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Tynia M Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Life transitions can be complicated! Are you a woman who is experiencing the stress of managing your life and the lives of those around you? Maybe you are pursuing career dreams and aspirations while parenting, managing romantic relationships, and working to overcome past trauma.
Life transitions can be complicated! Are you a woman who is experiencing the stress of managing your life and the lives of those around you? Maybe you are pursuing career dreams and aspirations while parenting, managing romantic relationships, and working to overcome past trauma.
(337) 509-1339 View (337) 509-1339
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Mellisa L Booth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping clients to be more in the here and now (mindfulness), develop self-compassion, create healthy boundaries, make sense of their emotions and pain, and create a meaningful life. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and support for adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of challenges. From perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, adult children of mentally ill/narcissistic parents, people pleasing and codependency, career stress, self-esteem issues, life transitions, school and behavioral issues or body image, I am here to help you through it.
I am passionate about helping clients to be more in the here and now (mindfulness), develop self-compassion, create healthy boundaries, make sense of their emotions and pain, and create a meaningful life. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and support for adults and adolescents struggling with a variety of challenges. From perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, family/relationship issues, adult children of mentally ill/narcissistic parents, people pleasing and codependency, career stress, self-esteem issues, life transitions, school and behavioral issues or body image, I am here to help you through it.
(337) 573-2008 View (337) 573-2008
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Andrew C. Duplechin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
I combine person-centered, reality therapy, and emotion-focused theories in my individual practice. In marriage/couples therapy, I employ the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. I highly value the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing rapport-building and supporting clients in developing their potential. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and promote my clients' power of choice when facing challenges. I aim to enhance introspection, reflection, and self-awareness, empowering clients to navigate their past, present, and future with hope and empowerment despite life's trials.
I combine person-centered, reality therapy, and emotion-focused theories in my individual practice. In marriage/couples therapy, I employ the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. I highly value the therapeutic relationship, emphasizing rapport-building and supporting clients in developing their potential. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit and promote my clients' power of choice when facing challenges. I aim to enhance introspection, reflection, and self-awareness, empowering clients to navigate their past, present, and future with hope and empowerment despite life's trials.
(337) 242-3860 View (337) 242-3860
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Mary E Dix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
Life can be tough but it is also an opportunity to dream, do, and be your best self. Unfortunately, difficulties like stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and heartbreak can also be a part of life. Giving up doesn't have to be an option. I am not a superhero but I love providing therapeutic services to clients to aid them in uncovering and uprooting challenges so that they may increase their self-awareness, insight, and ability to heal. Utilizing a compassionate but direct approach, I come alongside the individual to offer support and therapeutic interventions as we work together to increase their ability to heal.
Life can be tough but it is also an opportunity to dream, do, and be your best self. Unfortunately, difficulties like stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, and heartbreak can also be a part of life. Giving up doesn't have to be an option. I am not a superhero but I love providing therapeutic services to clients to aid them in uncovering and uprooting challenges so that they may increase their self-awareness, insight, and ability to heal. Utilizing a compassionate but direct approach, I come alongside the individual to offer support and therapeutic interventions as we work together to increase their ability to heal.
(337) 448-4196 View (337) 448-4196
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Anne Marie Chrisoulis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
It’s a joy to assist clients during life’s challenges and provide support as they learn new strategies to stop unwanted, repeated patterns. Clients may present with many concerns and seek symptom relief as well as greater understanding of self/others. Some clients want to improve communication, relationships and life skills. Some clients I have worked with have anxiety/depression, relationship issues, anger/stress management, grief, abuse/trauma, PTSD, self-harm and pregnancy loss. Clients obtaining desired outcomes are those ready and willing to complete the work associated with introspection and personal growth.
It’s a joy to assist clients during life’s challenges and provide support as they learn new strategies to stop unwanted, repeated patterns. Clients may present with many concerns and seek symptom relief as well as greater understanding of self/others. Some clients want to improve communication, relationships and life skills. Some clients I have worked with have anxiety/depression, relationship issues, anger/stress management, grief, abuse/trauma, PTSD, self-harm and pregnancy loss. Clients obtaining desired outcomes are those ready and willing to complete the work associated with introspection and personal growth.
(337) 340-9571 View (337) 340-9571
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Stephanie Boyd
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, CCS
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Seeking treatment for an addiction is not easy and requires a lot of trust between a patient and a counselor. Change can be so hard when you have tried everything you know to do. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your life. Creating a trusting relationship is key to getting better. Feeling free to express yourself is so needed. Having a caring, supportive counselor is the answer to unlocking your great potential to thrive and remain sober.
Seeking treatment for an addiction is not easy and requires a lot of trust between a patient and a counselor. Change can be so hard when you have tried everything you know to do. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for your life. Creating a trusting relationship is key to getting better. Feeling free to express yourself is so needed. Having a caring, supportive counselor is the answer to unlocking your great potential to thrive and remain sober.
(337) 513-6121 View (337) 513-6121
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Eddie Windham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
I have experience dealing with a broad range of issues. I offer discreet and effective treatment of Sexual Addiction, working both with the addict and their spouse or partner. I treat internet, gaming and other addictions using the many of the same techniques I use with sexual addiction. Treatment is done in both individual and couples sessions. I offer several ways of treating addicts with initial intensive out-patient treatment including weekly or bi-weekly appointments, daily appointments for three weeks, or a three day intensive treatment. relationship issues.
I have experience dealing with a broad range of issues. I offer discreet and effective treatment of Sexual Addiction, working both with the addict and their spouse or partner. I treat internet, gaming and other addictions using the many of the same techniques I use with sexual addiction. Treatment is done in both individual and couples sessions. I offer several ways of treating addicts with initial intensive out-patient treatment including weekly or bi-weekly appointments, daily appointments for three weeks, or a three day intensive treatment. relationship issues.
(337) 565-1257 View (337) 565-1257
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Joel Daugherty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CFLE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Life can be overwhelming, especially right now. Whether you're facing a recent loss, trying to recover from Hurricane Laura, facing challenges in relationships, finances, family or career; or maybe you just need a little encouragement, Lake Area Counseling is here for you. We don't believe in band-aids, cover-ups, denial of problems, or making excuses for ourselves or others. We shoot straight, focus on creative problem solving, and finding real solutions. We know the pain of past trauma, but we don't stay there. We believe in moving forward.
Life can be overwhelming, especially right now. Whether you're facing a recent loss, trying to recover from Hurricane Laura, facing challenges in relationships, finances, family or career; or maybe you just need a little encouragement, Lake Area Counseling is here for you. We don't believe in band-aids, cover-ups, denial of problems, or making excuses for ourselves or others. We shoot straight, focus on creative problem solving, and finding real solutions. We know the pain of past trauma, but we don't stay there. We believe in moving forward.
(337) 222-3230 View (337) 222-3230
Photo of Frances Fazzio, LPC, ATR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Frances Fazzio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Sometimes we experience negative thoughts about ourselves causing anxiety and shame. Guilt weighs us down and robs the ability to be true to oneself. If you are open to exploring these issues and more, then you have the potential to gain inner peace and fulfillment in your life.
Sometimes we experience negative thoughts about ourselves causing anxiety and shame. Guilt weighs us down and robs the ability to be true to oneself. If you are open to exploring these issues and more, then you have the potential to gain inner peace and fulfillment in your life.
(337) 201-9304 View (337) 201-9304
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Teneisha Latrice Frank-Wright
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hello, my name is Teneisha Frank-Wright and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology obtained in 2009 at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In 2020, I acquired a Master of Art graduate degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Counseling and helping others have always been my passion. Enjoyment and fulfillment come from working with youth in this area and field of work however, I work with client who ranges from the age of 13 through adult.
Hello, my name is Teneisha Frank-Wright and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology obtained in 2009 at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. In 2020, I acquired a Master of Art graduate degree in Professional Counseling at Grand Canyon University. Counseling and helping others have always been my passion. Enjoyment and fulfillment come from working with youth in this area and field of work however, I work with client who ranges from the age of 13 through adult.
(337) 343-9666 View (337) 343-9666
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Rebecca Pettefer
Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
We have all experienced things that have left us feeling less-than, left us with wounds that struggle to heal, and have impacted how we live our lives. These experiences come from our childhood, the stress in our day-to-day lives, or even how we process the world around us. As a result of these hurts we often experience struggles in relationships with others, our own self-esteem, and our ability to handle life in healthy ways.
We have all experienced things that have left us feeling less-than, left us with wounds that struggle to heal, and have impacted how we live our lives. These experiences come from our childhood, the stress in our day-to-day lives, or even how we process the world around us. As a result of these hurts we often experience struggles in relationships with others, our own self-esteem, and our ability to handle life in healthy ways.
(337) 508-0936 View (337) 508-0936
Photo of Cole Campo, MA, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Cole Campo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
In a society heavily influenced by opinions, it can be hard to distinguish reality in our daily lives. Navigating through difficult situations becomes a greater challenge while also trying to discover your purpose and self-worth. I believe that therapy requires a holistic approach which aims to improve the mental, physical, social and spiritual health of every person I encounter.
In a society heavily influenced by opinions, it can be hard to distinguish reality in our daily lives. Navigating through difficult situations becomes a greater challenge while also trying to discover your purpose and self-worth. I believe that therapy requires a holistic approach which aims to improve the mental, physical, social and spiritual health of every person I encounter.
(337) 473-2194 View (337) 473-2194
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James Johnson
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Calling all veterans who have been looking for a fellow vet as a counselor. You've found him! Any vet, any era, any branch - all are welcome. Trauma? Depression? Anxiety? Grief? Yep. Lots of us have struggled with it. You are not alone! I work from a Solution-Focused mindset and truly want to help by offering non-judgmental, empathic listening, with an ear toward solutions to help you move in the direction you want your life to go. I am accepting new clients and have openings as early as this week, so reach out today. I will make room for you.
Calling all veterans who have been looking for a fellow vet as a counselor. You've found him! Any vet, any era, any branch - all are welcome. Trauma? Depression? Anxiety? Grief? Yep. Lots of us have struggled with it. You are not alone! I work from a Solution-Focused mindset and truly want to help by offering non-judgmental, empathic listening, with an ear toward solutions to help you move in the direction you want your life to go. I am accepting new clients and have openings as early as this week, so reach out today. I will make room for you.
(337) 227-9811 View (337) 227-9811
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Miriam Werquin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Relationship Issues? Hang ups? Things from the past you can’t seem to shake, but you would really like to? You don’t have to handle it alone. There really are ways to improve situations like these.
Relationship Issues? Hang ups? Things from the past you can’t seem to shake, but you would really like to? You don’t have to handle it alone. There really are ways to improve situations like these.
(337) 467-8258 View (337) 467-8258
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Stacy Welch
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Not accepting new clients
No one escapes the challenges of the human experience, we all just need the tools to learn to heal! I specialize in trauma (PTSD) and offer Brainspotting Therapy. Brainspotting is a psychotherapy tool that utilizes less thought-based talk therapy and more focused mindfulness on your somatic (body) experience - the window into our natural healing process. Research shows Brainspotting can lessen symptom burden in one session. It’s highly effective for trauma, anxiety, anger, performance and creative blocks, or sports enhancement.
No one escapes the challenges of the human experience, we all just need the tools to learn to heal! I specialize in trauma (PTSD) and offer Brainspotting Therapy. Brainspotting is a psychotherapy tool that utilizes less thought-based talk therapy and more focused mindfulness on your somatic (body) experience - the window into our natural healing process. Research shows Brainspotting can lessen symptom burden in one session. It’s highly effective for trauma, anxiety, anger, performance and creative blocks, or sports enhancement.
(337) 222-3288 View (337) 222-3288
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Kimberly Hebert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, 200RYT
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I utilize a variety of methods including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, meditation, psychodynamic, yoga and others. We will explore and define present areas of unhappiness and feeling stuck. We will develop positive skills that will allow you to create the life you desire. I believe every individual is capable of healing from within. We will work on removing patterns of thinking and behavior that are self harming. So that you can move forward through learning about yourself.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I utilize a variety of methods including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, meditation, psychodynamic, yoga and others. We will explore and define present areas of unhappiness and feeling stuck. We will develop positive skills that will allow you to create the life you desire. I believe every individual is capable of healing from within. We will work on removing patterns of thinking and behavior that are self harming. So that you can move forward through learning about yourself.
(337) 944-0960 View (337) 944-0960
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Britni H Broussard
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Two of the most important things we need in our own lives are joy and contentment. This is often difficult to achieve with life's constant demands on our time and energy. Without balance, life becomes joyless, unfulfilling, and at times, unmanageable. We begin to wonder if there is meaning in our lives or even if there's "a purpose." In the effort to find relief or push through, we may find ourselves drawn to counter productive and even self-destructive behaviors that only offer temporary relief. There are other options, a different perspective may help. I offer just this to my clients.
Two of the most important things we need in our own lives are joy and contentment. This is often difficult to achieve with life's constant demands on our time and energy. Without balance, life becomes joyless, unfulfilling, and at times, unmanageable. We begin to wonder if there is meaning in our lives or even if there's "a purpose." In the effort to find relief or push through, we may find ourselves drawn to counter productive and even self-destructive behaviors that only offer temporary relief. There are other options, a different perspective may help. I offer just this to my clients.
(337) 427-8610 View (337) 427-8610
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E'shereca Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDCi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Are you finding that life's unexpected twists are disrupting your relationships, stalling your progress, and adding emotional weight? Do feelings of anger, pain, anxiety, or fear shape how you see the world and connect with others? In therapy, we'll work closely together to develop effective coping skills, explore new perspectives, and regain control over your life's direction. It's about embracing innovative approaches, shifting your perspective, and uncovering what truly supports your well-being and growth. Are you ready to navigate these challenges with renewed confidence and empowerment?
Are you finding that life's unexpected twists are disrupting your relationships, stalling your progress, and adding emotional weight? Do feelings of anger, pain, anxiety, or fear shape how you see the world and connect with others? In therapy, we'll work closely together to develop effective coping skills, explore new perspectives, and regain control over your life's direction. It's about embracing innovative approaches, shifting your perspective, and uncovering what truly supports your well-being and growth. Are you ready to navigate these challenges with renewed confidence and empowerment?
(409) 215-2519 View (409) 215-2519
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Marc D'Aunoy, The Kitchen Table Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Charles, LA 70601
I specialize in helping couples overcome infidelity. Rebuilding trust and intimacy is possible with the right tools. I would love the opportunity to help you save your relationship from failure. Only 1 in 4 couples will survive if they wait and do nothing. I have helped couples get through just about every problem you can imagine. From infidelity to selfishness, and everthing you can imagine.
I specialize in helping couples overcome infidelity. Rebuilding trust and intimacy is possible with the right tools. I would love the opportunity to help you save your relationship from failure. Only 1 in 4 couples will survive if they wait and do nothing. I have helped couples get through just about every problem you can imagine. From infidelity to selfishness, and everthing you can imagine.
(337) 426-0949 View (337) 426-0949
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Elizabeth Ogea
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Waitlist for new clients
I am an LPC with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. I enjoy helping clients to thrive and live their best life. I believe with therapy, clients are able to develop the tools and various skills needed to find their full potential, be the best version of their self, and no longer have to suffer from their past experiences. We all experience hardships and obstacles in life, but we also have a choice to not let them weigh us down! I am experienced in and passionate for helping clients defeat codependency, trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and many other areas. I would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals!
I am an LPC with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. I enjoy helping clients to thrive and live their best life. I believe with therapy, clients are able to develop the tools and various skills needed to find their full potential, be the best version of their self, and no longer have to suffer from their past experiences. We all experience hardships and obstacles in life, but we also have a choice to not let them weigh us down! I am experienced in and passionate for helping clients defeat codependency, trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and many other areas. I would love the opportunity to help you reach your goals!
(337) 480-7817 View (337) 480-7817
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Number of Therapists in 70601

30+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 70601 who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 70601 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70601?

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.