Therapists in Arcata, CA

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Viktoria Walda Byczkiewicz
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
When life circumstances are overwhelming or painful, psychotherapy can make all the difference. I offer support to individuals seeking deeper insight into their interior lives and relationship patterns, and in finding meaning in life’s challenges and uncertainties. I work well with people who want to understand themselves better through an interactive process that invites lasting change. I am a good match for people who are complex, creative, analytical, or sensitive, or for anyone who might identify as an outsider.
When life circumstances are overwhelming or painful, psychotherapy can make all the difference. I offer support to individuals seeking deeper insight into their interior lives and relationship patterns, and in finding meaning in life’s challenges and uncertainties. I work well with people who want to understand themselves better through an interactive process that invites lasting change. I am a good match for people who are complex, creative, analytical, or sensitive, or for anyone who might identify as an outsider.
(707) 985-0841 View (707) 985-0841
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Max D. Loginov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
Not accepting new clients
I am here to offer acceptance and understanding on your path to knowing, expressing, and loving your true self. I use an eclectic model of treatment approaches and theories to create an environment that cultivates change through in-depth exploration of experiences and relationships, while providing skills for managing distress and struggles along the way. I have experience with Veterans, LGBTQIA+ clients, homelessness, suicidal behavior, and mood disorders. I provide individual therapy at this time, but place a strong focus on relationships, and like to work in a open, strengths-based, sex-positive and gender-affirming manner.
I am here to offer acceptance and understanding on your path to knowing, expressing, and loving your true self. I use an eclectic model of treatment approaches and theories to create an environment that cultivates change through in-depth exploration of experiences and relationships, while providing skills for managing distress and struggles along the way. I have experience with Veterans, LGBTQIA+ clients, homelessness, suicidal behavior, and mood disorders. I provide individual therapy at this time, but place a strong focus on relationships, and like to work in a open, strengths-based, sex-positive and gender-affirming manner.
(858) 201-7652 View (858) 201-7652
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Tamara Leigh Severn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
Welcome and thank you for visiting my therapy profile. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach tailored to your specific needs. As your Therapist, I will provide you with a safe environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your therapy goals.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my therapy profile. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach tailored to your specific needs. As your Therapist, I will provide you with a safe environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your therapy goals.
(707) 271-9160 View (707) 271-9160
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Christina Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Please note: I only have a couple spaces available on my caseload so I am prioritizing them for Spanish monolingual speakers or Eng/Span bilinguals. Seeking out help can be a difficult step toward an active role in creating change in your life. That it why I seek to be an empathic, non-judgemental helper on your journey. I have been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 2012 on struggles such as depression, anxiety, anger management, relational problems, and trauma.
Please note: I only have a couple spaces available on my caseload so I am prioritizing them for Spanish monolingual speakers or Eng/Span bilinguals. Seeking out help can be a difficult step toward an active role in creating change in your life. That it why I seek to be an empathic, non-judgemental helper on your journey. I have been working with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 2012 on struggles such as depression, anxiety, anger management, relational problems, and trauma.
(707) 659-0439 View (707) 659-0439
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Maryjo K Stepp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
I work collaboratively with my clients to use their strengths to develop positive change in couple and family interactions, and in individuals' personal, social, educational, and employment lives. My work blends stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, communication skills, anger management, family counseling, parenting skills, and trauma work. I have experience with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, medical stress and chronic pain, ACA/codependency, PTSD, and Panic DO. My work is neurologically based, client centered, and solution focused.
I work collaboratively with my clients to use their strengths to develop positive change in couple and family interactions, and in individuals' personal, social, educational, and employment lives. My work blends stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, communication skills, anger management, family counseling, parenting skills, and trauma work. I have experience with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, medical stress and chronic pain, ACA/codependency, PTSD, and Panic DO. My work is neurologically based, client centered, and solution focused.
(707) 368-4556 View (707) 368-4556
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Inessa Freya Lieberman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
(707) 207-8551 View (707) 207-8551
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Lisa Bachmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to do things differently, but continue to find yourself back in the place you started? As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in relationships and in my years of experience I've learned that this is the main reason people seek therapy; help with their relationships. Whether it be your partner, parent, child or boss, relationships can cause a lot of distress when they are not going well. So good news, you are in the right place! Although we can’t change other people, we DO have the power to change ourselves. Let’s work together to empower you to change in ways that lead to positive changes in your life.
Are you struggling to do things differently, but continue to find yourself back in the place you started? As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in relationships and in my years of experience I've learned that this is the main reason people seek therapy; help with their relationships. Whether it be your partner, parent, child or boss, relationships can cause a lot of distress when they are not going well. So good news, you are in the right place! Although we can’t change other people, we DO have the power to change ourselves. Let’s work together to empower you to change in ways that lead to positive changes in your life.
(707) 940-3451 View (707) 940-3451
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Serenity Bowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
As a strength-based and trauma informed therapist, I am committed to creating a positive and supportive therapeutic alliance. I have 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My clinical practice includes crisis intervention, mediation, relational counseling, and trauma recovery. I believe that building a trusting and supportive relationship is an essential component for healing. I practice in an engaged and relational way, asking questions and offering feedback and coping tools, with the intent of guiding you toward your own solutions with compassion.
As a strength-based and trauma informed therapist, I am committed to creating a positive and supportive therapeutic alliance. I have 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and enjoy working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My clinical practice includes crisis intervention, mediation, relational counseling, and trauma recovery. I believe that building a trusting and supportive relationship is an essential component for healing. I practice in an engaged and relational way, asking questions and offering feedback and coping tools, with the intent of guiding you toward your own solutions with compassion.
(707) 674-6268 View (707) 674-6268
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Eric Towle Duff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
I use an interactive method in psychotherapy. I am Jungian in theory and bring together all aspects of our experience, including the emotional, physical and spiritual. My ideal clients understand the value of Depth Psychology, even as therapy sessions may be focused on immediate life challenges.
I use an interactive method in psychotherapy. I am Jungian in theory and bring together all aspects of our experience, including the emotional, physical and spiritual. My ideal clients understand the value of Depth Psychology, even as therapy sessions may be focused on immediate life challenges.
(707) 549-6535 View (707) 549-6535
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Susan Abbott
MA, MCT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
My style is collaborative, compassionate and non formulaic. Together, we decide what the issues are and how to tackle them. A special focus of my practice is with creative's and culturally diverse people. Besides teaching clients new skills to overcome their feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma or low self-esteem, I am also trained as a master career coach and can help you find greater meaning in your career choices or achieve success in your job search or in improving your work relationships.
My style is collaborative, compassionate and non formulaic. Together, we decide what the issues are and how to tackle them. A special focus of my practice is with creative's and culturally diverse people. Besides teaching clients new skills to overcome their feelings of depression, anxiety, trauma or low self-esteem, I am also trained as a master career coach and can help you find greater meaning in your career choices or achieve success in your job search or in improving your work relationships.
(707) 368-4136 View (707) 368-4136
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Pascale Rioux Oliver
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Feeling out of balance or like your relationship is struggling can definitely be overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, relationship issues, major life changes, or just feeling stuck, I'm here to help. I've spent nearly 15 years in the mental health field working with individuals facing a variety of challenges. Whatever you’re experiencing, we’ll create a safe and supportive space for you to explore and understand what's happening.
Feeling out of balance or like your relationship is struggling can definitely be overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, relationship issues, major life changes, or just feeling stuck, I'm here to help. I've spent nearly 15 years in the mental health field working with individuals facing a variety of challenges. Whatever you’re experiencing, we’ll create a safe and supportive space for you to explore and understand what's happening.
(707) 510-4994 View (707) 510-4994
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Joel Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
See my comments under "Note on Finance" on how to enroll with me. My goal is to help others find relief from the cycle of difficult thoughts and emotions that arise from a variety of life circumstances, whether adjusting to new events or dealing with a life-long struggle. Learning new skills, perspectives and being heard can be transformative. Your life-story, your beliefs and your strengths are of paramount importance. I strongly believe in acceptance, compassion and hope, offering these at all stages of our work together. I make it a priority to respond to every call by the end of the day.
See my comments under "Note on Finance" on how to enroll with me. My goal is to help others find relief from the cycle of difficult thoughts and emotions that arise from a variety of life circumstances, whether adjusting to new events or dealing with a life-long struggle. Learning new skills, perspectives and being heard can be transformative. Your life-story, your beliefs and your strengths are of paramount importance. I strongly believe in acceptance, compassion and hope, offering these at all stages of our work together. I make it a priority to respond to every call by the end of the day.
(707) 683-7540 View (707) 683-7540
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Kathleen Lowder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
Not accepting new clients
Are you overwhelmed by stressors in your life and struggling with feeling sad, lonely, nervous, tired and irritable? Would it feel useful to have someone you can communicate with about your worries? As a licensed counselor and community advocate, I provide individual therapy in an empowering, empathetic and collaborative manner for people such as yourself. I can assist you with discovering and developing skills and methods to increase your feelings of emotional well-being and with improving your coping and communication skills.
Are you overwhelmed by stressors in your life and struggling with feeling sad, lonely, nervous, tired and irritable? Would it feel useful to have someone you can communicate with about your worries? As a licensed counselor and community advocate, I provide individual therapy in an empowering, empathetic and collaborative manner for people such as yourself. I can assist you with discovering and developing skills and methods to increase your feelings of emotional well-being and with improving your coping and communication skills.
(707) 307-5396 View (707) 307-5396
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'max' Tess Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
You may be asking yourself "How do I make meaning in my life?" I use a narrative and existential approach to support you in answering some of these questions. My practice tends to work with individuals seeking their own path while experiencing life transitions that could be impacting their self esteem and causing anxiety. I am a queer therapist who enjoys working with queer and trans clients, individuals navigating diverse relationship structures, gender identity and sexuality. I love working with clients who are actively self reflective and cultivating a personal sense of meaning in their lives through embracing uniqueness.
You may be asking yourself "How do I make meaning in my life?" I use a narrative and existential approach to support you in answering some of these questions. My practice tends to work with individuals seeking their own path while experiencing life transitions that could be impacting their self esteem and causing anxiety. I am a queer therapist who enjoys working with queer and trans clients, individuals navigating diverse relationship structures, gender identity and sexuality. I love working with clients who are actively self reflective and cultivating a personal sense of meaning in their lives through embracing uniqueness.
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Maia Pini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPS-C
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Resiliency is the capacity to work through difficult situations and adapt to hardship. My approach working with clients focuses on bringing awareness to each individual’s unique inner strengths and collaboratively problem solving to further develop coping skills and a growth mindset amid life’s challenges. I have worked with a diverse population of youth, adults and families locally in various therapeutic settings for over a decade (including LGBTQ+, Tribal, probation involved and neurodiverse populations).
Resiliency is the capacity to work through difficult situations and adapt to hardship. My approach working with clients focuses on bringing awareness to each individual’s unique inner strengths and collaboratively problem solving to further develop coping skills and a growth mindset amid life’s challenges. I have worked with a diverse population of youth, adults and families locally in various therapeutic settings for over a decade (including LGBTQ+, Tribal, probation involved and neurodiverse populations).
(707) 949-0979 View (707) 949-0979
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Kelly O. Boehms
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of life. I’m here to support you if you’ve struggled to find a therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe being yourself or exploring your identity – and have a passion for working with LGBTQIA+ clients, and couples navigating non-traditional relationship dynamics. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore and address your unique challenges. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowerment, drawing from a justice and person-centered practice, and emotionally focused therapy.
I have a passion for helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of life. I’m here to support you if you’ve struggled to find a therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe being yourself or exploring your identity – and have a passion for working with LGBTQIA+ clients, and couples navigating non-traditional relationship dynamics. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for you to explore and address your unique challenges. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowerment, drawing from a justice and person-centered practice, and emotionally focused therapy.
(707) 506-0394 View (707) 506-0394
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Nicolle Morris
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
You’re looking for help in all of the right places, and would like to find a good fit. Maybe repetitive patterns or cycles in your life have you seeking change. Maybe you're seeking more clarity or understanding of your experiences. You want to move forward, to connect more, and to feel more supported and supporting. You would like to have more meaningful relationship with yourself, with others, with life in general. I enjoy assisting others in learning to create more balance, calm, and connection in their lives, whether in coping with mental health challenges or with life circumstances.
You’re looking for help in all of the right places, and would like to find a good fit. Maybe repetitive patterns or cycles in your life have you seeking change. Maybe you're seeking more clarity or understanding of your experiences. You want to move forward, to connect more, and to feel more supported and supporting. You would like to have more meaningful relationship with yourself, with others, with life in general. I enjoy assisting others in learning to create more balance, calm, and connection in their lives, whether in coping with mental health challenges or with life circumstances.
(707) 895-5672 View (707) 895-5672
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Tom Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Open to new clients: adults online. Do you find that you are trying to create the life that you can envision, but get stuck, or feel like you don’t deserve to follow your vision? Sometimes we can use some help -- with tools to honor your Authentic Self, to work with your fears, to find your joy and move forward. I provide non-judgmental guidance that draws upon your natural creativity, compassion and clarity. I respect who you are now, and collaborate with you, honoring your innate strengths and skills. We work to heal old wounds, increase awareness and empower you to consciously create a life that resonates with you.
Open to new clients: adults online. Do you find that you are trying to create the life that you can envision, but get stuck, or feel like you don’t deserve to follow your vision? Sometimes we can use some help -- with tools to honor your Authentic Self, to work with your fears, to find your joy and move forward. I provide non-judgmental guidance that draws upon your natural creativity, compassion and clarity. I respect who you are now, and collaborate with you, honoring your innate strengths and skills. We work to heal old wounds, increase awareness and empower you to consciously create a life that resonates with you.
(707) 736-6716 View (707) 736-6716
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Claire Matulis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Currently only accepting adult clients. Taking the step to seek therapy is a powerful act of self-care. I strive to create a welcoming and supportive space where you can explore your feelings and work toward healing.
Currently only accepting adult clients. Taking the step to seek therapy is a powerful act of self-care. I strive to create a welcoming and supportive space where you can explore your feelings and work toward healing.
(707) 760-7223 View (707) 760-7223
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Gina L Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Taking the first step in asking for support can be incredibly challenging. You don't have to struggle alone. I am here to meet you where you are, whether you feel anxious or overwhelmed, manage a disorder, have life transitions, or have relationship difficulties. I provide the foundation for a caring, warm therapeutic relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will work collaboratively to address your concerns while promoting the development of more rewarding, authentic, harmonious relationships with yourself and others.
Taking the first step in asking for support can be incredibly challenging. You don't have to struggle alone. I am here to meet you where you are, whether you feel anxious or overwhelmed, manage a disorder, have life transitions, or have relationship difficulties. I provide the foundation for a caring, warm therapeutic relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will work collaboratively to address your concerns while promoting the development of more rewarding, authentic, harmonious relationships with yourself and others.
(707) 418-3790 View (707) 418-3790
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Number of Therapists in Arcata, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Arcata, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
36% Other
36% Medi-Cal

How Therapists in Arcata, CA see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
20% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arcata?

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.