Therapists in Clinton, CT

Photo of Catherine M Finkeldey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Clinton, CT
Catherine M Finkeldey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
My psychotherapy practice offers a compassionate and supportive environment in which clients can address their concerns and grow in positive directions.I believe in the inherent health of each person and focus on building individual strengths. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in recognizing and changing the patterns of behavior that negatively affect their lives and/or interferes with their goals. My goal is to empower you to achieve your goals while learning how to use your strengths along the way.
My psychotherapy practice offers a compassionate and supportive environment in which clients can address their concerns and grow in positive directions.I believe in the inherent health of each person and focus on building individual strengths. I work with individuals, couples, families and groups in recognizing and changing the patterns of behavior that negatively affect their lives and/or interferes with their goals. My goal is to empower you to achieve your goals while learning how to use your strengths along the way.
(860) 920-5569 View (860) 920-5569
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Kara Cowell Gagnon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413
My passion is in working with couples, by providing a safe space to explore and improve their patterns of communication, sequences of behavior and draw wisdom from their personal histories and life journeys. My hope and intention is that our collective work helps to create greater meaning and connection in your relationship.
My passion is in working with couples, by providing a safe space to explore and improve their patterns of communication, sequences of behavior and draw wisdom from their personal histories and life journeys. My hope and intention is that our collective work helps to create greater meaning and connection in your relationship.
(860) 640-4800 View (860) 640-4800
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Blooming Lotus Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413  (Online Only)
I help individuals who are trying to negotiate a healthy work/life balance or feeling overwhelmed by an unexpected loss, relationship issues, or past traumatic events. Sometimes it is difficult to even know where to start, so together we will tackle the obstacles that made you doubt yourself or increased your symptoms of anxiety or depression. I will create a safe space to help you identify your strengths, explore areas of growth, and assist you in creating attainable goals. You will develop healthy coping skills, build resilience, and change thought patterns that have held you back from creating the life you desire.
I help individuals who are trying to negotiate a healthy work/life balance or feeling overwhelmed by an unexpected loss, relationship issues, or past traumatic events. Sometimes it is difficult to even know where to start, so together we will tackle the obstacles that made you doubt yourself or increased your symptoms of anxiety or depression. I will create a safe space to help you identify your strengths, explore areas of growth, and assist you in creating attainable goals. You will develop healthy coping skills, build resilience, and change thought patterns that have held you back from creating the life you desire.
(860) 492-6406 View (860) 492-6406
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Keith Murphey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413
I am an LPC with over 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. I provide a relaxing and judgement free environment allowing my clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I use an integrative approach with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. It is an evidence based model proven highly effective for treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, intense feelings, and mood changes.
I am an LPC with over 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. I provide a relaxing and judgement free environment allowing my clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I use an integrative approach with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. It is an evidence based model proven highly effective for treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, intense feelings, and mood changes.
(860) 786-4032 View (860) 786-4032
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Creative Hearts Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Waitlist for new clients
Do you suffer low self-esteem because you have difficulty maintaining daily responsibilities at school, work, or home? Do you struggle with sitting for long periods or staying on task? Do you sometimes feel as though you are "controlled" by strong waves of emotion or anger? Maybe you're discovering trouble in your relationships with others due to forgetfulness, time management, impulsiveness, substance abuse, or general communication issues.
Do you suffer low self-esteem because you have difficulty maintaining daily responsibilities at school, work, or home? Do you struggle with sitting for long periods or staying on task? Do you sometimes feel as though you are "controlled" by strong waves of emotion or anger? Maybe you're discovering trouble in your relationships with others due to forgetfulness, time management, impulsiveness, substance abuse, or general communication issues.
(860) 390-4861 View (860) 390-4861
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Lisa M Cutler-Stamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. When I work with a client, I strive to collaborate to solve problems and open up opportunities for each individual to experience themselves, their relationships and life in a more positive, and healthy way.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. When I work with a client, I strive to collaborate to solve problems and open up opportunities for each individual to experience themselves, their relationships and life in a more positive, and healthy way.
(503) 567-4654 View (503) 567-4654
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Marie A Pinette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Not accepting new clients
Offering both individual and family therapy, I’ve spent 25 years in the field passionately guiding adults, teens, and children (as young as 5) along their journey to wellness. I particularly love incorporating creative modalities including the use of sand trays, puppet play, games, and other crafts. These are all powerful tools to help teach kids essential skills in concrete ways. When working with youth, parents most often become a critical part of treatment planning, actively participating in skills building activities with the child in treatment. My work with adults often involves parent support and/or individual counseling.
Offering both individual and family therapy, I’ve spent 25 years in the field passionately guiding adults, teens, and children (as young as 5) along their journey to wellness. I particularly love incorporating creative modalities including the use of sand trays, puppet play, games, and other crafts. These are all powerful tools to help teach kids essential skills in concrete ways. When working with youth, parents most often become a critical part of treatment planning, actively participating in skills building activities with the child in treatment. My work with adults often involves parent support and/or individual counseling.
(860) 819-3911 View (860) 819-3911
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Anchor Wellness LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
We are a Neurodiversity and LQBTQIA+-affirming group practice with physical locations in Clinton and New London. Each clinician at Anchor Wellness holds a specific focus of practice, from perinatal mental health to parenting, relationships/couples/family work, trauma, as well as general mental health conditions. All therapists are trauma-informed and person-centered, so you can always expect thorough assessment and individualized treatment. Telehealth and in-person options are available for all clinicians.
We are a Neurodiversity and LQBTQIA+-affirming group practice with physical locations in Clinton and New London. Each clinician at Anchor Wellness holds a specific focus of practice, from perinatal mental health to parenting, relationships/couples/family work, trauma, as well as general mental health conditions. All therapists are trauma-informed and person-centered, so you can always expect thorough assessment and individualized treatment. Telehealth and in-person options are available for all clinicians.
(959) 207-1851 View (959) 207-1851
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Katie Andrias
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the field since 2015. I have experience working with couples, individuals, families, children, and facilitated therapy groups. I view myself as a tool to assist clients along their life journey; humans are a work in progress. I also utilize a strength-based approach and use a variety of evidenced-based practices. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space and use empathy, humor and validation to build therapeutic relationships with clients in order to support them in identifying and reaching their goals.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the field since 2015. I have experience working with couples, individuals, families, children, and facilitated therapy groups. I view myself as a tool to assist clients along their life journey; humans are a work in progress. I also utilize a strength-based approach and use a variety of evidenced-based practices. I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space and use empathy, humor and validation to build therapeutic relationships with clients in order to support them in identifying and reaching their goals.
(860) 926-5192 View (860) 926-5192
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Vireo Vita Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413  (Online Only)
We offer every client the opportunity to develop their sense of self-worth, build a greater alignment with their true identity, and move them toward finding purpose and meaning in their own lives. We believe that every person, no matter their mental health condition, feels contented when they have begun their wellness journey; with help from their therapeutic provider, and is learning to live in gratitude, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Although this goal may seem lofty, we have never met any person who could not find their way to these ideals, and through them learn to manage their overall depression and anxiety.
We offer every client the opportunity to develop their sense of self-worth, build a greater alignment with their true identity, and move them toward finding purpose and meaning in their own lives. We believe that every person, no matter their mental health condition, feels contented when they have begun their wellness journey; with help from their therapeutic provider, and is learning to live in gratitude, forgiveness, empathy, compassion, and acceptance. Although this goal may seem lofty, we have never met any person who could not find their way to these ideals, and through them learn to manage their overall depression and anxiety.
(860) 809-4685 View (860) 809-4685
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Candice Presseau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413  (Online Only)
My practice is devoted to helping individuals experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and difficult interpersonal relationships. I provide support and seek to establish a plan for moving toward feeling less stuck and living more authentically. I am particularly focused on enhancing capacity to understand and respond to emotions, which many of us are not taught to do in our everyday lives. I offer a genuine empathetic frame and incorporate humor into cultivating deeper awareness of self and ways of relating to others. I offer telehealth services in NY (some insurance accepted), RI, and CT.
My practice is devoted to helping individuals experiencing chronic anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, and difficult interpersonal relationships. I provide support and seek to establish a plan for moving toward feeling less stuck and living more authentically. I am particularly focused on enhancing capacity to understand and respond to emotions, which many of us are not taught to do in our everyday lives. I offer a genuine empathetic frame and incorporate humor into cultivating deeper awareness of self and ways of relating to others. I offer telehealth services in NY (some insurance accepted), RI, and CT.
(917) 746-5076 View (917) 746-5076
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Yasmin Fabian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Not accepting new clients
I believe everyone deserves to live the most whole versions of themselves, whatever they define that as. I therefore do my best to help individuals become clear about what it is they want out of this phase of their life and support them in taking the steps towards achieving it. I see therapy as a collaborative process, where together therapist and client create a safe, non-judgmental, brave and honest space to move towards change. As a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety and depressive related symptoms as well as processing and healing from traumatic event(s) and life experiences.
I believe everyone deserves to live the most whole versions of themselves, whatever they define that as. I therefore do my best to help individuals become clear about what it is they want out of this phase of their life and support them in taking the steps towards achieving it. I see therapy as a collaborative process, where together therapist and client create a safe, non-judgmental, brave and honest space to move towards change. As a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), I specialize in helping individuals manage anxiety and depressive related symptoms as well as processing and healing from traumatic event(s) and life experiences.
(860) 855-3433 View (860) 855-3433
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Janel Lynch Bacon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my specialty is figuring out what needs to be done to affect change. I use a variety of techniques to help my clients identify the patterns that are disrupting the quality of their lives. I will work with you to form a therapeutic relationship and will "meet you where you are" emotionally and psychologically. I will help you learn to shift behaviors that are not serving you well, and assist you in achieving your full personal potential.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and my specialty is figuring out what needs to be done to affect change. I use a variety of techniques to help my clients identify the patterns that are disrupting the quality of their lives. I will work with you to form a therapeutic relationship and will "meet you where you are" emotionally and psychologically. I will help you learn to shift behaviors that are not serving you well, and assist you in achieving your full personal potential.
(860) 254-6099 View (860) 254-6099
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Coastal Counseling Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Our combined 30 years experience of interacting with people in a variety of settings has repeatedly demonstrated to us the resilience and growth that all people are capable of. At Coastal Counseling Associates we assist people in accessing those characteristics that are within them so they can cope with the difficulties life may have presented as well as preparing them to employ the psychological resources they posses to combat future difficulties. Our diversity allows us to match clients with staff resulting in strong, lasting therapeutic relationships across a broad expanse of behavioral health concerns for families, individuals, couples and children.
Our combined 30 years experience of interacting with people in a variety of settings has repeatedly demonstrated to us the resilience and growth that all people are capable of. At Coastal Counseling Associates we assist people in accessing those characteristics that are within them so they can cope with the difficulties life may have presented as well as preparing them to employ the psychological resources they posses to combat future difficulties. Our diversity allows us to match clients with staff resulting in strong, lasting therapeutic relationships across a broad expanse of behavioral health concerns for families, individuals, couples and children.
(203) 409-8317 View (203) 409-8317
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Kiersten D'Auria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413
Now accepting clients in person and via telehealth. I specialize in identifying the cause of discomforts related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and work with you to get quick and lasting relief. I pride myself in my approachability and work to create a comfortable working relationship. Feel free to contact me here or through my website. I look forward to connecting.
Now accepting clients in person and via telehealth. I specialize in identifying the cause of discomforts related to anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and work with you to get quick and lasting relief. I pride myself in my approachability and work to create a comfortable working relationship. Feel free to contact me here or through my website. I look forward to connecting.
(475) 255-7100 View (475) 255-7100
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Christine Dauser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Good therapy happens when you and your therapist work collaboratively to achieve your goals, you feel truly heard and understood and your therapist has the knowledge and experience to help you identify the obstacles to achieving your goals. I am passionate about the work I do with children, adolescents and adults and feel fortunate to enjoy going in each day. I've been told by many, I have a warm, caring style and frequently use humor in sessions. I help people understand the connection between their thoughts feelings and behaviors and ways in which they can make changes to find relief from the stressors they experience.
Good therapy happens when you and your therapist work collaboratively to achieve your goals, you feel truly heard and understood and your therapist has the knowledge and experience to help you identify the obstacles to achieving your goals. I am passionate about the work I do with children, adolescents and adults and feel fortunate to enjoy going in each day. I've been told by many, I have a warm, caring style and frequently use humor in sessions. I help people understand the connection between their thoughts feelings and behaviors and ways in which they can make changes to find relief from the stressors they experience.
(203) 930-1761 View (203) 930-1761
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Daniel Mirandi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, CT 06413
For the last 12 years I've enjoyed working in the non-profit sector helping people from various backgrounds. My therapy style is non-judgmental and relaxed in which I try to meet people where they are at. I help people address a number of concerns ranging from enhancing their self-esteem and coping skills to treating Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and severe Depression. I'm experienced with helping adults communicate with other generations within their family and gaining healthier relationships. Over the years I've also fostered skills designed for helping men and women address a variety of challenges.
For the last 12 years I've enjoyed working in the non-profit sector helping people from various backgrounds. My therapy style is non-judgmental and relaxed in which I try to meet people where they are at. I help people address a number of concerns ranging from enhancing their self-esteem and coping skills to treating Trauma, Anxiety, Grief, and severe Depression. I'm experienced with helping adults communicate with other generations within their family and gaining healthier relationships. Over the years I've also fostered skills designed for helping men and women address a variety of challenges.
(203) 490-0345 View (203) 490-0345
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Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC, MSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
Not accepting new clients
Congratulations on taking a step towards change and feeling better! I have worked with individuals, couples and families in residential and outpatient settings. I use a variety of techniques such as experiential, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and psychoeducational modalities. I am EMDR Certified and use EMDR to help clients recover from traumatic, disturbing and shame-based memories. I help clients find the motivation to change their unsatisfying patterns by empowering them to identify, express and prioritize needs and to stay focused on their goals.
Congratulations on taking a step towards change and feeling better! I have worked with individuals, couples and families in residential and outpatient settings. I use a variety of techniques such as experiential, CBT, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt and psychoeducational modalities. I am EMDR Certified and use EMDR to help clients recover from traumatic, disturbing and shame-based memories. I help clients find the motivation to change their unsatisfying patterns by empowering them to identify, express and prioritize needs and to stay focused on their goals.
(203) 915-8976 View (203) 915-8976
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Alex Klein, MS, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
As a licensed clinical therapist and masters level recreational specialist, my expertise in psychotherapy has been built over the course of two decades working with adolescents, adults, and families. Whether supporting adolescents as they undergo a difficult life transition or mediating conflict among adults and families, my services are designed to help individuals navigate the complexities that often come with an array of emotions and challenging life situations.
As a licensed clinical therapist and masters level recreational specialist, my expertise in psychotherapy has been built over the course of two decades working with adolescents, adults, and families. Whether supporting adolescents as they undergo a difficult life transition or mediating conflict among adults and families, my services are designed to help individuals navigate the complexities that often come with an array of emotions and challenging life situations.
(203) 275-0145 View (203) 275-0145
Photo of Adrienne G Smaller, Psychologist in Clinton, CT
Adrienne G Smaller
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Clinton, CT 06413
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, CT for over 25 years. I am on the faculty of The Yale Child Study Center where I supervise psychologists in training. I work with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, and learning issues.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, CT for over 25 years. I am on the faculty of The Yale Child Study Center where I supervise psychologists in training. I work with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. I have experience with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, social skills, and learning issues.
(203) 633-0234 View (203) 633-0234

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clinton, CT

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Clinton, CT who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Husky | CT BHP
60% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Clinton, CT see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clinton?

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.