Photo of Amanda Fisher, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Amanda Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
I am currently providing Telehealth Therapy to anyone located in the state of Michigan. I focus heavily on a person’s strengths and creative problem solving. I see potential everywhere and enjoy seeing a person develop and bloom into their goals and personal growth! I love to practice the art of connecting, supporting, and developing of those that I work with and I strive to be warm, welcoming, and hospitable. I view therapy as a way to add additional tools in our toolbox, and enjoy working with clients who are up for putting in the work for their goals.
I am currently providing Telehealth Therapy to anyone located in the state of Michigan. I focus heavily on a person’s strengths and creative problem solving. I see potential everywhere and enjoy seeing a person develop and bloom into their goals and personal growth! I love to practice the art of connecting, supporting, and developing of those that I work with and I strive to be warm, welcoming, and hospitable. I view therapy as a way to add additional tools in our toolbox, and enjoy working with clients who are up for putting in the work for their goals.
(616) 537-2618 View (616) 537-2618
Photo of Tanya S Douglas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Tanya S Douglas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CHT, QIDP, QMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
It can be scary and intimidating when entering therapy. It is quite common that people can feel very vulnerable with the idea of sharing intimate details of their life. As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into another person’s life. My philosophy is that I do not believe that people are broken, but rather each person is a unique individual who has, at some point, encountered struggles on the journey of being human. Therapy is often needed when those struggles become so intense that they impact the quality of life. Therapy is not about fixing people but rather learning, adapting and overcoming the challenges.
It can be scary and intimidating when entering therapy. It is quite common that people can feel very vulnerable with the idea of sharing intimate details of their life. As a therapist, I believe it is a privilege to be invited into another person’s life. My philosophy is that I do not believe that people are broken, but rather each person is a unique individual who has, at some point, encountered struggles on the journey of being human. Therapy is often needed when those struggles become so intense that they impact the quality of life. Therapy is not about fixing people but rather learning, adapting and overcoming the challenges.
(616) 236-2683 View (616) 236-2683
Photo of Chantelle Benko, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Chantelle Benko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MHP &ES
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle by ourselves & we could use a bit of help navigating our way through it. We all have struggles as well as our own individualized higher purpose to fulfill. I'm here to help process your thoughts, feelings, & experiences so you may move forward in a healthier, more positive direction where peace & contentment can be found using a mind, body, spirit approach to healing & growth. We all deserve to live life to the fullest & I can offer you the counseling tools, resources, encouragement & support to assist you in overcoming life's obstacles & challenges encountered throughout your journey.
Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle by ourselves & we could use a bit of help navigating our way through it. We all have struggles as well as our own individualized higher purpose to fulfill. I'm here to help process your thoughts, feelings, & experiences so you may move forward in a healthier, more positive direction where peace & contentment can be found using a mind, body, spirit approach to healing & growth. We all deserve to live life to the fullest & I can offer you the counseling tools, resources, encouragement & support to assist you in overcoming life's obstacles & challenges encountered throughout your journey.
(616) 205-9126 View (616) 205-9126
Photo of Tricia Wells, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Tricia Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838
As a clinician, I believe in meeting clients where they are, identifying their strengths and barriers, in order to assist in developing a personalized plan for treatment and life management. I do not believe in a “cookie-cutter” method, and I am very open to exploring new methods and using multiple approaches to help each client individually. I assist my clients with understanding their behavior patterns and the changes they want to make while in treatment. Being in therapy means some form of change. Change can be different from client to client because each client has unique needs.
As a clinician, I believe in meeting clients where they are, identifying their strengths and barriers, in order to assist in developing a personalized plan for treatment and life management. I do not believe in a “cookie-cutter” method, and I am very open to exploring new methods and using multiple approaches to help each client individually. I assist my clients with understanding their behavior patterns and the changes they want to make while in treatment. Being in therapy means some form of change. Change can be different from client to client because each client has unique needs.
(616) 528-9112 View (616) 528-9112
Photo of H Jeff Fulton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
H Jeff Fulton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
ideal client struggles with anger, trauma, relationship/marital issues and families in conflict or needing help with child behavioral issues. Also adult & children survivor's of sexual abuse and domestic violence issues.
ideal client struggles with anger, trauma, relationship/marital issues and families in conflict or needing help with child behavioral issues. Also adult & children survivor's of sexual abuse and domestic violence issues.
(810) 425-8472 View (810) 425-8472
Photo of Trudy Willadson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 48838, MI
Trudy Willadson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
Do you feel overwhelmed, under pressure, stressed out? Do you feel like you keep getting knocked down regardless of how hard you try? Has stress from family, work, friends, or life events made you feel like you are being hit from all directions without defense? Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, there is help available for you. You have taken the first step to change... seeking help.
Do you feel overwhelmed, under pressure, stressed out? Do you feel like you keep getting knocked down regardless of how hard you try? Has stress from family, work, friends, or life events made you feel like you are being hit from all directions without defense? Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed, there is help available for you. You have taken the first step to change... seeking help.
(616) 208-5188 View (616) 208-5188
Photo of Sue Ellen Pabst, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Sue Ellen Pabst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I am the owner of Transitions: Counseling Services. While I am no longer taking new clients, Transitions has more than 10 therapists; by calling my number, you will be connected to TCS where someone will help you find a good fit. Life changes (transitions) are intense moments for everyone, even when positive. Stress, grief, and depression accompany losses of loved ones, job shifts, difficult relationships, and new surroundings. Even joyous changes (a new romantic relationship, the birth of a child, a job promotion) can cause tension and depression because they can be frightening new directions.
Hello, I am the owner of Transitions: Counseling Services. While I am no longer taking new clients, Transitions has more than 10 therapists; by calling my number, you will be connected to TCS where someone will help you find a good fit. Life changes (transitions) are intense moments for everyone, even when positive. Stress, grief, and depression accompany losses of loved ones, job shifts, difficult relationships, and new surroundings. Even joyous changes (a new romantic relationship, the birth of a child, a job promotion) can cause tension and depression because they can be frightening new directions.
(616) 439-0889 View (616) 439-0889
Photo of Ada Brosier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Ada Brosier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, AASW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838
Waitlist for new clients
I'm here to support you as you face your fears, challenge your thinking, regain hope and heal. Whether you are experiencing a challenging life transition, family stressor, struggling with making a tough decision, suffering from heartbreaking grief/loss and/or a painful traumatic experience...I won't tell you how to live your life as I believe you are the expert on you, but if you are seeking clarity,guidance,feedback,coping skills, and validation then I can assure you that's what you will receive. We all deserve a supportive network and I've learned that "we don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to." Dr. Brene Brown
I'm here to support you as you face your fears, challenge your thinking, regain hope and heal. Whether you are experiencing a challenging life transition, family stressor, struggling with making a tough decision, suffering from heartbreaking grief/loss and/or a painful traumatic experience...I won't tell you how to live your life as I believe you are the expert on you, but if you are seeking clarity,guidance,feedback,coping skills, and validation then I can assure you that's what you will receive. We all deserve a supportive network and I've learned that "we don't have to do it all alone, we were never meant to." Dr. Brene Brown
(616) 228-0879 View (616) 228-0879
Photo of Lori K Crossman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Lori K Crossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
I believe you possess the potential for positive change! Together we will work on overcoming anxiety, depression, trauma, broken relationship patterns, dysfunctional behaviors, and destructive false beliefs that have kept you stuck (I’m stupid...I’m ugly... I’m powerless...etc). If you are ready to embark on your healing journey - Let’s talk! While we can can't change the past, we can change destructive beliefs resulting from old hurts, traumas, and unmet childhood needs. Get ready to finally accept and love yourself and enjoy healthy, authentic relationships!
I believe you possess the potential for positive change! Together we will work on overcoming anxiety, depression, trauma, broken relationship patterns, dysfunctional behaviors, and destructive false beliefs that have kept you stuck (I’m stupid...I’m ugly... I’m powerless...etc). If you are ready to embark on your healing journey - Let’s talk! While we can can't change the past, we can change destructive beliefs resulting from old hurts, traumas, and unmet childhood needs. Get ready to finally accept and love yourself and enjoy healthy, authentic relationships!
(616) 205-9603 View (616) 205-9603
Photo of Kimberly B Lavender, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Kimberly B Lavender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BBS, LMSW-C, QIDP, TF-CBT, FPE
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
If I am not accepting new clients, as a free courtesy, I will offer help in finding someone that is a good fit for you. I believe in supporting and guiding clients to find their own answers, using a holistic, supportive, and integrated approach that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Through personal growth and development, we can learn to change our destiny and replenish our positive energy. It is finding our own inner strengths; the power to find our own answers and to rid ourselves of negative self-talk so that we can be at peace with the decisions we make, without unwelcome influence and/or advice.
If I am not accepting new clients, as a free courtesy, I will offer help in finding someone that is a good fit for you. I believe in supporting and guiding clients to find their own answers, using a holistic, supportive, and integrated approach that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit. Through personal growth and development, we can learn to change our destiny and replenish our positive energy. It is finding our own inner strengths; the power to find our own answers and to rid ourselves of negative self-talk so that we can be at peace with the decisions we make, without unwelcome influence and/or advice.
(616) 577-1148 View (616) 577-1148
Photo of Amanda Estill, Counselor in 48838, MI
Amanda Estill
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
Change is possible in all of us, even when it seems like we have been stuck in place for as long as we can remember. I believe that life happens, and there are circumstances that are out of our control that can cause us great pain and difficulties.These circumstances do not have to define who we are or how we live. I believe through a therapeutic relationship people can heal and lives can be improved. Together we will work towards building a safe and comfortable environment to allow change to begin.
Change is possible in all of us, even when it seems like we have been stuck in place for as long as we can remember. I believe that life happens, and there are circumstances that are out of our control that can cause us great pain and difficulties.These circumstances do not have to define who we are or how we live. I believe through a therapeutic relationship people can heal and lives can be improved. Together we will work towards building a safe and comfortable environment to allow change to begin.
(616) 202-5113 View (616) 202-5113
Photo of David Sullivan, Licensed Professional Counselor in 48838, MI
David Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
I would like to help clients achieve their personal goals.
I would like to help clients achieve their personal goals.
(231) 244-6353 View (231) 244-6353
Photo of Ted Wohlford, Marriage & Family Therapist in 48838, MI
Ted Wohlford
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838
Feeling stuck or down and ready to turn obstacles into opportunities? Whether you're looking to enhance the good in your life, prevent spiraling, or explore how early childhood attachment and trauma may impact your ability to navigate relationships, trust others, and manage anxiety and fear, counseling can be your next step. I am a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families. You can view my full detailed profile by clicking on the 'My website' button on the right-hand side.
Feeling stuck or down and ready to turn obstacles into opportunities? Whether you're looking to enhance the good in your life, prevent spiraling, or explore how early childhood attachment and trauma may impact your ability to navigate relationships, trust others, and manage anxiety and fear, counseling can be your next step. I am a fully licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals, couples, and families. You can view my full detailed profile by clicking on the 'My website' button on the right-hand side.
(616) 365-5625 View (616) 365-5625
Photo of Cody A Katerberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Cody A Katerberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
If you are are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or trauma related disorders you will feel most at home receiving therapy from me. These are disorders I have experience dealing with and attempting to treat and I attempt to meet you where you are in the therapy process. Goals and objectives are discussed between the you and I on a case-by-case basis to make sure they truly represent your wishes and what you hope to achieve from therapy. It's important for me to help you discover what you truly want from therapy and how we might go about helping you achieve your goals.
If you are are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, or trauma related disorders you will feel most at home receiving therapy from me. These are disorders I have experience dealing with and attempting to treat and I attempt to meet you where you are in the therapy process. Goals and objectives are discussed between the you and I on a case-by-case basis to make sure they truly represent your wishes and what you hope to achieve from therapy. It's important for me to help you discover what you truly want from therapy and how we might go about helping you achieve your goals.
(616) 303-7449 View (616) 303-7449
Photo of Amely Castillo, Masters Social Worker in 48838, MI
Amely Castillo
Masters Social Worker, LLMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
As a professional clinician, I understand the significance of therapy and believe that together, we can navigate the path towards improvement. Your comfort is paramount, and we will proceed at a pace that suits you, working towards your desired goals for a better life. It would be my privilege to provide guidance and assistance, creating a customized plan tailored to your specific needs, marking the start of a new and prosperous chapter. I would be honored to have a conversation with you today, kickstarting your healing journey.
As a professional clinician, I understand the significance of therapy and believe that together, we can navigate the path towards improvement. Your comfort is paramount, and we will proceed at a pace that suits you, working towards your desired goals for a better life. It would be my privilege to provide guidance and assistance, creating a customized plan tailored to your specific needs, marking the start of a new and prosperous chapter. I would be honored to have a conversation with you today, kickstarting your healing journey.
(616) 344-0861 View (616) 344-0861
Photo of Matt Rupert, Counselor in 48838, MI
Matt Rupert
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
Do you feel stuck, unable to move forward despite your best efforts? Perhaps you're feeling weighed down by sadness and lack of motivation, or paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. It's a frustrating and overwhelming experience, especially when you know what you should be doing but can't seem to take action. And to make matters worse, your mind can be your own worst enemy, criticizing and berating you for not being able to overcome these challenges. It's a cycle that can be difficult to break without support.
Do you feel stuck, unable to move forward despite your best efforts? Perhaps you're feeling weighed down by sadness and lack of motivation, or paralyzed by fear and uncertainty. It's a frustrating and overwhelming experience, especially when you know what you should be doing but can't seem to take action. And to make matters worse, your mind can be your own worst enemy, criticizing and berating you for not being able to overcome these challenges. It's a cycle that can be difficult to break without support.
(616) 557-6338 View (616) 557-6338
Photo of Mary Gonzales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Mary Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
I am currently providing teletherapy for clients anywhere in Michigan. As a clinician, I focus on each individual and enjoy pulling out their strengths. I have experience working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, poverty, housing crisis, parenting struggles, and trauma. I am easygoing and enjoy listening to others, solving problems, and pushing forward by taking things one step at a time. I strive to be welcoming, patient, and I listen to understand. I am passionate about building relationships and to be a support person in your corner.
I am currently providing teletherapy for clients anywhere in Michigan. As a clinician, I focus on each individual and enjoy pulling out their strengths. I have experience working with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, poverty, housing crisis, parenting struggles, and trauma. I am easygoing and enjoy listening to others, solving problems, and pushing forward by taking things one step at a time. I strive to be welcoming, patient, and I listen to understand. I am passionate about building relationships and to be a support person in your corner.
(616) 739-6465 View (616) 739-6465
Photo of Audrey Stein-Langdon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Audrey Stein-Langdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenville, MI 48838  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you find the stress in your life is making it difficult to get through your day? Are you overwhelmed by challenges at work, school, home, or in your relationships? When dealing with these kinds of struggles, it is helpful to have someone who will listen without judgment and provide support. As your therapist, I can help you develop personalized goals and provide you with tools to help with your needs. With the support of the therapeutic relationship, you can build self-esteem, navigate challenges with increased confidence, and experience a greater sense of inner peace.
Do you find the stress in your life is making it difficult to get through your day? Are you overwhelmed by challenges at work, school, home, or in your relationships? When dealing with these kinds of struggles, it is helpful to have someone who will listen without judgment and provide support. As your therapist, I can help you develop personalized goals and provide you with tools to help with your needs. With the support of the therapeutic relationship, you can build self-esteem, navigate challenges with increased confidence, and experience a greater sense of inner peace.
(616) 577-8331 View (616) 577-8331
Photo of Olja Haglund, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48838, MI
Olja Haglund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
Every day has the potential to present us with unexpected challenges or difficult situations, and there is only so much we can do on our own before we feel the need to ask for support. Luckily, I can help. My name is Olja Haglund and I am a therapist serving Grand Rapids, MI helping clients to find hope, peace, opportunities for growth, and the chance to lead a more satisfying life. Whether you’re struggling with a specific mental health diagnosis or just grappling with day-to-day stressors, I welcome you to join me in finding relief from distress, discovering greater purpose, and fostering the most fulfilled version of yourself.
Every day has the potential to present us with unexpected challenges or difficult situations, and there is only so much we can do on our own before we feel the need to ask for support. Luckily, I can help. My name is Olja Haglund and I am a therapist serving Grand Rapids, MI helping clients to find hope, peace, opportunities for growth, and the chance to lead a more satisfying life. Whether you’re struggling with a specific mental health diagnosis or just grappling with day-to-day stressors, I welcome you to join me in finding relief from distress, discovering greater purpose, and fostering the most fulfilled version of yourself.
(616) 326-2076 View (616) 326-2076
Photo of Melissa Spino, Counselor in 48838, MI
Melissa Spino
Counselor, MA, LPC, CDMS
Verified Verified
Greenville, MI 48838
You're not a diagnosis or label but a unique individual. I won't treat you like "patient" because you're not one. We'll work together to reach your goals so you can start to "live the life you want." If you're having difficulties because your life seems out of control, it may be time to get help. When life gets difficult, I'm here to help. You're not alone. Contact me today. I offer short & long-term therapy options and day & evening hours. See website for full list of services, groups and seminars.
You're not a diagnosis or label but a unique individual. I won't treat you like "patient" because you're not one. We'll work together to reach your goals so you can start to "live the life you want." If you're having difficulties because your life seems out of control, it may be time to get help. When life gets difficult, I'm here to help. You're not alone. Contact me today. I offer short & long-term therapy options and day & evening hours. See website for full list of services, groups and seminars.
(616) 537-1273 View (616) 537-1273

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48838

20+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 48838 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
85% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
77% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
81% Priority Health
77% McLaren

How Therapists in 48838 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
32% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48838?

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.