Therapists in Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO

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Vanessa B Tate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IAYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80210
I offer in person (Colorado) & virtual (California & Colorado) sessions for adults and couples. I use somatic modalities including mindfulness tracking, breath work and co-regulated touch to adults who want to break patterns, better moderate their emotions, understand complex trauma and feel more confident in relationships. I work with couples to learn conflict resolution, attunement and emotional intimacy. As much as I work with couples to solidify connection, I also work with couples to consciously break up.
I offer in person (Colorado) & virtual (California & Colorado) sessions for adults and couples. I use somatic modalities including mindfulness tracking, breath work and co-regulated touch to adults who want to break patterns, better moderate their emotions, understand complex trauma and feel more confident in relationships. I work with couples to learn conflict resolution, attunement and emotional intimacy. As much as I work with couples to solidify connection, I also work with couples to consciously break up.
(720) 314-8034 View (720) 314-8034
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Peregrine Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80231
Peregrine Counseling and Wellness is a nonprofit mental health organization based in southeast Denver, CO. We aim to promote wellbeing from a mind-body perspective, working to heal trauma through the integration of evidence-based practices. Our team of clinicians have over a decade or more of experience working with victims of trauma and trauma related disorders.
Peregrine Counseling and Wellness is a nonprofit mental health organization based in southeast Denver, CO. We aim to promote wellbeing from a mind-body perspective, working to heal trauma through the integration of evidence-based practices. Our team of clinicians have over a decade or more of experience working with victims of trauma and trauma related disorders.
(720) 709-1888 View (720) 709-1888
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Grace Smartt
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPCC, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246
Relationships expose our deepest wounds, fears, desires, and needs. I work with young adults and couples in their 20s and 30s who are looking to create more connected and fulfilling relationships with others and themselves. I specialize in helping people who struggle with relationship anxiety and relationship issues to find solutions to the disconnect and anxiety they experience relationally. Do you find yourself people pleasing, worrying what others think of you, and having difficulty being authentic in your relationships? Are you conforming to be who you think others need you to be? Do you keep repeating the same relational wound?
Relationships expose our deepest wounds, fears, desires, and needs. I work with young adults and couples in their 20s and 30s who are looking to create more connected and fulfilling relationships with others and themselves. I specialize in helping people who struggle with relationship anxiety and relationship issues to find solutions to the disconnect and anxiety they experience relationally. Do you find yourself people pleasing, worrying what others think of you, and having difficulty being authentic in your relationships? Are you conforming to be who you think others need you to be? Do you keep repeating the same relational wound?
(720) 571-1830 View (720) 571-1830
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Ipseity Counseling Clinic
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80209
Are you looking for a therapist but don't know where to start? We have a team of therapists ready to help! Our goal is to make it easy for you to connect with the right person. We have therapists that provide individual counseling, couples counseling, adolescent counseling, and group counseling. Our goal is to make it simple for you to find the right therapist. We will get to know you, learn what type of support you need, and one of our therapists will contact you when it's convenient. We'll do the hard work for you!
Are you looking for a therapist but don't know where to start? We have a team of therapists ready to help! Our goal is to make it easy for you to connect with the right person. We have therapists that provide individual counseling, couples counseling, adolescent counseling, and group counseling. Our goal is to make it simple for you to find the right therapist. We will get to know you, learn what type of support you need, and one of our therapists will contact you when it's convenient. We'll do the hard work for you!
(720) 650-2052 View (720) 650-2052
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Nina Minagawa Psy.d Lac
Psychologist, PsyD, LAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80209
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
My passion in psychotherapy is working with adults who struggle with behavioral and mental health issues, including trauma, anxiety ADHD and a variety of personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and addictions. My therapeutic approach is drawn from mindfulness-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, and a humanistic approach. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Exposure and Ritual/Response Prevention (EXRP) as well as EMDR and Prolong Exposure (PE) sessions for trauma treatment. I am a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
(720) 704-2133 View (720) 704-2133
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Sneha Gaikwad
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80222
I am an Board Certified Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In art therapy no artistic skill is needed, you just need an openness to the creative process. The road to healing often begins in finding your voice and expressing your inner self. I am passionate about helping individuals and families of all ages struggling with mood disorders, trauma, and addiction. I have additional interest in those from diverse backgrounds, immigrant families, and women’s issues.
I am an Board Certified Art Therapist as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In art therapy no artistic skill is needed, you just need an openness to the creative process. The road to healing often begins in finding your voice and expressing your inner self. I am passionate about helping individuals and families of all ages struggling with mood disorders, trauma, and addiction. I have additional interest in those from diverse backgrounds, immigrant families, and women’s issues.
(720) 500-6645 View (720) 500-6645
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Mary Prinz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Having provided client centered therapy for over 30 years, from emergency work to research and clinical practice, I have learned that no one is immune to life's difficulties, robbing some of peace in their daily existence. These years have taught me the importance of working together on the specific issues while also providing the tools needed to create a healthier life...no matter what our environment deals us. I believe that although depression and anxiety can sometimes color our lives, ultimately, we have dominion over our existence !
Having provided client centered therapy for over 30 years, from emergency work to research and clinical practice, I have learned that no one is immune to life's difficulties, robbing some of peace in their daily existence. These years have taught me the importance of working together on the specific issues while also providing the tools needed to create a healthier life...no matter what our environment deals us. I believe that although depression and anxiety can sometimes color our lives, ultimately, we have dominion over our existence !
(720) 734-9739 View (720) 734-9739
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Kayla Sapakoff
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80210
I work with individual and couples to address issues related to infidelity, low self-esteem, identity, family and relationships, substance abuse, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I welcome individuals and couples of all identities and backgrounds and am particularly passionate about working with women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. I am grounded in the belief that therapy should be available to everyone and am committed to creating a space where your voice can be heard. My approach is curious, warm, and direct as I try to understand how you create meaning in your life.
I work with individual and couples to address issues related to infidelity, low self-esteem, identity, family and relationships, substance abuse, anxiety, life transitions and trauma. I welcome individuals and couples of all identities and backgrounds and am particularly passionate about working with women and LGBTQIA+ individuals. I am grounded in the belief that therapy should be available to everyone and am committed to creating a space where your voice can be heard. My approach is curious, warm, and direct as I try to understand how you create meaning in your life.
(720) 636-9565 View (720) 636-9565
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Brenna Bowser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Young adulthood can be a time of extreme discomfort as you navigate changes to your family relationships, peer and romantic relationships, and most importantly the relationship with yourself. When you pair these changes with a history of trauma, it can feel like you are living outside of yourself looking in. My goal is to help you become present in your life through various therapeutic techniques to process trauma and reduce its influence on your relationships.
Young adulthood can be a time of extreme discomfort as you navigate changes to your family relationships, peer and romantic relationships, and most importantly the relationship with yourself. When you pair these changes with a history of trauma, it can feel like you are living outside of yourself looking in. My goal is to help you become present in your life through various therapeutic techniques to process trauma and reduce its influence on your relationships.
(720) 637-1811 View (720) 637-1811
Brett Skyba
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am an experienced LPC that has worked with many types of people with many types of conditions. I have experience with trauma-based therapy, addiction therapy, and working through life's everyday issues that we deal with. I'm eclectic with my approach to counseling and one of the main things I strive for is to build trust so that I can help you get to where you would like to go quicker. I am very personable and love to bring humor into the sessions that we do together.
Hi there! I am an experienced LPC that has worked with many types of people with many types of conditions. I have experience with trauma-based therapy, addiction therapy, and working through life's everyday issues that we deal with. I'm eclectic with my approach to counseling and one of the main things I strive for is to build trust so that I can help you get to where you would like to go quicker. I am very personable and love to bring humor into the sessions that we do together.
(720) 817-5489 View (720) 817-5489
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Donna Blatchford Tallon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CDWF
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80210
Welcome to my site. I offer each client my passion for becoming their best self. I have found my years of experience with counseling individuals with death loss has prepared me to help others with all types of loss in their lives. I find that how one functions in the present has much to do with one's history. I use a client's history as a road map for healing today's issues. I counsel many individuals with histories of grief and loss,trauma, addictions, and relational challenges.
Welcome to my site. I offer each client my passion for becoming their best self. I have found my years of experience with counseling individuals with death loss has prepared me to help others with all types of loss in their lives. I find that how one functions in the present has much to do with one's history. I use a client's history as a road map for healing today's issues. I counsel many individuals with histories of grief and loss,trauma, addictions, and relational challenges.
(303) 816-8819 View (303) 816-8819
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Susan Lawson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80222
I utilize a relational, humanistic and psychodynamic approach in working with clients. I seek to create the safety of a mutually satisfying relationship whereby clients feel empowered and energized to live their "best" life. I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking personal growth and relationship enhancement. I bring the wisdom of 30+ years of clinical experience along with my own "lived life" including personal struggle and much healing.
I utilize a relational, humanistic and psychodynamic approach in working with clients. I seek to create the safety of a mutually satisfying relationship whereby clients feel empowered and energized to live their "best" life. I enjoy working with individuals who are seeking personal growth and relationship enhancement. I bring the wisdom of 30+ years of clinical experience along with my own "lived life" including personal struggle and much healing.
(303) 502-5371 View (303) 502-5371
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Heather Westbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Diligent Social Worker and Army Veteran leveraging 12+ years of proven experience in medical and logistical industries. Proven history of detailed patient care and counseling services, committed to working closely with patients, families, and other professionals for well-rounded medical care. Adept at leading and encouraging teams through challenges for mission accomplishment in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Diligent Social Worker and Army Veteran leveraging 12+ years of proven experience in medical and logistical industries. Proven history of detailed patient care and counseling services, committed to working closely with patients, families, and other professionals for well-rounded medical care. Adept at leading and encouraging teams through challenges for mission accomplishment in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
(720) 619-6201 View (720) 619-6201
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Megan Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80222
Life leads to many instances where we feel overwhelmed, depleted, and in need of support. Maybe it is a life transition such as starting a new job, parenting, dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one, having an experience that left you scared or, perhaps something else. As people, we have the ability to heal, grow and transform our lives. Many times the path of healing feels stressful and is easier with the support of a counselor. Despite what our society often tells us; we do not have to bear this weight on our own and I am happy to help.
Life leads to many instances where we feel overwhelmed, depleted, and in need of support. Maybe it is a life transition such as starting a new job, parenting, dealing with illness or the loss of a loved one, having an experience that left you scared or, perhaps something else. As people, we have the ability to heal, grow and transform our lives. Many times the path of healing feels stressful and is easier with the support of a counselor. Despite what our society often tells us; we do not have to bear this weight on our own and I am happy to help.
(720) 650-7787 View (720) 650-7787
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Marysol Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80231  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're both speaking, but neither of you is truly being heard, leaving you wondering how to communicate more effectively? For couples, communication often stands as the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Yet, so many find it challenging to express their needs and understand their partner's love language. What does love mean to you? How do you express and receive love? These questions are essential in building a foundation of empathy and understanding between partners. I specialize in helping couples explore these questions, providing practical guidance on implementing effective communication strategies.
Do you ever feel like you're both speaking, but neither of you is truly being heard, leaving you wondering how to communicate more effectively? For couples, communication often stands as the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Yet, so many find it challenging to express their needs and understand their partner's love language. What does love mean to you? How do you express and receive love? These questions are essential in building a foundation of empathy and understanding between partners. I specialize in helping couples explore these questions, providing practical guidance on implementing effective communication strategies.
(855) 522-6967 View (855) 522-6967
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Beverly A. Butler, Psy.D., Prof. L.L.C.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246
Relationships can bring great happiness when they are working well, but when arguments, disappointments, and hurts enter our relationships, we often react with frustration, emotional pain, and helplessness. If you want help regaining the positive feelings you long for in your relationship, becoming confident in your ability to manage conflicts, working through any past injuries or betrayals, and learning new ways to build a lasting friendship, then you have come to the right place.
Relationships can bring great happiness when they are working well, but when arguments, disappointments, and hurts enter our relationships, we often react with frustration, emotional pain, and helplessness. If you want help regaining the positive feelings you long for in your relationship, becoming confident in your ability to manage conflicts, working through any past injuries or betrayals, and learning new ways to build a lasting friendship, then you have come to the right place.
(720) 410-6827 View (720) 410-6827
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Adam Slack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I bring over 14 years of experience in the mental health field into my therapy practice. I have experience working with individuals across the age spectrum and am skilled at partnering with clients to make positive changes in their lives. I am non-judgmental and meet people where they are at in their process. My experience encompasses clinical case management for persistent mental health concerns such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, to more traditional therapy practices for addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment related concerns. I am also experienced in treating substance use disorders.
I bring over 14 years of experience in the mental health field into my therapy practice. I have experience working with individuals across the age spectrum and am skilled at partnering with clients to make positive changes in their lives. I am non-judgmental and meet people where they are at in their process. My experience encompasses clinical case management for persistent mental health concerns such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, to more traditional therapy practices for addressing depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment related concerns. I am also experienced in treating substance use disorders.
(720) 927-9682 View (720) 927-9682
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Sophie Schauermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80210
I support highly sensitive and gifted children (as well as their parents) in growing towards their greatest potential. I also support women in clearing blocks to their truest authenticity and stepping into a life of their greatest desire. Learn much more on my website: rootedrhythm.com
I support highly sensitive and gifted children (as well as their parents) in growing towards their greatest potential. I also support women in clearing blocks to their truest authenticity and stepping into a life of their greatest desire. Learn much more on my website: rootedrhythm.com
(720) 903-3639 View (720) 903-3639
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Adrian Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
Looking for a guide to help you identify and redirect your subconscious beliefs? Experiencing anxiety, negative self-talk, or excessive worrying? My therapeutic practice is body-centered and based on Buddhist Psychology. In our sessions, you’re encouraged to notice the subtle thoughts and sensations that come up for you in the present moment. Through mindfulness and self-inquiry, you’ll realize your ability to be open-hearted toward your present experience. We’ll cultivate the strength to respond to life rather than falling into habitual reactions over and over.
Looking for a guide to help you identify and redirect your subconscious beliefs? Experiencing anxiety, negative self-talk, or excessive worrying? My therapeutic practice is body-centered and based on Buddhist Psychology. In our sessions, you’re encouraged to notice the subtle thoughts and sensations that come up for you in the present moment. Through mindfulness and self-inquiry, you’ll realize your ability to be open-hearted toward your present experience. We’ll cultivate the strength to respond to life rather than falling into habitual reactions over and over.
(720) 594-3262 View (720) 594-3262
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William Schmahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the courage it takes to even consider seeking help. Life can be overwhelming at times, and it's okay to ask for support. Your feelings are valid, and your well-being matters. If you ever feel ready to take that step towards healing, growth, and self-discovery, please know that I am here to support you on your journey. My goal is to empower my clients to develop a stronger sense of self-worth and security, enabling them to build more satisfying connections and lead more fulfilling lives.
I want to take a moment to acknowledge the courage it takes to even consider seeking help. Life can be overwhelming at times, and it's okay to ask for support. Your feelings are valid, and your well-being matters. If you ever feel ready to take that step towards healing, growth, and self-discovery, please know that I am here to support you on your journey. My goal is to empower my clients to develop a stronger sense of self-worth and security, enabling them to build more satisfying connections and lead more fulfilling lives.
(303) 493-9533 View (303) 493-9533

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Number of Therapists in Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
68% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Southeastern Denver, Denver, CO see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Southeastern Denver, Denver?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.