Therapists in Northeast, Anaheim, CA

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Simran Virdee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Hi! I’m Sim and I’ve been in the field of psychology for over 10 years. I understand that the path to mental wellness can be a challenging one. However, I also believe that it is attainable. Mental well-being is a journey, not a destination and I’ve assisted many clients on that journey. I have experience with both adults and adolescents, and I utilize a variety of strategies including cognitive-behavioral techniques, client-centered work, solution-focused therapy, and relational/psychodynamic techniques.
Hi! I’m Sim and I’ve been in the field of psychology for over 10 years. I understand that the path to mental wellness can be a challenging one. However, I also believe that it is attainable. Mental well-being is a journey, not a destination and I’ve assisted many clients on that journey. I have experience with both adults and adolescents, and I utilize a variety of strategies including cognitive-behavioral techniques, client-centered work, solution-focused therapy, and relational/psychodynamic techniques.
(714) 816-4136 View (714) 816-4136
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Justin Womer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor in California. I have worked in and around the field of Addictions for over a decade. Addictions grow and thrive in elements of shame and guilt, leading people to believe that they are alone and unloved in a cold, heartless and unforgiving world. However, these beliefs are a part of the illness's effect.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor in California. I have worked in and around the field of Addictions for over a decade. Addictions grow and thrive in elements of shame and guilt, leading people to believe that they are alone and unloved in a cold, heartless and unforgiving world. However, these beliefs are a part of the illness's effect.
(657) 837-3473 View (657) 837-3473
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Brittany Rawlings
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
My name is Brittany Rawlings, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked with children, teens, and adults struggling with mental health issues in a variety of different therapeutic settings. I take a person-centered approach when working with clients and believe in the power of free will, human potential, and self-discovery to guide clients toward being the best versions of themselves. I value authenticity in sessions and believe that my role is to help clients to truly be themselves by providing a safe, non-judgmental space for them to do so.
My name is Brittany Rawlings, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I have worked with children, teens, and adults struggling with mental health issues in a variety of different therapeutic settings. I take a person-centered approach when working with clients and believe in the power of free will, human potential, and self-discovery to guide clients toward being the best versions of themselves. I value authenticity in sessions and believe that my role is to help clients to truly be themselves by providing a safe, non-judgmental space for them to do so.
(657) 837-2805 View (657) 837-2805
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Norman Alberto Quintero
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and strongly believe that as a therapist my job is to be the fellow traveler of those that seek the road of recovery of whatever their challenges might be. I have great respect for those individuals that seek to overcome life challenges that impair their lives and have the determination to reach out for help. I am also a Christian Pastor, who clearly predicates inclusiveness and love without any trace of judgement, welcoming all and embracing diversity.
I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients and strongly believe that as a therapist my job is to be the fellow traveler of those that seek the road of recovery of whatever their challenges might be. I have great respect for those individuals that seek to overcome life challenges that impair their lives and have the determination to reach out for help. I am also a Christian Pastor, who clearly predicates inclusiveness and love without any trace of judgement, welcoming all and embracing diversity.
(657) 666-3846 View (657) 666-3846
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Maricela Guzman LCSW, EMDR Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92805  (Online Only)
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted or feeling out of control? Is Anxiety , Sadness or Trauma getting in the way of your daily function and relationships . If so, then EMDR Therapy might be the right solution for you. Life is hard enough to navigate, through the use of Therapy you CAN find hope, courage and healing and take back control of your life . I support my clients to understand, identify & correct their maladaptive patterns to increase awareness, confidence & adaptability and find better ways to manage and cope. Reach out TODAY for your free 15 minute consultation to see if working together is a good fit.
Are you feeling emotionally exhausted or feeling out of control? Is Anxiety , Sadness or Trauma getting in the way of your daily function and relationships . If so, then EMDR Therapy might be the right solution for you. Life is hard enough to navigate, through the use of Therapy you CAN find hope, courage and healing and take back control of your life . I support my clients to understand, identify & correct their maladaptive patterns to increase awareness, confidence & adaptability and find better ways to manage and cope. Reach out TODAY for your free 15 minute consultation to see if working together is a good fit.
(657) 216-6920 View (657) 216-6920
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Preeya Roe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Hi! My name is Preeya Roe and I am an LCSW specializing in self-awareness, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I consider one's cultural identification and how it impacts our view of the world and ourselves. I would love to support you in increasing insight on the way to support you in developing the how and what is needed to reduce your suffering.
Hi! My name is Preeya Roe and I am an LCSW specializing in self-awareness, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I consider one's cultural identification and how it impacts our view of the world and ourselves. I would love to support you in increasing insight on the way to support you in developing the how and what is needed to reduce your suffering.
(714) 627-4407 View (714) 627-4407
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Benedict Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92801
I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or struggling to perform at your optimal level at work. You want to rediscover intimacy, purpose and joy. Let me join you in developing effective coping skills to manage life's daily challenges.
I offer a safe and supportive environment to help you identify and resolve unhealthy patterns that keep you from moving forward. You might be feeling stuck due to becoming emotionally disconnected with your partner, experiencing a traumatic event or struggling to perform at your optimal level at work. You want to rediscover intimacy, purpose and joy. Let me join you in developing effective coping skills to manage life's daily challenges.
(714) 880-8775 View (714) 880-8775
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Tricia Righetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
My name is Tricia Righetti. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Luis Obispo County, California, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults specializing in substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression using a strength-based approach. Currently, I am working with adults. Typically I see individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance use issues. I have a deep understanding of childhood trauma as it relates to mental health/substance use.
My name is Tricia Righetti. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Luis Obispo County, California, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adults specializing in substance use, trauma, anxiety, and depression using a strength-based approach. Currently, I am working with adults. Typically I see individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance use issues. I have a deep understanding of childhood trauma as it relates to mental health/substance use.
(949) 787-1212 View (949) 787-1212
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Shannon Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, and frequent worrying? My goal is to provide a safe, healing, and nurturing environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. Together we will identify underlying issues and self-destructive behaviors that interfere with your life goals and dreams. Our goal is to find a healthy balance in your life, disconnect from your inner critic, and reconnect with your highest self.
Do you feel overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, and frequent worrying? My goal is to provide a safe, healing, and nurturing environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. Together we will identify underlying issues and self-destructive behaviors that interfere with your life goals and dreams. Our goal is to find a healthy balance in your life, disconnect from your inner critic, and reconnect with your highest self.
(951) 389-5003 View (951) 389-5003
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Cathy Levenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Hi there, I'm Cathy! I am deeply committed to providing therapy that is centered on a true knowing of you and what you want from your life. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for many years, and I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the key to successful therapy. I will actively listen to you and get to know you, and we will venture together into this path of self-discovery. In my own life, I am constantly engaged in learning about myself and others and what makes us who we are.
Hi there, I'm Cathy! I am deeply committed to providing therapy that is centered on a true knowing of you and what you want from your life. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for many years, and I believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is the key to successful therapy. I will actively listen to you and get to know you, and we will venture together into this path of self-discovery. In my own life, I am constantly engaged in learning about myself and others and what makes us who we are.
(657) 837-5620 View (657) 837-5620
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Sean Garrett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
Thank you for reading my bio. My focus in our work will be on meeting you where you are at and creating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaborate and explore what can be helpful in addressing your needs, wants, and barriers to getting them met. My hope in our work together is that you'll come away with a renewed sense of self and identity that not only addresses the hardships and challenges you have endured, but also empowers you to affirm your sense of agency and make your mark on the world.
Thank you for reading my bio. My focus in our work will be on meeting you where you are at and creating a safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaborate and explore what can be helpful in addressing your needs, wants, and barriers to getting them met. My hope in our work together is that you'll come away with a renewed sense of self and identity that not only addresses the hardships and challenges you have endured, but also empowers you to affirm your sense of agency and make your mark on the world.
(951) 800-4340 View (951) 800-4340
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Candace Taggart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92807
My name is Candace N Taggart, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am licensed to provide therapy in the state of California and look forward to connecting soon! My specialty areas include trauma, borderline personality, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and grief. I often work with individuals who have survived sexual trauma, grew up in an abusive family dynamic, experience difficulties setting healthy boundaries in relationships, are adjusting to major changes in life, deal with emotion regulation difficulties, struggle with intrusive thoughts, find it difficult to connect/socialize with others.
My name is Candace N Taggart, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am licensed to provide therapy in the state of California and look forward to connecting soon! My specialty areas include trauma, borderline personality, anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties, and grief. I often work with individuals who have survived sexual trauma, grew up in an abusive family dynamic, experience difficulties setting healthy boundaries in relationships, are adjusting to major changes in life, deal with emotion regulation difficulties, struggle with intrusive thoughts, find it difficult to connect/socialize with others.
(747) 318-4099 View (747) 318-4099
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Heather M Browne
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
This isn't what you signed up for... It's just not working. You've been strong. You've been able to keep it together for a long time. But now you feel overwhelmed. You don't have to go through this alone. Let me help you get through this tough time...stuck place...lousy situation. Let me help you rediscover your joy. I use compassion, encouragement, humor and direction in therapy. I want to make this a safe and dynamic place for you to grow and change. I am a TedX speaker and an author. Please go to my website to see both!
This isn't what you signed up for... It's just not working. You've been strong. You've been able to keep it together for a long time. But now you feel overwhelmed. You don't have to go through this alone. Let me help you get through this tough time...stuck place...lousy situation. Let me help you rediscover your joy. I use compassion, encouragement, humor and direction in therapy. I want to make this a safe and dynamic place for you to grow and change. I am a TedX speaker and an author. Please go to my website to see both!
(714) 334-4026 View (714) 334-4026
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Dr. Nissa Chantana
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806  (Online Only)
Over the years, I have been working as a therapist, researcher, college instructor, and supervisor in the field of psychology. My passion lies in effectively working with clients to help them understand their problems and work toward solutions. My insight-oriented approach to therapy provides support within an accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere. I have worked with many clients facing various concerns including, but not limited to, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. I work collaboratively with clients to increase self-awareness of maladaptive patterns and develop better coping strategies to address their personal life challenges and stressors.
Over the years, I have been working as a therapist, researcher, college instructor, and supervisor in the field of psychology. My passion lies in effectively working with clients to help them understand their problems and work toward solutions. My insight-oriented approach to therapy provides support within an accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere. I have worked with many clients facing various concerns including, but not limited to, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, depression, and anxiety. I work collaboratively with clients to increase self-awareness of maladaptive patterns and develop better coping strategies to address their personal life challenges and stressors.
(714) 786-1777 View (714) 786-1777
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Carolyn Mendoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
If you find yourself feeling lost, isolated, depressed and unable to make positive changes in your life, then I can help. I can work with you to gain more fulfillment in your own life with your partner, family, children or friends. My clients state that my caring heart and non-judgmental style are key factors which help them navigate through difficult times. I will walk with you and together we will move towards a brighter future.
If you find yourself feeling lost, isolated, depressed and unable to make positive changes in your life, then I can help. I can work with you to gain more fulfillment in your own life with your partner, family, children or friends. My clients state that my caring heart and non-judgmental style are key factors which help them navigate through difficult times. I will walk with you and together we will move towards a brighter future.
(714) 252-7364 View (714) 252-7364
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Lynne Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. To choose one ideal client would be impossible for me. I have enjoyed working with adolescents, children, young adults, older adults, couples, and families. Treatment has included addressing anger issues, substance abuse, self-esteem deficits, depression, anxiety, marital issues, domestic violence, as well as gay/lesbian issues. Utilizing a positive regard for each client while creating a treatment plan with the client to address his/her concerns, I strive to develop therapeutic relationships with my clients that will maximize effective healing.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients. To choose one ideal client would be impossible for me. I have enjoyed working with adolescents, children, young adults, older adults, couples, and families. Treatment has included addressing anger issues, substance abuse, self-esteem deficits, depression, anxiety, marital issues, domestic violence, as well as gay/lesbian issues. Utilizing a positive regard for each client while creating a treatment plan with the client to address his/her concerns, I strive to develop therapeutic relationships with my clients that will maximize effective healing.
(714) 594-5981 View (714) 594-5981
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Veronica Azizi
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BEd, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
Waitlist for new clients
Skilled at treating individuals and families starting a new mental health journey or struggling with their current path.
Skilled at treating individuals and families starting a new mental health journey or struggling with their current path.
(657) 236-3034 View (657) 236-3034
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Jennifer C Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACL, LMFT, C-IAYT, RYT 500
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My general frame work is that you cannot separate the body from the mind nor can you separate a person from their life time of experiences, therefore working with all of these systems is a highly effective way to improve happiness, decrease anxiety and stress, and increase coping skills to manage life with more ease and improved relationships. Now offering emergency Intensive Couples Counseling! I work well with individuals and couples who are seeking to learn more holistic ways to address their emotional and relational challenges whether they be family of origin issues, trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, or depression.
My general frame work is that you cannot separate the body from the mind nor can you separate a person from their life time of experiences, therefore working with all of these systems is a highly effective way to improve happiness, decrease anxiety and stress, and increase coping skills to manage life with more ease and improved relationships. Now offering emergency Intensive Couples Counseling! I work well with individuals and couples who are seeking to learn more holistic ways to address their emotional and relational challenges whether they be family of origin issues, trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, or depression.
(562) 454-0709 View (562) 454-0709
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Mary Carter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
Hi there-I’m Mary Carter, LMFT. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with things like depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. My approach is centered in the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management, and am a parenting and late life depression facilitator. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles.
Hi there-I’m Mary Carter, LMFT. I have over 23 years of experience helping people with things like depression, anxiety, grief and loss, ADHD, and more. My approach is centered in the evidence-based theory of Carl Rogers providing unconditional positive regard to each individual. I am a certified in cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management, and am a parenting and late life depression facilitator. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space to be transparent about their struggles.
(562) 524-1223 View (562) 524-1223
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Luiza Pinaud
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northeast, Anaheim, CA 92806
I provide client-centered, strength-based, and evidence-based treatment to people from all backgrounds. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and addiction disorders. I like to integrate different approaches into my practice, such as CBT, DBT, attachment theory and mindfulness practices. I work with individuals and couples and speak Portuguese and Spanish. I am most comfortable treating patients with mild to moderate symptoms struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or substance use disorders.
I provide client-centered, strength-based, and evidence-based treatment to people from all backgrounds. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, stress, and addiction disorders. I like to integrate different approaches into my practice, such as CBT, DBT, attachment theory and mindfulness practices. I work with individuals and couples and speak Portuguese and Spanish. I am most comfortable treating patients with mild to moderate symptoms struggling with depression, anxiety, stress or substance use disorders.
(510) 380-7422 View (510) 380-7422

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Number of Therapists in Northeast, Anaheim, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Northeast, Anaheim, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
72% Grief
72% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
85% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Northeast, Anaheim, CA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Northeast, Anaheim?

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.