Therapists in 65807

Photo of Marissa L Casey, Psychologist in 65807, MO
Marissa L Casey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
My ideal client resonates with at least one of the following statements: 1) You are often told how smart you are, but you think you’ve just managed to fool everyone and are worried that one day they’ll see the “real” you. 2) You are a naturally excitable and passionate person, even if you don’t always show it on the outside. 3) People often tell you to “stop thinking about it so much,” but your thoughts don’t stop. You’re not sure you could even imagine a mind where nothing is happening. My clients want to feel like they know themselves, have confidence, and that past negative experiences do not determine who they are.
My ideal client resonates with at least one of the following statements: 1) You are often told how smart you are, but you think you’ve just managed to fool everyone and are worried that one day they’ll see the “real” you. 2) You are a naturally excitable and passionate person, even if you don’t always show it on the outside. 3) People often tell you to “stop thinking about it so much,” but your thoughts don’t stop. You’re not sure you could even imagine a mind where nothing is happening. My clients want to feel like they know themselves, have confidence, and that past negative experiences do not determine who they are.
(417) 884-1548 View (417) 884-1548
Photo of Beyond Healing Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65807, MO
Beyond Healing Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PLPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
Beyond Healing Center is a therapy group committed to helping people find safety in connection through embodied healing practices. We practice an interdisciplinary health care approach that invites healers from various disciplines to join together under a shared language and conceptualization approach where interventions can be thoughtfully co-discovered and contextualized in the therapeutic journey. Our team is constantly growing which brings rich new disciplines to the treatment setting including psychotherapy, movement and yoga, massage, art, and physical wellness.
Beyond Healing Center is a therapy group committed to helping people find safety in connection through embodied healing practices. We practice an interdisciplinary health care approach that invites healers from various disciplines to join together under a shared language and conceptualization approach where interventions can be thoughtfully co-discovered and contextualized in the therapeutic journey. Our team is constantly growing which brings rich new disciplines to the treatment setting including psychotherapy, movement and yoga, massage, art, and physical wellness.
(417) 765-0556 View (417) 765-0556
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Halle Eggleston
MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space in which you can feel heard and accepted. I most often work with individuals (ages 12+) struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. I also offer couples counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I utilize a variety of evidenced-based techniques, including EMDR, mindfulness-based interventions, and self-regulation skills. I am passionate about helping individuals who want to heal from trauma, learn how to better regulate their emotions, and understand themselves more deeply. I am an LBGTQ+ affirming counselor.
My goal is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space in which you can feel heard and accepted. I most often work with individuals (ages 12+) struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, or relationship issues. I also offer couples counseling and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I utilize a variety of evidenced-based techniques, including EMDR, mindfulness-based interventions, and self-regulation skills. I am passionate about helping individuals who want to heal from trauma, learn how to better regulate their emotions, and understand themselves more deeply. I am an LBGTQ+ affirming counselor.
(417) 265-5137 View (417) 265-5137
Photo of Hiroko Arikawa, Psychologist in 65807, MO
Hiroko Arikawa
Psychologist, LCP, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Hiroko Arikawa is a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Missouri. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings in which she treated individuals with various conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, psychological issues associated with medical illnesses and disabilities, and adjustment difficulties. At college counseling centers, she often had clients who were in therapy for personal growth. In therapy, Hiroko incorporates a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a solution-focused approach.
Hiroko Arikawa is a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Missouri. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings in which she treated individuals with various conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, psychological issues associated with medical illnesses and disabilities, and adjustment difficulties. At college counseling centers, she often had clients who were in therapy for personal growth. In therapy, Hiroko incorporates a client-centered approach with the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a solution-focused approach.
(417) 962-8691 View (417) 962-8691
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Restore Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
At Restore Counseling Center, we work with clients of all ages with a range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Family, and related issues. We are also trained to treat OCD with EMDR therapy. Our therapists are able to integrate the Christian faith into the counseling session for those who appreciate that perspective. We offer in-office, telehealth, as well as weekend therapy intensives.
At Restore Counseling Center, we work with clients of all ages with a range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Family, and related issues. We are also trained to treat OCD with EMDR therapy. Our therapists are able to integrate the Christian faith into the counseling session for those who appreciate that perspective. We offer in-office, telehealth, as well as weekend therapy intensives.
(417) 788-6627 View (417) 788-6627
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The Candid Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
Change is hard and we are only motivated to change when we become uncomfortable with our current situation. Change also requires risk, commitment and hard work; I am looking for clients who are ready to take tangible steps towards change, personal growth, and mental health improvement using a telehealth platform that allows you to remain in the safety and comfort of your own environment, with no time wasted for travel. I’m accepting clients who reside in Missouri and flexible scheduling is offered. Call or email me for a free consultation to see if I’d be a good fit for you and your mental health goals.
Change is hard and we are only motivated to change when we become uncomfortable with our current situation. Change also requires risk, commitment and hard work; I am looking for clients who are ready to take tangible steps towards change, personal growth, and mental health improvement using a telehealth platform that allows you to remain in the safety and comfort of your own environment, with no time wasted for travel. I’m accepting clients who reside in Missouri and flexible scheduling is offered. Call or email me for a free consultation to see if I’d be a good fit for you and your mental health goals.
(417) 302-3004 View (417) 302-3004
Photo of Rylee Cantrell, Pre-Licensed Professional in 65807, MO
Rylee Cantrell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
Currently accepting new clients. A full life includes the full range of human emotions. However, it is time to reach out for help when you feel stuck, drained, hopeless, trapped, or overwhelmed. I am so glad you are here, reaching out. I believe that the role of the therapist is to be a trustworthy, empathetic, and non-judgmental listener, as well as a professional who is trained in evidence-based therapeutic modalities that gently challenge their clients to move in a positive direction. I am so often inspired by my clients who are willing to be real and challenge themselves to heal and grow.
Currently accepting new clients. A full life includes the full range of human emotions. However, it is time to reach out for help when you feel stuck, drained, hopeless, trapped, or overwhelmed. I am so glad you are here, reaching out. I believe that the role of the therapist is to be a trustworthy, empathetic, and non-judgmental listener, as well as a professional who is trained in evidence-based therapeutic modalities that gently challenge their clients to move in a positive direction. I am so often inspired by my clients who are willing to be real and challenge themselves to heal and grow.
(417) 217-7795 View (417) 217-7795
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Tunyaluk Batchan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, SMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual therapist who is passionate and experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults, including LGBTQIA+ teens and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, transitional issues, relationship/separation, and other mental health concerns. I am also trained in EMDR to treat clients who have experienced trauma. I help clients become desensitized and unstuck in unhealthy patterns, painful relationships, or overwhelming circumstances and create hope.
I am a bilingual therapist who is passionate and experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults, including LGBTQIA+ teens and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, transitional issues, relationship/separation, and other mental health concerns. I am also trained in EMDR to treat clients who have experienced trauma. I help clients become desensitized and unstuck in unhealthy patterns, painful relationships, or overwhelming circumstances and create hope.
(417) 275-3146 x5 View (417) 275-3146 x5
Photo of Caitlin Strain, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65807, MO
Caitlin Strain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
My primary goal for therapy is to make each client feel safe to share their life story in order to begin healing. I view the therapeutic process as a joint effort in which I collaborate with my client to find the best approach to resolve any current struggles.
My primary goal for therapy is to make each client feel safe to share their life story in order to begin healing. I view the therapeutic process as a joint effort in which I collaborate with my client to find the best approach to resolve any current struggles.
(417) 708-8417 View (417) 708-8417
Photo of Leslie Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65807, MO
Leslie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
When the weight of life comes crashing down, it can be hard to know what to do next. We’ve all been there and can feel stuck and scared. I believe the act of seeking help is the bravest thing a person can do. My goal is to create a safe place where you will feel seen, heard, and valued. A place where you can share your story without fear of judgment and receive effective tools and strategies to cope with the hard parts of life. This is a partnership, and I honor the bravery and courage that comes with sharing your life story.
When the weight of life comes crashing down, it can be hard to know what to do next. We’ve all been there and can feel stuck and scared. I believe the act of seeking help is the bravest thing a person can do. My goal is to create a safe place where you will feel seen, heard, and valued. A place where you can share your story without fear of judgment and receive effective tools and strategies to cope with the hard parts of life. This is a partnership, and I honor the bravery and courage that comes with sharing your life story.
(417) 783-2785 View (417) 783-2785
Photo of Christine Mahana, Psychologist in 65807, MO
Christine Mahana
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
Are you struggling to maintain your emotional health due to a specific life situation, unhealthy lifestyle or medical health issue? This is not uncommon, and the fact is you are not alone. Many people have the desire to make a positive change; however lack knowledge, guidance, or the tools needed to do so. Others may require motivation for behavior change or support in a challenging season. Regardless of your particular circumstance and needs, we can work together to make your goals a reality. I provide therapy and psychological evaluations/testing. Non denominational Christian Counseling based on the Bible is offered as requested.
Are you struggling to maintain your emotional health due to a specific life situation, unhealthy lifestyle or medical health issue? This is not uncommon, and the fact is you are not alone. Many people have the desire to make a positive change; however lack knowledge, guidance, or the tools needed to do so. Others may require motivation for behavior change or support in a challenging season. Regardless of your particular circumstance and needs, we can work together to make your goals a reality. I provide therapy and psychological evaluations/testing. Non denominational Christian Counseling based on the Bible is offered as requested.
(417) 838-3490 View (417) 838-3490
Photo of Sydney Vandegrift, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65807, MO
Sydney Vandegrift
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about working with people; it is my mission to provide services that bring clarity and healing to people's lives. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and behavioral health needs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches when working with individuals. I believe people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely linked. I utilize these approaches to bring about awareness while also discussing potential solutions to problems. I will partner with you, challenge you, and support you through this exploration and healing process.
I am passionate about working with people; it is my mission to provide services that bring clarity and healing to people's lives. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with mental health and behavioral health needs. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapeutic approaches when working with individuals. I believe people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are closely linked. I utilize these approaches to bring about awareness while also discussing potential solutions to problems. I will partner with you, challenge you, and support you through this exploration and healing process.
(417) 547-6047 x1 View (417) 547-6047 x1
Photo of Boyd Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65807, MO
Boyd Allen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ASAT, AMAT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
Currently Accepting New Clients. With several years of personal and professional experience working with recovery from pornography and problematic sexual behavior, I utilize a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and process addictions. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from Evangel University, and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University.
Currently Accepting New Clients. With several years of personal and professional experience working with recovery from pornography and problematic sexual behavior, I utilize a trauma-informed approach to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and process addictions. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Services from Evangel University, and received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri State University.
(424) 242-2693 View (424) 242-2693
Photo of Dr. Heather K Wadeson, Psychologist in 65807, MO
Dr. Heather K Wadeson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
Are you anxious or stressed due to work, family, or health issues? Have you had trouble setting boundaries or saying no to others? Do you ever wonder how your mental health could be affecting your physical health? If so, I would love to help you grow and learn new ways to cope. I provide a safe space for people who would like to make meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can find the right tools for your toolbox and develop a deeper understanding of your reactions to personal experiences. I enjoy working with professionals, healers, and highly sensitive people who are looking to find balance and confidence.
Are you anxious or stressed due to work, family, or health issues? Have you had trouble setting boundaries or saying no to others? Do you ever wonder how your mental health could be affecting your physical health? If so, I would love to help you grow and learn new ways to cope. I provide a safe space for people who would like to make meaningful changes in their lives. Together, we can find the right tools for your toolbox and develop a deeper understanding of your reactions to personal experiences. I enjoy working with professionals, healers, and highly sensitive people who are looking to find balance and confidence.
(417) 551-6002 View (417) 551-6002
Photo of Sherri Evans in 65807, MO
Sherri Evans
PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
You matter, and so does your story. In working with you to process and find healing, I use an open, person-centered approach, integrating evidence-based practices. I am passionate about working with older teens, adults of any age, families, and couples.
You matter, and so does your story. In working with you to process and find healing, I use an open, person-centered approach, integrating evidence-based practices. I am passionate about working with older teens, adults of any age, families, and couples.
(417) 242-1842 View (417) 242-1842
Photo of Cecily Mitchell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65807, MO
Cecily Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
Since 2012 I have been working with adolescents and young adults navigating various different struggles of their life. Together, with their families (when appropriate) we work to develop a plan and a path towards health and healing. It isn't always easy, in fact it’s often counterintuitive and confusing. Healing isn't linear, but what I can offer is a chance to communicate better, connect, and return your home to a peaceful place. Whether you are struggling with relationships, yourself, school or work, I am ready to help you navigate whatever it is that is going on in your mind, and move you towards a more meaningful life.
Since 2012 I have been working with adolescents and young adults navigating various different struggles of their life. Together, with their families (when appropriate) we work to develop a plan and a path towards health and healing. It isn't always easy, in fact it’s often counterintuitive and confusing. Healing isn't linear, but what I can offer is a chance to communicate better, connect, and return your home to a peaceful place. Whether you are struggling with relationships, yourself, school or work, I am ready to help you navigate whatever it is that is going on in your mind, and move you towards a more meaningful life.
(417) 739-0674 View (417) 739-0674
Photo of Meghan Roetto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65807, MO
Meghan Roetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMFT, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
Not accepting new clients
Not taking new clients at this time. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, and play therapy. I have completed a National Adoption Mental Health Training. I also research the ambiguous loss theory to improve my client's lives and the field as a whole.
Not taking new clients at this time. I am passionate about walking alongside families and individuals as they work through trauma, grief and loss, family transitions, parenting struggles, and other difficulties in their lives. I have extensive training in grief and loss, family therapy, trauma, attachment, and play therapy. I have completed a National Adoption Mental Health Training. I also research the ambiguous loss theory to improve my client's lives and the field as a whole.
(417) 815-5772 View (417) 815-5772
Photo of Tiffany Crawford, Licensed Professional Counselor in 65807, MO
Tiffany Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807  (Online Only)
We are in this together, but sometimes we encounter so many obstacles we lose sight of our purpose and passion. Whether it is stress, burnout, overwhelm, or just feeling stuck, we disconnect from what makes our life meaningful and relinquish the power of our voice in telling our story. It is easy to get caught up in letting others and our circumstances direct the narratives about our lives-whether they are parents, peers, partners, or oppressive systems that seek to diminish and dehumanize people.
We are in this together, but sometimes we encounter so many obstacles we lose sight of our purpose and passion. Whether it is stress, burnout, overwhelm, or just feeling stuck, we disconnect from what makes our life meaningful and relinquish the power of our voice in telling our story. It is easy to get caught up in letting others and our circumstances direct the narratives about our lives-whether they are parents, peers, partners, or oppressive systems that seek to diminish and dehumanize people.
(417) 924-0116 View (417) 924-0116
Photo of Brooke Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65807, MO
Brooke Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65807
What is self actualization? Maslow would say it is the process of becoming “everything you are capable of becoming.” One of the most exciting and painful journeys we face is truly understanding who we are and who we can become. One of my biggest passions in practice is empowering people as they take this journey. With neurodiversity, many people have found this process stressful and even traumatic. In reality, what they are capable of is often truly remarkable when they learn to embrace it. I have found so much joy in watching clients find relief, empathy for themselves, and excitement when they learn to understand themselves.
What is self actualization? Maslow would say it is the process of becoming “everything you are capable of becoming.” One of the most exciting and painful journeys we face is truly understanding who we are and who we can become. One of my biggest passions in practice is empowering people as they take this journey. With neurodiversity, many people have found this process stressful and even traumatic. In reality, what they are capable of is often truly remarkable when they learn to embrace it. I have found so much joy in watching clients find relief, empathy for themselves, and excitement when they learn to understand themselves.
(417) 943-5489 View (417) 943-5489
Photo of Lori Eby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 65807, MO
Lori Eby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, MO 65807
Are you frustrated in a relationship? Are you exhausted from the emotional roller coaster you are experiencing but don't know to make it stop? You do not have to navigate the struggle alone. An outsider's support and feedback can lead to new possibilities for change and hope. I want to hear your story and help you discover that life can be good even when difficult. I connect well with clients as I bring experience, knowledge, and true care into sessions in a direct but supportive way. There is peace and hope to be found. Relationships can improve. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction do not have to control your life.
Are you frustrated in a relationship? Are you exhausted from the emotional roller coaster you are experiencing but don't know to make it stop? You do not have to navigate the struggle alone. An outsider's support and feedback can lead to new possibilities for change and hope. I want to hear your story and help you discover that life can be good even when difficult. I connect well with clients as I bring experience, knowledge, and true care into sessions in a direct but supportive way. There is peace and hope to be found. Relationships can improve. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction do not have to control your life.
(417) 212-5696 View (417) 212-5696

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 65807

80+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in 65807 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
72% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 65807 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 65807?

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.