Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO

Photo of Laurie W McGee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenwood Village, CO
Laurie W McGee
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Welcome to my counseling practice. In my 25 years of working with people, I have seen incredible results and miracles when people worked in therapy using my counseling techniques. Humor is important in dealing with the stress, grief, depression and anxiety that so many of my clients experience. I insist that we enjoy our sessions, even though we are dealing with very serious matters. My specialties include 12 steps, codependency, relationship counseling,addictions, anxiety, depression and grief. I have learned many techniques including EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I look forward to meeting you.
Welcome to my counseling practice. In my 25 years of working with people, I have seen incredible results and miracles when people worked in therapy using my counseling techniques. Humor is important in dealing with the stress, grief, depression and anxiety that so many of my clients experience. I insist that we enjoy our sessions, even though we are dealing with very serious matters. My specialties include 12 steps, codependency, relationship counseling,addictions, anxiety, depression and grief. I have learned many techniques including EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. I look forward to meeting you.
(303) 569-8643 View (303) 569-8643
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Jordan Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, LPC, ADDC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Jordan has been practicing counseling since 2016, and has experience in community, non-profit, and private practice settings. She’s worked with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, life transitions, self-esteem concerns, depression and anxiety. Jordan is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to express and understand themselves. She uses a client-centered approach, along with expressive arts, CBT and solution-focused therapy to help clients reach their goals. Her approach is playful, creative, and empowering. She also has experience providing therapeutic support for members of the LBGTQIA+ community.
Jordan has been practicing counseling since 2016, and has experience in community, non-profit, and private practice settings. She’s worked with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, life transitions, self-esteem concerns, depression and anxiety. Jordan is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to express and understand themselves. She uses a client-centered approach, along with expressive arts, CBT and solution-focused therapy to help clients reach their goals. Her approach is playful, creative, and empowering. She also has experience providing therapeutic support for members of the LBGTQIA+ community.
(720) 928-9332 View (720) 928-9332
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Kyungah Kim
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111  (Online Only)
You struggle with the sense of not being good enough, the relentless anxiety and worries, low mood, feeling alone and lonely, and not belong. You suffer from the imposter syndrome, experience guilt when it wasn't your fault, and end up feeling resentment after constantly serving others' needs. You often make decisions based on fear and sometimes the voice of self-doubt blocks you from pursuing the life you want. You would like to feel happy and content in life, build self-confidence, stop worrying too much, enjoy relationships, and shake off the thought you should be doing more.
You struggle with the sense of not being good enough, the relentless anxiety and worries, low mood, feeling alone and lonely, and not belong. You suffer from the imposter syndrome, experience guilt when it wasn't your fault, and end up feeling resentment after constantly serving others' needs. You often make decisions based on fear and sometimes the voice of self-doubt blocks you from pursuing the life you want. You would like to feel happy and content in life, build self-confidence, stop worrying too much, enjoy relationships, and shake off the thought you should be doing more.
(720) 548-2771 View (720) 548-2771
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FreedomChoice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
We provide either in person or telehealth sessions for clients dealing with all kinds of challenges going on in their lives. We have Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors spread out over metro Denver to Fort Collins Colorado.
We provide either in person or telehealth sessions for clients dealing with all kinds of challenges going on in their lives. We have Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors spread out over metro Denver to Fort Collins Colorado.
(720) 815-9004 View (720) 815-9004
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Mary Costello Stevens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Do you find yourself frequently fighting with family members or friends? Are you stressed, depressed, or frustrated about your teen or adult child's attitude or behavior? Has pregnancy or motherhood brought unexpected adjustments that make you worried or sad? Finding answers and solutions during some of life's most difficult times can be challenging. I would like to help you! I can provide a safe and confidential place for you to share your thoughts and feelings, find support, look at what's working and what's not, and learn new strategies to deal with negative emotions and situations.
Do you find yourself frequently fighting with family members or friends? Are you stressed, depressed, or frustrated about your teen or adult child's attitude or behavior? Has pregnancy or motherhood brought unexpected adjustments that make you worried or sad? Finding answers and solutions during some of life's most difficult times can be challenging. I would like to help you! I can provide a safe and confidential place for you to share your thoughts and feelings, find support, look at what's working and what's not, and learn new strategies to deal with negative emotions and situations.
(303) 732-6085 View (303) 732-6085
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Lisa Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, DAACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
As a Licensed Marriage Therapist with a specialization in Sex Therapy for 20 years, I have the ability to address relationship and intimacy problems without bias and provide experienced solutions for love, sex and relationships. As a Relationship & Intimacy specialist, I can assist you with reorganizing your relationship with an outcome that is best for your couples style & for your family. We will improve communication, intimacy, and connection that will breathe life back into your relationship and rekindle the spark. I look forward to contributing to your success and teaching you the strategies for amazing intimacy.
As a Licensed Marriage Therapist with a specialization in Sex Therapy for 20 years, I have the ability to address relationship and intimacy problems without bias and provide experienced solutions for love, sex and relationships. As a Relationship & Intimacy specialist, I can assist you with reorganizing your relationship with an outcome that is best for your couples style & for your family. We will improve communication, intimacy, and connection that will breathe life back into your relationship and rekindle the spark. I look forward to contributing to your success and teaching you the strategies for amazing intimacy.
(720) 336-4388 View (720) 336-4388
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Tiffany Van Deren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Individuals, Couples and Families. True happiness and personal stability stems from the quality of our significant relationships! I work from a systemic or relational orientation as well as a strength-based & solution-focused perspective. My emphasis is on an individual's strengths and untapped potential while addressing their current daily challenges. I enjoy helping others identify their core values & redefining purpose in life that's relevant and relational. I believe in a holistic approach to the therapeutic process that incorporates psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Individuals, Couples and Families. True happiness and personal stability stems from the quality of our significant relationships! I work from a systemic or relational orientation as well as a strength-based & solution-focused perspective. My emphasis is on an individual's strengths and untapped potential while addressing their current daily challenges. I enjoy helping others identify their core values & redefining purpose in life that's relevant and relational. I believe in a holistic approach to the therapeutic process that incorporates psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(303) 816-8183 View (303) 816-8183
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Cindy Collinsworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I am passionate about creating a safe place for you to experience healing as you struggle with some of life’s most difficult challenges. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan; and I want to get to know you! My experience has taught me that therapy is most effective when it is relational versus transactional; and collaborative versus prescriptive. Education and transparency are two very important values that inform my approach to your healing. Collaboratively, we will blend trauma-informed and person-centered approaches to ensure you receive personalized resources.
I am passionate about creating a safe place for you to experience healing as you struggle with some of life’s most difficult challenges. I enjoy working with clients across the lifespan; and I want to get to know you! My experience has taught me that therapy is most effective when it is relational versus transactional; and collaborative versus prescriptive. Education and transparency are two very important values that inform my approach to your healing. Collaboratively, we will blend trauma-informed and person-centered approaches to ensure you receive personalized resources.
(720) 619-6503 View (720) 619-6503
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Sarah Harrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
When you are alone you understand why you feel lonely. When you are in a relationship and you feel you are alone, that is different. Our need for relationships is hardwired into our biology. It goes against the grain for us to remain alone during our lifespan. However, relationships are tough. They require humbleness, honesty, and sacrifice. As a Certified Gottman Method Therapist, I am trained on the work of Drs. John & Julie Gottman and their over 5 decades of research on relationships.
When you are alone you understand why you feel lonely. When you are in a relationship and you feel you are alone, that is different. Our need for relationships is hardwired into our biology. It goes against the grain for us to remain alone during our lifespan. However, relationships are tough. They require humbleness, honesty, and sacrifice. As a Certified Gottman Method Therapist, I am trained on the work of Drs. John & Julie Gottman and their over 5 decades of research on relationships.
(720) 515-1282 View (720) 515-1282
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Sara Deen
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Hello! I am passionate about helping you navigate life's twists and turns, finding that sweet spot where you can thrive and grow. Whether you're tackling solo challenges like life transitions, stress, or trauma, or you're a dynamic duo in need of relationship TLC, consider me your partner in progress.
Hello! I am passionate about helping you navigate life's twists and turns, finding that sweet spot where you can thrive and grow. Whether you're tackling solo challenges like life transitions, stress, or trauma, or you're a dynamic duo in need of relationship TLC, consider me your partner in progress.
(303) 952-1435 View (303) 952-1435
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Susan Sayler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
You went through something painful, and you thought you had dealt with it, you thought you could handle it on your own, but it keeps popping its little head up in your current life and relationships. Overwhelming emotional pain weighs on you. The emotional pain shows up as physical pain too - a literal heartache, muscle aches, or back pain. You have the weight of the world on your shoulders, and have for a very long time. Exhausted, you worry that your life will never be the same. The fear gnaws at you sometimes that maybe you will never get out from under this boulder of responsibility and heartache.
You went through something painful, and you thought you had dealt with it, you thought you could handle it on your own, but it keeps popping its little head up in your current life and relationships. Overwhelming emotional pain weighs on you. The emotional pain shows up as physical pain too - a literal heartache, muscle aches, or back pain. You have the weight of the world on your shoulders, and have for a very long time. Exhausted, you worry that your life will never be the same. The fear gnaws at you sometimes that maybe you will never get out from under this boulder of responsibility and heartache.
(720) 738-6696 View (720) 738-6696
Kathryn Oliver
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I'm looking for motivated clients who may be experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, and/or current or past traumas. Especially in the arenas of self-esteem and self-compassion, I help clients to see themselves from different perspectives in order to move into healthier emotional spaces and be able to manage their place in the world in a more proactive way. I see adults, teens, and children over the age of 5.
I'm looking for motivated clients who may be experiencing the effects of anxiety, depression, and/or current or past traumas. Especially in the arenas of self-esteem and self-compassion, I help clients to see themselves from different perspectives in order to move into healthier emotional spaces and be able to manage their place in the world in a more proactive way. I see adults, teens, and children over the age of 5.
(720) 580-6172 View (720) 580-6172
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Nick Van Atta
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate , MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
At the outset of life's journey, many carry aspirations to respond eagerly to the call-to-adventure, in order to lead rich and meaningful lives. Yet, along the way, there are plenty of adversities and afflictions that impede one's journey. To boot, in a rapidly changing, shapeshifting world, confusion and disorientation can create difficulty in making sense of one's experiences and seeing a path forward. I consider it my professional mission to help individuals heal from traumatic experiences and other psycho-emotional injuries, and to see them unburdened from the obstacles that hinder their personal growth.
At the outset of life's journey, many carry aspirations to respond eagerly to the call-to-adventure, in order to lead rich and meaningful lives. Yet, along the way, there are plenty of adversities and afflictions that impede one's journey. To boot, in a rapidly changing, shapeshifting world, confusion and disorientation can create difficulty in making sense of one's experiences and seeing a path forward. I consider it my professional mission to help individuals heal from traumatic experiences and other psycho-emotional injuries, and to see them unburdened from the obstacles that hinder their personal growth.
(720) 802-0892 View (720) 802-0892
Photo of Katerina Casas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenwood Village, CO
Katerina Casas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I have the most experience in teenagers ages 14-20, however I really enjoy family counseling as I believe working on family dynamics can be helpful in working through current problems. I have worked with both young kids and adults as well. I also have experience with disabilities and working through new or on going diagnosis.
I have the most experience in teenagers ages 14-20, however I really enjoy family counseling as I believe working on family dynamics can be helpful in working through current problems. I have worked with both young kids and adults as well. I also have experience with disabilities and working through new or on going diagnosis.
(720) 547-2367 View (720) 547-2367
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Lisa Ransford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CACII
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
We all have a story to tell. In my 20+ years of counseling individuals and couples, I’ve had the honor of hearing many stories that exhibit the strength of individuals healing from grief, injustice, trauma and chronic illness. I’ve been inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit and the hopefulness that inevitably develops as the narrative of one’s life unfolds. It can be a painful process but one that yields great rewards as we gain understanding of what our story has to tell us about our past and helps us to plan for our future.
We all have a story to tell. In my 20+ years of counseling individuals and couples, I’ve had the honor of hearing many stories that exhibit the strength of individuals healing from grief, injustice, trauma and chronic illness. I’ve been inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit and the hopefulness that inevitably develops as the narrative of one’s life unfolds. It can be a painful process but one that yields great rewards as we gain understanding of what our story has to tell us about our past and helps us to plan for our future.
(303) 900-7454 View (303) 900-7454
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Jolie Roach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Are you feeling frustrated because you are stuck in the same patterns? Have you spent years trying to figure out why you do what you do but still struggle trying to make changes? There are ways to break away from these patterns and gain new understanding. Or are you feeling trapped in an addictive lifestyle with unhealthy patterns that you continue to repeat over and over again. This often leads to ‘beating yourself up’ every time the substance wins over your desire to say no.
Are you feeling frustrated because you are stuck in the same patterns? Have you spent years trying to figure out why you do what you do but still struggle trying to make changes? There are ways to break away from these patterns and gain new understanding. Or are you feeling trapped in an addictive lifestyle with unhealthy patterns that you continue to repeat over and over again. This often leads to ‘beating yourself up’ every time the substance wins over your desire to say no.
(303) 493-9475 View (303) 493-9475
Erin Loffredo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, CASAC-M, CAS
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
For many years, Erin has worked in the addiction field in a variety of modalities. She has worked in community-based programs, a correctional facility, and as a school counselor. During her work as a crime victim advocate, she received a Certificate in Bereavement Studies. Her passion is working with adolescents and adults who struggle with substance use, trauma, grief and loss, and transitions.
For many years, Erin has worked in the addiction field in a variety of modalities. She has worked in community-based programs, a correctional facility, and as a school counselor. During her work as a crime victim advocate, she received a Certificate in Bereavement Studies. Her passion is working with adolescents and adults who struggle with substance use, trauma, grief and loss, and transitions.
(720) 806-4052 View (720) 806-4052
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Danica Hungerford
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Has life not turned out how you thought it would? Have the hopes, dreams, and unfulfilled expectations left you feeling empty, stuck, or with no sense of purpose or direction? Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, or questions about identity, faith, or purpose can leave us feeling paralyzed and without hope. I have experienced many of these problems in my own life and know how daunting it can be to seek help. If this is your situation, know that you have found someone who is willing to listen, care, and help you work through what has been weighing you down so that you can live a more meaningful life.
Has life not turned out how you thought it would? Have the hopes, dreams, and unfulfilled expectations left you feeling empty, stuck, or with no sense of purpose or direction? Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, or questions about identity, faith, or purpose can leave us feeling paralyzed and without hope. I have experienced many of these problems in my own life and know how daunting it can be to seek help. If this is your situation, know that you have found someone who is willing to listen, care, and help you work through what has been weighing you down so that you can live a more meaningful life.
(303) 578-3845 View (303) 578-3845
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Seth Adam
Clinical Social Work Candidate, MSW, SWC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I (He/Him/His) offer counseling to pre-teen, adolescents, and young adults in their journey to autonomy and emotional health. As a trauma informed clinician, I can walk beside survivors of the child/family systems to help you find your own courageous path. Integrating person centered approaches which embrace healing through connection to self & others, nature-based lens, and spirituality, I may aid your journey forward. Acknowledging my own privilege, I hold space for the survivors of trauma within marginalized communities through cultural humility and the belief in your own innate strengths & expertise.
I (He/Him/His) offer counseling to pre-teen, adolescents, and young adults in their journey to autonomy and emotional health. As a trauma informed clinician, I can walk beside survivors of the child/family systems to help you find your own courageous path. Integrating person centered approaches which embrace healing through connection to self & others, nature-based lens, and spirituality, I may aid your journey forward. Acknowledging my own privilege, I hold space for the survivors of trauma within marginalized communities through cultural humility and the belief in your own innate strengths & expertise.
(720) 460-1594 View (720) 460-1594
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Shelley Kaufher Lazear
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
I begin by creating a caring environment utilizing my 25 years of experience allowing you to relax, step back and assess what you need from therapy.Once our relationship is established I begin helping you to create solutions to your challanges that we work on in every session My goal is to ensure that you have the inner resources and courage to address new challenges on a daily basis and find within yourself the power to overcome your internal struggles.I help people to step back from the tree and see the whole forest.
I begin by creating a caring environment utilizing my 25 years of experience allowing you to relax, step back and assess what you need from therapy.Once our relationship is established I begin helping you to create solutions to your challanges that we work on in every session My goal is to ensure that you have the inner resources and courage to address new challenges on a daily basis and find within yourself the power to overcome your internal struggles.I help people to step back from the tree and see the whole forest.
(303) 900-7163 View (303) 900-7163

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Number of Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Greenwood Village, CO see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenwood Village?

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.