Therapists in Yavapai County, AZ

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Photo of Adam Lane, Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Adam Lane
Counselor
Verified Verified
Camp Verde, AZ 86322  (Online Only)
I have been practicing in the Substance abuse and Mental Health arena since 2007. I have a Master’s in Professional Counseling and a Masters in Addiction Counseling. I have the following Certifications/ Licensure: LAADC-CA, LISAC-AZ, LCDC-TX, LADC II, MCAP-FL and SAP. I specialize in Addiction Treatment but also Co-Occurring issues that may have had a role in substance abuse. Ages 16 and older are my focus group and with all concerns from PTSD, gender dysphoria, anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach is a combination of CBT, REBT, MI, HARM Reduction and Therapeutic Community.
I have been practicing in the Substance abuse and Mental Health arena since 2007. I have a Master’s in Professional Counseling and a Masters in Addiction Counseling. I have the following Certifications/ Licensure: LAADC-CA, LISAC-AZ, LCDC-TX, LADC II, MCAP-FL and SAP. I specialize in Addiction Treatment but also Co-Occurring issues that may have had a role in substance abuse. Ages 16 and older are my focus group and with all concerns from PTSD, gender dysphoria, anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. My approach is a combination of CBT, REBT, MI, HARM Reduction and Therapeutic Community.
(602) 497-3590 View (602) 497-3590
Photo of Charlie A Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Charlie A Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86305
Each client, has their own unique and individual needs. In our initial session and beyond, we are able to identify your specific issues, that brought you to therapy. We will explore what your current and future needs are, and co-create your treatment plan, to specifically focus on your own unique areas to explore, learn, and grow from .
Each client, has their own unique and individual needs. In our initial session and beyond, we are able to identify your specific issues, that brought you to therapy. We will explore what your current and future needs are, and co-create your treatment plan, to specifically focus on your own unique areas to explore, learn, and grow from .
(520) 210-5676 View (520) 210-5676
Photo of Equine Guidance, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Equine Guidance
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MC, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sedona, AZ 86336
Accepting New Clients Globally: Are you conflicted about a painful past, stressed about your future, or surprised by current dynamics triggering unsettling emotions? Equine Guidance is a one-of-a-kind horse-human experience that creates breakthroughs talk therapy cannot. You will redefine your self-trust, belonging, and sense of self in relationship. The power of a horse to inspire healing in humans is the truth I live every day. With two decades of experience pioneering the equine therapy field since 1998, my expertise is somatic trauma informed equine therapy, understanding that healing trauma happens in relationship.
Accepting New Clients Globally: Are you conflicted about a painful past, stressed about your future, or surprised by current dynamics triggering unsettling emotions? Equine Guidance is a one-of-a-kind horse-human experience that creates breakthroughs talk therapy cannot. You will redefine your self-trust, belonging, and sense of self in relationship. The power of a horse to inspire healing in humans is the truth I live every day. With two decades of experience pioneering the equine therapy field since 1998, my expertise is somatic trauma informed equine therapy, understanding that healing trauma happens in relationship.
(928) 455-2258 View (928) 455-2258
Photo of Sean McLoughlin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Sean McLoughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, SEP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Prescott, AZ 86303
Not accepting new clients
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I have devoted my life to the study and practice of somatic trauma resolution and providing effective symptom resolving sessions for my clients. Somatic trauma resolution is a gentle yet powerful method of healing the nervous system. Unresolved trauma is often the underlying cause of many common mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, addictions, compulsions, ADHD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship and family problems, and PTSD.
Hello, thank you for viewing my profile. I have devoted my life to the study and practice of somatic trauma resolution and providing effective symptom resolving sessions for my clients. Somatic trauma resolution is a gentle yet powerful method of healing the nervous system. Unresolved trauma is often the underlying cause of many common mental health symptoms including depression, anxiety, addictions, compulsions, ADHD, insomnia, chronic pain, relationship and family problems, and PTSD.
(928) 756-0662 View (928) 756-0662
Photo of Angela Seesholtz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Angela Seesholtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I have worked in the mental health field here in Prescott for nearly 25 years and enjoy working with the adult population including couples. I hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have several years experience using Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT and DBT-s). In addition to EMDR therapy, I work from multiple theories including person centered, CBT, trauma informed careI , as well, I am Level 2 trained in couples counseling through The Gottman Institute.
I have worked in the mental health field here in Prescott for nearly 25 years and enjoy working with the adult population including couples. I hold a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling and am trained in EMDR therapy. I have several years experience using Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT and DBT-s). In addition to EMDR therapy, I work from multiple theories including person centered, CBT, trauma informed careI , as well, I am Level 2 trained in couples counseling through The Gottman Institute.
(928) 223-4296 View (928) 223-4296
Photo of Teri Sebastian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Teri Sebastian
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LISAC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Welcome! Thank you for considering my services. The most important piece of successful therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. I believe if you are on this page, there is already a bit of a connection. Let's explore it further. Perhaps you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life, maybe you have been stuck and are now ready to move forward, or perhaps you want to improve what is already good in your life. I would be honored to join and guide you on your journey.
Welcome! Thank you for considering my services. The most important piece of successful therapy is the relationship between you and your therapist. I believe if you are on this page, there is already a bit of a connection. Let's explore it further. Perhaps you are repeating unhealthy patterns in your life, maybe you have been stuck and are now ready to move forward, or perhaps you want to improve what is already good in your life. I would be honored to join and guide you on your journey.
(928) 288-4620 View (928) 288-4620
Photo of Juniper Campbell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Juniper Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Waitlist for new clients
Facing challenges is a natural part of life, but sometimes, situations can feel overwhelming. Feelings of hopelessness, self-doubt, anxiousness, and depression can seem out of our control. We may notice disruptive patterns and challenges in our relationships with ourselves and others but feel unsure of how to change them. Our past can haunt us, and we might wonder why we can't experience the happiness and hope others seem to have. Our present grief or fear of change can be debilitating. The truth is happiness and inner peace are achievable, yet we may require a little assistance to find our way. If you are struggling, I can help.
Facing challenges is a natural part of life, but sometimes, situations can feel overwhelming. Feelings of hopelessness, self-doubt, anxiousness, and depression can seem out of our control. We may notice disruptive patterns and challenges in our relationships with ourselves and others but feel unsure of how to change them. Our past can haunt us, and we might wonder why we can't experience the happiness and hope others seem to have. Our present grief or fear of change can be debilitating. The truth is happiness and inner peace are achievable, yet we may require a little assistance to find our way. If you are struggling, I can help.
(928) 225-3485 View (928) 225-3485
Photo of David Lawson, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
David Lawson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Enhancement of emotional wellness and fitness is the focus of my practice. I get motivated developing strategies to improve emotion/mood regulation, improved performance, life management, and positive adjustments to transitions in life. Good thought management and effective emotion regulation leads to better decision making and that leads to a confident, self assured outlook on life. I am licensed as a professional counselor in both Missouri and Kansas.
Enhancement of emotional wellness and fitness is the focus of my practice. I get motivated developing strategies to improve emotion/mood regulation, improved performance, life management, and positive adjustments to transitions in life. Good thought management and effective emotion regulation leads to better decision making and that leads to a confident, self assured outlook on life. I am licensed as a professional counselor in both Missouri and Kansas.
(928) 220-3855 View (928) 220-3855
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Kiper Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sedona, AZ 86336  (Online Only)
I embrace a holistic approach to my life and with my practice and patients. Holistic Therapy is a process based on looking at ALL the parts of you, from that inner child hiding away to the parent, spouse, sibling, employee person you may be in the world. Traditional talk therapy is important, and I am educated and trained in the modalities and interventions it has to offer. My emphasis in those areas would be Family Systems and Attachment Theory, with a Jungian slant – so eclectic.
I embrace a holistic approach to my life and with my practice and patients. Holistic Therapy is a process based on looking at ALL the parts of you, from that inner child hiding away to the parent, spouse, sibling, employee person you may be in the world. Traditional talk therapy is important, and I am educated and trained in the modalities and interventions it has to offer. My emphasis in those areas would be Family Systems and Attachment Theory, with a Jungian slant – so eclectic.
(520) 224-9736 View (520) 224-9736
Photo of Marla E Jirak in Yavapai County, AZ
Marla E Jirak
PhD
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86303
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of support and resources for a life transition? Whether it be a career, relationship, caring for a loved one, dealing with Long COVID or managing stress, there are always challenges. You may want to be an influential leader in your career or want to find a new career. Are you ending a relationship and don't know how to go about meeting other people? Or perhaps you are stressed by the daily responsibilities that go into taking care of someone. In a compassionte and caring environment I can help you find the road blocks that get in the way.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of support and resources for a life transition? Whether it be a career, relationship, caring for a loved one, dealing with Long COVID or managing stress, there are always challenges. You may want to be an influential leader in your career or want to find a new career. Are you ending a relationship and don't know how to go about meeting other people? Or perhaps you are stressed by the daily responsibilities that go into taking care of someone. In a compassionte and caring environment I can help you find the road blocks that get in the way.
(928) 371-7415 View (928) 371-7415
Photo of Michelle Kyliavas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Michelle Kyliavas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86303
I'm a licensed social worker with a deep passion for supporting adolescents and young adults as they navigate the complex journey of early adulthood. My mission is to empower adolescents and young adults to heal their relationship with themselves, leading to healthier and more successful relationships with others. I work with clients to understand and heal from past traumas, allowing them to build a healthier self-concept and overcome emotional hurdles.
I'm a licensed social worker with a deep passion for supporting adolescents and young adults as they navigate the complex journey of early adulthood. My mission is to empower adolescents and young adults to heal their relationship with themselves, leading to healthier and more successful relationships with others. I work with clients to understand and heal from past traumas, allowing them to build a healthier self-concept and overcome emotional hurdles.
(520) 636-5082 View (520) 636-5082
Photo of Julie Anne Kozlow, Pastoral Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Julie Anne Kozlow
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
My goal with counseling is to offer my clients a gentle, spiritually accepting and loving place to land in safety so that the work of life can be mapped out and a plan made for uplifting and taking control of ones destiny. Human connection blended with a vision for healing is the path I help to forge. As a Spiritual leader for many years, my skill set has been formed from a higher sense of the purpose of life itself as a journey, a quest, a tunnel, from which we do have the skills to emerge into the light. I am here to help you each step of the way.
My goal with counseling is to offer my clients a gentle, spiritually accepting and loving place to land in safety so that the work of life can be mapped out and a plan made for uplifting and taking control of ones destiny. Human connection blended with a vision for healing is the path I help to forge. As a Spiritual leader for many years, my skill set has been formed from a higher sense of the purpose of life itself as a journey, a quest, a tunnel, from which we do have the skills to emerge into the light. I am here to help you each step of the way.
(928) 683-7085 View (928) 683-7085
Photo of Bradley LaRocco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Bradley LaRocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
You have taken the first step towards creating the new story of your life, and living the life you truly want to live. I’m here to help you experience the change, relief, and lightness you’re looking for that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and couples.
You have taken the first step towards creating the new story of your life, and living the life you truly want to live. I’m here to help you experience the change, relief, and lightness you’re looking for that makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and couples.
(928) 232-1741 View (928) 232-1741
Photo of Carole Jolly - Live Well, Life Coaching in Yavapai County, AZ
Carole Jolly - Live Well, Life Coaching
MSW
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86305
You have the right to feel better, to enjoy a life with more meaning and less difficulty. No matter what hardships you are encountering or how stuck you may feel, you can feel better. Together we can discover what is blocking the changes you want to see in your life, while empowering you with specific tools to get there. I provide a broad range of services that are client-centered and oriented to positive change. We will focus on your strengths, building from there. I offer warmth, insight, humor, and nonjudgmental listening, while giving concrete strategies to adjust negative patterns that are holding you back.
You have the right to feel better, to enjoy a life with more meaning and less difficulty. No matter what hardships you are encountering or how stuck you may feel, you can feel better. Together we can discover what is blocking the changes you want to see in your life, while empowering you with specific tools to get there. I provide a broad range of services that are client-centered and oriented to positive change. We will focus on your strengths, building from there. I offer warmth, insight, humor, and nonjudgmental listening, while giving concrete strategies to adjust negative patterns that are holding you back.
(928) 316-1680 View (928) 316-1680
Photo of Northern Arizona Trauma Inst. Kathy Stoecker, Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Northern Arizona Trauma Inst. Kathy Stoecker
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Waitlist for new clients
I am an empathetic counselor who works collaboratively with clients to help them live their best life. I believe that individuals are their own "specialists" in their lives. My job is to help them discover their skills and provide them with tools to empower their lives. This is achieved through a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
I am an empathetic counselor who works collaboratively with clients to help them live their best life. I believe that individuals are their own "specialists" in their lives. My job is to help them discover their skills and provide them with tools to empower their lives. This is achieved through a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship.
(928) 379-7213 View (928) 379-7213
Photo of LaTricia (Trish) Haver, Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
LaTricia (Trish) Haver
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
I help my clients recover from both recent and past traumatic events. My typical clientele includes first responders, combat veterans, refugees, immigrants, and child abuse survivors. I also work with clients who have experienced betrayal trauma caused by infidelity and late life divorce. My experience treating first responders and combat veterans gives me unique insight and perspective. I help clients lower anxiety and boost their overall mood. My trauma based approach to therapy helps clients find relief from intrusive memories, thoughts, and emotions caused by circumstances that were outside of the client’s control.
I help my clients recover from both recent and past traumatic events. My typical clientele includes first responders, combat veterans, refugees, immigrants, and child abuse survivors. I also work with clients who have experienced betrayal trauma caused by infidelity and late life divorce. My experience treating first responders and combat veterans gives me unique insight and perspective. I help clients lower anxiety and boost their overall mood. My trauma based approach to therapy helps clients find relief from intrusive memories, thoughts, and emotions caused by circumstances that were outside of the client’s control.
(928) 371-7630 View (928) 371-7630
Photo of Jacque Jendrisak, Counselor in Yavapai County, AZ
Jacque Jendrisak
Counselor, LAC, LSC, BAE
Verified Verified
Prescott, AZ 86301
Accepting New Clients, Thank you for visiting this page! Hope and healing are available, and I am here to help! I believe you are HERE for a reason, and I celebrate your courage in taking the first step. Life's twists and turns can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and in search of answers. As a mental health therapist, I am honored to be able to join you on this journey and provide you with a safe space to explore, grow and strengthen the innate resilience within you. Through our work together, my goal is to empower you, deepen your self-awareness, and provide you with practical tools.
Accepting New Clients, Thank you for visiting this page! Hope and healing are available, and I am here to help! I believe you are HERE for a reason, and I celebrate your courage in taking the first step. Life's twists and turns can often leave us feeling overwhelmed and in search of answers. As a mental health therapist, I am honored to be able to join you on this journey and provide you with a safe space to explore, grow and strengthen the innate resilience within you. Through our work together, my goal is to empower you, deepen your self-awareness, and provide you with practical tools.
(520) 263-8842 View (520) 263-8842
Photo of Doreen Ellis, Marriage & Family Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Doreen Ellis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Sedona, AZ 86336
As a marriage and family therapist since 1986, I continue to work for increasing health and well being of my clients and help them find their strengths and resiliency. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and complex trauma. I also work with couples and relationship issues, focusing on family patterns and helping my clients discover how the past can contaminate the present. I work to maintain the acceptance of meeting my clients where they are, honestly and non-judgmentally. Whether you come to me as an individual or a couple, I can help you better understand yourself in relationship to yourself and others.
As a marriage and family therapist since 1986, I continue to work for increasing health and well being of my clients and help them find their strengths and resiliency. I am trained in EMDR Therapy and complex trauma. I also work with couples and relationship issues, focusing on family patterns and helping my clients discover how the past can contaminate the present. I work to maintain the acceptance of meeting my clients where they are, honestly and non-judgmentally. Whether you come to me as an individual or a couple, I can help you better understand yourself in relationship to yourself and others.
(928) 235-9980 View (928) 235-9980
Photo of Elisabeth Cullaty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Elisabeth Cullaty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Sedona, AZ 86351
Being compassionate and offering a safe, tranquil healing space for self discovery and personal empowerment is very important to me. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, major life changes, substance abuse, and women's issues. I am an EMDR certified therapist, and also offer insight oriented therapy, and mindfulness based practices. I have been working in the field of social work for over 30 years with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and a Masters in Liberal Arts/concentration in Psychology from Harvard University.
Being compassionate and offering a safe, tranquil healing space for self discovery and personal empowerment is very important to me. My areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, major life changes, substance abuse, and women's issues. I am an EMDR certified therapist, and also offer insight oriented therapy, and mindfulness based practices. I have been working in the field of social work for over 30 years with a Masters in Social Work from Boston College and a Masters in Liberal Arts/concentration in Psychology from Harvard University.
(928) 455-3045 View (928) 455-3045
Photo of Erin Catherine Hastings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Yavapai County, AZ
Erin Catherine Hastings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sedona, AZ 86336
Waitlist for new clients
My hope is to create a safe, supportive environment in which you can explore your emotions and examine barriers that are preventing you from living the life that you want to live. I work using a style of fostering trust and authenticity. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of beginning the process of change. Together we can discover what you value and how to live a life that honors those values on a daily basis.
My hope is to create a safe, supportive environment in which you can explore your emotions and examine barriers that are preventing you from living the life that you want to live. I work using a style of fostering trust and authenticity. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the core of beginning the process of change. Together we can discover what you value and how to live a life that honors those values on a daily basis.
(928) 249-8201 View (928) 249-8201

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Number of Therapists in Yavapai County, AZ

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Yavapai County, AZ who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
68% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Yavapai County, AZ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Yavapai 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.

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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.