Photo of Vielca McBride Sex Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Vielca McBride Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Navigating the challenges of intimacy and connection with your partner can deeply impact your happiness and well-being. If you're finding that things aren't quite clicking, whether in the bedroom or in understanding your own sexuality, know that you're not alone. I specialize in guiding individuals and couples towards a more fulfilling sexual life—whether that means boosting your confidence, strengthening your relationships, or helping you communicate your deepest desires more openly. I proudly support the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those involved in kink and open/polyamorous lifestyles.
Navigating the challenges of intimacy and connection with your partner can deeply impact your happiness and well-being. If you're finding that things aren't quite clicking, whether in the bedroom or in understanding your own sexuality, know that you're not alone. I specialize in guiding individuals and couples towards a more fulfilling sexual life—whether that means boosting your confidence, strengthening your relationships, or helping you communicate your deepest desires more openly. I proudly support the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those involved in kink and open/polyamorous lifestyles.
(737) 204-0453 View (737) 204-0453
Photo of Tiffany Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78701, TX
Tiffany Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Hi, I’m Tiffany Allen and I’m excited you are considering making counseling a part of your journey. I believe it is a true honor that individuals and families allow me to walk alongside them as they navigate the hard parts of their story. There are so many challenges we face in life and therapy can be a great place to help navigate whether you are a child, teen or an adult. Our stories and experiences matter and they are continually shaping us into the people we will be tomorrow.
Hi, I’m Tiffany Allen and I’m excited you are considering making counseling a part of your journey. I believe it is a true honor that individuals and families allow me to walk alongside them as they navigate the hard parts of their story. There are so many challenges we face in life and therapy can be a great place to help navigate whether you are a child, teen or an adult. Our stories and experiences matter and they are continually shaping us into the people we will be tomorrow.
(512) 713-0084 View (512) 713-0084
Photo of Grace Lawton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78701, TX
Grace Lawton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
I offer individual, couples and group psychotherapy to adults, taking an integrative holistic approach to treatment. I work with adults navigating challenges with anxiety, OCD, depression, family/relationship conflicts, trauma, women's issues, low self-esteem, impulsivity, and life transitions. My expertise is in integrative psychotherapy, where I draw from a variety of modalities, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, ACT, relational and strengths-based approaches to provide individualized treatment. If aligned, I also draw from transpersonal psychology and spiritual practices in my work.
I offer individual, couples and group psychotherapy to adults, taking an integrative holistic approach to treatment. I work with adults navigating challenges with anxiety, OCD, depression, family/relationship conflicts, trauma, women's issues, low self-esteem, impulsivity, and life transitions. My expertise is in integrative psychotherapy, where I draw from a variety of modalities, including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, ACT, relational and strengths-based approaches to provide individualized treatment. If aligned, I also draw from transpersonal psychology and spiritual practices in my work.
(512) 399-0362 View (512) 399-0362
Photo of Red Apple Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Red Apple Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
My name is Faith and I work with individuals and couples facing a range of concerns to include depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, ADHD, relationship issues, sex related issues, sexuality, and other life issues. I will work to meet you where you are in your journey. Red Apple Therapy offers alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including ecotherapy and mindfulness practices. Our goal is to assist you in meeting your goal by providing a safe, authentic and compassionate clinical setting with an individualized therapy experience.
My name is Faith and I work with individuals and couples facing a range of concerns to include depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, ADHD, relationship issues, sex related issues, sexuality, and other life issues. I will work to meet you where you are in your journey. Red Apple Therapy offers alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including ecotherapy and mindfulness practices. Our goal is to assist you in meeting your goal by providing a safe, authentic and compassionate clinical setting with an individualized therapy experience.
(512) 980-1226 View (512) 980-1226
Photo of Robbie Price, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Robbie Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
I am a relationally-focused clinician dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. I offer a safe space for anyone to share whatever they need and be whatever they need to be. I am relationally-focused because I believe we can experience greater awareness and understanding of ourselves, others and our struggles from exploring how we experience the past and present relationships in our lives. These struggles can manifest in many different forms which can include anxiety, depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma.
I am a relationally-focused clinician dedicated to helping others reach their full potential. I offer a safe space for anyone to share whatever they need and be whatever they need to be. I am relationally-focused because I believe we can experience greater awareness and understanding of ourselves, others and our struggles from exploring how we experience the past and present relationships in our lives. These struggles can manifest in many different forms which can include anxiety, depression, addiction, and unresolved trauma.
(512) 813-0312 View (512) 813-0312
Photo of Emily Dobrowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78701, TX
Emily Dobrowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Are you feeling stuck, insecure, stressed, or unlike yourself? Have you tried to improve on your own but continue to face the same challenges in relationships, work, or school without much success? If you answer yes, I’m here to help.
Are you feeling stuck, insecure, stressed, or unlike yourself? Have you tried to improve on your own but continue to face the same challenges in relationships, work, or school without much success? If you answer yes, I’m here to help.
(512) 883-8874 View (512) 883-8874
Photo of Judy L Alexander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78701, TX
Judy L Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Entering into therapy with a clinician who is skilled, empathic, understanding, and without judgement is a critical component to a successful therapeutic experience. I view therapy as a collaborative process where you and I work together to define your treatment goals and explore the issues that are of concern to you. I work hard to create a safe, supportive environment where you can share your experiences, elicit feedback, and work towards change. While my primary therapeutic model is psychodynamic, I also take advantage of other modalities, working to meet the individual needs of my clients.
Entering into therapy with a clinician who is skilled, empathic, understanding, and without judgement is a critical component to a successful therapeutic experience. I view therapy as a collaborative process where you and I work together to define your treatment goals and explore the issues that are of concern to you. I work hard to create a safe, supportive environment where you can share your experiences, elicit feedback, and work towards change. While my primary therapeutic model is psychodynamic, I also take advantage of other modalities, working to meet the individual needs of my clients.
(512) 337-1960 View (512) 337-1960
Photo of Elizabeth Weber, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Elizabeth Weber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in providing therapy to women (ages 28-45) and therapists. I received my Master's degree in Counseling from St. Edward's University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Populations/Issues I specialize in: Anxiety, Relationship Issues/Enrichment, Difficulty "feeling" feelings/emotions, different forms of perfectionism, and high achievers. I also enjoy working with therapists & emerging therapists who want to explore "person of the therapist" concerns.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in providing therapy to women (ages 28-45) and therapists. I received my Master's degree in Counseling from St. Edward's University and my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Populations/Issues I specialize in: Anxiety, Relationship Issues/Enrichment, Difficulty "feeling" feelings/emotions, different forms of perfectionism, and high achievers. I also enjoy working with therapists & emerging therapists who want to explore "person of the therapist" concerns.
View
Photo of Dr. Andrew Buerger, Psychologist in 78701, TX
Dr. Andrew Buerger
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Integrative treatment focusing on personal, family and work relationships, job stressors, depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, fitness, nutrition and health. I utilize various treatment techniques including cognitive, mindfulness and focused psychotherapies to increase positive thoughts, mood, health and awareness. Confidential, comprehensive and affordable. Call/e-mail for a phone consultation. Private pay sliding scale fees and United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances. drbatx.com
Integrative treatment focusing on personal, family and work relationships, job stressors, depression and anxiety, addictive behaviors, fitness, nutrition and health. I utilize various treatment techniques including cognitive, mindfulness and focused psychotherapies to increase positive thoughts, mood, health and awareness. Confidential, comprehensive and affordable. Call/e-mail for a phone consultation. Private pay sliding scale fees and United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield insurances. drbatx.com
(512) 399-2415 View (512) 399-2415
Photo of Violet L Huerta, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Violet L Huerta
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MAPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am all about empowering and guiding adults on their journey to self-discovery. I will partner with you to achieve your desired emotional and life goals. When counseling is used effectively, it can be a powerful tool for all areas of your life. If you are ready for change and commit to applying the skills you learn, you will walk away from counseling with the necessary tools to face life’s challenges. My approach to therapy is simple, I will focus on symptom reduction and provide you with skills to practice between sessions to help you become self-reliant. Don't let this moment escape, start creating evolution in your life.
I am all about empowering and guiding adults on their journey to self-discovery. I will partner with you to achieve your desired emotional and life goals. When counseling is used effectively, it can be a powerful tool for all areas of your life. If you are ready for change and commit to applying the skills you learn, you will walk away from counseling with the necessary tools to face life’s challenges. My approach to therapy is simple, I will focus on symptom reduction and provide you with skills to practice between sessions to help you become self-reliant. Don't let this moment escape, start creating evolution in your life.
(210) 361-1278 View (210) 361-1278
Photo of Dominguez Psychiatry and Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Dominguez Psychiatry and Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
(737) 302-4895 View (737) 302-4895
Photo of Dr. Lawrence Resnick, Psychologist in 78701, TX
Dr. Lawrence Resnick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Rated as a top psychologist on healthgrades.com, let's discuss how I can be of help to you. Over 33 years of experience significantly helping people to live their lives fully, with psychological and emotional health.
Rated as a top psychologist on healthgrades.com, let's discuss how I can be of help to you. Over 33 years of experience significantly helping people to live their lives fully, with psychological and emotional health.
(512) 829-8949 View (512) 829-8949
Photo of Kat Postel, Master Social Work in 78701, TX
Kat Postel
Master Social Work, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Hi there! I’m Kat and I’m so glad you’re reaching out. Grief, loss, and other significant life changes can feel all-consuming and overwhelming. I'm here to offer a safe space for navigating big emotions and new circumstances. I work closely with you (or your child), helping with emotional regulation, staying grounded in the body, and building resilience. We’ll use play, creativity, mindfulness, movement, storytelling, and talk therapy to feel into the hard parts of grief, loss, trauma, and relationships. I'm here to walk with you, to be an empowering companion, and to bear witness to your resilience and sense of self.
Hi there! I’m Kat and I’m so glad you’re reaching out. Grief, loss, and other significant life changes can feel all-consuming and overwhelming. I'm here to offer a safe space for navigating big emotions and new circumstances. I work closely with you (or your child), helping with emotional regulation, staying grounded in the body, and building resilience. We’ll use play, creativity, mindfulness, movement, storytelling, and talk therapy to feel into the hard parts of grief, loss, trauma, and relationships. I'm here to walk with you, to be an empowering companion, and to bear witness to your resilience and sense of self.
(512) 229-9805 View (512) 229-9805
Photo of Ashley Harmon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 78701, TX
Ashley Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
Progress > Perfection! Life can be overwhelming for people who have experienced a trauma, lost hope in finding happiness from within, or are having difficulties coping with the stressors of everyday life. I believe in strengthening clients to restore healthy lives through self-determination & meeting the client where they are at. My calming & supportive presence allows a safe environment for clients to freely express their thoughts & feelings. Once a therapeutic relationship is established, I believe in teaching clients how to help themselves by listening to their narratives & guiding them in the direction of their individual goals.
Progress > Perfection! Life can be overwhelming for people who have experienced a trauma, lost hope in finding happiness from within, or are having difficulties coping with the stressors of everyday life. I believe in strengthening clients to restore healthy lives through self-determination & meeting the client where they are at. My calming & supportive presence allows a safe environment for clients to freely express their thoughts & feelings. Once a therapeutic relationship is established, I believe in teaching clients how to help themselves by listening to their narratives & guiding them in the direction of their individual goals.
(512) 881-9337 View (512) 881-9337
Photo of Emily D. Harrington-Cheney, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Emily D. Harrington-Cheney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, IRT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Waitlist for new clients
Our early years have a big impact on how we operate as adults. Our ways of being and personal struggles can often be traced back to our family of origin. How you were parented, the role you played in your family, the defenses you learned to get by or survive – these stay with you and inform how you operate in the world and in your relationships. Whatever your own history may have been, there's a place for what you learned and how you adapted; after all, it’s gotten you this far. But some of those early lessons have outlasted their usefulness and no longer serve you, leading to anxiety, depression, or chronic disconnection.
Our early years have a big impact on how we operate as adults. Our ways of being and personal struggles can often be traced back to our family of origin. How you were parented, the role you played in your family, the defenses you learned to get by or survive – these stay with you and inform how you operate in the world and in your relationships. Whatever your own history may have been, there's a place for what you learned and how you adapted; after all, it’s gotten you this far. But some of those early lessons have outlasted their usefulness and no longer serve you, leading to anxiety, depression, or chronic disconnection.
(512) 842-4896 View (512) 842-4896
Photo of Katrina Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78701, TX
Katrina Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
We all have a need to tell our story. Finding a therapist to help you through this journey called life is an important decision. Now more than ever you may be struggling with uncertainty, anxiety and depression. At its best, psychotherapy is a process of mutual discovery and a relationship that unfolds over time.
We all have a need to tell our story. Finding a therapist to help you through this journey called life is an important decision. Now more than ever you may be struggling with uncertainty, anxiety and depression. At its best, psychotherapy is a process of mutual discovery and a relationship that unfolds over time.
(512) 270-9002 View (512) 270-9002
Photo of De Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
De Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
(512) 649-0444 View (512) 649-0444
Photo of Brandee Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Brandee Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Trauma? Infidelity? Desire personal growth? Letting go of unhealthy or destructive ways of thinking - even when we know they aren't working - can be difficult and hurtful. With support, however, even the most challenging issues can be explored and addressed to help create a clearer path to the life/relationship you choose. Every person comes to therapy with a beautifully unique cultural background and personal history. I celebrate these individual differences. Ask about my specialized training for treating trauma! I am also a Board approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas.
Trauma? Infidelity? Desire personal growth? Letting go of unhealthy or destructive ways of thinking - even when we know they aren't working - can be difficult and hurtful. With support, however, even the most challenging issues can be explored and addressed to help create a clearer path to the life/relationship you choose. Every person comes to therapy with a beautifully unique cultural background and personal history. I celebrate these individual differences. Ask about my specialized training for treating trauma! I am also a Board approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas.
(512) 882-0402 View (512) 882-0402
Photo of Christy Rodriguez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78701, TX
Christy Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! Taking the first step to seek therapy can be difficult and I understand. In my many years of service, I've come to enjoy the connection made with patients to hear your story and assist you on your journey to healing. I can help you with learning skills and tools to assist you with your goals in therapy.
Hi there! Taking the first step to seek therapy can be difficult and I understand. In my many years of service, I've come to enjoy the connection made with patients to hear your story and assist you on your journey to healing. I can help you with learning skills and tools to assist you with your goals in therapy.
View
Photo of Emily Stone, Marriage & Family Therapist in 78701, TX
Emily Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
I get what it feels like to feel stuck...seemingly unable to move forward or backward. At my group practice, Unstuck, we are professional therapists and counselors who seek to provide genuine, confidential, safe, and healing space for anyone who feels stuck in life. We focus on individuals and couples working through relationship struggles, symptoms of depression or anxiety, navigating life transitions, coming out trauma, dealing with family dynamics, spiritual questioning, or anything that makes them feel stuck or trapped in their current circumstances.
I get what it feels like to feel stuck...seemingly unable to move forward or backward. At my group practice, Unstuck, we are professional therapists and counselors who seek to provide genuine, confidential, safe, and healing space for anyone who feels stuck in life. We focus on individuals and couples working through relationship struggles, symptoms of depression or anxiety, navigating life transitions, coming out trauma, dealing with family dynamics, spiritual questioning, or anything that makes them feel stuck or trapped in their current circumstances.
(512) 543-2692 View (512) 543-2692

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78701

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78701 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78701 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78701?

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.