Therapists in Marengo County, AL

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Amanda Riendeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
Demopolis, AL 36732  (Online Only)
Let's get real - LIFE is HARD sometimes! Finding that "perfect" balance of work, school, social and home obligations can be difficult. When we don't feel our best, we can't do our best. Whether the school is calling about academic or behavioral concerns for your child or teen, you have noticed a change in your child's behavior/mood, or you are struggling to find balance and meaning in your activities, I am here to guide you.
Let's get real - LIFE is HARD sometimes! Finding that "perfect" balance of work, school, social and home obligations can be difficult. When we don't feel our best, we can't do our best. Whether the school is calling about academic or behavioral concerns for your child or teen, you have noticed a change in your child's behavior/mood, or you are struggling to find balance and meaning in your activities, I am here to guide you.
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Dr. Nakieta Lankster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Demopolis, AL 36732
Finding the right psychological consultant for your business needs is hard. Wading through profiles and googling is a chore. Some times when you know exactly the ins and outs of what you need done, and other times you just need a little help figuring it all out. Well, I have your back! My boutique 8a and Hub Zone certified small business flexible enough to meet your needs; no matter the size or demand. From driven task execution to guidance consultant, I’m here for you.
Finding the right psychological consultant for your business needs is hard. Wading through profiles and googling is a chore. Some times when you know exactly the ins and outs of what you need done, and other times you just need a little help figuring it all out. Well, I have your back! My boutique 8a and Hub Zone certified small business flexible enough to meet your needs; no matter the size or demand. From driven task execution to guidance consultant, I’m here for you.
(334) 458-2437 View (334) 458-2437
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Kimberly Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Demopolis, AL 36732  (Online Only)
Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a courageous step, and I'm honored to guide you through life's transitions. Specializing in life transitions, behavior issues, and women's empowerment, I create a safe, compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, and understood. Life brings unique challenges, and I'm here to empower you in navigating them. Providing a supportive environment to explore patterns, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change, individuals facing diverse challenges find solace and empowerment in our sessions, where we address personal growth, relationships, and life transitions.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a courageous step, and I'm honored to guide you through life's transitions. Specializing in life transitions, behavior issues, and women's empowerment, I create a safe, compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, and understood. Life brings unique challenges, and I'm here to empower you in navigating them. Providing a supportive environment to explore patterns, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change, individuals facing diverse challenges find solace and empowerment in our sessions, where we address personal growth, relationships, and life transitions.
(334) 292-4371 View (334) 292-4371

Online Therapists

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Latoya Lockhart
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, AL 36116
Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, whether it's managing stress, coping with loss, or healing from trauma. It's natural to seek support during these times. Despite the stigma often associated with therapy, imagine having a compassionate listener, a safe space to be vulnerable, and a guide to help you navigate your past, present, and future. My mission is to empower and support you as you find your path to inner peace, one step at a time. Let's embark on this journey together.
Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, whether it's managing stress, coping with loss, or healing from trauma. It's natural to seek support during these times. Despite the stigma often associated with therapy, imagine having a compassionate listener, a safe space to be vulnerable, and a guide to help you navigate your past, present, and future. My mission is to empower and support you as you find your path to inner peace, one step at a time. Let's embark on this journey together.
(334) 489-1810 View (334) 489-1810
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Sirie Henley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment built on trust and empathetic understanding. I pride myself on establishing a strong rapport, which I believe is the basis to a healthy therapeutic relationship. My theoretical approach is integrative, utilizing techniques from various theories, depending on your individualized needs. I would love to facilitate positive growth and change towards reaching your desired goals!
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe environment built on trust and empathetic understanding. I pride myself on establishing a strong rapport, which I believe is the basis to a healthy therapeutic relationship. My theoretical approach is integrative, utilizing techniques from various theories, depending on your individualized needs. I would love to facilitate positive growth and change towards reaching your desired goals!
(205) 973-6549 View (205) 973-6549
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Savannah Joy Donahoe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Helena, AL 35080  (Online Only)
Seeking counseling can be very challenging. My goal is to create a safe space for all individuals and assist them with their journey into self-exploration and self-discovery. I value the importance of diversity, self-identity, and multicultural competency. I have background working with various populations, including but not limited to those struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, gender identity concerns and grief. I have experience providing LGTQ and gender affirming care, including HRT Letters of support.
Seeking counseling can be very challenging. My goal is to create a safe space for all individuals and assist them with their journey into self-exploration and self-discovery. I value the importance of diversity, self-identity, and multicultural competency. I have background working with various populations, including but not limited to those struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-esteem, gender identity concerns and grief. I have experience providing LGTQ and gender affirming care, including HRT Letters of support.
(205) 846-3083 View (205) 846-3083
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Magic City Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35226
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
Life can be very challenging. It's not if, we will be faced with challenges, the question is, when? Are you or someone you love feeling "stuck" and are not sure which direction to take? Allow me to utilize my counseling skills to walk alongside you to help to find personal direction. In addition to counseling, I pride myself on being supportive, encouraging and non-judgmental so that I am able to effectively assist you during your difficult time. Let me join your team, team you, to help you work through the unpredictability of life, and all the challenges life brings.
(205) 236-3208 View (205) 236-3208
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Danielle Russo-Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CLFE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Hey there! My name is Danielle Russo-Gonzalez and I am glad you are here. I received my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018 and have been working with children and families in private practice ever since. I began my journey in Tuscaloosa before making my way to Hoover to develop a Mental Health department in a multi-disciplinary pediatric therapy clinic. In my time there I collaborated with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Physical Therapists to provide more holistic care to clients and now I hope to bring this unique experience to my clients.
Hey there! My name is Danielle Russo-Gonzalez and I am glad you are here. I received my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018 and have been working with children and families in private practice ever since. I began my journey in Tuscaloosa before making my way to Hoover to develop a Mental Health department in a multi-disciplinary pediatric therapy clinic. In my time there I collaborated with Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Physical Therapists to provide more holistic care to clients and now I hope to bring this unique experience to my clients.
(205) 964-5528 View (205) 964-5528
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Dyllon Johnson
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Calera, AL 35040  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Dyllon. There are many reasons to seek out counseling and I hope to serve as a guide on your path to growth and healing. My practice is eclectic in nature. I believe everyone is unique and therefore deserves a unique approach. My areas of specialty are LGBTQ+ issues, including HRT, anxiety and depression, and relationship issues. I am experienced in and comfortable working with multicultural and diverse populations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and graduate of the University of Montevallo where I earned a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling.
Hello, my name is Dyllon. There are many reasons to seek out counseling and I hope to serve as a guide on your path to growth and healing. My practice is eclectic in nature. I believe everyone is unique and therefore deserves a unique approach. My areas of specialty are LGBTQ+ issues, including HRT, anxiety and depression, and relationship issues. I am experienced in and comfortable working with multicultural and diverse populations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and graduate of the University of Montevallo where I earned a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling.
(205) 273-5876 View (205) 273-5876
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Works of Wonder Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Montgomery, AL 36106
Have you ever thought, "No one can help my child and family."? If so, we are here. We offer three therapeutic services: integrated testing, counseling, and ABA therapy. Unlike traditional clinics, we do not leave parents/guardians waiting months for answers and services. Our newly designed and unique program provides you with immediate expert advice. You will leave your appointment with evidence based techniques for handling challenging behaviors and helping your child overcome skill deficits. Our primary goal is to equip and empower parents!
Have you ever thought, "No one can help my child and family."? If so, we are here. We offer three therapeutic services: integrated testing, counseling, and ABA therapy. Unlike traditional clinics, we do not leave parents/guardians waiting months for answers and services. Our newly designed and unique program provides you with immediate expert advice. You will leave your appointment with evidence based techniques for handling challenging behaviors and helping your child overcome skill deficits. Our primary goal is to equip and empower parents!
(334) 310-5883 View (334) 310-5883
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Integrative Health Services, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
SATURDAY OPENINGS AVAILABLE and ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Integrative Health Services, LLC focuses on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Everyone is not the same and therefore, treatment is tailored to fit the individual needs of each person. Overall health and well-being are strongly encouraged while receiving mental health treatment. This is why Integrative Health Services keeps a unique referral list of highly qualified primary care doctors, massage therapists, holistic doctors/herbalists, yoga therapy instructors, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, personal trainers and many others that promote overall health and well-being.
SATURDAY OPENINGS AVAILABLE and ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Integrative Health Services, LLC focuses on treating the mind, body, and spirit. Everyone is not the same and therefore, treatment is tailored to fit the individual needs of each person. Overall health and well-being are strongly encouraged while receiving mental health treatment. This is why Integrative Health Services keeps a unique referral list of highly qualified primary care doctors, massage therapists, holistic doctors/herbalists, yoga therapy instructors, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, personal trainers and many others that promote overall health and well-being.
(833) 567-3538 View (833) 567-3538
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Christopher Willson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35242
Now accepting clients for individual and group therapy! Whether you are looking to process the past, change the present, or prepare for the future, I would be honored to help you on your journey. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years, focussing on reducing anxiety, building self esteem, and finding motivation to build the life you deserve.
Now accepting clients for individual and group therapy! Whether you are looking to process the past, change the present, or prepare for the future, I would be honored to help you on your journey. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years, focussing on reducing anxiety, building self esteem, and finding motivation to build the life you deserve.
(215) 274-0172 View (215) 274-0172
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Krista Chick Integrative Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Pelham, AL 35124
What events from your past have gotten you to where you are today? What events from your past have held you back from where you want to be? These are just some of the questions that can be explored and answered in therapy. We can easily be controlled by unprocessed events or trauma. However, healing is possible and allows us to move forward without letting past experiences negatively impact our lives. Together, we can work on removing these barriers that prevent you from becoming your best self.
What events from your past have gotten you to where you are today? What events from your past have held you back from where you want to be? These are just some of the questions that can be explored and answered in therapy. We can easily be controlled by unprocessed events or trauma. However, healing is possible and allows us to move forward without letting past experiences negatively impact our lives. Together, we can work on removing these barriers that prevent you from becoming your best self.
(205) 852-8324 View (205) 852-8324
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Martha C. Pilcher
ALC
Verified Verified
Valley Grande, AL 36701
Mindful Solutions empowers individuals in their healing process: by equipping them with tools that deepen the connection to their authentic self, learn to be present and respond more proactively and effectively to the challenges of daily life.
Mindful Solutions empowers individuals in their healing process: by equipping them with tools that deepen the connection to their authentic self, learn to be present and respond more proactively and effectively to the challenges of daily life.
(334) 432-8581 View (334) 432-8581
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Dr. Jefkida Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, PhD, MA, LMFTA, LMHCS
Verified Verified
Montgomery, AL 36117
Compassion and comfort during our most difficult times offer us healing and peace when our world is turned upside down. Here is a gentle reminder that having someone to express yourself and to voice your frustrations can transform a crisis into a calming and beautiful day. Your presence and peace of mind is the most important gift you can offer yourself weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Therapy sessions are affordable for you when using insurance, EAP coverage, or need self pay options. You can book appointments at your convenience to get started or send an email to schedule an appointment. I accept clients of all ages and ethnicities.
Compassion and comfort during our most difficult times offer us healing and peace when our world is turned upside down. Here is a gentle reminder that having someone to express yourself and to voice your frustrations can transform a crisis into a calming and beautiful day. Your presence and peace of mind is the most important gift you can offer yourself weekly, biweekly, or monthly. Therapy sessions are affordable for you when using insurance, EAP coverage, or need self pay options. You can book appointments at your convenience to get started or send an email to schedule an appointment. I accept clients of all ages and ethnicities.
(334) 459-9084 View (334) 459-9084
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Laura H Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you in the middle of a challenging time? I help people navigate the transitions that often occur in life; including illness, divorce, and grief related to all types of loss. I enjoy helping people heal from life's most difficult events, such as sexual assault, childhood abuse, religious trauma, medical trauma, acts of violence and other similar incidents. You have inherent beauty and worth. I believe my role as a therapist is to assist and guide you as you move toward a healthier life.
Are you in the middle of a challenging time? I help people navigate the transitions that often occur in life; including illness, divorce, and grief related to all types of loss. I enjoy helping people heal from life's most difficult events, such as sexual assault, childhood abuse, religious trauma, medical trauma, acts of violence and other similar incidents. You have inherent beauty and worth. I believe my role as a therapist is to assist and guide you as you move toward a healthier life.
(205) 953-8581 View (205) 953-8581
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Abundant Restoration Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Let's talk! I am here to listen to you! I specialize in working with individuals and assisting them with exploring how traumatic experiences have impacted their self-worth, reactions and responses, and relationships. No matter how big or small your traumatic experience was, I will show you that it does not define who you are. I believe that everyone can surpass challenging experiences and create a sense of well-being. I will work alongside you and support you in unpacking hurtful feelings, managing stressors, improving relationships, and minimizing depression and anxiety.
Let's talk! I am here to listen to you! I specialize in working with individuals and assisting them with exploring how traumatic experiences have impacted their self-worth, reactions and responses, and relationships. No matter how big or small your traumatic experience was, I will show you that it does not define who you are. I believe that everyone can surpass challenging experiences and create a sense of well-being. I will work alongside you and support you in unpacking hurtful feelings, managing stressors, improving relationships, and minimizing depression and anxiety.
(205) 931-6493 View (205) 931-6493
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Keeyana Gaynell McLish
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Life can be full of challenges and difficult experiences. Sometimes those challenges whether a life change, relationship issue, or taking on a new role can be overwhelming. My role as a counselor is to provide my clients with a safe space to express themselves and provide support that will assist them in utilizing their strengths to overcome their challenges. I am grateful that you are seeking counseling and look forward to working with you!
Life can be full of challenges and difficult experiences. Sometimes those challenges whether a life change, relationship issue, or taking on a new role can be overwhelming. My role as a counselor is to provide my clients with a safe space to express themselves and provide support that will assist them in utilizing their strengths to overcome their challenges. I am grateful that you are seeking counseling and look forward to working with you!
(205) 927-2950 View (205) 927-2950
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Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover)
LPC, LISW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
We offer Evening & Weekend Appointments! Welcome to Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover), where authenticity thrives in a safe, compassionate, and inviting space. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care that meets you exactly where you are on your journey. Our empathetic approach recognizes the importance of the whole person, addressing your mental health concerns while embracing your overall well-being. Our goal is to support you in cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and stronger connections. With us, you'll experience a transformative path towards personal growth, increased self-esteem, and a more fulfilling life
We offer Evening & Weekend Appointments! Welcome to Ellie Mental Health (Birmingham-Hoover), where authenticity thrives in a safe, compassionate, and inviting space. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care that meets you exactly where you are on your journey. Our empathetic approach recognizes the importance of the whole person, addressing your mental health concerns while embracing your overall well-being. Our goal is to support you in cultivating self-awareness, resilience, and stronger connections. With us, you'll experience a transformative path towards personal growth, increased self-esteem, and a more fulfilling life
(205) 651-1203 View (205) 651-1203
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Jennifer E. Andress
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, MFTA
Verified Verified
Northport, AL 35476  (Online Only)
I believe in welcoming clients to an inclusive, safe atmosphere where they can be heard and validated. As a therapist it is my mission to help clients develop the skills they need to face and conquer excess stress, unresolved tension, grief, relationship issues, or other personal goals. In addition to a comprehensive perspective and incorporating enjoyable activities that foster engagement and progress in therapy, I collaborate with clients (as well as their other care professionals) to help them meet their goals.
I believe in welcoming clients to an inclusive, safe atmosphere where they can be heard and validated. As a therapist it is my mission to help clients develop the skills they need to face and conquer excess stress, unresolved tension, grief, relationship issues, or other personal goals. In addition to a comprehensive perspective and incorporating enjoyable activities that foster engagement and progress in therapy, I collaborate with clients (as well as their other care professionals) to help them meet their goals.
(659) 200-4861 View (659) 200-4861

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Number of Therapists in Marengo County, AL

< 10

Therapists in Marengo County, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anger Management
100% School Issues
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Marengo County, AL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marengo 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.