Therapists in 40206

Photo of Matthew T. Harris, Marriage & Family Therapist in 40206, KY
Matthew T. Harris
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSW, MSCFT, LMFT
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Are you tired of arguing with your partner? Did you find out your partner has cheated? Are you thinking of ending your relationship? I can help you reconnect with your partner by rebuilding trust and closeness using the most effective method of couple therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy. Is anxiety, depression, or trauma getting in the way of your relationships, work, or life? I can help you get to the root of the problem and give you tools to feel better. Are you struggling with the unique difficulties of being LGBTQ? I can help you develop the confidence and skills to live as your authentic self.
Are you tired of arguing with your partner? Did you find out your partner has cheated? Are you thinking of ending your relationship? I can help you reconnect with your partner by rebuilding trust and closeness using the most effective method of couple therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy. Is anxiety, depression, or trauma getting in the way of your relationships, work, or life? I can help you get to the root of the problem and give you tools to feel better. Are you struggling with the unique difficulties of being LGBTQ? I can help you develop the confidence and skills to live as your authentic self.
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Photo of Michael Kamber, Pastoral Counselor in 40206, KY
Michael Kamber
Pastoral Counselor, PSAP, PMAP
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Are you battling unwanted sexual behavior? Are you tired of carrying around this dark secret? Often we don’t talk about these things or seek help because of the embarrassment or shame that typically surrounds them. We think things like, “if they knew this, they would leave me” or “Keeping this secret keeps the peace,” but you just don’t know how long you can keep up the lie. The truth is that trying to get passed something like a porn addiction on your own doesn’t work and hasn’t worked.
Are you battling unwanted sexual behavior? Are you tired of carrying around this dark secret? Often we don’t talk about these things or seek help because of the embarrassment or shame that typically surrounds them. We think things like, “if they knew this, they would leave me” or “Keeping this secret keeps the peace,” but you just don’t know how long you can keep up the lie. The truth is that trying to get passed something like a porn addiction on your own doesn’t work and hasn’t worked.
(502) 754-3295 View (502) 754-3295
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Eric White Baker Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Are you struggling to figure out what makes you happy or to find motivation to make the changes that would greatly improve your life? Are you trying to figure out your purpose in an ever changing and complicated world? Do you struggle in navigating your personal / family relationships, or wish to improve how you relate with others? Are you just stuck and confused on what to do? The clients that I consider a best fit are those who are wanting to change themselves but are finding themselves stuck because of anxiety, depression or relational problems.
Are you struggling to figure out what makes you happy or to find motivation to make the changes that would greatly improve your life? Are you trying to figure out your purpose in an ever changing and complicated world? Do you struggle in navigating your personal / family relationships, or wish to improve how you relate with others? Are you just stuck and confused on what to do? The clients that I consider a best fit are those who are wanting to change themselves but are finding themselves stuck because of anxiety, depression or relational problems.
(502) 237-4121 x2 View (502) 237-4121 x2
Photo of Heather Artman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40206, KY
Heather Artman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Currently not accepting new clients. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
Currently not accepting new clients. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
(502) 354-3787 View (502) 354-3787
Photo of Stephanie Abernathy, Pre-Licensed Professional in 40206, KY
Stephanie Abernathy
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206  (Online Only)
My work with clients includes providing individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues as well as social/emotional challenges.
My work with clients includes providing individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues as well as social/emotional challenges.
(502) 215-3921 View (502) 215-3921
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Theresa Lynn Adamchik
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, ATR-BC, LPCC-S, LPAT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Waitlist for new clients
Theresa is a Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and an approved LPAT/LPCC supervisor. She received her Masters of Education with a concentration in Art Therapy and Counseling from the University of Louisville in 2006 and a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Louisville in 2002. She has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is one of the co-founders of Louisville Expressive Therapies.
Theresa is a Licensed Professional Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and an approved LPAT/LPCC supervisor. She received her Masters of Education with a concentration in Art Therapy and Counseling from the University of Louisville in 2006 and a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Louisville in 2002. She has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is one of the co-founders of Louisville Expressive Therapies.
(502) 335-4181 View (502) 335-4181
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Barbara Hedspeth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders and mild to moderate OCD, as well as trauma and depression. My experience tells me that these conditions are highly treatable with the right approach. My primary method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is a proven evidence based treatment for these problems. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of trauma. My style is direct, supportive and goal oriented with emphasis on what the client wants to work on. I use humor as well!
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders and mild to moderate OCD, as well as trauma and depression. My experience tells me that these conditions are highly treatable with the right approach. My primary method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is a proven evidence based treatment for these problems. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of trauma. My style is direct, supportive and goal oriented with emphasis on what the client wants to work on. I use humor as well!
(502) 385-2488 View (502) 385-2488
Photo of Janna Donovan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40206, KY
Janna Donovan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MBA, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Not accepting new clients
You've handled fears until now. You pushed through the stress, kept your head above water, survived. You've shrugged off healthy habits, too restless to take advice like 'exercise, take breaks and have some fun.' You think, "I'll be better when (blank) happens." But will it? So you bury thoughts and feelings, keep moving, and distract yourself from overwork, over-worrying and over-responsibility. Maybe you don't need more advice. Rather, you need hope that you can calm anxious thoughts, decrease anger and be more present at home or at work. You might just need convincing that habits and thoughts can change.
You've handled fears until now. You pushed through the stress, kept your head above water, survived. You've shrugged off healthy habits, too restless to take advice like 'exercise, take breaks and have some fun.' You think, "I'll be better when (blank) happens." But will it? So you bury thoughts and feelings, keep moving, and distract yourself from overwork, over-worrying and over-responsibility. Maybe you don't need more advice. Rather, you need hope that you can calm anxious thoughts, decrease anger and be more present at home or at work. You might just need convincing that habits and thoughts can change.
(502) 519-4013 View (502) 519-4013
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Rodney Vaughan
Pastoral Counselor, PSAP
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
I provide therapy to clients dealing with relational dysfunction and/or problematic sexual behavior. My objective is to provide them with a new language and pragmatic tools to gain a better understanding of how to handle unwanted sexual desires, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Through therapy, I aim to support my clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety, as well as engaging in deeper recovery work to address underlying issues. I also guide them in rebuilding trust and reintegrating into relationships that have been strained or broken.
I provide therapy to clients dealing with relational dysfunction and/or problematic sexual behavior. My objective is to provide them with a new language and pragmatic tools to gain a better understanding of how to handle unwanted sexual desires, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Through therapy, I aim to support my clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety, as well as engaging in deeper recovery work to address underlying issues. I also guide them in rebuilding trust and reintegrating into relationships that have been strained or broken.
(502) 706-4626 View (502) 706-4626
Photo of Deborah Zimlich, Art Therapist in 40206, KY
Deborah Zimlich
Art Therapist, MEd, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
As an Art Therapist, I strive to provide a warm environment where clients feel secure to explore social and emotional concerns. I enjoy working with adolescents and teenagers ages 11 to 18. I highly value working with adolescents from a holistic point of view, aiding to envision the entire image of a person. Additionally I work with clients who are in the emerging adulthood stage of life; between the ages of 19 - 35. I use goal-oriented and solution-focused techniques in order to meet a client's needs. Above all I strive to meet a client where they are offering art therapy as a means of healing.
As an Art Therapist, I strive to provide a warm environment where clients feel secure to explore social and emotional concerns. I enjoy working with adolescents and teenagers ages 11 to 18. I highly value working with adolescents from a holistic point of view, aiding to envision the entire image of a person. Additionally I work with clients who are in the emerging adulthood stage of life; between the ages of 19 - 35. I use goal-oriented and solution-focused techniques in order to meet a client's needs. Above all I strive to meet a client where they are offering art therapy as a means of healing.
(502) 273-5860 View (502) 273-5860
Photo of Heart's Content Counseling and Wellness, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40206, KY
Heart's Content Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
My goal as a therapist is to encourage clients to attain their greatest potential, to help them transform their lives to being filled with increased ease and balance, and to empower them to recognize their internal competencies that they may access as coping skills for handling the complexities of daily challenges.
My goal as a therapist is to encourage clients to attain their greatest potential, to help them transform their lives to being filled with increased ease and balance, and to empower them to recognize their internal competencies that they may access as coping skills for handling the complexities of daily challenges.
(502) 912-8739 View (502) 912-8739
Photo of Sara J Brewer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40206, KY
Sara J Brewer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters from University of Louisville in 2016. I have worked in community mental health for a number of years as well as in residential settings with teens and survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters from University of Louisville in 2016. I have worked in community mental health for a number of years as well as in residential settings with teens and survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.
(502) 317-1021 View (502) 317-1021
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Teah Williams-Hampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am so glad you found your way here. If you are seeking a safe space to be seen, heard, and accepted then we have a reason to meet. I work with adult men, women, and non-binary folk, living with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, ( including racial trauma), grief/ loss, and life transitions. Living...period. My goal is to partner with you, to utilize your strengths and experiences to heal, grow, and break unhealthy patterns so you can manifest and live your best life! And If I am not the therapist for you, I will help you find them.
Welcome! I am so glad you found your way here. If you are seeking a safe space to be seen, heard, and accepted then we have a reason to meet. I work with adult men, women, and non-binary folk, living with depression, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, ( including racial trauma), grief/ loss, and life transitions. Living...period. My goal is to partner with you, to utilize your strengths and experiences to heal, grow, and break unhealthy patterns so you can manifest and live your best life! And If I am not the therapist for you, I will help you find them.
(502) 236-9141 x5 View (502) 236-9141 x5
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Phoenix Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Phoenix Fowler, LCSW, graduated from the University of Louisville where she received her Master’s of Science in Social Work. Before completing her Masters, Phoenix attended Bellarmine University where she double majored in Art and Psychology. Phoenix has experience working with children in various settings including hospitals, refugee and immigrant resettlement agencies, and in the public school system. Phoenix’s approach to therapy can be described as creative, playful, and supportive. Phoenix completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2022 and now utilizes yoga, breathwork and mindfulness in her sessions.
Phoenix Fowler, LCSW, graduated from the University of Louisville where she received her Master’s of Science in Social Work. Before completing her Masters, Phoenix attended Bellarmine University where she double majored in Art and Psychology. Phoenix has experience working with children in various settings including hospitals, refugee and immigrant resettlement agencies, and in the public school system. Phoenix’s approach to therapy can be described as creative, playful, and supportive. Phoenix completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2022 and now utilizes yoga, breathwork and mindfulness in her sessions.
(502) 842-4107 x6 View (502) 842-4107 x6
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Cheryl Ades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
I often conduct seminars on food addiction and have written regularly for "Today's Woman's" magazine since 2005." My goal is to help indiviuals improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by helping them clear up issues that get in their way. These may include addictions, difficulty with family/couple relationships, sexual abuse and unresolved trauma. I am an adoptive parent so I have an understanding of the trials of single parenthood. By involving mind, body, and spirit, I hope to lead my clients toward deeper levels of integration and fuller lives.
I often conduct seminars on food addiction and have written regularly for "Today's Woman's" magazine since 2005." My goal is to help indiviuals improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by helping them clear up issues that get in their way. These may include addictions, difficulty with family/couple relationships, sexual abuse and unresolved trauma. I am an adoptive parent so I have an understanding of the trials of single parenthood. By involving mind, body, and spirit, I hope to lead my clients toward deeper levels of integration and fuller lives.
(502) 324-3471 View (502) 324-3471
Photo of Madeline Muldoon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 40206, KY
Madeline Muldoon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Waitlist for new clients
I treat problems associated with depression and anxiety, which are often connected to trauma, family of origin struggles, relationship stress, low self esteem and difficulty coping. I believe that "our issues live in our tissues". We often carry around old stories from past life events that aren't who we want to be and, until they are resolved, can greatly affect our lives now. I help clients work through what's keeping them "stuck" to move forward in the direction they want.
I treat problems associated with depression and anxiety, which are often connected to trauma, family of origin struggles, relationship stress, low self esteem and difficulty coping. I believe that "our issues live in our tissues". We often carry around old stories from past life events that aren't who we want to be and, until they are resolved, can greatly affect our lives now. I help clients work through what's keeping them "stuck" to move forward in the direction they want.
(502) 286-4882 x644 View (502) 286-4882 x644
Photo of Lauren Kircher, Marriage & Family Therapist in 40206, KY
Lauren Kircher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSW, LMFT
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Not accepting new clients
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I offer a safe and comfortable environment to identify and relieve obstacles or distress by providing tools to progress toward self-actualization and build healthy relationships. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. I offer a safe and comfortable environment to identify and relieve obstacles or distress by providing tools to progress toward self-actualization and build healthy relationships. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life
(502) 822-5386 View (502) 822-5386
Photo of Lisa Kimbrell, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 40206, KY
Lisa Kimbrell
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , LPCA
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206  (Online Only)
Do you feel alone? Like you’re the only person who doesn’t have the answers? We’ve all felt that way at one time or another. I can help you find your answers, the ones that work for you. I can help you discover your strength to get through the hard time. It’s already in you. Working together, we can build solutions that satisfy you and help you reclaim your peace. We can set goals and build plans to help you thrive and grow! Whether you’re a parent struggling with child-rearing, a couple struggling with communication, someone coming out of a bad relationship, or a woman trying to come into your own power.
Do you feel alone? Like you’re the only person who doesn’t have the answers? We’ve all felt that way at one time or another. I can help you find your answers, the ones that work for you. I can help you discover your strength to get through the hard time. It’s already in you. Working together, we can build solutions that satisfy you and help you reclaim your peace. We can set goals and build plans to help you thrive and grow! Whether you’re a parent struggling with child-rearing, a couple struggling with communication, someone coming out of a bad relationship, or a woman trying to come into your own power.
(502) 289-9150 View (502) 289-9150
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Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is a not-for-profit faith sensitive counseling center that has been healing the mind, body and spirit of individuals and families for 33 years. Our mission is to meet the emotional and mental health needs of those in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Kilgore integrates and leverages behavioral sciences and takes a holistic approach of working by, with and through you to improve your quality of life. We serve the Louisville greater area and will serve and meet you where you are regardless of your background, experience, and situation.
Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is a not-for-profit faith sensitive counseling center that has been healing the mind, body and spirit of individuals and families for 33 years. Our mission is to meet the emotional and mental health needs of those in our community, regardless of their ability to pay. Kilgore integrates and leverages behavioral sciences and takes a holistic approach of working by, with and through you to improve your quality of life. We serve the Louisville greater area and will serve and meet you where you are regardless of your background, experience, and situation.
(502) 532-8172 x18 View (502) 532-8172 x18
Photo of Jane M Bowling, Psychologist in 40206, KY
Jane M Bowling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I bring a nonjudgemental, collaborative philosophy to my work; trusting that you are the expert on yourself and I am here to help you discover your strengths. My goal is to empower you and assist you on your journey to reach the highest and truest vision of yourself.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with adults and adolescents. I bring a nonjudgemental, collaborative philosophy to my work; trusting that you are the expert on yourself and I am here to help you discover your strengths. My goal is to empower you and assist you on your journey to reach the highest and truest vision of yourself.
(502) 513-6363 View (502) 513-6363

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Number of Therapists in 40206

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 40206 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
71% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Humana
68% Aetna
59% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 40206 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 40206?

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.