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Brittany MacLeod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
My name is Brittany MacLeod, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about my work as a therapist and bring 14 years of experience including 6 years of doing telehealth. You will find me to be an accepting, supportive, and caring professional who is dedicated to supporting you along your journey. My approach to Therapy is to meet my clients where they are at and offer a gentle and supportive role. I take the time to build the therapeutic relationship by listening to my clients and taking the time to get to know what’s important to them.
My name is Brittany MacLeod, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about my work as a therapist and bring 14 years of experience including 6 years of doing telehealth. You will find me to be an accepting, supportive, and caring professional who is dedicated to supporting you along your journey. My approach to Therapy is to meet my clients where they are at and offer a gentle and supportive role. I take the time to build the therapeutic relationship by listening to my clients and taking the time to get to know what’s important to them.
(341) 895-7234 View (341) 895-7234
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Donald Fallin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Our interactions will be active and enthusiastic. Psychological services include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
Effective psychotherapy enables clients to take control of their own feelings and behavior by gently uncovering the connections between past experiences and current difficulties. Positive change occurs in an atmosphere of responsibility and hope, and a respectful, dedicated therapist can effectively guide this process. I integrate straightforward communication and empathy in the context of steady, clear boundaries. Our interactions will be active and enthusiastic. Psychological services include psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family court related interventions.
(510) 756-5517 View (510) 756-5517
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Marc Anthony Campos-Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
In Net work with Health Net/MHN. Culturally Informed Therapy. Sliding Scale available I welcome the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship to help you work on addressing your concerns. We will work as a team to help you. My advanced training in public health allows a holistic approach. We will work together as a team.
In Net work with Health Net/MHN. Culturally Informed Therapy. Sliding Scale available I welcome the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship to help you work on addressing your concerns. We will work as a team to help you. My advanced training in public health allows a holistic approach. We will work together as a team.
(510) 878-4090 View (510) 878-4090
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Janelle Gervais
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi there! My name is Janelle Gervais and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and family systems and specialize in treating trauma, addiction, depression/anxiety, family conflict, and parenting/behavior management from a humanistic person-centered approach.
Hi there! My name is Janelle Gervais and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Sacramento, CA working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and family systems and specialize in treating trauma, addiction, depression/anxiety, family conflict, and parenting/behavior management from a humanistic person-centered approach.
(341) 999-4055 View (341) 999-4055
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David Alan Bonfanti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi, my name is David Bonfanti, LMFT. I enjoy couples therapy and working with older populations, and those who need to manage chronic medical conditions. I prefer to work with adults aged 30 and above. I employ techniques from CBT, Strength based, Solution-Focused, and Psychodynamic modalities. I've found that being a better listener is more effective than having something to say. I certainly do have things to say, but it really helps to hear a client's perspective of the problem(s) they are experiencing or have suffered with. I invite and guide others to decide the best course of action for their lives
Hi, my name is David Bonfanti, LMFT. I enjoy couples therapy and working with older populations, and those who need to manage chronic medical conditions. I prefer to work with adults aged 30 and above. I employ techniques from CBT, Strength based, Solution-Focused, and Psychodynamic modalities. I've found that being a better listener is more effective than having something to say. I certainly do have things to say, but it really helps to hear a client's perspective of the problem(s) they are experiencing or have suffered with. I invite and guide others to decide the best course of action for their lives
(341) 895-5709 View (341) 895-5709
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Karina Barela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi, my name is Karina Barela. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in southern California. I work with people ages 18 and above and am excited to work with clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. My approach to therapy is tailored to your unique needs. I utilize a variety of client centered approaches but most commonly use Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and psychodynamic talk therapy.
Hi, my name is Karina Barela. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in southern California. I work with people ages 18 and above and am excited to work with clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. My approach to therapy is tailored to your unique needs. I utilize a variety of client centered approaches but most commonly use Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and psychodynamic talk therapy.
(341) 348-8763 View (341) 348-8763
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Romina Schnelle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
My name is Romina Schnelle, and I am a California-licensed marriage and family therapist with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental health. I approach therapy in a collaborative way and believe each client is the expert of their own life. I have experience treating a variety of disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, nightmares, depression, anxiety, and panic, and specialize in treating PTSD. I typically provide individual online therapy to adults 18+. I am comfortable treating a variety of disorders, but my specialization is in treating trauma.
My name is Romina Schnelle, and I am a California-licensed marriage and family therapist with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental health. I approach therapy in a collaborative way and believe each client is the expert of their own life. I have experience treating a variety of disorders, such as ADHD, OCD, nightmares, depression, anxiety, and panic, and specialize in treating PTSD. I typically provide individual online therapy to adults 18+. I am comfortable treating a variety of disorders, but my specialization is in treating trauma.
(341) 888-6994 View (341) 888-6994
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Paul Ellingsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Some problems in life can be difficult to deal with. It can be hard to make progress. It can be hard to understand why we feel the way we do, or to understand why we do the things we do. We can be stifled by fear, hampered by low self-esteem, or suffer from being too hard on ourselves. It can seem that we have the same kind of problems or painful emotions over and over.
Some problems in life can be difficult to deal with. It can be hard to make progress. It can be hard to understand why we feel the way we do, or to understand why we do the things we do. We can be stifled by fear, hampered by low self-esteem, or suffer from being too hard on ourselves. It can seem that we have the same kind of problems or painful emotions over and over.
(341) 888-7653 View (341) 888-7653
Angela Hicks
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I provide therapy for adults, teenagers, and children. I work with individuals who have a history of trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. My approach is to meet you where you are, have a laid-back approach, and at times will be candid. I typically utilize strength-based approach, solution focus intervention, client-centered, and CBT. I have experience with people from diverse cultures and families that have gone through adoption process. I am passionate about supporting clients who are recovering from trauma, want to become more aware of self and rediscovering your own potential.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and I provide therapy for adults, teenagers, and children. I work with individuals who have a history of trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression. My approach is to meet you where you are, have a laid-back approach, and at times will be candid. I typically utilize strength-based approach, solution focus intervention, client-centered, and CBT. I have experience with people from diverse cultures and families that have gone through adoption process. I am passionate about supporting clients who are recovering from trauma, want to become more aware of self and rediscovering your own potential.
(510) 616-9749 View (510) 616-9749
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Megan Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
My name is Megan Allen, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been a practicing therapist for over 25 years. My focus areas of practice are with adults, specializing in relationship issues. These can include romantic, friendship, familial or work arenas. Some areas of expertise include domestic violence, anger management and marital issues/struggles. I treat adults focusing on bettering their relationships through exploration of struggles, concerns, areas where they feel "stuck" and discuss interventions and skills to achieve harmony within their relationships.
My name is Megan Allen, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been a practicing therapist for over 25 years. My focus areas of practice are with adults, specializing in relationship issues. These can include romantic, friendship, familial or work arenas. Some areas of expertise include domestic violence, anger management and marital issues/struggles. I treat adults focusing on bettering their relationships through exploration of struggles, concerns, areas where they feel "stuck" and discuss interventions and skills to achieve harmony within their relationships.
(341) 758-5183 View (341) 758-5183
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Angela Warneke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi there. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose goal is to provide you tools to enhance the potential you already possess. I style is to be direct and encouraging while allowing you to choose what your priority is. I have experience working with children as young as 6 months doing parent child attunement therapy. I have trained in parent child attachment therapy for children up to age 8 and utilize trauma focus work to address areas such as child abuse, domestic violence and other forms of trauma.
Hi there. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist whose goal is to provide you tools to enhance the potential you already possess. I style is to be direct and encouraging while allowing you to choose what your priority is. I have experience working with children as young as 6 months doing parent child attunement therapy. I have trained in parent child attachment therapy for children up to age 8 and utilize trauma focus work to address areas such as child abuse, domestic violence and other forms of trauma.
(341) 999-3975 View (341) 999-3975
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Davida Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Sometimes life can present challenges and we need someone to accompany us on that journey. I am a strength based licensed marriage and family therapist. I have experience in providing mental health services to adolescents and adults. My experience includes treating trauma, psychoses, depression, and anxiety. I implement an eclectic approach while providing a safe environment in order to work towards exploration, understanding, and healing. I assist my clients with navigating through difficulties and hardships.
Sometimes life can present challenges and we need someone to accompany us on that journey. I am a strength based licensed marriage and family therapist. I have experience in providing mental health services to adolescents and adults. My experience includes treating trauma, psychoses, depression, and anxiety. I implement an eclectic approach while providing a safe environment in order to work towards exploration, understanding, and healing. I assist my clients with navigating through difficulties and hardships.
(341) 895-7267 View (341) 895-7267
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Helen J Shoemaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
I have been a therapist since 1987. I see adults only, specializing in women’s issues, betrayal trauma, couples’ therapy and issues in aging. I listen well, applying both psychological theories and practical life experience to understand what my client is experiencing from a psychological perspective. I also consider what social pressures or situations impact your thinking/emotional states and what therapeutic approaches might be most helpful. I take into account the client's unique human diversity, personal development, and spirituality. Together, we select achievable goals and work toward those.
I have been a therapist since 1987. I see adults only, specializing in women’s issues, betrayal trauma, couples’ therapy and issues in aging. I listen well, applying both psychological theories and practical life experience to understand what my client is experiencing from a psychological perspective. I also consider what social pressures or situations impact your thinking/emotional states and what therapeutic approaches might be most helpful. I take into account the client's unique human diversity, personal development, and spirituality. Together, we select achievable goals and work toward those.
(510) 878-4901 View (510) 878-4901
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Marion Kvasnicka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi everyone! My name is Marion Kvasnicka. I am a licensed clinical social worker - LCSW. I believe in long-term relief of symptoms. I believe that developing skills with clients will help them break the patterns of thought and behavior that are wreaking havoc on their personal or work life. I focus on identifying generational trauma and helping my clients work hard to stop future abuse and trauma from continuing. I typically work with clients who suffer from acute stress, SAD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Hi everyone! My name is Marion Kvasnicka. I am a licensed clinical social worker - LCSW. I believe in long-term relief of symptoms. I believe that developing skills with clients will help them break the patterns of thought and behavior that are wreaking havoc on their personal or work life. I focus on identifying generational trauma and helping my clients work hard to stop future abuse and trauma from continuing. I typically work with clients who suffer from acute stress, SAD, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
(341) 895-7816 View (341) 895-7816
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Nicki Bywater
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Welcome! I'm Nicki Bywater, LMFT 39487 (CA). I work with adults and older teens. I tailor my approach toward what works best for you! I'd be happy to work with you in online therapy in the near future. I enjoy working with all types of ages and genders, both male, female, LGBTQI, and Veterans. I prefer ages 13-Seniors and usually work with individuals and include caregivers when treating minors. I have spent over twenty years treating anxiety, depression, trauma, adoption and foster care, grief and loss, relationship, and gender issues.
Welcome! I'm Nicki Bywater, LMFT 39487 (CA). I work with adults and older teens. I tailor my approach toward what works best for you! I'd be happy to work with you in online therapy in the near future. I enjoy working with all types of ages and genders, both male, female, LGBTQI, and Veterans. I prefer ages 13-Seniors and usually work with individuals and include caregivers when treating minors. I have spent over twenty years treating anxiety, depression, trauma, adoption and foster care, grief and loss, relationship, and gender issues.
(341) 895-6182 View (341) 895-6182
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Jacqueline Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
Life is a journey that we all have to take. Sometimes you need a little assistance getting through tough times and life's transitions. Therapy can be the avenue in which you take control of your destiny and make strides towards creating a better life for yourself. I look forward to assisting you on that journey by meeting you where you are at and leading you to where you want to be
(510) 816-1265 View (510) 816-1265
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Melody Rodenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
Hi, my name is Melody Rodenberger, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with seven years of experience providing therapy in California. My experience is primarily with adolescents and young adults, where I specialize in addressing depression, PTSD, anxiety, and stress as they navigate life and relationships. In my practice, I draw from approaches such as Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist clients in their journey towards healing and growth.
Hi, my name is Melody Rodenberger, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with seven years of experience providing therapy in California. My experience is primarily with adolescents and young adults, where I specialize in addressing depression, PTSD, anxiety, and stress as they navigate life and relationships. In my practice, I draw from approaches such as Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to assist clients in their journey towards healing and growth.
(341) 217-8418 View (341) 217-8418
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Desiree Botelho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, 136900
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544  (Online Only)
We innately desire connection. It has been that way since we were children. When our needs aren't met, we may pull away or panic. A breakup can feel devastating and we don't understand why it's hitting us so hard. Are you feeling anxious, worried, or overwhelmed in your partnership? If you are struggling to connect with your partner or processing a break up, we may be a good fit. We will explore the roadblocks that are getting in the way of you having healthy relationships and focus on giving yourself the love you look for in others. My specialties include trauma, depression, life transitions, and domestic violence.
We innately desire connection. It has been that way since we were children. When our needs aren't met, we may pull away or panic. A breakup can feel devastating and we don't understand why it's hitting us so hard. Are you feeling anxious, worried, or overwhelmed in your partnership? If you are struggling to connect with your partner or processing a break up, we may be a good fit. We will explore the roadblocks that are getting in the way of you having healthy relationships and focus on giving yourself the love you look for in others. My specialties include trauma, depression, life transitions, and domestic violence.
(510) 822-8233 View (510) 822-8233
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Frances Solane Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
I am Frances Ruiz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 77230. I take a person-centered approach working with adults. I provide services to adults experiencing depression, and adjustment disorders. I worked as a mental health case manager for 10 years before pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. In the last 15 years I have provided services to clients in residential, inpatient, and clinic-based settings. My passion is to help clients navigate chronic conditions or entering new stages in life. As a Social Worker, I also enjoy helping clients identify resources.
I am Frances Ruiz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 77230. I take a person-centered approach working with adults. I provide services to adults experiencing depression, and adjustment disorders. I worked as a mental health case manager for 10 years before pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. In the last 15 years I have provided services to clients in residential, inpatient, and clinic-based settings. My passion is to help clients navigate chronic conditions or entering new stages in life. As a Social Worker, I also enjoy helping clients identify resources.
(341) 888-7021 View (341) 888-7021
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Mary Clarke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94544
My name is Mary, (MA, LMFT) I am originally from Santa Barbara, California. I am a trained therapist focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy, although I utilize a very person-centered approach when it comes to modifying treatment based on the needs of the client. I have significant experience working with young adults, and adults. I have an interest in women's issues including fertility difficulties, pregnancy, and post partum. I have experience treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress associated with work and school life, and trauma.
My name is Mary, (MA, LMFT) I am originally from Santa Barbara, California. I am a trained therapist focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy, although I utilize a very person-centered approach when it comes to modifying treatment based on the needs of the client. I have significant experience working with young adults, and adults. I have an interest in women's issues including fertility difficulties, pregnancy, and post partum. I have experience treating ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress associated with work and school life, and trauma.
(341) 895-5008 View (341) 895-5008

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94544

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 94544 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
70% Coping Skills
64% Self Esteem
61% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94544 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94544?

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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.