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Durham & Associates Consulting Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
I have travel extensively for the past 15 years working with individuals, families and couples. I worked exclusively with Military services members both nationally and internationally as a solution-oriented counselor. I continue to embrace and respect the various cultural experiences as an opportunity to effectively relate to all of humanity.
I have travel extensively for the past 15 years working with individuals, families and couples. I worked exclusively with Military services members both nationally and internationally as a solution-oriented counselor. I continue to embrace and respect the various cultural experiences as an opportunity to effectively relate to all of humanity.
(225) 240-1048 View (225) 240-1048
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Sharon Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHP, NCC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Recognizing the need to work on a problem demonstrates courage. Perhaps you are out of ideas for how to cope with a troubled marriage/relationship or a strained relationship with your child or teen. Maybe you are depressed or anxious, experiencing job burnout, and nothing you've tried has helped. You might have a vision of how you want life to change, but need a calm and supportive place to work out how to get there. In times like these, you want someone to understand you, help you redefine your strengths, and offer some new options.
Recognizing the need to work on a problem demonstrates courage. Perhaps you are out of ideas for how to cope with a troubled marriage/relationship or a strained relationship with your child or teen. Maybe you are depressed or anxious, experiencing job burnout, and nothing you've tried has helped. You might have a vision of how you want life to change, but need a calm and supportive place to work out how to get there. In times like these, you want someone to understand you, help you redefine your strengths, and offer some new options.
(225) 659-9403 View (225) 659-9403
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Michael Gaines Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, QMHP, LCSW, BCD, BACS
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
For over 40 + years I have been an advocate for children and families in need of mental health services. It has been gratifying to provide a milieu of services that has effectively met the needs of my clients. The knowledge I have acquired has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Family Services, and Family Roads as a sound clinical practice. I have successfully implemented Parenting and Fathering Models which have had a micro and macro impact on service delivery in Louisiana.
For over 40 + years I have been an advocate for children and families in need of mental health services. It has been gratifying to provide a milieu of services that has effectively met the needs of my clients. The knowledge I have acquired has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice, Department of Children and Family Services, and Family Roads as a sound clinical practice. I have successfully implemented Parenting and Fathering Models which have had a micro and macro impact on service delivery in Louisiana.
(225) 283-0066 View (225) 283-0066
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Christen Cummins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
I believe every person develops an internal story about themselves that tends to dictate the way they live, how they interpret experiences, and how they respond to life stressors. For various reasons, we can begin to see ourselves as characters in our life stories rather than active agents who are in control of the way our life unfolds. This in turn affects our outlook, thoughts, mood, choices, and relationships.
I believe every person develops an internal story about themselves that tends to dictate the way they live, how they interpret experiences, and how they respond to life stressors. For various reasons, we can begin to see ourselves as characters in our life stories rather than active agents who are in control of the way our life unfolds. This in turn affects our outlook, thoughts, mood, choices, and relationships.
(225) 330-7791 View (225) 330-7791
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Audra J Knieper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
I enjoy meeting new people and helping them discover their strengths and the positives in their lives. It only takes a desire and willingness to be open and honest with themselves and the motivation to move forward.
I enjoy meeting new people and helping them discover their strengths and the positives in their lives. It only takes a desire and willingness to be open and honest with themselves and the motivation to move forward.
(225) 434-4174 View (225) 434-4174
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Tony Endelman
BA, PCC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
I'm guessing you landed on this page for a reason. And, the truth is, you've got everything it takes to create the life you deserve. Maybe you just need some inspiration. Or a swift kick in the ass. Or somebody to help you change your thinking. I know I did. If you feel stuck and unfulfilled and wonder why nothing seems to go your way, I can relate. I struggled in every aspect of my life, failing to see the world as a place of abundance. I struggled in my career and in relationships. I struggled to set goals. Many days, I struggled just to get out of bed. Then, I decided I'd had enough. I decided it was time for a change.
I'm guessing you landed on this page for a reason. And, the truth is, you've got everything it takes to create the life you deserve. Maybe you just need some inspiration. Or a swift kick in the ass. Or somebody to help you change your thinking. I know I did. If you feel stuck and unfulfilled and wonder why nothing seems to go your way, I can relate. I struggled in every aspect of my life, failing to see the world as a place of abundance. I struggled in my career and in relationships. I struggled to set goals. Many days, I struggled just to get out of bed. Then, I decided I'd had enough. I decided it was time for a change.
(504) 608-0961 View (504) 608-0961
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Nancy Booker Tracy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
You're wondering "Is this it? Is this what the rest of my life will look like?" You may be abusing alcohol or prescription drugs to cope with daily life, or wondering if your romantic relationship is doomed. You may be struggling with an adolescent with addiction issues, or how you lost sight of your dreams. You may be lonely, depressed, anxious. Maybe you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a way of life, or even a beloved pet.
You're wondering "Is this it? Is this what the rest of my life will look like?" You may be abusing alcohol or prescription drugs to cope with daily life, or wondering if your romantic relationship is doomed. You may be struggling with an adolescent with addiction issues, or how you lost sight of your dreams. You may be lonely, depressed, anxious. Maybe you're grieving the loss of a loved one, a way of life, or even a beloved pet.
(318) 523-4493 View (318) 523-4493
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Cori (Corrine) J Shelton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, NCC, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
I am doing what I was born to do! My specialization, Marriage and Family Therapy, is also my passion. I help you to get to what is breaking your heart in your relationship, and to create a plan to make the gradual changes that are needed to have the ROCK Solid relationship you desire. Through the use of therapeutic interventions designed to teach the nature of "real" listening, assertiveness, anger insight and other skills needed to communicate effectively, I teach you to confront without offending, to argue resolutely, and to express yourself successfully in order to get your needs met.
I am doing what I was born to do! My specialization, Marriage and Family Therapy, is also my passion. I help you to get to what is breaking your heart in your relationship, and to create a plan to make the gradual changes that are needed to have the ROCK Solid relationship you desire. Through the use of therapeutic interventions designed to teach the nature of "real" listening, assertiveness, anger insight and other skills needed to communicate effectively, I teach you to confront without offending, to argue resolutely, and to express yourself successfully in order to get your needs met.
(504) 684-7066 View (504) 684-7066
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Tiffany Anton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Is your sex life not up to par? Is your relationship in trouble & you feel disconnected? Is sex no longer pleasurable? Do medical conditions interfere with sexual functioning? Do you worry whether you're 'normal'? If you're struggling within yourself, your partnerships and/or marriage, treatment can greatly benefit your sexual life & bring you a healthier, more intimate & caring relationship. Kink Positive & Gender Affirming. Hello, I'm Tiffany & I am here to help. I assist individuals and couples in creating more intimate & fulfilling lives through psychotherapy that's compassionate, supportive & empowering. Online Therapy Solely
Is your sex life not up to par? Is your relationship in trouble & you feel disconnected? Is sex no longer pleasurable? Do medical conditions interfere with sexual functioning? Do you worry whether you're 'normal'? If you're struggling within yourself, your partnerships and/or marriage, treatment can greatly benefit your sexual life & bring you a healthier, more intimate & caring relationship. Kink Positive & Gender Affirming. Hello, I'm Tiffany & I am here to help. I assist individuals and couples in creating more intimate & fulfilling lives through psychotherapy that's compassionate, supportive & empowering. Online Therapy Solely
(985) 718-1083 View (985) 718-1083
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Marcus Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, BBA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
Do you feel like you are in a relationship with a stranger? Does a basic discussion turn into an all day argument? Relationships, regardless of what kind, are the responsibility of both parties involved and there is no better time than now to take charge of your relationship's success. Each relationship has its own fingerprints and no two are the same. The client is the expert. Our therapeutic relationship will help put the pieces of your puzzle together in a meaningful way. I believe therapy goes beyond crisis intervention. Let’s bring happiness back to your relationship as I emphasize healthy behaviors over unhealthy behaviors.
(504) 666-3399 View (504) 666-3399
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Jeny Rodrigue
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMHP, LAC, SAP, SAE
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
In a world that's constantly evolving, each of us faces unique challenges. Whether it's navigating life's transitions, grappling with financial stress, or managing the pressures of our daily lives, it's completely natural to feel overwhelmed. In these moments, finding an escape can seem like the only respite. That's where I step in. At A Pathway to Life Counseling Services, I offer more than just therapy; I provide a sanctuary. A place where your voice is heard and your feelings are validated.
In a world that's constantly evolving, each of us faces unique challenges. Whether it's navigating life's transitions, grappling with financial stress, or managing the pressures of our daily lives, it's completely natural to feel overwhelmed. In these moments, finding an escape can seem like the only respite. That's where I step in. At A Pathway to Life Counseling Services, I offer more than just therapy; I provide a sanctuary. A place where your voice is heard and your feelings are validated.
(504) 370-8489 View (504) 370-8489
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Solution Focused Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Dr. Lee is accepting new clients starting MAY 2024 Life can have its challenges. Some days you are feeling great, then others you don’t know how you made it through. You may be working long hours, in school, raising a family, navigating the career jungle for the first time, or trying to balance a work/life balance. It can be difficult living in a world that does not understand you. You are not alone. In today’s climate, it is essential to have someone that understands what we are going through. We are here to lend a non-judgmental ear for you to share your thoughts and feelings.
Dr. Lee is accepting new clients starting MAY 2024 Life can have its challenges. Some days you are feeling great, then others you don’t know how you made it through. You may be working long hours, in school, raising a family, navigating the career jungle for the first time, or trying to balance a work/life balance. It can be difficult living in a world that does not understand you. You are not alone. In today’s climate, it is essential to have someone that understands what we are going through. We are here to lend a non-judgmental ear for you to share your thoughts and feelings.
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Corrie Pleska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm so glad you're here! I am a licensed clinical social worker offering virtual therapy to individuals in Texas and Louisiana. My specialities lie in working with survivors of trauma, abuse and assault, LGBTQIA+ adults and teens, and those experiencing chronic illness. As a queer person myself, I value knowing I can access therapy from a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. My job is to meet you where you are and assess how your feelings, experiences, and the systems we live in impact how you make sense of the world. Learning about ourselves in such a way impacts the way we navigate our lives, for the better.
Hi, I'm so glad you're here! I am a licensed clinical social worker offering virtual therapy to individuals in Texas and Louisiana. My specialities lie in working with survivors of trauma, abuse and assault, LGBTQIA+ adults and teens, and those experiencing chronic illness. As a queer person myself, I value knowing I can access therapy from a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. My job is to meet you where you are and assess how your feelings, experiences, and the systems we live in impact how you make sense of the world. Learning about ourselves in such a way impacts the way we navigate our lives, for the better.
(504) 294-8473 View (504) 294-8473
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Max Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Hey, y’all! I’m Max, and it’s wonderful to meet you. While I don’t know exactly why you’re here yet, I do know that you should be proud of yourself for seeking out support. Considering a new therapist or going to therapy for the first time is often a bit scary. I can help. Whether you’re needing change, new coping skills, or a calm, quiet place for yourself - where the outside world is put on pause for a moment - I will be committed to helping you reach your goals, while we develop safety and trust together.
Hey, y’all! I’m Max, and it’s wonderful to meet you. While I don’t know exactly why you’re here yet, I do know that you should be proud of yourself for seeking out support. Considering a new therapist or going to therapy for the first time is often a bit scary. I can help. Whether you’re needing change, new coping skills, or a calm, quiet place for yourself - where the outside world is put on pause for a moment - I will be committed to helping you reach your goals, while we develop safety and trust together.
(504) 446-6212 View (504) 446-6212
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Gina Carter
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are drowning? Are you struggling with restlessness, feelings of extreme sadness, trouble concentrating or managing your emotions? Maybe you feel all of these. Whether you are facing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, or emotional challenges, you have the ability to regain control of your life. Even when you feel like you can't. It is possible to find meaning in those dark moments, but it can be a scary place doing it alone.
Do you feel like you are drowning? Are you struggling with restlessness, feelings of extreme sadness, trouble concentrating or managing your emotions? Maybe you feel all of these. Whether you are facing anxiety, depression, ADHD symptoms, or emotional challenges, you have the ability to regain control of your life. Even when you feel like you can't. It is possible to find meaning in those dark moments, but it can be a scary place doing it alone.
(504) 285-9490 View (504) 285-9490
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Taylor Draughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by the weight of expectations that either you or others place on you? Do you struggle to quiet that inner critic that always tells you what you do isn't enough? Hi there! My name is Taylor Draughn, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Louisiana. I have worked in this field for ten years with a great deal of my experience focused on helping people just like you learn how to manage anxiety, depression, and burnout while also reprocessing traumatic life events. You don't have to stay with this weight, and I would love to be with you in this journey!
Do you feel overwhelmed by the weight of expectations that either you or others place on you? Do you struggle to quiet that inner critic that always tells you what you do isn't enough? Hi there! My name is Taylor Draughn, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Louisiana. I have worked in this field for ten years with a great deal of my experience focused on helping people just like you learn how to manage anxiety, depression, and burnout while also reprocessing traumatic life events. You don't have to stay with this weight, and I would love to be with you in this journey!
(318) 668-7567 View (318) 668-7567
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Angela K Waggoner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, VA LPC, LA LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Dr. Waggoner has a passion for working with individuals and couples who struggle with trauma, crisis, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse (physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual), and complex trauma. She also works with the grief, loss, depression, and anxiety that stems from these issues.
Dr. Waggoner has a passion for working with individuals and couples who struggle with trauma, crisis, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse (physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual), and complex trauma. She also works with the grief, loss, depression, and anxiety that stems from these issues.
(281) 712-2967 View (281) 712-2967
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Alexis Richard | The Therapy Garden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Making the decision to face your struggles and navigate through your feelings and emotions shows incredible strength. It takes courage and vulnerability to acknowledge you need support and begin the process of finding a therapist that you feel can be most supportive of your specific needs. Exploring past experiences can be scary and overwhelming, so my goal is to help my clients feel safe and gain a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings. Every journey through treatment is unique, and I believe in a personalized approach that is most beneficial to each of my client’s healing process.
Making the decision to face your struggles and navigate through your feelings and emotions shows incredible strength. It takes courage and vulnerability to acknowledge you need support and begin the process of finding a therapist that you feel can be most supportive of your specific needs. Exploring past experiences can be scary and overwhelming, so my goal is to help my clients feel safe and gain a better understanding of their thoughts and feelings. Every journey through treatment is unique, and I believe in a personalized approach that is most beneficial to each of my client’s healing process.
(337) 454-5736 View (337) 454-5736
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Jasmine Juge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Accepting New Clients! Have you been feeling like anxiety or depression are holding you hostage? Does managing these feelings leave you feeling exhausted? Let's give you back control of your life. It would be an honor to help you lighten the load and accompany you on the path to knowing your truest self.
Accepting New Clients! Have you been feeling like anxiety or depression are holding you hostage? Does managing these feelings leave you feeling exhausted? Let's give you back control of your life. It would be an honor to help you lighten the load and accompany you on the path to knowing your truest self.
(281) 688-6373 View (281) 688-6373
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Brenda S Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW , BACS, C-SSWS, CTRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70801  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients in 2024. Are you struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, or depression. You are not alone, and there is always support. BWilling Mental Health Counseling will help you navigate through those difficult roadblocks and put you back on the path of a meaningful and satisfying life.
Accepting New Clients in 2024. Are you struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, or depression. You are not alone, and there is always support. BWilling Mental Health Counseling will help you navigate through those difficult roadblocks and put you back on the path of a meaningful and satisfying life.
(318) 414-5843 View (318) 414-5843

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 70801

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 70801 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
82% Coping Skills
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 70801 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 70801?

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.