Photo of Megan O'Donnell, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Megan O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
By creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to reflect; I help individuals gain insight into their internal experience. By creating space to think together, I work to help clarify challenges that may be getting in the way of a client(s) well-being. I aim to provide my client(s) a new perspective and a deeper understanding of the presenting problem; which will create a greater awareness about the roots of their symptoms. I support each individual to set goals that are specific to their respective needs.
By creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to reflect; I help individuals gain insight into their internal experience. By creating space to think together, I work to help clarify challenges that may be getting in the way of a client(s) well-being. I aim to provide my client(s) a new perspective and a deeper understanding of the presenting problem; which will create a greater awareness about the roots of their symptoms. I support each individual to set goals that are specific to their respective needs.
(415) 384-5186 View (415) 384-5186
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Anka Mira Laszlo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I work with individuals, families and couples addressing issues around relationships, parenting and communication.
I work with individuals, families and couples addressing issues around relationships, parenting and communication.
(415) 574-0953 View (415) 574-0953
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Lisa Brookes Kift
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
We are moving out of challenging times and it's not a straight line for everyone. Many are rethinking who they are and what's important to them or still soothing elevated worry and fear. I help individuals still healing or having unrelated anxiety, sadness, stress, a desire for authenticity or those wanting to live their best lives but feeling stuck by experiences in the past. I also work with couples who want to strengthen their relationships, improve communication, work through resentment or a particular sticking point. I offer therapy primarily by video or phone and currently offer Thursdays at my office in downtown Larkspur.
We are moving out of challenging times and it's not a straight line for everyone. Many are rethinking who they are and what's important to them or still soothing elevated worry and fear. I help individuals still healing or having unrelated anxiety, sadness, stress, a desire for authenticity or those wanting to live their best lives but feeling stuck by experiences in the past. I also work with couples who want to strengthen their relationships, improve communication, work through resentment or a particular sticking point. I offer therapy primarily by video or phone and currently offer Thursdays at my office in downtown Larkspur.
(415) 347-6916 View (415) 347-6916
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Ellen Turner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples reconnect to what matters most to them and learning to support one another through the inevitable ups and downs of life and relationships. I aim to help clients better understand the cycles they get stuck in and find accountability and agency for their contributions to these patterns. I also support clients in exploring and deepening intimacy in all its forms (emotionally/psychologically, physically/sexually, energetically/spiritually, etc.)
I am passionate about helping individuals and couples reconnect to what matters most to them and learning to support one another through the inevitable ups and downs of life and relationships. I aim to help clients better understand the cycles they get stuck in and find accountability and agency for their contributions to these patterns. I also support clients in exploring and deepening intimacy in all its forms (emotionally/psychologically, physically/sexually, energetically/spiritually, etc.)
(415) 967-6321 View (415) 967-6321
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Kate Bergbauer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
I see therapy as a powerful process of discovery and transformation. People begin therapy for many reasons. Maybe you currently feel stuck in negative beliefs, patterns, or behaviors. Or maybe you are looking for meaningful ways to change. Therapy can teach you to be more compassionate towards yourself. I feel that therapy does not need to be a long term process and encourage clients to take an active part in their journey. Mindfullness is at the center of my work and I love to share mindfulness concepts with clients.
I see therapy as a powerful process of discovery and transformation. People begin therapy for many reasons. Maybe you currently feel stuck in negative beliefs, patterns, or behaviors. Or maybe you are looking for meaningful ways to change. Therapy can teach you to be more compassionate towards yourself. I feel that therapy does not need to be a long term process and encourage clients to take an active part in their journey. Mindfullness is at the center of my work and I love to share mindfulness concepts with clients.
(415) 686-8612 View (415) 686-8612
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Colleen Kane-Dacri
Marriage & Family Therapist, BA, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Colleen Kane-Dacri is a warm and empathic therapist who has a deep understanding of how challenging it can be to reach out for support through therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri is a licensed psychotherapist (CA Lic 24978) in private practice with offices in San Francisco and Marin County. Dr. Kane-Dacri provides counseling to young adults, adults, and couples, She helps people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, parenting questions or concerns, couple counseling, addiction and sex therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri has experience working with all sexual orientations supporting straight, gay, lesbian and transexual individuals and couples.
Dr. Colleen Kane-Dacri is a warm and empathic therapist who has a deep understanding of how challenging it can be to reach out for support through therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri is a licensed psychotherapist (CA Lic 24978) in private practice with offices in San Francisco and Marin County. Dr. Kane-Dacri provides counseling to young adults, adults, and couples, She helps people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, parenting questions or concerns, couple counseling, addiction and sex therapy. Dr. Kane-Dacri has experience working with all sexual orientations supporting straight, gay, lesbian and transexual individuals and couples.
(415) 237-2449 View (415) 237-2449
Natasha Burton, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What’s stealing your joy? Are you tired of what seems like a never-ending cycle of anxiety, worry, frustration, and fear? You may be finding it harder and harder to get through the day without these overwhelming feelings. You may be losing your temper more times than you'd like to admit, and your work, home and social life have begun to suffer. If you are wondering what to do next, I can help you take the next step in getting the answers you need to turn things around.
What’s stealing your joy? Are you tired of what seems like a never-ending cycle of anxiety, worry, frustration, and fear? You may be finding it harder and harder to get through the day without these overwhelming feelings. You may be losing your temper more times than you'd like to admit, and your work, home and social life have begun to suffer. If you are wondering what to do next, I can help you take the next step in getting the answers you need to turn things around.
(415) 915-5701 View (415) 915-5701
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Yvonne Smith Tarnas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD, Jungian, Analyst
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Difficult feelings can be the beginning of new self-understanding and growth. If you seek a greater sense of yourself and are ready to engage in a process that results in lasting transformation, then depth psychotherapy-an integration of mind, body and spirit-is the path for you. Depth work happens through a supportive environment where a therapeutic relationship forms and facilitates inner development towards your fuller potential.
Difficult feelings can be the beginning of new self-understanding and growth. If you seek a greater sense of yourself and are ready to engage in a process that results in lasting transformation, then depth psychotherapy-an integration of mind, body and spirit-is the path for you. Depth work happens through a supportive environment where a therapeutic relationship forms and facilitates inner development towards your fuller potential.
(415) 787-4403 View (415) 787-4403
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Laura Mohaupt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I offer holistic psychotherapy to individuals and couples with a primary focus on relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, and women's issues. My approach is warm, compassionate, interactive, and engaged. I am particularly interested in helping you become more connected to your sense of purpose and authenticity. Above all, I am curious about your unique needs and collaborate with you to continually address and meet these needs.
I offer holistic psychotherapy to individuals and couples with a primary focus on relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, and women's issues. My approach is warm, compassionate, interactive, and engaged. I am particularly interested in helping you become more connected to your sense of purpose and authenticity. Above all, I am curious about your unique needs and collaborate with you to continually address and meet these needs.
(415) 944-1014 View (415) 944-1014
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Lauren Stern
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
To live a happier and healthier life, starting therapy is a step in the right direction. Together, in therapy, we will explore the past and present and any obstacles getting in the way of achieving your current and future goals. It is important to have a safe space to reflect and verbalize changes that you would like to make and identify what you have learned about yourself and apply those lessons to your life moving forward. If you are looking for someone to be a sounding board, but also provide direct feedback and solution-focused tactics, then we could be a great match to work together in your therapeutic journey.
To live a happier and healthier life, starting therapy is a step in the right direction. Together, in therapy, we will explore the past and present and any obstacles getting in the way of achieving your current and future goals. It is important to have a safe space to reflect and verbalize changes that you would like to make and identify what you have learned about yourself and apply those lessons to your life moving forward. If you are looking for someone to be a sounding board, but also provide direct feedback and solution-focused tactics, then we could be a great match to work together in your therapeutic journey.
(858) 943-6493 View (858) 943-6493
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Ellen S. Brown L.M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, supportive, interactive and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help you deal with issues that are troubling you. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job and career concerns, substance abuse, or the problems of life's inevitable twists, turns and stresses, my 30+ years of clinical experience provide a depth of understanding to help you facilitate the changes you want to make. I work with individuals with a wide variety of problems that affect their relationships, functioning and growth.
I offer a warm, supportive, interactive and non-judgmental atmosphere in which to help you deal with issues that are troubling you. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job and career concerns, substance abuse, or the problems of life's inevitable twists, turns and stresses, my 30+ years of clinical experience provide a depth of understanding to help you facilitate the changes you want to make. I work with individuals with a wide variety of problems that affect their relationships, functioning and growth.
(415) 567-8123 View (415) 567-8123
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Morgan Elissa White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
You or your loved ones may feel anxious, unmotivated, misunderstood, rejected, sad and/or stressed. As humans, we experience difficult feelings from time to time, which is typically nothing to worry about. When these feelings become persistent, however - it can often lead to difficulty with self esteem, interpersonal relationships, and functioning well at work, home and/or school. In these cases it can be helpful to seek the help of a professional. There are no miraculous cures, but I believe psychological suffering can be reduced via the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship, when therapist and client are a good fit.
You or your loved ones may feel anxious, unmotivated, misunderstood, rejected, sad and/or stressed. As humans, we experience difficult feelings from time to time, which is typically nothing to worry about. When these feelings become persistent, however - it can often lead to difficulty with self esteem, interpersonal relationships, and functioning well at work, home and/or school. In these cases it can be helpful to seek the help of a professional. There are no miraculous cures, but I believe psychological suffering can be reduced via the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship, when therapist and client are a good fit.
(415) 903-8561 View (415) 903-8561
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Sarah C Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2002. During this time I have worked with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges including emotional disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and life transitions. I am the parent of two young adults and I understand the challenges of parenting. I believe that change can only occur when a person feels safe and supported. I strive to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients, where together we can process issues, find solutions and feel stronger emotional connections.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California since 2002. During this time I have worked with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges including emotional disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss and life transitions. I am the parent of two young adults and I understand the challenges of parenting. I believe that change can only occur when a person feels safe and supported. I strive to create a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients, where together we can process issues, find solutions and feel stronger emotional connections.
(415) 323-4915 View (415) 323-4915
Photo of Reed Letsinger, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Reed Letsinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I work with adults, couples and families to help them overcome relationship problems or distress caused by excessive anxiety, depression or anger, using practical problem-solving methods. I also work with individuals and couples who are grieving the death of a loved one or recovering from personal trauma.
I work with adults, couples and families to help them overcome relationship problems or distress caused by excessive anxiety, depression or anger, using practical problem-solving methods. I also work with individuals and couples who are grieving the death of a loved one or recovering from personal trauma.
(650) 332-4117 View (650) 332-4117
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Sharon Laurenza LP/ Behavioral Design
Psychologist, EdD, MAEd, MAEd, Counsel, Admin
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Dr. Sharon Laurenza, Licensed Psychologist. The name of my business is "BEHAVIORAL DESIGN-- Solution-Oriented Approaches To Change" as I believe you can develop the discipline needed to make the changes you desire to bring you closer to your personal and/or professional goals. I work as a psychologist who does psychotherapy, executive and personal coaching, counseling and consulting. Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy all help you to become more in alignment, a better and more comfortable fit, with yourself (inside and out). This is done through your work on your identified concerns and desire for change.
Hello! I am Dr. Sharon Laurenza, Licensed Psychologist. The name of my business is "BEHAVIORAL DESIGN-- Solution-Oriented Approaches To Change" as I believe you can develop the discipline needed to make the changes you desire to bring you closer to your personal and/or professional goals. I work as a psychologist who does psychotherapy, executive and personal coaching, counseling and consulting. Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy all help you to become more in alignment, a better and more comfortable fit, with yourself (inside and out). This is done through your work on your identified concerns and desire for change.
(831) 531-2721 View (831) 531-2721
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Virginia Todd
Psychologist, EdD, CHT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. I offer professional, compassionate therapy for those wishing to address life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship and family concerns, life transitions and adjustment issues. Often when people become entrenched in repetitive, self-defeating patterns and behaviors, they feel stuck and unable to lead the lives they want and enjoy satisfying relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to understand these obstacles within the context of their history and current life situation and then develop strategies to remove or transform them.
I am a clinical psychologist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist. I offer professional, compassionate therapy for those wishing to address life challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship and family concerns, life transitions and adjustment issues. Often when people become entrenched in repetitive, self-defeating patterns and behaviors, they feel stuck and unable to lead the lives they want and enjoy satisfying relationships. I work collaboratively with clients to understand these obstacles within the context of their history and current life situation and then develop strategies to remove or transform them.
(415) 237-4462 View (415) 237-4462
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Diane Brown Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
I am a compassionate and caring therapist with 30 years of experience. My first priority in therapy is to lower your distress and give you hope for the future. Together, we uncover the triggers and negative patterns that lead to your unhappiness, and then build a personalized "tool kit" of coping skills, specifically designed around your life challenges. By doing so, you develop a stronger sense of self and compassion for your suffering. With this new understanding, you learn to honor and listen to your authentic self, which is the ultimate key to happiness.
I am a compassionate and caring therapist with 30 years of experience. My first priority in therapy is to lower your distress and give you hope for the future. Together, we uncover the triggers and negative patterns that lead to your unhappiness, and then build a personalized "tool kit" of coping skills, specifically designed around your life challenges. By doing so, you develop a stronger sense of self and compassion for your suffering. With this new understanding, you learn to honor and listen to your authentic self, which is the ultimate key to happiness.
(415) 792-4664 View (415) 792-4664
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Sherry Reyes Gillimore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Larkspur, CA 94939
Despite being in love, committed, loyal, and giving - life is hard and your relationship is full of broken promises, fighting, lack of connection, ruined holidays, and stressful vacations. Your constant concern for your loved one gets in the way of the life you want in so many ways. You feel guilty for being frustrated and drained. And you're worried that taking care of yourself is selfish and may lead to disaster. But you're running on empty, and you don't know how much more you can take.
Despite being in love, committed, loyal, and giving - life is hard and your relationship is full of broken promises, fighting, lack of connection, ruined holidays, and stressful vacations. Your constant concern for your loved one gets in the way of the life you want in so many ways. You feel guilty for being frustrated and drained. And you're worried that taking care of yourself is selfish and may lead to disaster. But you're running on empty, and you don't know how much more you can take.
(415) 729-2487 View (415) 729-2487
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Megan Fuller O'Donnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
Hello! I work with adolescents, parents, adults and couples. I create a safe space for individuals to explore and learn more about themselves. I aim to understand each individual's motivations and experience. I provide clients with insights that will help them get clarity about their circumstances in hopes of reducing symptoms. I provide psycho-education about the client's behavior and help them connect the links between their thoughts, feelings and actions. I utilize my clinical experience to determine what interventions and theoretical orientation makes the most sense for each individual to help support their progress.
Hello! I work with adolescents, parents, adults and couples. I create a safe space for individuals to explore and learn more about themselves. I aim to understand each individual's motivations and experience. I provide clients with insights that will help them get clarity about their circumstances in hopes of reducing symptoms. I provide psycho-education about the client's behavior and help them connect the links between their thoughts, feelings and actions. I utilize my clinical experience to determine what interventions and theoretical orientation makes the most sense for each individual to help support their progress.
(415) 915-2486 View (415) 915-2486
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Rebecca M. Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Larkspur, CA 94939
We all want to be happy, or at least free from emotional pain. If you're here, something in your life is causing emotional discomfort--and some part of you senses an invitation to explore your inner and relational worlds with understanding and compassion. I help adults and adolescents deal with obstacles to their preferred lives--unwanted symptoms, relationship challenges, difficulty adjusting to change and loss. My goal is to reinforce your strengths, while co-discovering with you new solutions to the issues blocking growth. I offer a creative and practical style, drawing on approaches specifically tailored to your needs.
We all want to be happy, or at least free from emotional pain. If you're here, something in your life is causing emotional discomfort--and some part of you senses an invitation to explore your inner and relational worlds with understanding and compassion. I help adults and adolescents deal with obstacles to their preferred lives--unwanted symptoms, relationship challenges, difficulty adjusting to change and loss. My goal is to reinforce your strengths, while co-discovering with you new solutions to the issues blocking growth. I offer a creative and practical style, drawing on approaches specifically tailored to your needs.
(415) 475-8606 View (415) 475-8606

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94939

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94939 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
73% Self Esteem
65% Grief
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Other
23% Cigna and Evernorth
18% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94939 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94939?

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.