more doable with the right help and practices. My clients are motivated, over suffering, and want help healing trauma, limiting beliefs, negative concept of themselves and want to feel more connected and in the flow with life rather than fighting it.
Let me help you so you don't need to do it alone. Many of my clients view me as a life coach to help them traverse necessary changes they want to make, improve their relationship with themselves as well as with others and often times learn life changing skills that help them live, with not peace of mind but peace from the mind. This work isn't easy by any means but it's so much more doable with the right help and practices. My clients are motivated, over suffering, and want help healing trauma, limiting beliefs, negative concept of themselves and want to feel more connected and in the flow with life rather than fighting it.
(239) 326-0270 View (239) 326-0270
Photo of David J Koehn, Psychologist in 33903, FL
David J Koehn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903
Dr. Koehn uses a holistic/systems approach to therapy. He incorporates the influence and support of family structure, school and work environment, as well as community when building a positive-wellness treatment plan Stylistically, Dr. Koehn utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), structural family therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into interventions. Dr. Koehn also has extensive experience providing school and organizational psychology services. His therapy practice includes: eating disorders, marriage counseling, stress reduction, addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and anger management. He is currently in the process of publishing a book entitled "Carpe Diem - A treatise of MH experiences.
Dr. Koehn uses a holistic/systems approach to therapy. He incorporates the influence and support of family structure, school and work environment, as well as community when building a positive-wellness treatment plan Stylistically, Dr. Koehn utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), structural family therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into interventions. Dr. Koehn also has extensive experience providing school and organizational psychology services. His therapy practice includes: eating disorders, marriage counseling, stress reduction, addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and anger management. He is currently in the process of publishing a book entitled "Carpe Diem - A treatise of MH experiences.
(239) 228-3424 View (239) 228-3424
Photo of Steven E Clarke, Counselor in 33903, FL
Steven E Clarke
Counselor, LMHC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Joshua Tree Counseling provides mental health counseling, divorce/relationship recovery and relationship & life coaching. A major component of my treatment philosophy is that you, the client, are the driving force in your treatment. I provide diagnoses and outpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorders, and many other disorders and issues. Joshua Tree also specializes in Couples Counseling and Relationship/Divorce Recovery. I can provide the skills and techniques to move on and rediscover your true self!
Joshua Tree Counseling provides mental health counseling, divorce/relationship recovery and relationship & life coaching. A major component of my treatment philosophy is that you, the client, are the driving force in your treatment. I provide diagnoses and outpatient treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic disorders, and many other disorders and issues. Joshua Tree also specializes in Couples Counseling and Relationship/Divorce Recovery. I can provide the skills and techniques to move on and rediscover your true self!
(239) 220-5274 View (239) 220-5274
Photo of Erica N Ward, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33903, FL
Erica N Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903  (Online Only)
I applaud you for taking the first steps and researching/seeking help in your time of need. I aide my clients in identifying specific problems that are currently effecting their daily lives, establish realistic goals to resolving those problems, and break down those goals into attainable milestones. Come in with an open mind and ready to do the work; it's not all easy but you are not alone as you will be obtaining a new cheerleader in your corner. Navigating a medical diagnosis and unsure what resources are available. I am here to assist as well thanks to my years of working in hospitals.
I applaud you for taking the first steps and researching/seeking help in your time of need. I aide my clients in identifying specific problems that are currently effecting their daily lives, establish realistic goals to resolving those problems, and break down those goals into attainable milestones. Come in with an open mind and ready to do the work; it's not all easy but you are not alone as you will be obtaining a new cheerleader in your corner. Navigating a medical diagnosis and unsure what resources are available. I am here to assist as well thanks to my years of working in hospitals.
(850) 801-8050 View (850) 801-8050
Photo of Jennifer Kuchuk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 33903, FL
Jennifer Kuchuk
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allow me to help you find peace of mind, in a safe therapeutic environment. Life and emotional distress can feel so overwhelming during some points in our lives. Are you experiencing feelings such as sadness, stress, anxiety, disappointment, emotional exhaustion, self-doubt, and confusion? As humans, we are often faced with many challenges, limitations, barriers, and stressors, that can create an unbalance in one’s life. If you are struggling and feel like you need help, or just need another form of support and guidance, counseling may increase your overall well-being and quality of life.
Allow me to help you find peace of mind, in a safe therapeutic environment. Life and emotional distress can feel so overwhelming during some points in our lives. Are you experiencing feelings such as sadness, stress, anxiety, disappointment, emotional exhaustion, self-doubt, and confusion? As humans, we are often faced with many challenges, limitations, barriers, and stressors, that can create an unbalance in one’s life. If you are struggling and feel like you need help, or just need another form of support and guidance, counseling may increase your overall well-being and quality of life.
(239) 392-4834 View (239) 392-4834
Photo of Kirsten Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33903, FL
Kirsten Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903
With over 25 years of experience, my goal is to provide a warm and safe environment for my clients to share in non-judgmental atmosphere. I affirm and embrace all forms of gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicities. Whether you are just beginning your search for a therapist for the first time, or perhaps looking for a better fit, I would be honored to join you at this stage of your journey.
With over 25 years of experience, my goal is to provide a warm and safe environment for my clients to share in non-judgmental atmosphere. I affirm and embrace all forms of gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicities. Whether you are just beginning your search for a therapist for the first time, or perhaps looking for a better fit, I would be honored to join you at this stage of your journey.
(608) 200-3145 View (608) 200-3145
Photo of Alanna Masony, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in 33903, FL
Alanna Masony
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Much of my professional experience has involved working alongside individuals with chronic mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Mental health is not a "one size fits all" matter. I aim to assist others through their mental health journey from a holistic frame of work. This involves looking at all systems that effect my clients and their mental health. A mental health diagnosis should never be a label, I believe it can be an empowering opportunity to learn about yourself and how you interact within the world, with yourself, and with those around you.
Much of my professional experience has involved working alongside individuals with chronic mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Mental health is not a "one size fits all" matter. I aim to assist others through their mental health journey from a holistic frame of work. This involves looking at all systems that effect my clients and their mental health. A mental health diagnosis should never be a label, I believe it can be an empowering opportunity to learn about yourself and how you interact within the world, with yourself, and with those around you.
(239) 323-6216 View (239) 323-6216
Photo of Christopher Seavey, LMHC, PA, Counselor in 33903, FL
Christopher Seavey, LMHC, PA
Counselor, MA, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903  (Online Only)
Christopher Seavey is a licensed psychotherapist and is certified in addictions counseling in Florida and Massachusettes and licensed in drug and alcohol counseling in Massachusettes,and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is the past president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, as well as a clinical member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association,a member of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Florida Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Massachusetts Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Christopher Seavey is a licensed psychotherapist and is certified in addictions counseling in Florida and Massachusettes and licensed in drug and alcohol counseling in Massachusettes,and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He is the past president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, as well as a clinical member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association,a member of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Florida Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Massachusetts Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
(239) 494-5624 View (239) 494-5624
Photo of Joseph Prather, Counselor in 33903, FL
Joseph Prather
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Counseling with little to no wait: Are you a parent of a child/teen who is acting out and you are not sure what to do to help your child? Is your child getting into trouble at home, school, or even legally? You are likely here in search of someone to help you reduce or even stop these behavioral issues. Maybe these behaviors or mental health problems have caused issues within your family and you want things to return to normal? Or maybe you want your child to grow up and be a successful, healthy, and law-abiding adult? We will work as a team to meet your counseling goals and set you and your family up for success moving forward.
Counseling with little to no wait: Are you a parent of a child/teen who is acting out and you are not sure what to do to help your child? Is your child getting into trouble at home, school, or even legally? You are likely here in search of someone to help you reduce or even stop these behavioral issues. Maybe these behaviors or mental health problems have caused issues within your family and you want things to return to normal? Or maybe you want your child to grow up and be a successful, healthy, and law-abiding adult? We will work as a team to meet your counseling goals and set you and your family up for success moving forward.
(904) 875-0695 View (904) 875-0695
Photo of Laura D Bykofsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33903, FL
Laura D Bykofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33903  (Online Only)
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
(813) 543-8208 View (813) 543-8208

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33903

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 33903 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
81% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Grief
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33903 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33903?

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.