Therapists in Baldwin County, AL

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Photo of Anna Meherg, LMFTA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Anna Meherg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairhope, AL 36532
Hi, I'm Anna, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who enjoys working with teens, adults, families, and couples. Life's journey can be challenging, especially when navigating things such as grief, family issues, relational issues, and life transitions. I'm here to walk alongside you and offer a place of support, empathy, and collaboration as we work together towards identifying your goals and taking the steps necessary for growth, healing, and change.
Hi, I'm Anna, and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who enjoys working with teens, adults, families, and couples. Life's journey can be challenging, especially when navigating things such as grief, family issues, relational issues, and life transitions. I'm here to walk alongside you and offer a place of support, empathy, and collaboration as we work together towards identifying your goals and taking the steps necessary for growth, healing, and change.
(251) 241-5910 View (251) 241-5910
Photo of Lauren Kimbrough Holler, ALC, M Ed, Counselor
Lauren Kimbrough Holler
Counselor, ALC, M Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairhope, AL 36532
Every person has their own unique story. You matter, and you deserve to be seen, valued and heard. As a counselor and holistic wellness coach, I embody a holistic and whole-person perspective. I have a warm, relational and honest style, and value each person as their own unique self –with physical, emotional, spiritual and relational parts. Each person has their own story, and there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy and healing. My goal is to create a safe space where you can learn to better know yourself & your heart & find true freedom to live life fully!
Every person has their own unique story. You matter, and you deserve to be seen, valued and heard. As a counselor and holistic wellness coach, I embody a holistic and whole-person perspective. I have a warm, relational and honest style, and value each person as their own unique self –with physical, emotional, spiritual and relational parts. Each person has their own story, and there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy and healing. My goal is to create a safe space where you can learn to better know yourself & your heart & find true freedom to live life fully!
(251) 306-9480 View (251) 306-9480
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Ashley Caples
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Daphne, AL 36526
As an LMFT, I am not only trained to work with couples and families but I also work extensively with individuals. I have ample experience working through relationship issues with one partner and exploring family dynamics with the individual. Whether you’re struggling with anxious thoughts, depression, are an over thinker, or just want a space to feel heard, I would be honored to be a part of your mental health journey.
As an LMFT, I am not only trained to work with couples and families but I also work extensively with individuals. I have ample experience working through relationship issues with one partner and exploring family dynamics with the individual. Whether you’re struggling with anxious thoughts, depression, are an over thinker, or just want a space to feel heard, I would be honored to be a part of your mental health journey.
(251) 220-0091 View (251) 220-0091
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With Great Love, LLC
MA, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
Not accepting new clients
Mrs. Tisdale has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2018 (and an Assistant Behavior Analyst since 2014). She has worked with neurotypical and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging from 2 years old - those in their 30s. She has worked with patients who have also suffered from: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), feeding issues, mental illness and mood disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Intellectual Disabilities, and a variety of other health impairments. Mrs. Tisdale specializes in not only children, but also in young adults that want to learn how to be independent with daily living.
Mrs. Tisdale has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2018 (and an Assistant Behavior Analyst since 2014). She has worked with neurotypical and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging from 2 years old - those in their 30s. She has worked with patients who have also suffered from: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), feeding issues, mental illness and mood disorders, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Schizophrenia, Intellectual Disabilities, and a variety of other health impairments. Mrs. Tisdale specializes in not only children, but also in young adults that want to learn how to be independent with daily living.
(251) 250-6254 View (251) 250-6254
Photo of Jacqueline M Shelley, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jacqueline M Shelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I'm here to help you navigate through these difficult and uncertain times. If you are anxious, depressed, traumatized, dealing with loss, (who isn't?), life transitions or relationship problems : I'm here to help. I'll work together with you individually, in your relationships, or group to resolve your issues and improve your overall ability to achieve lasting resilience and new ways to cope. If you want better help soon, you've found me. I invite you to contact me and we can discuss your specific concerns and how I can be of most assistance.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I'm here to help you navigate through these difficult and uncertain times. If you are anxious, depressed, traumatized, dealing with loss, (who isn't?), life transitions or relationship problems : I'm here to help. I'll work together with you individually, in your relationships, or group to resolve your issues and improve your overall ability to achieve lasting resilience and new ways to cope. If you want better help soon, you've found me. I invite you to contact me and we can discuss your specific concerns and how I can be of most assistance.
(251) 306-2525 View (251) 306-2525
Photo of Kristen Lyle, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Kristen Lyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Or overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression? These issues are hard to overcome alone. My hope is to come alongside you in life's stressors, with guidance and insight to help you achieve your goals.
Do you find yourself struggling in your relationships? Or overwhelmed with stress, anxiety, or depression? These issues are hard to overcome alone. My hope is to come alongside you in life's stressors, with guidance and insight to help you achieve your goals.
(251) 276-5679 View (251) 276-5679
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Joyworks Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
Are you a parent frustrated by your child's hyperactivity, battling for control, anger, defiance, or school behavior problems? Has your family experienced transitions like divorce, loss of a loved one, or moving to a new area? As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy, well-rounded, joyful, and worry-free. We want them to be at peace with themselves and with others, and confident in themselves and their own abilities and aptitudes. Sadly we can't always protect them from broken relationships, hard choices, big challenges and tough losses. Sometimes we need trusted counsel to help navigate storms.
Are you a parent frustrated by your child's hyperactivity, battling for control, anger, defiance, or school behavior problems? Has your family experienced transitions like divorce, loss of a loved one, or moving to a new area? As parents, we want our children to be happy, healthy, well-rounded, joyful, and worry-free. We want them to be at peace with themselves and with others, and confident in themselves and their own abilities and aptitudes. Sadly we can't always protect them from broken relationships, hard choices, big challenges and tough losses. Sometimes we need trusted counsel to help navigate storms.
(251) 276-4497 View (251) 276-4497
Photo of undefined - Sydney Wasdin (True Therapy, LLC), MEd, LPC, NCC, Counselor
Sydney Wasdin (True Therapy, LLC)
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
Waitlist for new clients
I work from integrative and trauma-informed lenses to provide treatment that considers the body and its functioning as a whole along with your goals for best results. I proudly serve adolescents, young adults, and adults and have experience working with a range of diagnoses and treatment settings. I currently specialize in teens and young adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD and related disorders within my outpatient practice. I offer TeleHealth for those in need of remote services within Alabama.
I work from integrative and trauma-informed lenses to provide treatment that considers the body and its functioning as a whole along with your goals for best results. I proudly serve adolescents, young adults, and adults and have experience working with a range of diagnoses and treatment settings. I currently specialize in teens and young adults struggling with life transitions, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD and related disorders within my outpatient practice. I offer TeleHealth for those in need of remote services within Alabama.
(251) 387-7185 View (251) 387-7185
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Nicole L Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, AADC
Verified Verified
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
I believe all people deserve to experience unconditional positive regard; the acceptance of who you are regardless of what you say or do. You are unique, and I like to embrace that uniqueness and show you how to use it as your own personal superpower. Although we cannot avoid loss, pain, disappointment, and trauma, I find that when people connect with others they are inherently strengthened. There is power in telling your story in safe spaces.
(251) 313-6871 View (251) 313-6871
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Vanessa Holding
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Daphne, AL 36526
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes, you can feel like you are stranded on an island, alone and with nobody to help. When it feels like time to wave the white flag, reaching out can seem daunting. I want to help you through the scary times, the stress, the anxiety, or whatever it is that bothers you. While I may be newer to the field of therapy, my dedication to continuous learning, coupled with my unwavering determination, drive me to provide compassionate and effective support to those in need.
Sometimes, you can feel like you are stranded on an island, alone and with nobody to help. When it feels like time to wave the white flag, reaching out can seem daunting. I want to help you through the scary times, the stress, the anxiety, or whatever it is that bothers you. While I may be newer to the field of therapy, my dedication to continuous learning, coupled with my unwavering determination, drive me to provide compassionate and effective support to those in need.
(850) 299-9291 View (850) 299-9291
Photo of undefined - Neuroflourish, LLC, MA, LPC, ICP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Neuroflourish, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ICP
Verified Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
Neuroflourish is where psychology and technology meet! We are a company founded by licensed professional therapists here on the gulf coast. Our holistic approach is based on a client-specific protocol. We review history and severity of symptoms, analyze lifestyle habits, and evaluate complementary therapies when needed. Using a methodology such as this which focuses on on the “whole person” allows us to be extremely dynamic in our approach with clients. Our goal is to transform the lives of people suffering from debilitating conditions brought about due to illness, injuries, mental health disorders, stress, and trauma.
Neuroflourish is where psychology and technology meet! We are a company founded by licensed professional therapists here on the gulf coast. Our holistic approach is based on a client-specific protocol. We review history and severity of symptoms, analyze lifestyle habits, and evaluate complementary therapies when needed. Using a methodology such as this which focuses on on the “whole person” allows us to be extremely dynamic in our approach with clients. Our goal is to transform the lives of people suffering from debilitating conditions brought about due to illness, injuries, mental health disorders, stress, and trauma.
(251) 202-4573 View (251) 202-4573
Photo of Kylie Hunter, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kylie Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairhope, AL 36532
Hi, I’m Kylie! I focus on treating adolescents and adults living with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, trauma and related concerns. I apply a holistic approach to therapy practice, recognizing all aspects of each person, their past and environment in understanding their presenting problem and goals.
Hi, I’m Kylie! I focus on treating adolescents and adults living with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, substance use, trauma and related concerns. I apply a holistic approach to therapy practice, recognizing all aspects of each person, their past and environment in understanding their presenting problem and goals.
(251) 351-4365 View (251) 351-4365
Photo of Utopia (Topie) Cassady, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Utopia (Topie) Cassady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526  (Online Only)
Is anxiety getting the best of you? Is there a major change occurring in your life? Do you find yourself awake at night with thoughts and worries looping in your head? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel down and short on energy or interest in doing things? My focus is on helping people develop strategies and tools to get through difficult times. I use approaches that recognize the connection between mind and body and learning to be in tune with that connection. The methods I use can help clients with anxiety, depression, stage of life adjustments, trauma, PTSD and self esteem.
Is anxiety getting the best of you? Is there a major change occurring in your life? Do you find yourself awake at night with thoughts and worries looping in your head? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel down and short on energy or interest in doing things? My focus is on helping people develop strategies and tools to get through difficult times. I use approaches that recognize the connection between mind and body and learning to be in tune with that connection. The methods I use can help clients with anxiety, depression, stage of life adjustments, trauma, PTSD and self esteem.
(251) 758-3137 View (251) 758-3137
Photo of Kristy Joy Baker, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristy Joy Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
How do you cope, when life gets real? Many times, seeking therapy is the last thing you want to do. There's still so much stigma to it. I am here, though, to provide you with a safe space to go. I will offer that listening ear and objective point-of-view you need. I am passionate about helping others through their hurts and struggles, burnout, various life transitions, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues. Through therapy, my desire is for you to regain that hope and drive for life and resurface stronger than before.
How do you cope, when life gets real? Many times, seeking therapy is the last thing you want to do. There's still so much stigma to it. I am here, though, to provide you with a safe space to go. I will offer that listening ear and objective point-of-view you need. I am passionate about helping others through their hurts and struggles, burnout, various life transitions, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues. Through therapy, my desire is for you to regain that hope and drive for life and resurface stronger than before.
(251) 336-4109 View (251) 336-4109
Photo of Rebecca Washburn, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rebecca Washburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
I am passionate about walking with people along their path of personal growth and development. I have helped clients move through transitions in their lives, recognize their own self-worth and overcome patterns of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I see life as a journey and am interested in helping clients get in touch with their own natural wisdom and intuition as a source of guidance and direction. Just like any part of nature, when we connect with our true essence, we find a state of balance, healing and wholeness.
I am passionate about walking with people along their path of personal growth and development. I have helped clients move through transitions in their lives, recognize their own self-worth and overcome patterns of depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I see life as a journey and am interested in helping clients get in touch with their own natural wisdom and intuition as a source of guidance and direction. Just like any part of nature, when we connect with our true essence, we find a state of balance, healing and wholeness.
(251) 270-2417 View (251) 270-2417
Photo of undefined - Cheryl Lynn Holmes, MS, LPCS, CCH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cheryl Lynn Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCS, CCH
Verified Verified
Daphne, AL 36526
BIG news! I take Medicare now! I I use a variety of proven modalities: Systemic Sex Therapy, Therapy for Trauma: CBT, EMDR, DBT, EFT (for PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome) and The Neurobiology of Attachment Styles and Effective Treatment. I specialize in Marriage and /or Couple's therapy. Open Tuesday-Saturday! Expect Miracles! Learn how to manifest your Life's Purpose and remove all the obstacles-most common: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Weight, and Communication. See you Soon!
BIG news! I take Medicare now! I I use a variety of proven modalities: Systemic Sex Therapy, Therapy for Trauma: CBT, EMDR, DBT, EFT (for PTSD and Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome) and The Neurobiology of Attachment Styles and Effective Treatment. I specialize in Marriage and /or Couple's therapy. Open Tuesday-Saturday! Expect Miracles! Learn how to manifest your Life's Purpose and remove all the obstacles-most common: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Weight, and Communication. See you Soon!
(251) 333-0826 View (251) 333-0826
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Darlene B Wareham - Breath Of Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BCPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairhope, AL 36532
Life is a journey and many times it is not easy. My goal and purpose in counseling is to help my clients through the challenges and crises of life. In those difficult times it is hard to be objective and make the best decisions for ourselves and others. The counseling process can provide new objective perspectives and understanding. I listen, understand, stay calm and am not judgmental. Since we are created spiritual as well as physical and psychological I believe including the spiritual component can bring resolution to the source of the issues and not just symptom reduction.
Life is a journey and many times it is not easy. My goal and purpose in counseling is to help my clients through the challenges and crises of life. In those difficult times it is hard to be objective and make the best decisions for ourselves and others. The counseling process can provide new objective perspectives and understanding. I listen, understand, stay calm and am not judgmental. Since we are created spiritual as well as physical and psychological I believe including the spiritual component can bring resolution to the source of the issues and not just symptom reduction.
(251) 270-2659 View (251) 270-2659
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DaVine Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Daphne, AL 36526
Everyone is welcomed to come and talk a bit about whatever they want to talk about. My motto is who ever want help will get it regardless of their situation. We will figure out a way.
Everyone is welcomed to come and talk a bit about whatever they want to talk about. My motto is who ever want help will get it regardless of their situation. We will figure out a way.
(251) 325-5336 View (251) 325-5336
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Megan Marie Hubacher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Summerdale, AL 36580
I am a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with children, families, and those who have experienced trauma. I strive to create an environment where individuals and their families feel safe, heard, and supported during their time of need. I have specific training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and play therapy. Furthermore, I have experience working with children and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, engaging in self-injurious behaviors, ADHD, trauma, and more.
I am a licensed professional counselor who specializes in working with children, families, and those who have experienced trauma. I strive to create an environment where individuals and their families feel safe, heard, and supported during their time of need. I have specific training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and play therapy. Furthermore, I have experience working with children and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, engaging in self-injurious behaviors, ADHD, trauma, and more.
(251) 318-8983 View (251) 318-8983
Photo of Augusta F Kantra, MS, LPC, CMMT, RYT 500, Licensed Professional Counselor
Augusta F Kantra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CMMT, RYT 500
Verified Verified
Fairhope, AL 36532
I love working with motivated people who are ready to take a bold and compassionate look at their patterns - behavioral and emotional. I feel that people need help uncovering their own resources and that personal empowerment is the key to living more fully. Being out of "balance," whether that's behaviorally, emotionally, or spiritually, causes tremendous distress. My main goal in treatment is to help my client restore balance, thereby creating the opportunity to develop healthy, mindful choices in all areas of life.
I love working with motivated people who are ready to take a bold and compassionate look at their patterns - behavioral and emotional. I feel that people need help uncovering their own resources and that personal empowerment is the key to living more fully. Being out of "balance," whether that's behaviorally, emotionally, or spiritually, causes tremendous distress. My main goal in treatment is to help my client restore balance, thereby creating the opportunity to develop healthy, mindful choices in all areas of life.
(251) 219-0218 View (251) 219-0218

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Number of Therapists in Baldwin County, AL

100+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in Baldwin County, AL who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
69% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% New Directions | Lucet
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Baldwin County, AL see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baldwin County?

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.