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Tanisha Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Healing and growth looks different for everyone, Tanisha would love to meet you where you're at on your journey. She provides skills and tools on how to navigate life's challenges while exploring ways to create peace and balance in your life. Said challenges may include (but are not limited to) stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem issues, negative thoughts, cycles of toxic patterns, work-life balance, and relationship issues (friends, work, intimate). Allow yourself to experience what life may look like when changing the perspective from hurt to healing and pain to power.
Healing and growth looks different for everyone, Tanisha would love to meet you where you're at on your journey. She provides skills and tools on how to navigate life's challenges while exploring ways to create peace and balance in your life. Said challenges may include (but are not limited to) stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem issues, negative thoughts, cycles of toxic patterns, work-life balance, and relationship issues (friends, work, intimate). Allow yourself to experience what life may look like when changing the perspective from hurt to healing and pain to power.
(313) 513-1789 View (313) 513-1789
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Darthanian Y B Nichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Are you struggling with trust in your relationship (somebody cheated), Feeling unheard in your family? Looking to find the "fire" again in your relationship? Family is important, the need to feel connected is important and I want to help you and your loved ones do just that. I specialize in Family and couples therapy, and I want the chance to work with you to recreate the family and relationship you want.
Are you struggling with trust in your relationship (somebody cheated), Feeling unheard in your family? Looking to find the "fire" again in your relationship? Family is important, the need to feel connected is important and I want to help you and your loved ones do just that. I specialize in Family and couples therapy, and I want the chance to work with you to recreate the family and relationship you want.
(248) 712-3130 View (248) 712-3130
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Maquira Oliver Clinical Supervisor
Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them. — Raymond Hull. Are you seeking new methods of communication with others as well as to yourself? With two decades of experience, I want to support you in your journey of healing from PTSD, depression, anxiety and situational life struggles. I'll provide you compassionate and empathetic treatment that may involve CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, along with other methods that caters to bringing out the peace of mind that you deserve.
Peace of mind is attained not by ignoring problems, but by solving them. — Raymond Hull. Are you seeking new methods of communication with others as well as to yourself? With two decades of experience, I want to support you in your journey of healing from PTSD, depression, anxiety and situational life struggles. I'll provide you compassionate and empathetic treatment that may involve CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, along with other methods that caters to bringing out the peace of mind that you deserve.
(313) 251-4163 View (313) 251-4163
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Erin Dale Murria
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
I would like to give counseling services to the youth and their family members to minimize/reduce recidivism. My focus is for youth that have been released from detainment and need help changing self concepts and their roles in life. I have over 15 years of experience counseling with youth, couples, individuals and group settings. I also have worked with Veterans that have symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and started a couples group for Veterans and their family members.
I would like to give counseling services to the youth and their family members to minimize/reduce recidivism. My focus is for youth that have been released from detainment and need help changing self concepts and their roles in life. I have over 15 years of experience counseling with youth, couples, individuals and group settings. I also have worked with Veterans that have symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and started a couples group for Veterans and their family members.
(947) 221-5950 View (947) 221-5950
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Mary Barber
Counselor, L, P, C
Not Verified Not Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Are you an individual that has a challenge in life emotionally or in some other area. You probably just want to be seen and or heard as you deserve. Guess what? You have a voice. Are you a family like many others that are struggling with getting along? Perhaps a blended family or traditional nuclear family? At some point or another we have personality conflicts. My specialty is Women issues. Family issues, Marriage and Couples issues, and Individuals that wants to be heard.
Are you an individual that has a challenge in life emotionally or in some other area. You probably just want to be seen and or heard as you deserve. Guess what? You have a voice. Are you a family like many others that are struggling with getting along? Perhaps a blended family or traditional nuclear family? At some point or another we have personality conflicts. My specialty is Women issues. Family issues, Marriage and Couples issues, and Individuals that wants to be heard.
(248) 731-4542 View (248) 731-4542
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Detroit Counseling and Wellness Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
Is the stress of life overshadowing your joy and purpose? If so, know this, the most important person on the path of wellness is YOU! Your courage and resilience have gotten you this far and it's never too early (or too late) to be intentional with your life and mental wellness. My humanistic approach will not only give you a safe space to grow, but it will also help you heal through emotional baggage and allow for you to move forward with purpose. Childhood trauma? Complicated relationships? Feeling stuck? Lets work on creating opportunities for healing!
Is the stress of life overshadowing your joy and purpose? If so, know this, the most important person on the path of wellness is YOU! Your courage and resilience have gotten you this far and it's never too early (or too late) to be intentional with your life and mental wellness. My humanistic approach will not only give you a safe space to grow, but it will also help you heal through emotional baggage and allow for you to move forward with purpose. Childhood trauma? Complicated relationships? Feeling stuck? Lets work on creating opportunities for healing!
(313) 450-9019 View (313) 450-9019
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Cynthia R Finnegan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMHP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235
Waitlist for new clients
I am not your typical nor traditional therapist! If you're looking for a therapist who is stuffy and uptight, or if you prefer clinical jargon and lots of big words, I am NOT the therapist for you. I’m the therapist who may show up wearing jeans and sandals one week and a long dress the next. I have tattoos and don’t try to hide them. I will call you on your crap when appropriate, and I might even swear while doing so. I support BLM, LGBTQIA+ and I believe in Science. I may not be a "typical" therapist, yet I am me & I am genuine. If you want to become the best YOU possible, give me a call! I know I can help.
I am not your typical nor traditional therapist! If you're looking for a therapist who is stuffy and uptight, or if you prefer clinical jargon and lots of big words, I am NOT the therapist for you. I’m the therapist who may show up wearing jeans and sandals one week and a long dress the next. I have tattoos and don’t try to hide them. I will call you on your crap when appropriate, and I might even swear while doing so. I support BLM, LGBTQIA+ and I believe in Science. I may not be a "typical" therapist, yet I am me & I am genuine. If you want to become the best YOU possible, give me a call! I know I can help.
(313) 251-0614 View (313) 251-0614
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Evon Nicole Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E, CTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to heal and restore joy, hope, and peace in your life? As a fully license clinical social worker, I provide therapy to individuals, couples, seniors, and families. I am enthusiastic about helping you overcome challenges that has influenced your life. I can assist with trauma, grief & loss, infidelity, relationship issues, mental illness, substance abuse, and life skills. No matter where you are, my desire is to help you work through your challenges toward healing.
Are you ready to heal and restore joy, hope, and peace in your life? As a fully license clinical social worker, I provide therapy to individuals, couples, seniors, and families. I am enthusiastic about helping you overcome challenges that has influenced your life. I can assist with trauma, grief & loss, infidelity, relationship issues, mental illness, substance abuse, and life skills. No matter where you are, my desire is to help you work through your challenges toward healing.
(313) 385-4976 View (313) 385-4976
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Clifford J. Clark
LLMSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
With more than 15 years of working with diverse populations in marriage and relationships, inpatient psychiatry, community centers, health care, and church settings, my specialty is Sex Addiction and Marriage/Couples. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist treating the full spectrum of sexually addictive behaviors and paraphilic disorders. My integrative therapy style is customized to the personality and presenting needs of my clients as I am motivated to help them achieve their optimum goals.
With more than 15 years of working with diverse populations in marriage and relationships, inpatient psychiatry, community centers, health care, and church settings, my specialty is Sex Addiction and Marriage/Couples. I am a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist treating the full spectrum of sexually addictive behaviors and paraphilic disorders. My integrative therapy style is customized to the personality and presenting needs of my clients as I am motivated to help them achieve their optimum goals.
(248) 237-7709 View (248) 237-7709
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McCrory Center
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
Welcome! I'm Tammy McCrory, a Limited Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing top-notch services in psychological evaluations, behavior consultations, and autism diagnostic and treatment. My mission is simple - to help you and your loved ones overcome any obstacles standing in the way of a fulfilling life.
(248) 985-8812 View (248) 985-8812
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Yasmine Toney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
I love working with people who are looking to elevate and change their lives. The ideal client is anyone who seeks to become a more capable and confident version of themselves. As a psychotherapist, I assist in the building of healthy self-esteem and self-worth, thus, assisting in the cultivation of positive relationships, whether intrapersonal (with self), romantic, or familial. I believe that change starts with our thoughts, and once we change our thoughts our behaviors will follow suit.
I love working with people who are looking to elevate and change their lives. The ideal client is anyone who seeks to become a more capable and confident version of themselves. As a psychotherapist, I assist in the building of healthy self-esteem and self-worth, thus, assisting in the cultivation of positive relationships, whether intrapersonal (with self), romantic, or familial. I believe that change starts with our thoughts, and once we change our thoughts our behaviors will follow suit.
(313) 513-0885 View (313) 513-0885
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Thee Lighthouse LLC
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
Everyone generally have a desire to be accepted and loved. That is a right to all, but there are people who have given up the search. Hope is here! I believe in people and in them finding their greatest potential. No one person can do it all alone, it takes a multitude of counsel to navigate through life. Allow me to assist you in finding the right path for your future.
Everyone generally have a desire to be accepted and loved. That is a right to all, but there are people who have given up the search. Hope is here! I believe in people and in them finding their greatest potential. No one person can do it all alone, it takes a multitude of counsel to navigate through life. Allow me to assist you in finding the right path for your future.
(313) 488-5477 View (313) 488-5477
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Danita M Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
I believe our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigmatism that is associated with addressing what is often times referred to is “mental illness.” When in fact, one of the benefits of counseling is to find a neutral resource to directly listen to you and to help you sort through “life", when things become overwhelming and challenging. My therapeutic style is to focus on the solution and not the actual problem. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to fill your toolbox.
I believe our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and my goal is to remove the stigmatism that is associated with addressing what is often times referred to is “mental illness.” When in fact, one of the benefits of counseling is to find a neutral resource to directly listen to you and to help you sort through “life", when things become overwhelming and challenging. My therapeutic style is to focus on the solution and not the actual problem. My goal is to provide you with the tools necessary to fill your toolbox.
(704) 368-4252 View (704) 368-4252
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Dove's Heart Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families couples, and groups. My educational background includes a Ph.D. in Family Studies, a MA in Counseling, and a BA in Family Life Education. I worked in family preservation for over 10 years, I am certified in treating sexual addictions, sexual abuse recovery, and facilitating life skills. I am experienced in offering support for grief, change of life, and parenting. I am also educated and experienced in crisis intervention including but not limited to mental health emergencies, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families couples, and groups. My educational background includes a Ph.D. in Family Studies, a MA in Counseling, and a BA in Family Life Education. I worked in family preservation for over 10 years, I am certified in treating sexual addictions, sexual abuse recovery, and facilitating life skills. I am experienced in offering support for grief, change of life, and parenting. I am also educated and experienced in crisis intervention including but not limited to mental health emergencies, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
(734) 234-1784 View (734) 234-1784
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Armonique Threatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW , MA
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
In order for one to heal one must release what they’re suppressing. Together we will work on effective positive coping skills to address the root cause to any difficulties you may struggle with, to get back to “a healed and healthy version of you”. My goal as your therapist is to provide guidance that will help you navigate through the challenges that life brings. We will work together to achieve your mental health balance and wellness goals. I aim to break barriers and obstacles that are associated with the mental health stigma.
In order for one to heal one must release what they’re suppressing. Together we will work on effective positive coping skills to address the root cause to any difficulties you may struggle with, to get back to “a healed and healthy version of you”. My goal as your therapist is to provide guidance that will help you navigate through the challenges that life brings. We will work together to achieve your mental health balance and wellness goals. I aim to break barriers and obstacles that are associated with the mental health stigma.
(248) 453-2672 View (248) 453-2672
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Motor City Center for Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235
In the context of mental health, an ideal client is someone who actively engages in the therapeutic process, is open to self-reflection, and is committed to making positive changes in their life. However, It's important to note that everyone is unique, and the ideal client can vary based on the specific therapeutic approach, the individual therapist's style, and the client's specific needs and goals. Our focus is on matching clients with the right therapist to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. It ensures that clients receive personalized and tailored support that aligns with their needs and preferences.
In the context of mental health, an ideal client is someone who actively engages in the therapeutic process, is open to self-reflection, and is committed to making positive changes in their life. However, It's important to note that everyone is unique, and the ideal client can vary based on the specific therapeutic approach, the individual therapist's style, and the client's specific needs and goals. Our focus is on matching clients with the right therapist to maximize the effectiveness of treatment. It ensures that clients receive personalized and tailored support that aligns with their needs and preferences.
(313) 694-3886 View (313) 694-3886
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Jordie Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Let’s be honest, choosing a therapist that you can connect with, provides culturally competent counseling, is knowledgable, affordable, and just get’s IT, is tough. I’ve been there and now you’re here. I’m Jordie a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, friend and most importantly a dedicated therapist. I'm here to assist you if you are questioning whether or not you are a good mother or how to manage depression and anxiety after baby comes. Maybe you are a couple looking to improve your relationship. I'm here to assist you in exploring and helping you maintain your identity and to help you cope with your current life challenges.
Let’s be honest, choosing a therapist that you can connect with, provides culturally competent counseling, is knowledgable, affordable, and just get’s IT, is tough. I’ve been there and now you’re here. I’m Jordie a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, friend and most importantly a dedicated therapist. I'm here to assist you if you are questioning whether or not you are a good mother or how to manage depression and anxiety after baby comes. Maybe you are a couple looking to improve your relationship. I'm here to assist you in exploring and helping you maintain your identity and to help you cope with your current life challenges.
(947) 282-9979 View (947) 282-9979
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Motor City Center for Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
The ideal client is a motivated individual seeking personal growth, self-empowerment, and a sense of purpose. They are open to guidance, support, and new perspectives, and they strive to align their goals and actions with their authentic selves. By investing in their personal development, they aim to cultivate meaningful relationships, achieve work-life balance, and live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
The ideal client is a motivated individual seeking personal growth, self-empowerment, and a sense of purpose. They are open to guidance, support, and new perspectives, and they strive to align their goals and actions with their authentic selves. By investing in their personal development, they aim to cultivate meaningful relationships, achieve work-life balance, and live a fulfilling and purposeful life.
(313) 513-7600 View (313) 513-7600
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Aggie Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Detroit, MI 48235
I graduated from Wayne State University in 2020 with a Bachelors in social work. After completing the advanced program ten months later, I earned my Masters degree in social work from WSU as well. Currently, I am a LLMSW, with over 10 years of experience. My background includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with additional experience with Motivational Interviewing, grief & loss, trauma, depression, BPD, pre-marital & marital counseling, ADHD, and anxiety. I strongly believe everyone should have access to mental health services in efforts of achieving overall happiness.
I graduated from Wayne State University in 2020 with a Bachelors in social work. After completing the advanced program ten months later, I earned my Masters degree in social work from WSU as well. Currently, I am a LLMSW, with over 10 years of experience. My background includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), with additional experience with Motivational Interviewing, grief & loss, trauma, depression, BPD, pre-marital & marital counseling, ADHD, and anxiety. I strongly believe everyone should have access to mental health services in efforts of achieving overall happiness.
(734) 822-9192 View (734) 822-9192
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Autumn M Taylor-Kareem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Detroit, MI 48235
I believe that we are all broken vessels, just like glass that can be restored, when we learn new behaviors and techniques to help us heal from the inside out. It will take time, dedication, and hard work, but no work of art is a masterpiece without first starting from clay. The environment will be judgement free, empathic, and warm all while staying focused on getting to the root of the problem.
I believe that we are all broken vessels, just like glass that can be restored, when we learn new behaviors and techniques to help us heal from the inside out. It will take time, dedication, and hard work, but no work of art is a masterpiece without first starting from clay. The environment will be judgement free, empathic, and warm all while staying focused on getting to the root of the problem.
(947) 800-4141 View (947) 800-4141
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48235

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 48235 who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Blue Care Network
54% Aetna

How Therapists in 48235 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48235?

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.