Therapists in 40503

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Dr. Pat Peacock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
I began my career working with chronic pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting. My career has included helping clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and adult children issues including emotional, psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Most recently, I worked with veterans with PTSD from combat, sexual trauma, and other military related trauma issues. I have extensive experience helping trauma survivors recover from their experiences.
I began my career working with chronic pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting. My career has included helping clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and adult children issues including emotional, psychological, physical, and sexual abuse. Most recently, I worked with veterans with PTSD from combat, sexual trauma, and other military related trauma issues. I have extensive experience helping trauma survivors recover from their experiences.
(859) 328-6379 View (859) 328-6379
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Sarah Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
I chose to pursue a career in mental health because of my passion for helping people to experience wholeness and to walk in freedom. Throughout my time in practice, I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and in many different seasons of life by offering hope, support, and new tools to empower and equip on the journey toward health and healing. I use a client-centered approach and have a strengths-based perspective that emphasizes the value of each individual.
I chose to pursue a career in mental health because of my passion for helping people to experience wholeness and to walk in freedom. Throughout my time in practice, I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages and in many different seasons of life by offering hope, support, and new tools to empower and equip on the journey toward health and healing. I use a client-centered approach and have a strengths-based perspective that emphasizes the value of each individual.
(859) 374-2974 View (859) 374-2974
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Kimberly Hollingsworth
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
Making the decision to seek therapy can sometimes be intimidating, but every journey starts with a first step! I'm here to help you take that first step toward wellness. In our first session, we'll talk about what your goals for therapy look like and create a plan together. I am solution focused and I like to find practical ways to integrate positive changes to help you meet your goals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, or self esteem, we can find answers together in a judgement free zone. I'm LGBTQ+ affirming and welcome individuals from all walks of life.
Making the decision to seek therapy can sometimes be intimidating, but every journey starts with a first step! I'm here to help you take that first step toward wellness. In our first session, we'll talk about what your goals for therapy look like and create a plan together. I am solution focused and I like to find practical ways to integrate positive changes to help you meet your goals. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, or self esteem, we can find answers together in a judgement free zone. I'm LGBTQ+ affirming and welcome individuals from all walks of life.
(859) 715-0699 View (859) 715-0699
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Jacqueline Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
I enjoy working with teens and adults with eating disorders and PTSD. I am a certified EMDR practitioner, as well. Taking the first step to get therapy can feel intimidating and awkward, and I make sure to provide a comfortable and safe environment to anyone looking to explore the therapeutic process.
I enjoy working with teens and adults with eating disorders and PTSD. I am a certified EMDR practitioner, as well. Taking the first step to get therapy can feel intimidating and awkward, and I make sure to provide a comfortable and safe environment to anyone looking to explore the therapeutic process.
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Rosie Siler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
Seeking professional help can be a scary process, searching for someone you can trust and share the challenges and life stressors with can seem overwhelming. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master of Social Work degree from Asbury University and have ten years of experience helping others with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, grief, communication issues and adjustment disorders.
Seeking professional help can be a scary process, searching for someone you can trust and share the challenges and life stressors with can seem overwhelming. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Master of Social Work degree from Asbury University and have ten years of experience helping others with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, grief, communication issues and adjustment disorders.
(859) 203-4274 View (859) 203-4274
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Melissa Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.” I strive to create a space where healing occurs - a place where you can sit with difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and develop the tools to transform them. My style is warm and supportive, creating an environment that fosters self-acceptance. I believe in partnering with you to help you unlock blocks to growth and change.
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.” I strive to create a space where healing occurs - a place where you can sit with difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviors, and develop the tools to transform them. My style is warm and supportive, creating an environment that fosters self-acceptance. I believe in partnering with you to help you unlock blocks to growth and change.
(859) 493-8485 View (859) 493-8485
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Jonathan Todd Ryser-Oatman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Waitlist for new clients
These last few years (or more) have not been for the faint of heart. This season of your life may be a time when you are feeling challenged in all directions, struggling to let go of the past, or noticing some harmful patterns returning. At a deeper level, you want to feel heard, and seen for who you are and what you believe you can still become. Therapy provides a space for you to do just that, building a life that is fulfilling, acknowledging the past, and then getting excited to build a life you know is worth living. I am excited you’re here and considering this next part of the journey.
These last few years (or more) have not been for the faint of heart. This season of your life may be a time when you are feeling challenged in all directions, struggling to let go of the past, or noticing some harmful patterns returning. At a deeper level, you want to feel heard, and seen for who you are and what you believe you can still become. Therapy provides a space for you to do just that, building a life that is fulfilling, acknowledging the past, and then getting excited to build a life you know is worth living. I am excited you’re here and considering this next part of the journey.
(859) 549-7080 View (859) 549-7080
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Kendall D. Turpin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Greetings! I am Kendall Turpin and practice in Lexington, Kentucky. I offer teletherapy across the state. Traditionally, I use Functional Family Therapy intertwined with Cognitive Behavior Therapy in helping people find their joy again. Though I am comfortable in many types of counseling situations, I specialize in relationship therapy with adults who identify as LGBTQ, etc.... If you are feeling stuck or in need of new skills to manage a life transition, we might just be a perfect fit. Successful therapy aids in your moving toward healthy, loving, relationships.
Greetings! I am Kendall Turpin and practice in Lexington, Kentucky. I offer teletherapy across the state. Traditionally, I use Functional Family Therapy intertwined with Cognitive Behavior Therapy in helping people find their joy again. Though I am comfortable in many types of counseling situations, I specialize in relationship therapy with adults who identify as LGBTQ, etc.... If you are feeling stuck or in need of new skills to manage a life transition, we might just be a perfect fit. Successful therapy aids in your moving toward healthy, loving, relationships.
(859) 710-8365 View (859) 710-8365
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Zoe Beckhart
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
Hi! I am an LPCC and NCC in Kentucky and am trained in working with adults with a variety of mental health needs, such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem/self-confidence, stress related concerns, adjustment issues, and substance use. I strive to meet my clients where they are and ensure my office is a safe space for them to process any issues or challenges they are facing to help in achieving their goals.
Hi! I am an LPCC and NCC in Kentucky and am trained in working with adults with a variety of mental health needs, such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, self-esteem/self-confidence, stress related concerns, adjustment issues, and substance use. I strive to meet my clients where they are and ensure my office is a safe space for them to process any issues or challenges they are facing to help in achieving their goals.
(859) 517-4189 View (859) 517-4189
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George Tasedan
Counselor, LPCC, MA Ed
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Not accepting new clients
The ideal client is someone who has a desire to face what they are dealing with. The client may need assistance in overcoming various problems in their life, or they may be experiencing a limited number of items which they need help with, but either way, it is my ambition to be there for them through any and all they are experiencing.
The ideal client is someone who has a desire to face what they are dealing with. The client may need assistance in overcoming various problems in their life, or they may be experiencing a limited number of items which they need help with, but either way, it is my ambition to be there for them through any and all they are experiencing.
(859) 696-7160 View (859) 696-7160
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Andi Stephenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Waitlist for new clients
As a dedicated therapist, I have always been passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those I work with. My practice welcomes individuals aged 6 and up, offering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for everyone. I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ populations, behavioral concerns, trauma, and challenges faced by those involved in the child welfare system. My approach is rooted in compassion and the deep-seated belief that everyone deserves to live their best life, free from distress and limitations.
As a dedicated therapist, I have always been passionate about making a meaningful difference in the lives of those I work with. My practice welcomes individuals aged 6 and up, offering a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for everyone. I have experience working with LGBTQIA+ populations, behavioral concerns, trauma, and challenges faced by those involved in the child welfare system. My approach is rooted in compassion and the deep-seated belief that everyone deserves to live their best life, free from distress and limitations.
(859) 203-1815 View (859) 203-1815
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Laura Wafer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-A, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
Do you feel abandoned, lost, anxious, or afraid? Have you been hurt by those who you cared for most? Do you have feelings of emotional disconnection from your spouse or significant other? Regardless of what you have been through, you have the potential for greatness! Your relationships deserve to blossom! I desire to walk by your side as you let go of the emotional baggage that has been keeping you from reaching your potential and living your best life. Remember, life is not just about surviving but progressing and always being the best person we can be.
Do you feel abandoned, lost, anxious, or afraid? Have you been hurt by those who you cared for most? Do you have feelings of emotional disconnection from your spouse or significant other? Regardless of what you have been through, you have the potential for greatness! Your relationships deserve to blossom! I desire to walk by your side as you let go of the emotional baggage that has been keeping you from reaching your potential and living your best life. Remember, life is not just about surviving but progressing and always being the best person we can be.
(859) 354-3956 View (859) 354-3956
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Sondra R. Brumett, LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, EdS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and my Master's and Specialist of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of populations in outpatient, residential, and college settings since 2003. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and one's ability to change. I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and a therapeutic relationship based on trust in which clients can begin taking steps toward their individual goals of change and wellness.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and my Master's and Specialist of Education degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services to a variety of populations in outpatient, residential, and college settings since 2003. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and one's ability to change. I am dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgmental environment and a therapeutic relationship based on trust in which clients can begin taking steps toward their individual goals of change and wellness.
(859) 888-1473 View (859) 888-1473
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Claire Nickell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
Do you feel trapped, repeating unwanted behaviors and thoughts? Do you desire more fulfilling relationships with those in your life? I provide a space where individuals can candidly explore their behavioral patterns and confront the challenges they face. My therapeutic method is characterized by a client-centered approach, where your goals take precedence. I provide attentive listening and constructive guidance based on where you're at in your personal journey. Through evidence-based models, such as emotionally focused therapy, I engage clients in creating rich, intimacy-filled experiences that lead to deeper trust and love.
Do you feel trapped, repeating unwanted behaviors and thoughts? Do you desire more fulfilling relationships with those in your life? I provide a space where individuals can candidly explore their behavioral patterns and confront the challenges they face. My therapeutic method is characterized by a client-centered approach, where your goals take precedence. I provide attentive listening and constructive guidance based on where you're at in your personal journey. Through evidence-based models, such as emotionally focused therapy, I engage clients in creating rich, intimacy-filled experiences that lead to deeper trust and love.
(859) 470-2978 View (859) 470-2978
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Candace Cross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating ADHD, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety in Adults and have been in practice since 2013. I help clients learn communication, motivation, relationship, and coping skills for mood and/or ADHD/executive functioning symptoms. I am very skills based and try to help clients learn skills to use in every day life. If you are feeling dissatisfied with your work, your mood, your self-esteem, or your relationships contact me for a FREE 15 minute consultation. I provide therapy via telehealth, so my services can better fit into your busy schedule.
I specialize in treating ADHD, PTSD, Depression and Anxiety in Adults and have been in practice since 2013. I help clients learn communication, motivation, relationship, and coping skills for mood and/or ADHD/executive functioning symptoms. I am very skills based and try to help clients learn skills to use in every day life. If you are feeling dissatisfied with your work, your mood, your self-esteem, or your relationships contact me for a FREE 15 minute consultation. I provide therapy via telehealth, so my services can better fit into your busy schedule.
(859) 659-7976 View (859) 659-7976
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Clark Switzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages with a wide range of mental health issues. These include but are not limited to Alcohol and Drug related issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and relationship related issues. My training started at The University of Kentucky studying Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I have a passion for what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages with a wide range of mental health issues. These include but are not limited to Alcohol and Drug related issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and relationship related issues. My training started at The University of Kentucky studying Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I have a passion for what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.
(859) 905-3603 View (859) 905-3603
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Angela Kirkland
Psychologist, MA, CPAF
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
If you are struggling with emotional stress, long for better relationships, or wish to address difficult circumstances in the past or present, then the assistance of a mental health professional may be a step in the right direction. Building a partnership with a therapist can help you process those issues and build skills to better tackle challenges. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I help clients understand how the mind interprets and reacts to situations, and then arm them with tools. With knowledge brings awareness, and awareness creates the opportunity for positive change.
If you are struggling with emotional stress, long for better relationships, or wish to address difficult circumstances in the past or present, then the assistance of a mental health professional may be a step in the right direction. Building a partnership with a therapist can help you process those issues and build skills to better tackle challenges. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, I help clients understand how the mind interprets and reacts to situations, and then arm them with tools. With knowledge brings awareness, and awareness creates the opportunity for positive change.
(859) 209-6595 View (859) 209-6595
Photo of Jennifer Kirk, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 40503, KY
Jennifer Kirk
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
I enjoy helping my clients move towards their goals by lessening their distress and discomfort. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment in order to safely explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want. The majority of my experience has been working with those struggling in addiction and working towards a recovered lifestyle.
(859) 209-6416 View (859) 209-6416
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Brittany Vogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
We aren't designed to carry our burdens alone. Rather than being shameful or a sign of weakness, it is evidence of great strength and resilience to be able to reach out and ask for help. Because I believe in people’s capacity for growth, change, and healing I am passionate about walking alongside those who are choosing to take steps to work through the challenges that are holding them back. I have had the privilege of shouldering with clients as they navigate the challenges of trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, difficulty with relationships and boundaries, and matters of personal growth.
We aren't designed to carry our burdens alone. Rather than being shameful or a sign of weakness, it is evidence of great strength and resilience to be able to reach out and ask for help. Because I believe in people’s capacity for growth, change, and healing I am passionate about walking alongside those who are choosing to take steps to work through the challenges that are holding them back. I have had the privilege of shouldering with clients as they navigate the challenges of trauma and abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, life transitions, difficulty with relationships and boundaries, and matters of personal growth.
(859) 217-4758 View (859) 217-4758
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Patricia Garrett Fearing
Counselor, LPCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503  (Online Only)
Making changes in your life is difficult. I want to be here to help you do just that. I consider my work with each client to be a privilege and an honor, as I know welcoming people into the most vulnerable spaces of our lives takes courage. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor currently practicing in Lexington, Kentucky and see client’s from all of the state of Kentucky via Telehealth. I have been practicing for past 5 years, receiving my Masters of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2016. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental, leaving unhelpful labels and "shoulds" at the door.
Making changes in your life is difficult. I want to be here to help you do just that. I consider my work with each client to be a privilege and an honor, as I know welcoming people into the most vulnerable spaces of our lives takes courage. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor currently practicing in Lexington, Kentucky and see client’s from all of the state of Kentucky via Telehealth. I have been practicing for past 5 years, receiving my Masters of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2016. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental, leaving unhelpful labels and "shoulds" at the door.
(859) 217-4876 View (859) 217-4876

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 40503

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 40503 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Anthem | Elevance
77% Humana
71% Aetna

How Therapists in 40503 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 40503?

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.