Therapists in 86301

Photo of Kathy M Golden, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Kathy M Golden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
I have been a counselor for 20+ years. I work with most substance and/or process addictions, my favorite work being with people dealing with compulsive sexual behavior. I have trained with Pia Mellody and embrace her work on Developmental Immaturity. I am in recovery myself, for 33 years, and enjoy helping others who want to overcome their addictive behaviors. I believe in the importance of treating the underlying childhood issues as well as building a 12-step based recovery. I help people free themselves from isolation and shame caused by addictive behaviors and reengage in their lives from a place of sobriety, peace and joy.
I have been a counselor for 20+ years. I work with most substance and/or process addictions, my favorite work being with people dealing with compulsive sexual behavior. I have trained with Pia Mellody and embrace her work on Developmental Immaturity. I am in recovery myself, for 33 years, and enjoy helping others who want to overcome their addictive behaviors. I believe in the importance of treating the underlying childhood issues as well as building a 12-step based recovery. I help people free themselves from isolation and shame caused by addictive behaviors and reengage in their lives from a place of sobriety, peace and joy.
(928) 227-8056 View (928) 227-8056
Photo of Galeet (Gollan) Farrow - Spiritual Development, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Galeet (Gollan) Farrow - Spiritual Development
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I have always had a bit of a different approach to healing than traditional therapy. My studies have been both in counseling and in spiritual arts, including astrology, chakras and energy/sound healing. Each of us has certain patterns, ways we exist in this world. This brings us preferences and personality traits. I can help you to better understand yourself, your needs and to use your energies most effectively. Healing blockages frees you from past traumas and current emotional patterns. I can help you to shift your life to more ease, joy and peace through understanding and release.
Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. I have always had a bit of a different approach to healing than traditional therapy. My studies have been both in counseling and in spiritual arts, including astrology, chakras and energy/sound healing. Each of us has certain patterns, ways we exist in this world. This brings us preferences and personality traits. I can help you to better understand yourself, your needs and to use your energies most effectively. Healing blockages frees you from past traumas and current emotional patterns. I can help you to shift your life to more ease, joy and peace through understanding and release.
(520) 201-0418 View (520) 201-0418
Terri-Lynn Stowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I have over 25 years of experience working with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and the elderly, focusing on discovering their own identify, coping with challenging and complex family issues, addressing mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma , suicidality, psychosis, and varied other mental health concerns
I have over 25 years of experience working with children, teenagers, adults, couples, and the elderly, focusing on discovering their own identify, coping with challenging and complex family issues, addressing mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma , suicidality, psychosis, and varied other mental health concerns
(928) 515-2094 View (928) 515-2094
Photo of Sheila Marie Huff, Counselor in 86301, AZ
Sheila Marie Huff
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
Many individuals don’t realize how their past can have a negative impact. It’s my duty to help others gain a better understanding of how they have been a victim of their past. The majority of people who are seeking therapy don’t have the necessary tools to be able to overcome their struggles. All human beings have had some type of trauma at one time or another in their life. Unfortunately, trauma has the potential to impact every aspect of a person’s life. I believe that if I can make a difference in even one person’s life, that is one less person who has to suffer.
Many individuals don’t realize how their past can have a negative impact. It’s my duty to help others gain a better understanding of how they have been a victim of their past. The majority of people who are seeking therapy don’t have the necessary tools to be able to overcome their struggles. All human beings have had some type of trauma at one time or another in their life. Unfortunately, trauma has the potential to impact every aspect of a person’s life. I believe that if I can make a difference in even one person’s life, that is one less person who has to suffer.
(928) 260-5451 View (928) 260-5451
Photo of Julie Anne Kozlow, Pastoral Counselor in 86301, AZ
Julie Anne Kozlow
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
My goal with counseling is to offer my clients a gentle, spiritually accepting and loving place to land in safety so that the work of life can be mapped out and a plan made for uplifting and taking control of ones destiny. Human connection blended with a vision for healing is the path I help to forge. As a Spiritual leader for many years, my skill set has been formed from a higher sense of the purpose of life itself as a journey, a quest, a tunnel, from which we do have the skills to emerge into the light. I am here to help you each step of the way.
My goal with counseling is to offer my clients a gentle, spiritually accepting and loving place to land in safety so that the work of life can be mapped out and a plan made for uplifting and taking control of ones destiny. Human connection blended with a vision for healing is the path I help to forge. As a Spiritual leader for many years, my skill set has been formed from a higher sense of the purpose of life itself as a journey, a quest, a tunnel, from which we do have the skills to emerge into the light. I am here to help you each step of the way.
(928) 683-7085 View (928) 683-7085
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Justin Shipowick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301  (Online Only)
Therapy is a unique experience for each person, and I do my best to keep this in mind each time I meet with someone for the first time who has sought to begin that process with me. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, a lack of direction, a major life change, difficulties in your relationship or any other barrier to a life filled with satisfaction, meaning and purpose; I will meet you where you are at on that journey and work together with you on goals that you find most important.
Therapy is a unique experience for each person, and I do my best to keep this in mind each time I meet with someone for the first time who has sought to begin that process with me. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety and stress, a lack of direction, a major life change, difficulties in your relationship or any other barrier to a life filled with satisfaction, meaning and purpose; I will meet you where you are at on that journey and work together with you on goals that you find most important.
(520) 263-9439 View (520) 263-9439
Photo of Teri Sebastian, Marriage & Family Therapist in 86301, AZ
Teri Sebastian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LISAC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Welcome! Thank you for considering my services. The most important piece of successful therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. I believe if you are on this page, there is already a bit of a connection. Let's explore it further. Perhaps you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life, maybe you have been stuck and are now ready to move forward, or perhaps you want to improve what is already good in your life. I would be honored to join and guide you on your journey.
Welcome! Thank you for considering my services. The most important piece of successful therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. I believe if you are on this page, there is already a bit of a connection. Let's explore it further. Perhaps you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life, maybe you have been stuck and are now ready to move forward, or perhaps you want to improve what is already good in your life. I would be honored to join and guide you on your journey.
(928) 288-4620 View (928) 288-4620
Photo of Camille Corio (Prescott Relationship Center), Counselor in 86301, AZ
Camille Corio (Prescott Relationship Center)
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
I specialize in working with couples as well as individuals with relationship concerns. I use the most-effective approach to recapturing closeness and building a loving future together! It takes strength and courage to reach out for help when you’re struggling, and I know taking the first step can often be the most difficult part. I’m so glad that you have taken the first step in seeking guidance for any issues that you are currently facing. I can help you through the difficulties within your journey by providing a safe and accepting therapeutic space where you can heal and grow.
I specialize in working with couples as well as individuals with relationship concerns. I use the most-effective approach to recapturing closeness and building a loving future together! It takes strength and courage to reach out for help when you’re struggling, and I know taking the first step can often be the most difficult part. I’m so glad that you have taken the first step in seeking guidance for any issues that you are currently facing. I can help you through the difficulties within your journey by providing a safe and accepting therapeutic space where you can heal and grow.
(928) 260-5435 View (928) 260-5435
Photo of Joseph Paul McCaffrey, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Joseph Paul McCaffrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I offer Counseling for your Mind, Body, and Soul. Specializing in complex developmental trauma, my intention is to help you transform the pain and inner conflict so you can feel connected, safe, and alive within yourself and the world. My approach is trauma-informed, influenced by ecotherapy, mindfulness, and somatic work, grounded in The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Together, we will work to identify what you deeply want for yourself and support you with successfully navigating what gets in the way of embodying and manifesting your heart’s desire.
I offer Counseling for your Mind, Body, and Soul. Specializing in complex developmental trauma, my intention is to help you transform the pain and inner conflict so you can feel connected, safe, and alive within yourself and the world. My approach is trauma-informed, influenced by ecotherapy, mindfulness, and somatic work, grounded in The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Together, we will work to identify what you deeply want for yourself and support you with successfully navigating what gets in the way of embodying and manifesting your heart’s desire.
(928) 212-5328 View (928) 212-5328
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Kara Schumann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
You are taking the first step toward healing and making changes in your life that will bring peace, healing, happiness and an overall sense of wellbeing by seeking counseling, and I am excited to help guide you. Life's experiences can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, guilt, shame, and anger which can impact your relationships and your success at school or work. Through my kind, compassionate, person-centered approach, we will quickly create a sense of therapeutic safety and trust to help you gain your own insights and empowerment for change. It is my privilege to be part of your therapeutic journey.
You are taking the first step toward healing and making changes in your life that will bring peace, healing, happiness and an overall sense of wellbeing by seeking counseling, and I am excited to help guide you. Life's experiences can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, guilt, shame, and anger which can impact your relationships and your success at school or work. Through my kind, compassionate, person-centered approach, we will quickly create a sense of therapeutic safety and trust to help you gain your own insights and empowerment for change. It is my privilege to be part of your therapeutic journey.
(928) 899-9677 x700 View (928) 899-9677 x700
Photo of Gail Edgerton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 86301, AZ
Gail Edgerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I work primarily with older adults who are dealing with depression/anxiety, grief/loss, aging, illness, isolation, addiction, loss of a sense of purpose and family issues. I also work with individuals who have experienced trauma whether it be from childhood experiences, a single incident, or multiple traumas, and the resulting conditions that may develop.
I work primarily with older adults who are dealing with depression/anxiety, grief/loss, aging, illness, isolation, addiction, loss of a sense of purpose and family issues. I also work with individuals who have experienced trauma whether it be from childhood experiences, a single incident, or multiple traumas, and the resulting conditions that may develop.
(928) 263-8197 View (928) 263-8197
Photo of Kate Hald, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Kate Hald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I assist adult clients to identify and find healing solutions that prevent them from embracing full rewarding lives. I support and encourage the healing potential of a clients' spirituality and faith. I am certified in EMDR and utilize EMDR to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, trauma and a wide range of psychological diagnoses including anxiety ,depression, and relationship stress. I have experience integrating therapeutic modalities to support clients counseling goals. I utilize Somatic therapies and Mindfulness Centered techniques to educate and train clients in affect self-regulation and stress management
I assist adult clients to identify and find healing solutions that prevent them from embracing full rewarding lives. I support and encourage the healing potential of a clients' spirituality and faith. I am certified in EMDR and utilize EMDR to alleviate symptoms of PTSD, trauma and a wide range of psychological diagnoses including anxiety ,depression, and relationship stress. I have experience integrating therapeutic modalities to support clients counseling goals. I utilize Somatic therapies and Mindfulness Centered techniques to educate and train clients in affect self-regulation and stress management
(928) 332-3494 View (928) 332-3494
Photo of Christin Emberlin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Christin Emberlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301  (Online Only)
Whether you've experienced trauma or you're finding yourself feeling more stressed than usual, life is hard and sometimes feels lonely. You've read all the books and tried everything you can think of to find relief, but now you're starting to think you need something more. Choosing to go to therapy isn't easy. It takes incredible courage to ask for help, and I'm so glad you're considering working with me. You no longer have to walk your journey alone.
Whether you've experienced trauma or you're finding yourself feeling more stressed than usual, life is hard and sometimes feels lonely. You've read all the books and tried everything you can think of to find relief, but now you're starting to think you need something more. Choosing to go to therapy isn't easy. It takes incredible courage to ask for help, and I'm so glad you're considering working with me. You no longer have to walk your journey alone.
(928) 224-0544 View (928) 224-0544
Photo of Asya Perkins Coaching & Consultation, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Asya Perkins Coaching & Consultation
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
Relief is about growth, and growth is about roots and repair. We'll utilize IFS, EMDR, sand tray, and talk therapy to discover the roots of your symptoms (ie., panic attacks, depression, insomnia) and how to heal them. Every person is different and together we'll discover the tools that work best with the way you think and emotionally process, working within a life-coaching model rather than focusing on diagnosis. I have been providing counseling services since 2011, completed EMDR training in 2017, and have received over 100 hours of continued education in Internal Family Systems. 60 or 90 minute sessions available, $150/ $200.
Relief is about growth, and growth is about roots and repair. We'll utilize IFS, EMDR, sand tray, and talk therapy to discover the roots of your symptoms (ie., panic attacks, depression, insomnia) and how to heal them. Every person is different and together we'll discover the tools that work best with the way you think and emotionally process, working within a life-coaching model rather than focusing on diagnosis. I have been providing counseling services since 2011, completed EMDR training in 2017, and have received over 100 hours of continued education in Internal Family Systems. 60 or 90 minute sessions available, $150/ $200.
(520) 317-2837 View (520) 317-2837
Photo of Northern Arizona Trauma Inst. Kathy Stoecker, Counselor in 86301, AZ
Northern Arizona Trauma Inst. Kathy Stoecker
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathetic counselor who works collaboratively with clients to help them live their best life. I believe that individuals are their own "specialists" in their lives. My job is to help them discover their skills and provide them with tools to empower their lives. This is achieved through a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
I am an empathetic counselor who works collaboratively with clients to help them live their best life. I believe that individuals are their own "specialists" in their lives. My job is to help them discover their skills and provide them with tools to empower their lives. This is achieved through a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
(928) 379-7213 View (928) 379-7213
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Amanda J Eliseo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile. Whether something bad has happened or you are struggling with life's challenges, I truly believe in your innate capacity to find healing and transformation through self-acceptance. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and PTSD. My style in the therapy office is energetic, warm, and non-judgmental.
Welcome and thank you for taking a moment to visit my profile. Whether something bad has happened or you are struggling with life's challenges, I truly believe in your innate capacity to find healing and transformation through self-acceptance. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and PTSD. My style in the therapy office is energetic, warm, and non-judgmental.
(928) 899-9677 View (928) 899-9677
Photo of Angela Seesholtz, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Angela Seesholtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I have worked in the mental health field here in Prescott for nearly 25 years and enjoy working with the adult population including couples. I hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have several years experience using Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT and DBT-s). In addition to EMDR therapy, I work from multiple theories including person centered, CBT, trauma informed careI , as well, I am Level 2 trained in couples counseling through The Gottman Institute.
I have worked in the mental health field here in Prescott for nearly 25 years and enjoy working with the adult population including couples. I hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have several years experience using Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT and DBT-s). In addition to EMDR therapy, I work from multiple theories including person centered, CBT, trauma informed careI , as well, I am Level 2 trained in couples counseling through The Gottman Institute.
(928) 223-4296 View (928) 223-4296
Photo of Elizabeth Heinrich, Licensed Professional Counselor in 86301, AZ
Elizabeth Heinrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Not accepting new clients
It seems that our greatest growth happens during times of pain, confusion, and disappointment. It is my goal as a counselor to help individuals and couples walk through the pain and confusion they are experiencing in order to have more freedom in their lives and relationships. I do come from a Christian perspective and can incorporate different aspects of faith into the healing process for those who are interested.
It seems that our greatest growth happens during times of pain, confusion, and disappointment. It is my goal as a counselor to help individuals and couples walk through the pain and confusion they are experiencing in order to have more freedom in their lives and relationships. I do come from a Christian perspective and can incorporate different aspects of faith into the healing process for those who are interested.
(928) 487-4187 View (928) 487-4187
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Marie Amara Tueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86301
Marie Tueller is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing as a therapist, coach, professional consultant, & board certified clinical supervisor. Marie’s education, professional & personal background in treating mental health issues, addiction, & trauma related disorders gives her a unique & effective approach to counseling. She provides clients with a highly individualized treatment experience that is trauma informed & culturally sensitive. Marie has worked in the behavioral health field since 2001 with a diverse range of professional experience.
Marie Tueller is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing as a therapist, coach, professional consultant, & board certified clinical supervisor. Marie’s education, professional & personal background in treating mental health issues, addiction, & trauma related disorders gives her a unique & effective approach to counseling. She provides clients with a highly individualized treatment experience that is trauma informed & culturally sensitive. Marie has worked in the behavioral health field since 2001 with a diverse range of professional experience.
(928) 756-0906 View (928) 756-0906
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LaTricia (Trish) Haver
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I help my clients recover from both recent and past traumatic events. My typical clientele includes first responders, combat veterans, refugees, immigrants, and child abuse survivors. I also work with clients who have experienced betrayal trauma caused by infidelity and late life divorce. My experience treating first responders and combat veterans gives me unique insight and perspective. I help clients lower anxiety and boost their overall mood. My trauma based approach to therapy helps clients find relief from intrusive memories, thoughts, and emotions caused by circumstances that were outside of the client’s control.
I help my clients recover from both recent and past traumatic events. My typical clientele includes first responders, combat veterans, refugees, immigrants, and child abuse survivors. I also work with clients who have experienced betrayal trauma caused by infidelity and late life divorce. My experience treating first responders and combat veterans gives me unique insight and perspective. I help clients lower anxiety and boost their overall mood. My trauma based approach to therapy helps clients find relief from intrusive memories, thoughts, and emotions caused by circumstances that were outside of the client’s control.
(928) 371-7630 View (928) 371-7630

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Number of Therapists in 86301

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 86301 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
70% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
64% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 86301 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 86301?

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.