Photo of Nicole Marganti, Psychologist in 49505, MI
Nicole Marganti
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
The choice to seek therapy is often complicated and forming a relationship with your therapist is an important part of the process. I create a collaborative space where you can discuss your concerns, identities and story. Together we can identify where you would like therapy to take you, build on day-to-day techniques and explore deeper patterns and experiences that may create barriers. My approach is integrative and incorporates skills, narrative processing, metaphor, and intentional decision making. I hope that through our work you will feel empowered to make changes and feel more secure, stable, an sync with your values.
The choice to seek therapy is often complicated and forming a relationship with your therapist is an important part of the process. I create a collaborative space where you can discuss your concerns, identities and story. Together we can identify where you would like therapy to take you, build on day-to-day techniques and explore deeper patterns and experiences that may create barriers. My approach is integrative and incorporates skills, narrative processing, metaphor, and intentional decision making. I hope that through our work you will feel empowered to make changes and feel more secure, stable, an sync with your values.
(616) 439-2050 View (616) 439-2050
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Courtney Kozarian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I believe every person has a unique story, influenced by all of the situations and life experiences that have led up to this moment. My goal as a therapist is to build a warm and trusting relationship with you in order to support and encourage your personal growth and change. With both my personal and professional experience with blended families, non-monogamous relationships and anxiety/depression, I understand how difficult it can be to find a therapist who can provide a non-judgmental space to navigate your deepest thoughts and feelings. It is my goal to provide a space that is safe and welcoming for every client.
I believe every person has a unique story, influenced by all of the situations and life experiences that have led up to this moment. My goal as a therapist is to build a warm and trusting relationship with you in order to support and encourage your personal growth and change. With both my personal and professional experience with blended families, non-monogamous relationships and anxiety/depression, I understand how difficult it can be to find a therapist who can provide a non-judgmental space to navigate your deepest thoughts and feelings. It is my goal to provide a space that is safe and welcoming for every client.
(616) 580-1857 View (616) 580-1857
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Joy Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
In my practice, I prioritize meeting diverse client needs, recognizing the unique challenges they bring. Clients seek support for mental health concerns, navigating life's complexities. My approach involves creating a safe space for clients to articulate goals, spanning emotional balance to resilient relationships. What they truly seek is a pathway to a more fulfilled life, rooted in a yearning for personal growth and well-being. My commitment includes fostering collaboration for positive transformations. Through active listening, I empower clients to navigate challenges, gaining control over life events' impact for an enriched life
In my practice, I prioritize meeting diverse client needs, recognizing the unique challenges they bring. Clients seek support for mental health concerns, navigating life's complexities. My approach involves creating a safe space for clients to articulate goals, spanning emotional balance to resilient relationships. What they truly seek is a pathway to a more fulfilled life, rooted in a yearning for personal growth and well-being. My commitment includes fostering collaboration for positive transformations. Through active listening, I empower clients to navigate challenges, gaining control over life events' impact for an enriched life
(616) 577-8561 View (616) 577-8561
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Dr. Tracy Marie Newben
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LMSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with a Doctorate and a master’s degree in clinical social work. I have experience working with adults and veterans within clinical inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and over 27 years of experience diagnosing and treating clients who have trauma experience. I employ a strengths-based client-centered perspective utilizing mindfulness psychotherapy and the whole health model to empower clients and emphasize a balance between the mind, body, and spirit, which promotes wellness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist with a Doctorate and a master’s degree in clinical social work. I have experience working with adults and veterans within clinical inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and over 27 years of experience diagnosing and treating clients who have trauma experience. I employ a strengths-based client-centered perspective utilizing mindfulness psychotherapy and the whole health model to empower clients and emphasize a balance between the mind, body, and spirit, which promotes wellness.
(616) 439-2406 View (616) 439-2406
Photo of Karen Elbert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49505, MI
Karen Elbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
Have you been circling around the same issue over and over? Do you seek more balance? serenity? connection? courage? movement? Your Enneagram type uncovers the reason why.
Have you been circling around the same issue over and over? Do you seek more balance? serenity? connection? courage? movement? Your Enneagram type uncovers the reason why.
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Photo of Shynequa Williams, Pre-Licensed Professional in 49505, MI
Shynequa Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Shynequa is a strong believer that just because you're "going through it," does not mean you can't "grow through it." No matter what that challenge may look like. Shynequa is eager to work with teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and their self-identity. Creating a safe place for clients to be their true authentic selves.
Shynequa is a strong believer that just because you're "going through it," does not mean you can't "grow through it." No matter what that challenge may look like. Shynequa is eager to work with teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, and their self-identity. Creating a safe place for clients to be their true authentic selves.
(616) 439-6242 View (616) 439-6242
Photo of Keisha McDonald, Counselor in 49505, MI
Keisha McDonald
Counselor, MS, MA, LPC, CATP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Are you seeing a counselor you don't vibe with? Perhaps you're feeling down, anxious & unsure about the future or just feel that you aren't living your best life. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and can be experienced in various forms. I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and relationships through the use of expressive arts. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track to obtain your successful outcome.
Are you seeing a counselor you don't vibe with? Perhaps you're feeling down, anxious & unsure about the future or just feel that you aren't living your best life. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and can be experienced in various forms. I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and relationships through the use of expressive arts. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track to obtain your successful outcome.
(616) 266-7081 View (616) 266-7081
Photo of Danjuma Gibson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49505, MI
Danjuma Gibson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
You need a space "to call your own" where you can process your joys & concerns, or hopes & fears. You need to be able to do this without being judged, or pressured to conform to a predetermined social standard. I provide counseling & psychotherapy to individuals & couples that is client-focused, culturally sensitive, and contextually relevant to you. Whether you are dealing with depression or anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, or poor self-worth, you will have your "own space" here. ALL are welcomed & affirmed in their unique personhood. With therapy, you can foster the courage to heal & live again.
You need a space "to call your own" where you can process your joys & concerns, or hopes & fears. You need to be able to do this without being judged, or pressured to conform to a predetermined social standard. I provide counseling & psychotherapy to individuals & couples that is client-focused, culturally sensitive, and contextually relevant to you. Whether you are dealing with depression or anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief & loss, or poor self-worth, you will have your "own space" here. ALL are welcomed & affirmed in their unique personhood. With therapy, you can foster the courage to heal & live again.
(708) 315-6240 View (708) 315-6240
Photo of Betsy Love, Marriage & Family Therapist in 49505, MI
Betsy Love
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
Come as you are. I have many years of experience working with people and have seen people travel from brokenness to restoration. This isn't the end of your story. It takes an incredible amount of courage to face things in life but you don't have to be alone. I know that it can be scary to walk into a therapy room and share things that require great vulnerability. Lack of self-love. Infertility. Pregnancy Loss. Postpartum Depression. Guilt/Shame. Life Transitions. Identity. Marriage and Family Issues. Whatever you're facing, I would love to help you find healing.
Come as you are. I have many years of experience working with people and have seen people travel from brokenness to restoration. This isn't the end of your story. It takes an incredible amount of courage to face things in life but you don't have to be alone. I know that it can be scary to walk into a therapy room and share things that require great vulnerability. Lack of self-love. Infertility. Pregnancy Loss. Postpartum Depression. Guilt/Shame. Life Transitions. Identity. Marriage and Family Issues. Whatever you're facing, I would love to help you find healing.
(616) 426-6532 View (616) 426-6532
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Mariposa Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, CAADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Are you searching for a place to belong, to be heard and find healing? Mariposa Counseling was founded in 2022 by Alaina Smith. Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, and it was chosen to symbolize the transformation that butterflies represent. Humans go through our own transformative journeys, and while not as obvious as a caterpillar to butterfly, it has potential to be just as impressive and wondrous. We believe every individual is worthy of dignity and respect and treat them as such.
Are you searching for a place to belong, to be heard and find healing? Mariposa Counseling was founded in 2022 by Alaina Smith. Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly, and it was chosen to symbolize the transformation that butterflies represent. Humans go through our own transformative journeys, and while not as obvious as a caterpillar to butterfly, it has potential to be just as impressive and wondrous. We believe every individual is worthy of dignity and respect and treat them as such.
(616) 449-2191 View (616) 449-2191
Photo of Lexi Millering, Pre-Licensed Professional in 49505, MI
Lexi Millering
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
You found yourself using substances to cope with intense feelings of depression, anxiety, and past trauma. You find that you no longer are doing the things you enjoy and don’t even recognize yourself anymore when you look in the mirror. You feel hopeless and trapped in this cycle of avoiding these feelings. You wonder if things will ever change. Therapy can help provide some hope. I believe change and healing happens through support, self discovery, and new habits.
You found yourself using substances to cope with intense feelings of depression, anxiety, and past trauma. You find that you no longer are doing the things you enjoy and don’t even recognize yourself anymore when you look in the mirror. You feel hopeless and trapped in this cycle of avoiding these feelings. You wonder if things will ever change. Therapy can help provide some hope. I believe change and healing happens through support, self discovery, and new habits.
(616) 737-0868 View (616) 737-0868
Photo of Krista Lynn Kopchick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49505, MI
Krista Lynn Kopchick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not accepting new clients
Conflict infiltrates much of our day to day lives - in communities, workplaces, relationships, and even within ourselves. Sometimes we avoid conflict by running away, exacerbate it by fighting, or get overwhelmed, disconnect, and shut down. We survive. These survival instincts impact our inner parts and our interpersonal relationships. I desire to help people get to know their complex inner parts, reconnect and integrate their minds and bodies, and bring healing to relationships. As a therapist, I get to witness people transform, move from surviving to thriving, and learn how to embrace living mindfully. It is an honor.
Conflict infiltrates much of our day to day lives - in communities, workplaces, relationships, and even within ourselves. Sometimes we avoid conflict by running away, exacerbate it by fighting, or get overwhelmed, disconnect, and shut down. We survive. These survival instincts impact our inner parts and our interpersonal relationships. I desire to help people get to know their complex inner parts, reconnect and integrate their minds and bodies, and bring healing to relationships. As a therapist, I get to witness people transform, move from surviving to thriving, and learn how to embrace living mindfully. It is an honor.
(616) 303-3060 View (616) 303-3060
Photo of Nicole M. Kotchka, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49505, MI
Nicole M. Kotchka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Sometimes the weight of the world can feel like it's crashing down on you. You may not know where to turn or what to do. Having a third party perspective can be helpful in seeing things clearer and developing a plan moving forward. I have a strong belief that the things we tell ourselves, reinforces and impacts our decisions and behavior. I am a clinical social worker who specializes in substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Whether you are just looking for help with a stressful life event or you are ready to make a major life change, I am here to help.
Sometimes the weight of the world can feel like it's crashing down on you. You may not know where to turn or what to do. Having a third party perspective can be helpful in seeing things clearer and developing a plan moving forward. I have a strong belief that the things we tell ourselves, reinforces and impacts our decisions and behavior. I am a clinical social worker who specializes in substance abuse disorders and mental health issues. Whether you are just looking for help with a stressful life event or you are ready to make a major life change, I am here to help.
(616) 229-3055 View (616) 229-3055
Photo of Life Journey Psychological Services PLLC, Psychologist in 49505, MI
Life Journey Psychological Services PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Each person is on a unique life journey. We look forward to learning where you are on your journey and how we can help you create the life you desire. It is not about dwelling on the past but about using life lessons to move forward in a positive way. Even our most difficult life experiences bring us wisdom, character and integrity.
Each person is on a unique life journey. We look forward to learning where you are on your journey and how we can help you create the life you desire. It is not about dwelling on the past but about using life lessons to move forward in a positive way. Even our most difficult life experiences bring us wisdom, character and integrity.
(616) 208-5881 View (616) 208-5881
Photo of Holly Bathrick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 49505, MI
Holly Bathrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. I consider it a privilege to work alongside families, helping them utilize their strengths. While we could all use counseling from time to time to help navigate life's obstacles, I believe childhood can bring some of the most unpredictable challenges.
I have worked with children and families for over 20 years. I consider it a privilege to work alongside families, helping them utilize their strengths. While we could all use counseling from time to time to help navigate life's obstacles, I believe childhood can bring some of the most unpredictable challenges.
(616) 425-8719 View (616) 425-8719
Photo of Core Counseling Center LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 49505, MI
Core Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, CAADC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Not accepting new clients
As a Marriage & Family Therapist/Counselor my goal is to provide families, couples and individuals with a safe environment where they can explore themselves and the possibility of change within their life and their relationships. Our lives are centered on relationships with others. Relationships are the building blocks of life; but, they can also be very debilitating. When those relationships become troubled, sometimes assistance from family and friends may not be enough to find balance within yourself or other relationships. Lucky for us, there are people who have dedicated their lives to helping others along their journey.
As a Marriage & Family Therapist/Counselor my goal is to provide families, couples and individuals with a safe environment where they can explore themselves and the possibility of change within their life and their relationships. Our lives are centered on relationships with others. Relationships are the building blocks of life; but, they can also be very debilitating. When those relationships become troubled, sometimes assistance from family and friends may not be enough to find balance within yourself or other relationships. Lucky for us, there are people who have dedicated their lives to helping others along their journey.
(616) 303-4556 View (616) 303-4556
Claire Victoria Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Claire practices an eclectic, person-centered, trauma-informed approach to therapy. Claire has significant experience working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health issues, and intimate partner violence. Claire practices an inclusive and holistic approach to therapy, utilizing evidence-based interventions and creative approaches to meet individual client needs. Claire believes in practicing from an intersectional, trauma-informed, gender affirmative perspective, with specific emphasis on assisting clients in developing skills to more effectively navigate their unique life circumstances.
Claire practices an eclectic, person-centered, trauma-informed approach to therapy. Claire has significant experience working with adults struggling with substance use disorders, co-occurring mental health issues, and intimate partner violence. Claire practices an inclusive and holistic approach to therapy, utilizing evidence-based interventions and creative approaches to meet individual client needs. Claire believes in practicing from an intersectional, trauma-informed, gender affirmative perspective, with specific emphasis on assisting clients in developing skills to more effectively navigate their unique life circumstances.
(616) 303-4143 View (616) 303-4143
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April M Oglesby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Life is a gift best shared and celebrated with those we love, yet there are times in our lives when we not only do not feel like being around others but also do not feel like celebrating anything at all. Let's work through the challenges that keep you from being your best self and living your best life. We have one life on this planet, why not live it to the fullest in every possible way through our relationships with ourselves and with others? Let's work together so that you can get to a place of healing and restoration; to not just heal, but to grow and THRIVE in every aspect of your life!!!
Life is a gift best shared and celebrated with those we love, yet there are times in our lives when we not only do not feel like being around others but also do not feel like celebrating anything at all. Let's work through the challenges that keep you from being your best self and living your best life. We have one life on this planet, why not live it to the fullest in every possible way through our relationships with ourselves and with others? Let's work together so that you can get to a place of healing and restoration; to not just heal, but to grow and THRIVE in every aspect of your life!!!
(616) 213-0894 View (616) 213-0894
Photo of Ryan Nicholas Kron in 49505, MI
Ryan Nicholas Kron
PhD, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Sad? Lost? Identity confused? Saying FU world? Alone or insecure? Anxiety? I embrace you. I'm the person who'll dare to help you change. Change is terrifying. Self-improvement is scary. It’s hard, feels impossible. You think no one can help. I get it. I can help. I have the expertise to help you or loved ones no matter how difficult the change. LGBTQ+? Relationship/Family issues? Parenting? Teen issues? Men stuff? Self-esteem? Sex issues? High achiever? Sports? I embrace you. I center coaching on your goals, strengths & reality. I'm real, positive, practical. Let's triumph together, make life enjoyable, & accomplish your goals!
Sad? Lost? Identity confused? Saying FU world? Alone or insecure? Anxiety? I embrace you. I'm the person who'll dare to help you change. Change is terrifying. Self-improvement is scary. It’s hard, feels impossible. You think no one can help. I get it. I can help. I have the expertise to help you or loved ones no matter how difficult the change. LGBTQ+? Relationship/Family issues? Parenting? Teen issues? Men stuff? Self-esteem? Sex issues? High achiever? Sports? I embrace you. I center coaching on your goals, strengths & reality. I'm real, positive, practical. Let's triumph together, make life enjoyable, & accomplish your goals!
(616) 300-1518 View (616) 300-1518
Photo of Elizabeth Ann Johnson, Pre-Licensed Professional in 49505, MI
Elizabeth Ann Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you needed support but didn't know where to turn, you're not alone. I recall my initial attempts at seeking therapy in my younger days, where encounters with judgmental counselors deterred me from seeking help for a while. As life unfolded, it became evident that something wasn't right, prompting me to persistently search for a compassionate guide who would listen without judgment and aid me in my healing journey.
If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you needed support but didn't know where to turn, you're not alone. I recall my initial attempts at seeking therapy in my younger days, where encounters with judgmental counselors deterred me from seeking help for a while. As life unfolded, it became evident that something wasn't right, prompting me to persistently search for a compassionate guide who would listen without judgment and aid me in my healing journey.
(616) 219-0097 View (616) 219-0097

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 49505

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 49505 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Priority Health
71% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 49505 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 49505?

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.