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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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Jenni Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CYT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
While transition or a crisis can often lead one to therapy, difficult times don't have to be the sole catalyst for initiating change. The drive towards personal growth and the shedding of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors can lead to a fulfilling, authentic life, and counseling is a rich experience that provides for that opportunity for self-reflection. Therapy often leads to enhanced intimacy in relationships, increased self-awareness, and compassion. I offer my clients warmth, hope, and a direct style that confronts underlying issues that have contributed to pain, including understanding how the past shapes the present.
While transition or a crisis can often lead one to therapy, difficult times don't have to be the sole catalyst for initiating change. The drive towards personal growth and the shedding of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors can lead to a fulfilling, authentic life, and counseling is a rich experience that provides for that opportunity for self-reflection. Therapy often leads to enhanced intimacy in relationships, increased self-awareness, and compassion. I offer my clients warmth, hope, and a direct style that confronts underlying issues that have contributed to pain, including understanding how the past shapes the present.
(707) 314-3842 View (707) 314-3842
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Abigail Hudson-Crim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist from a social justice background, I deeply value the experiences each person brings with them into a session. I find that it is important to look at how values and brain-functioning shape the way we see the world. Empowerment through education and use of Harm Reduction Philosophy can help people to make healthy choices and improve their functioning in their relationships and self-care. I support my clients through building resources, problem-solving, and learning to use coping tools and self-awareness. Your wellbeing is the goal; the process to get there is the work in, and outside of, a therapy session.
As a therapist from a social justice background, I deeply value the experiences each person brings with them into a session. I find that it is important to look at how values and brain-functioning shape the way we see the world. Empowerment through education and use of Harm Reduction Philosophy can help people to make healthy choices and improve their functioning in their relationships and self-care. I support my clients through building resources, problem-solving, and learning to use coping tools and self-awareness. Your wellbeing is the goal; the process to get there is the work in, and outside of, a therapy session.
(707) 622-8335 View (707) 622-8335
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Madi Marcus
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
Summer used to be (and sometimes still is) a chance to rest and enjoy, but this does not diminish work stress, residual academic pressure, parenting challenges, or feeling disconnected from relationships! I often work with folks who are feeling a range of emotions, from numb to overwhelmed, due to life stressors. I have special training and experience working with new parents, students of all ages (college and graduate school included) and people with disabilities. In all stages of life, I hope to offer a supportive space for you to process your experiences and determine next steps.
Summer used to be (and sometimes still is) a chance to rest and enjoy, but this does not diminish work stress, residual academic pressure, parenting challenges, or feeling disconnected from relationships! I often work with folks who are feeling a range of emotions, from numb to overwhelmed, due to life stressors. I have special training and experience working with new parents, students of all ages (college and graduate school included) and people with disabilities. In all stages of life, I hope to offer a supportive space for you to process your experiences and determine next steps.
(415) 858-1573 View (415) 858-1573
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Loren Farber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
I provide a supportive therapeutic relationship and skillful psychotherapy. I can help with a range of concerns that people bring to therapy. These include improving relationships, working through difficult feelings, managing anxiety, changing troubling behaviors, strengthening a sense of identity and purpose, or improving ones ability to cope with difficult circumstances. I work with teen and adult clients; individuals, couples, and families. Along with talk therapy, when appropriate I enjoy incorporating non-verbal forms of expression such as drawing and sand tray work.
I provide a supportive therapeutic relationship and skillful psychotherapy. I can help with a range of concerns that people bring to therapy. These include improving relationships, working through difficult feelings, managing anxiety, changing troubling behaviors, strengthening a sense of identity and purpose, or improving ones ability to cope with difficult circumstances. I work with teen and adult clients; individuals, couples, and families. Along with talk therapy, when appropriate I enjoy incorporating non-verbal forms of expression such as drawing and sand tray work.
(707) 998-5115 View (707) 998-5115
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Kimberly J Herkert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
If you feel like you need some support or help to deal with life, I'm here. We all need help occasionally. Learning how to approach and overcome these challenges shape us and allow us to experience life to the fullest. Therapy allows us to look at where we may be blocked and helps us find our own answers to living an authentic life. I discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life issues, understand difficult situations, learn new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations that lead to a more authentic life.
If you feel like you need some support or help to deal with life, I'm here. We all need help occasionally. Learning how to approach and overcome these challenges shape us and allow us to experience life to the fullest. Therapy allows us to look at where we may be blocked and helps us find our own answers to living an authentic life. I discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life issues, understand difficult situations, learn new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations that lead to a more authentic life.
(530) 287-4414 View (530) 287-4414
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Amelia Stillinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Therapy helps you craft a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and supports meaningful life choices. My clients struggle with issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship challenges, questions around life direction, and personal identity. Often they report feeling "stuck," frustrated in their ability to change or move forward in their lives. As a therapist, I like to work collaboratively with clients to support and strengthen what is already working and to bring insight to areas that need more attention. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings.
Therapy helps you craft a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and supports meaningful life choices. My clients struggle with issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship challenges, questions around life direction, and personal identity. Often they report feeling "stuck," frustrated in their ability to change or move forward in their lives. As a therapist, I like to work collaboratively with clients to support and strengthen what is already working and to bring insight to areas that need more attention. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings.
(707) 388-3133 View (707) 388-3133
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Pamela Leach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95521
Looking to resolve difficult issues regarding yourself and or loved ones? My approach is to provide the best treatment and help based on the needs and goals of the individual, couple or family. By working together we facilitate harmony and resolve.
Looking to resolve difficult issues regarding yourself and or loved ones? My approach is to provide the best treatment and help based on the needs and goals of the individual, couple or family. By working together we facilitate harmony and resolve.
(707) 633-3210 View (707) 633-3210
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Leoneh Ohanian
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Our mental health is usually not where it should be on our long list of priorities in our busy lives. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and/or fear can manifest themselves in the mind body and soul without warning, making life difficult to navigate. Sometimes our lives “program” us to respond/react to certain situations in a way that’s no longer helpful. These feelings don’t only impact us but also seep into our relationships and things start feeling out of control. You don’t have to feel this way!
Our mental health is usually not where it should be on our long list of priorities in our busy lives. Feelings of depression, anxiety, and/or fear can manifest themselves in the mind body and soul without warning, making life difficult to navigate. Sometimes our lives “program” us to respond/react to certain situations in a way that’s no longer helpful. These feelings don’t only impact us but also seep into our relationships and things start feeling out of control. You don’t have to feel this way!
(424) 336-9510 View (424) 336-9510
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Tom Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Korbel, CA 95550  (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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April D. Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Is anxiety a constant in your life? Are your life circumstances causing you to feel like life is closing in on you? Does the trauma of the past hold you back from experiencing life to the fullest? I help clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, and trauma to cope in a more balanced and healthy way. I'm here to help through empathetic listening and by providing you with effective tools to cope with the things in lifethat are weighing you down. I truly understand how trauma, anxiety, and depression can feel, and I'm here to help support you as you learn healthy coping strategies to manage your emotions.
Is anxiety a constant in your life? Are your life circumstances causing you to feel like life is closing in on you? Does the trauma of the past hold you back from experiencing life to the fullest? I help clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship distress, and trauma to cope in a more balanced and healthy way. I'm here to help through empathetic listening and by providing you with effective tools to cope with the things in lifethat are weighing you down. I truly understand how trauma, anxiety, and depression can feel, and I'm here to help support you as you learn healthy coping strategies to manage your emotions.
(707) 306-8089 View (707) 306-8089
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Sandy - Factor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
A creative approach to counseling permeates the therapeutic environment. I have a wide range of therapeutic modalities that I utilize depending upon client need..These include: art therapy, play therapy, sand tray, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and existential approaches. I am fluent in American Sign Language and all ages are welcome. Due to nine years working at Loma Linda BMC, I am able to help a variety of psychological issues conflicting clients. Empathy, Accountability, and Searching for Truth are personal components.
A creative approach to counseling permeates the therapeutic environment. I have a wide range of therapeutic modalities that I utilize depending upon client need..These include: art therapy, play therapy, sand tray, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and existential approaches. I am fluent in American Sign Language and all ages are welcome. Due to nine years working at Loma Linda BMC, I am able to help a variety of psychological issues conflicting clients. Empathy, Accountability, and Searching for Truth are personal components.
(707) 382-3917 View (707) 382-3917
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Ned Peck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
I work with my clients to address a wide range of mental health and life challenges, addressing both problematic patterns of behavior and ways of not being able to show up in life as you would like to. The ultimate goal of therapy is improving functioning in life activities and quality of life, to be able to both experience your emotions and also engage in life undeterred. I use a whole body mind spirit system somatic approach and work within this lens to address your challenges from a character structure perspective.
I work with my clients to address a wide range of mental health and life challenges, addressing both problematic patterns of behavior and ways of not being able to show up in life as you would like to. The ultimate goal of therapy is improving functioning in life activities and quality of life, to be able to both experience your emotions and also engage in life undeterred. I use a whole body mind spirit system somatic approach and work within this lens to address your challenges from a character structure perspective.
(707) 985-7287 View (707) 985-7287
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A. Andrea de Cleyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
My practice is a living, evolving symbiosis of theory and heart. I believe each of us are on a unique path that is rich in potential and inevitably involves stumbling blocks. I see my role with therapy clients as a companion on the path. Together, we will investigate the stumbling blocks and decode their meanings, their purposes in propelling you further on your journey. We will also explore your aspirations and identify ways you can more fully embody your ideal image of yourself.
My practice is a living, evolving symbiosis of theory and heart. I believe each of us are on a unique path that is rich in potential and inevitably involves stumbling blocks. I see my role with therapy clients as a companion on the path. Together, we will investigate the stumbling blocks and decode their meanings, their purposes in propelling you further on your journey. We will also explore your aspirations and identify ways you can more fully embody your ideal image of yourself.
(707) 414-6118 View (707) 414-6118
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Suzanne Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
In the realm of psychotherapy, I firmly believe in fostering a trusting relationship as the foundation for healing and personal growth. I am genuinely passionate about providing a caring, honest, and non-judgmental environment where individuals can embark on their journey towards living their best lives. With an integrated therapeutic approach, I address the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. I believe in personalized care.
In the realm of psychotherapy, I firmly believe in fostering a trusting relationship as the foundation for healing and personal growth. I am genuinely passionate about providing a caring, honest, and non-judgmental environment where individuals can embark on their journey towards living their best lives. With an integrated therapeutic approach, I address the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and spirit. I believe in personalized care.
(530) 444-5978 View (530) 444-5978
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Eliot Altschul
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Having been in the field for over 30 years, I consider myself to be a seasoned generalist. I enjoy working with people presenting with a broad range of psychological concerns. Some of my areas of interest and specialty include Sexuality and Gender, Identity Development, Mindfulness, and Spirituality. My work is inclusive and queer-affirming. I enjoy working with relationship dynamics of all types, and my approach is interpersonal and depth oriented.
Having been in the field for over 30 years, I consider myself to be a seasoned generalist. I enjoy working with people presenting with a broad range of psychological concerns. Some of my areas of interest and specialty include Sexuality and Gender, Identity Development, Mindfulness, and Spirituality. My work is inclusive and queer-affirming. I enjoy working with relationship dynamics of all types, and my approach is interpersonal and depth oriented.
(707) 466-5644 View (707) 466-5644
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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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Jelissa 'jojo' Rempojo
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arcata, CA 95521
Waitlist for new clients
Opening up about trauma and hardships of life is difficult and at times frightening, yet you’re willing to be vulnerable because you WANT to make a change. I am motivated by Social Justice and ensure that the person sitting in front of me is being provided their space to be who they are. Each person is unique, with their own identity while navigating through the society they are part of. Humans are social beings and navigating through our interpersonal and cultural relationships are crucial to our mental health. We'll vibe together, laugh together, and work together to ensure you are being supported while meeting your goals.
Opening up about trauma and hardships of life is difficult and at times frightening, yet you’re willing to be vulnerable because you WANT to make a change. I am motivated by Social Justice and ensure that the person sitting in front of me is being provided their space to be who they are. Each person is unique, with their own identity while navigating through the society they are part of. Humans are social beings and navigating through our interpersonal and cultural relationships are crucial to our mental health. We'll vibe together, laugh together, and work together to ensure you are being supported while meeting your goals.
(707) 622-3818 View (707) 622-3818
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Susan Abbott
MA, MCT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, 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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Roberta J Nolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Arcata, CA 95521
Waitlist for new clients
I believe it’s a privilege working in the field of psychology and with humans of all ages from infancy to geriatrics. Some of my psychological expertise include human development, traumas, mood disorders, forensics as well as various ranges of other mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. I believe that humans are experts in their lived experiences. It is my privilege to learn from humans and imagine/interpret their situations, challenges, or concerns and offer psychoeducation in support of reducing disruptive/negative lifor issues and lessons
I believe it’s a privilege working in the field of psychology and with humans of all ages from infancy to geriatrics. Some of my psychological expertise include human development, traumas, mood disorders, forensics as well as various ranges of other mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. I believe that humans are experts in their lived experiences. It is my privilege to learn from humans and imagine/interpret their situations, challenges, or concerns and offer psychoeducation in support of reducing disruptive/negative lifor issues and lessons
(530) 773-5226 View (530) 773-5226

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How can I find a therapist in Blue Lake?

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.