Therapists in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA

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Jennifer Card
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
Hi there, I'm Jennifer! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. I have experience working with all ages including children, adolescents, families, and adults who have anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, a trauma history, and history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I utilize brief solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), client-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing to accommodate my clients' needs.
(747) 302-6588 View (747) 302-6588
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Alissa DiFranco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CFRC
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
My style of working is thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self.
My style of working is thoughtful and direct. I am committed to helping people discover and enhance their emotional capacity in order to create more satisfying lives. Through the transformative experience of being deeply understood by another in an authentic, safe and honest relationship, people can transform destructive patterns into more satisfying expressions of self.
(415) 237-4360 View (415) 237-4360
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Berne Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
Suffering can come in many forms. It is personal and distressing and can also be overwhelming, paralyzing, and lonely. But you do not have to face it alone. Many have come to me for help with what makes them unhappy and out of balance. I take satisfaction when my clients accept their own complexity and uniqueness and have successful outcomes in their lives due to therapy.
(415) 236-5578 View (415) 236-5578
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Erica Edwards Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with the deeper parts of yourself. My goal is to empower you to be your own compass and access your own inner strength and resilience. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to walk side by side as we travel rocky terrain. I would be honored to go on that journey with you.
I believe each of us can lead lives of authenticity, balance, and purpose through mindfulness and self-reflection. I aim to create a warm, peaceful space for healing and awakening, a place where you can slow down your breath, calm the chattering of your mind, and get in touch with the deeper parts of yourself. My goal is to empower you to be your own compass and access your own inner strength and resilience. We all need someone we can count on: to listen, to try to understand, and to walk side by side as we travel rocky terrain. I would be honored to go on that journey with you.
(415) 942-5784 View (415) 942-5784
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Kate Evans Therapy - Attachment Medicine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
My clients are individuals and couples who are ready to take a deeper look into themselves and the thoughts and behaviors that aren't serving them any longer. Maybe they've noticed patterns in their lives and/or relationships that they'd like to step away from or help their partners with; issues like explosive anger, emotional withdrawal, people pleasing, codependency, substance abuse, depression, or anxiety. These patterns may be longstanding or they may have arisen as a result of a recent grief or other trauma event. My clients feel there's more to life then what they may be living, they just don't know how to access it yet.
My clients are individuals and couples who are ready to take a deeper look into themselves and the thoughts and behaviors that aren't serving them any longer. Maybe they've noticed patterns in their lives and/or relationships that they'd like to step away from or help their partners with; issues like explosive anger, emotional withdrawal, people pleasing, codependency, substance abuse, depression, or anxiety. These patterns may be longstanding or they may have arisen as a result of a recent grief or other trauma event. My clients feel there's more to life then what they may be living, they just don't know how to access it yet.
(415) 598-5862 View (415) 598-5862
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Middle Path San Francisco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
Hello! We are a small therapy practice in the heart of Glen Park Village in San Francisco that loves working with all kinds of individuals and families. Let's work together to determine where your path is meant to lead and provide you with the pauses, accountability, encouragement, and tools for the journey.
Hello! We are a small therapy practice in the heart of Glen Park Village in San Francisco that loves working with all kinds of individuals and families. Let's work together to determine where your path is meant to lead and provide you with the pauses, accountability, encouragement, and tools for the journey.
(415) 498-1428 View (415) 498-1428
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Kirsten Maier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
I offer professional and experienced support to make enduring changes. If you are looking at this, you may be having a time of suffering or you may be looking for ways to thrive in your life. Psychotherapy is based on solid research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and is an experience between us that is unique to you. I believe it is the most important journey you can take to move towards healing and living a rich, meaningful life.
I offer professional and experienced support to make enduring changes. If you are looking at this, you may be having a time of suffering or you may be looking for ways to thrive in your life. Psychotherapy is based on solid research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and is an experience between us that is unique to you. I believe it is the most important journey you can take to move towards healing and living a rich, meaningful life.
(510) 592-6835 View (510) 592-6835
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Mitsue Nakagaki Karaman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
We all have moments in our lives when we need a little support. Even the most loving relationships can encounter bumpy roads, and thriving careers can at times become a major stressor. If you are here, you may be in that moment now - feeling stuck or overwhelmed in some way. I provide individuals, couples (and relationships of every kind) a place to slow down, take a breath and explore what’s going on and where you’d like to go. I also work with teens and young adults who are often under great pressure balancing school, life, and growing up, and offer a place to find their footing.
We all have moments in our lives when we need a little support. Even the most loving relationships can encounter bumpy roads, and thriving careers can at times become a major stressor. If you are here, you may be in that moment now - feeling stuck or overwhelmed in some way. I provide individuals, couples (and relationships of every kind) a place to slow down, take a breath and explore what’s going on and where you’d like to go. I also work with teens and young adults who are often under great pressure balancing school, life, and growing up, and offer a place to find their footing.
(415) 358-7182 View (415) 358-7182
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Tandra Froehlich Childress
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
I create a safe holding space where people can deeply explore what is blocking them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. I focus on authentic connection and empathy to build trusting therapeudic relationships. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults. If you are struggling to recover from DID, complex trauma, single traumas, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or bipolar disorder, I am here to help.
I create a safe holding space where people can deeply explore what is blocking them from enjoying their lives to the fullest. I focus on authentic connection and empathy to build trusting therapeudic relationships. I enjoy working with teens, young adults, and adults. If you are struggling to recover from DID, complex trauma, single traumas, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or bipolar disorder, I am here to help.
(415) 562-0416 View (415) 562-0416
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Melissa Liptak
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
My goal as a therapist is to help you create positive change and live life with more ease, meaning and connection. I provide compassionate and effective psychotherapy that will help you learn new skills to move you in the direction you are seeking. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, and have a particular interest in helping teenage girls, parents, and those in the midst of life transitions. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, academic stress, perfectionism, parenting challenges, relationship conflicts, life transitions, grief and loss.
My goal as a therapist is to help you create positive change and live life with more ease, meaning and connection. I provide compassionate and effective psychotherapy that will help you learn new skills to move you in the direction you are seeking. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, and have a particular interest in helping teenage girls, parents, and those in the midst of life transitions. I have worked extensively with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, academic stress, perfectionism, parenting challenges, relationship conflicts, life transitions, grief and loss.
(415) 446-1253 View (415) 446-1253
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Sean Monsarrat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
It is natural to encounter challenges beyond our understanding and ability to manage that induce stress, anxiety and depression. We may have reached a puzzling crossroads in life, we may be in conflict with ourselves and others, or we may want more harmony and direction in our lives. We may have been deeply wounded or traumatized in childhood. Sometimes all we know is we feel anxious, depressed, or something is missing or wrong. Psychotherapy offers powerful approaches to these issues, and the symptom relief and change we seek comes naturally from a genuine, healthy human relationship with a skilled, compassionate psychotherapist.
It is natural to encounter challenges beyond our understanding and ability to manage that induce stress, anxiety and depression. We may have reached a puzzling crossroads in life, we may be in conflict with ourselves and others, or we may want more harmony and direction in our lives. We may have been deeply wounded or traumatized in childhood. Sometimes all we know is we feel anxious, depressed, or something is missing or wrong. Psychotherapy offers powerful approaches to these issues, and the symptom relief and change we seek comes naturally from a genuine, healthy human relationship with a skilled, compassionate psychotherapist.
(415) 997-2909 View (415) 997-2909
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Liana Filia Wenger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
In individual therapy we enter into a non-judgmental and unconditional relationship in which we can be our true selves. Through weekly meetings together, we explore your belief systems, patterns and what makes you, you. With deep insight we formulate the tools for your personal growth. The process of therapy and its' unique container can ignite tremendous transformation in all facets of your life. I invite you to contact me and begin the healing process.
In individual therapy we enter into a non-judgmental and unconditional relationship in which we can be our true selves. Through weekly meetings together, we explore your belief systems, patterns and what makes you, you. With deep insight we formulate the tools for your personal growth. The process of therapy and its' unique container can ignite tremendous transformation in all facets of your life. I invite you to contact me and begin the healing process.
(415) 360-2318 View (415) 360-2318
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Yafah Sophya Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
Anxious, depressed, grief of loss of a relationship, close one, job, etc: you have come to the right place. As we all slowly crawl through the adversity presented in our lives, into a world that feels a little less organized and a little more uncertain, we may find what once was no longer is and how do we be with what we have and get to where we want to go. Complex, isn’t it. But historically, humans have recovered from unforeseen crisis, stronger and better than ever. And historically, they have sought the help of others to guide them to see where they really are at and where they can be.
(415) 842-2656 View (415) 842-2656
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Autumn B. Carlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
Are you stuck and unhappy in your marriage? Do you find yourself wanting to have an affair or has there been one? Do you feel like roommates doing it for the kids? Are you in the agonizing loop of should I stay or should I leave? I have helped many individuals and couples transform their relationships- reconnecting or disconnecting in a healthy way.
(415) 909-4184 View (415) 909-4184
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Palak Kothari
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131  (Online Only)
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
You may be emotionally, physically, or spiritually in a space in your life that you might describe as challenging, confusing, and/or uncontrollable. There might be different struggles, that somehow reflect a similar underlying process. Perhaps, one that involves fear, avoidance, escaping, 'trying so hard', and eventually feeling helpless. Though our struggles may differ on the exterior, the underlying process is what often reflects our perspectives and emotional health. Addressing vs resisting our challenges can deepen our confidence in our ability to work through them. Thus, creating the space for a calm and grounded experience.
(650) 694-9873 View (650) 694-9873
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Karim G. Dajani
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
My approach to helping people through psychological difficulties is based on the idea that a special form of human interaction will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate latent potential. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is directed thoughtful and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life’s pursuits.
My approach to helping people through psychological difficulties is based on the idea that a special form of human interaction will increase self-knowledge, develop emotional skills and activate latent potential. I aim to identify unconscious patterns of thinking, feeling and relating that reinforce negative emotion and destructive behavior. My style is directed thoughtful and collaborative. The process of being understood, of learning about the various ways your mind works and of developing a new repertoire of psychological skills will open up new avenues for growth and engagement in your life’s pursuits.
(650) 385-8164 View (650) 385-8164
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Yasmin K Decuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MA
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
It takes courage to admit that you can no longer face life's challenges alone. It is also the most important step towards change. My style is warm, interactive and intuitive. I integrate various therapeutic methodologies, which enables me to creatively meet your distinctive, personal needs. In addition to talk therapy I offer Expressive Arts and Guided Imagery to help us connect with and process negative, painful, and fearful emotions.
(415) 423-3935 View (415) 423-3935
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Anna O Levin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Glen Park, San Francisco, CA 94131
Waitlist for new clients
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
(508) 625-0137 View (508) 625-0137

Online Therapists

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Karen Pickett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about assisting my clients to heal and grow through my clinical and lived experiences, compassion, and training. My areas of specialty include anxiety disorders, panic disorder, OCD, process addictions (including hair pulling and skin picking), and C-PTSD. I work with individual adults (ages 21+) who are seeking help for Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Process Addictions (including those commonly referred to as Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors).
(415) 619-6857 View (415) 619-6857
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Joshua Simmons
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Difficult feelings can be a gateway for personal growth. I work with many individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, trauma, problems in relationships, stress management, and life transitions. My approach is to help you explore those difficult thoughts, feelings, and past experiences which prevent you from being comfortable with who you would like to be, what you want in your life, and the kinds of relationships that you want to have with others.
Difficult feelings can be a gateway for personal growth. I work with many individuals struggling with depression and anxiety, trauma, problems in relationships, stress management, and life transitions. My approach is to help you explore those difficult thoughts, feelings, and past experiences which prevent you from being comfortable with who you would like to be, what you want in your life, and the kinds of relationships that you want to have with others.
(415) 820-1554 View (415) 820-1554

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Number of Therapists in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Grief
78% Coping Skills
72% Family Conflict
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Anthem | Elevance
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Glen Park, San Francisco, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Park, San Francisco?

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.