Therapists in Washington, DC

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Sahaj Kaur Kohli
MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently only available for intercultural/interracial couples and adult family members. Stuck in the same patterns? Believe that no one can relate to your struggles? Feeling disconnected from a loved one due to cultural differences? I work with adults on a variety of struggles, including anxiety, depression, work-related issues, racial trauma, acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, & communication issues. I specialize in working with people who straddle more than one culture & feel overwhelmed by differing expectations, or struggle to bridge cultural or generational conflict in all relationships.
Currently only available for intercultural/interracial couples and adult family members. Stuck in the same patterns? Believe that no one can relate to your struggles? Feeling disconnected from a loved one due to cultural differences? I work with adults on a variety of struggles, including anxiety, depression, work-related issues, racial trauma, acculturation issues, bicultural identity development, & communication issues. I specialize in working with people who straddle more than one culture & feel overwhelmed by differing expectations, or struggle to bridge cultural or generational conflict in all relationships.
(877) 812-2753 View (877) 812-2753
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Adwoa Boateng
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I work well with individuals that like a more laid back, yet effective approach to therapy. The goal is to work with you, not force you or direct you. You're the expert of your life - I'm just here to help guide you. I have experience working with clients across the spectrum - health issues, anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, and more. I also have experience working with a diverse and multicultural array of clients. I've got you!
I work well with individuals that like a more laid back, yet effective approach to therapy. The goal is to work with you, not force you or direct you. You're the expert of your life - I'm just here to help guide you. I have experience working with clients across the spectrum - health issues, anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, and more. I also have experience working with a diverse and multicultural array of clients. I've got you!
(202) 968-3684 View (202) 968-3684
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Nicholas Kirsch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
In 35 years of practice, my peers have consistently recognized me in WASHINGTONIAN's "Best" therapists. I love my job; I get to connect with patients deepest psyches, sharing intense joy and pain on the path to fuller lives. Therapy involves more openness, vulnerability, and self awareness than you imagined possible as you work through shame, trauma, passivity, dependencies, insecurity, etc. You take responsibility for bad habits, limitations and poor decisions. You take better care of yourself and loved ones, achieve goals, manage stressors, and grieve losses while improving relationships, job performance and decision making.
In 35 years of practice, my peers have consistently recognized me in WASHINGTONIAN's "Best" therapists. I love my job; I get to connect with patients deepest psyches, sharing intense joy and pain on the path to fuller lives. Therapy involves more openness, vulnerability, and self awareness than you imagined possible as you work through shame, trauma, passivity, dependencies, insecurity, etc. You take responsibility for bad habits, limitations and poor decisions. You take better care of yourself and loved ones, achieve goals, manage stressors, and grieve losses while improving relationships, job performance and decision making.
(202) 953-1447 View (202) 953-1447
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Allison Miller
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
There are many challenges we face throughout life and I aim to create a safe, supportive space to process and find solutions for them together. I aim to use empirically supported methods for treatment. I take an integrated approach to therapy, drawing from my training in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and relational approaches. I also incorporate methods from Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness. I work with adults; individuals and couples.
There are many challenges we face throughout life and I aim to create a safe, supportive space to process and find solutions for them together. I aim to use empirically supported methods for treatment. I take an integrated approach to therapy, drawing from my training in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and relational approaches. I also incorporate methods from Acceptance and Commitment therapy and mindfulness. I work with adults; individuals and couples.
(434) 215-0225 View (434) 215-0225
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Erica (Suh) Lee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20037  (Online Only)
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
Sometimes there are significant disruptions in life that not only affect the present, but also the future. They have the potential to impact how we see ourselves, how we talk to ourselves and others, and can even create negative beliefs about our world. I believe our past experiences shape who we are and how we interact with people today and in the future. My goal is to help you explore different areas of your life that need love and healing, and equip you with the strategies you need to handle what life throws at you. I also believe in using the strengths you already have to help you use them for healing, growth, and change.
(202) 932-7255 View (202) 932-7255
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Anna Colangelo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.
Seeking out therapy is the first step in your journey to healing and understanding. Through therapy, I will work with you to address present challenges, identify tools to navigate current and future difficult situations, and make changes to patterns of behavior or thoughts that are causing distress. Throughout our work, we will focus on broadening and deepening your awareness of yourself.   The foundation of successful therapeutic work is the therapist-client relationship. I understand the importance of this relationship, and I strive to establish a collaborative working connection filled with warmth and understanding.
(844) 338-4927 View (844) 338-4927
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Marie Land Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20009
I specialize in "overthinking" and am currently accepting new clients. In addition to my clinical training I have an extensive research background in anxiety, depression, relationships, overthinking, and eating disorders. I earned my Ph.D from Penn State and M.A. from Boston College. My approach to therapy is strength-based and results oriented. I adapt the work I do in psychotherapy to each individual client as I've found that each person benefits from an individualized treatment plan and a psychologist who is knowledgeable and experienced in a range of effective treatments.
I specialize in "overthinking" and am currently accepting new clients. In addition to my clinical training I have an extensive research background in anxiety, depression, relationships, overthinking, and eating disorders. I earned my Ph.D from Penn State and M.A. from Boston College. My approach to therapy is strength-based and results oriented. I adapt the work I do in psychotherapy to each individual client as I've found that each person benefits from an individualized treatment plan and a psychologist who is knowledgeable and experienced in a range of effective treatments.
(202) 816-4987 View (202) 816-4987
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Amy Vokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20002
I work with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds who are looking to make positive changes in their life by gaining greater insight into their past and present. In particular, my focus is work with those in the LGBTQIA community who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, and other struggles either related to or apart from their identities
I work with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds who are looking to make positive changes in their life by gaining greater insight into their past and present. In particular, my focus is work with those in the LGBTQIA community who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, and other struggles either related to or apart from their identities
(202) 318-3181 View (202) 318-3181
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Eileen A Dombo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
I believe each individual is the expert on his or her life and experiences. As a therapist, it is my goal to tap into that and add my own skills, insights and techniques that have helped many others. Working together, we can find solutions to the problems or situations causing stress. I find that, for most of my clients, therapy is a short-term need. You can then use your new skills in similar situations that arise in the future. My goal is to have you leave therapy with a range of tools that work for you.
I believe each individual is the expert on his or her life and experiences. As a therapist, it is my goal to tap into that and add my own skills, insights and techniques that have helped many others. Working together, we can find solutions to the problems or situations causing stress. I find that, for most of my clients, therapy is a short-term need. You can then use your new skills in similar situations that arise in the future. My goal is to have you leave therapy with a range of tools that work for you.
(202) 688-5204 View (202) 688-5204
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Amanda McLaughlin
PhD
Washington, DC 20004
With a passion for exploring growth and potential, I provide a coaching style specialized to support young adults, over-involved parents, and independence seekers. By using a unique combination of life coaching and career counseling, I help my students find confidence, clarity, and control of their personal and professional lives.
With a passion for exploring growth and potential, I provide a coaching style specialized to support young adults, over-involved parents, and independence seekers. By using a unique combination of life coaching and career counseling, I help my students find confidence, clarity, and control of their personal and professional lives.
(202) 968-1505 View (202) 968-1505
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Cherian Verghese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
My aim in individual and couple therapy is to help you with your life challenges - whether it is with anxity, depression, self-esteem, conflictual and/or less than satisfactory relationships and intimacies, understanding and overcoming the limiting, even crippling, effects of early life traumas on your life at present. I believe that the safety of a confidential therapeutic environment is ideal for us to explore problems together and find ways to move forward to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
My aim in individual and couple therapy is to help you with your life challenges - whether it is with anxity, depression, self-esteem, conflictual and/or less than satisfactory relationships and intimacies, understanding and overcoming the limiting, even crippling, effects of early life traumas on your life at present. I believe that the safety of a confidential therapeutic environment is ideal for us to explore problems together and find ways to move forward to a more rewarding and satisfying life.
(202) 670-3905 View (202) 670-3905
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Dr. Gareth Harrison
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Washington, DC 20009
Not accepting new clients
I endeavor to help clients better to understand the nature and nuances of their particular difficulties so that they can live a rich, meaningful life. I have experience helping people with a wide array of psychological difficulties, including OCD, anxiety, depression, anger, relational difficulties, and major life transitions. Before beginning my clinical psychology training I worked in business at multiple private-sector organizations - I leverage this distinctive combination of experience and expertise when working with all clients, and especially those who find their work lives impacted by their struggles.
I endeavor to help clients better to understand the nature and nuances of their particular difficulties so that they can live a rich, meaningful life. I have experience helping people with a wide array of psychological difficulties, including OCD, anxiety, depression, anger, relational difficulties, and major life transitions. Before beginning my clinical psychology training I worked in business at multiple private-sector organizations - I leverage this distinctive combination of experience and expertise when working with all clients, and especially those who find their work lives impacted by their struggles.
(202) 978-4739 x21 View (202) 978-4739 x21
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Louis Laws
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LGSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) currently practicing within the District of Columbia. Children, teens, and young adults are the foundation for our future society. This population and their families are the bulk of the services that I provide. My therapeutic sessions focus on relieving stress by simply solving problems. My approach is to be honest, direct, while creating an environment for openness and collaborating with clients on their goals. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the theoretical approach of preference. I believe that everyone can change, and that your journey should not be compared to anyone else.
I am a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) currently practicing within the District of Columbia. Children, teens, and young adults are the foundation for our future society. This population and their families are the bulk of the services that I provide. My therapeutic sessions focus on relieving stress by simply solving problems. My approach is to be honest, direct, while creating an environment for openness and collaborating with clients on their goals. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is the theoretical approach of preference. I believe that everyone can change, and that your journey should not be compared to anyone else.
(202) 839-9351 View (202) 839-9351
Photo of Alisha Mitchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washington, DC
Alisha Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Are you having difficulty in your marriage or relationships with others? If any of these apply, I am the therapist for you! I am a Christian, a mother, and a wife with personal experiences that I use to help others move along in this journey called life. With over 15 years of experience, sessions with me allow you to change the way you think about all your circumstances so that you can begin living life to the fullest!
Are you experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Are you having difficulty in your marriage or relationships with others? If any of these apply, I am the therapist for you! I am a Christian, a mother, and a wife with personal experiences that I use to help others move along in this journey called life. With over 15 years of experience, sessions with me allow you to change the way you think about all your circumstances so that you can begin living life to the fullest!
(202) 796-7375 View (202) 796-7375
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Julia Rosenfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice, conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle. I offer therapy for individuals of all backgrounds experiencing a range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity issues, relationship challenges, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, adoption-related concerns, and more. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. I will work with you to help you increase your insight, enhance your relationships, build on your strengths, develop new coping skills, and live a more fulfilling life.
Welcome to my practice, conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle. I offer therapy for individuals of all backgrounds experiencing a range of concerns, including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity issues, relationship challenges, grief and loss, chronic health conditions, adoption-related concerns, and more. My style is warm, nonjudgmental, and collaborative. I will work with you to help you increase your insight, enhance your relationships, build on your strengths, develop new coping skills, and live a more fulfilling life.
(202) 831-0918 View (202) 831-0918
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Jennifer Unterberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20036
Finding a therapist with whom you have a good fit can be a daunting task, especially when you are experiencing painful emotions and major life changes. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to express your most intimate thoughts and feelings. I believe psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis can lead to deep and lasting change, and can help you resolve a wide range of issues. Learning more about yourself and how your past impacts your present can have many benefits, including more satisfying personal relationships, greater acceptance of yourself, relief from distress, and a richer experience of life.
Finding a therapist with whom you have a good fit can be a daunting task, especially when you are experiencing painful emotions and major life changes. I strive to create an environment where you can feel safe to express your most intimate thoughts and feelings. I believe psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis can lead to deep and lasting change, and can help you resolve a wide range of issues. Learning more about yourself and how your past impacts your present can have many benefits, including more satisfying personal relationships, greater acceptance of yourself, relief from distress, and a richer experience of life.
(202) 803-8584 View (202) 803-8584
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Susan Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Washington, DC 20006
I specialize in working with young adults on up as well as couples. facing challenges they are wanting to manage more effectively. The goal of therapy in my view is to help people access their best selves by learning to identify and work with their strengths along with impediments as they meet life's challenges with greater confidence and self awareness. Therapy is both an art and a science . Consequently I integrate cutting edge approaches utilizing neuroscience integrated with other modalities to provide meaningful and effective treatment.
I specialize in working with young adults on up as well as couples. facing challenges they are wanting to manage more effectively. The goal of therapy in my view is to help people access their best selves by learning to identify and work with their strengths along with impediments as they meet life's challenges with greater confidence and self awareness. Therapy is both an art and a science . Consequently I integrate cutting edge approaches utilizing neuroscience integrated with other modalities to provide meaningful and effective treatment.
(202) 659-3681 View (202) 659-3681
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Pavel Snejnevski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Washington, DC 20007
I have more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology divided between both sides of the Atlantic. My professional and personal experience helps me relate to the culturally diverse and globally minded population of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over the years, after graduating from a mostly research oriented graduate program in Psychology, I pursued intensive training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Group and Family Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. I am certain that Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, correctly applied, can lead to the most dramatic and long lasting changes in patient's lives.
I have more than 25 years of experience in Clinical Psychology divided between both sides of the Atlantic. My professional and personal experience helps me relate to the culturally diverse and globally minded population of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Over the years, after graduating from a mostly research oriented graduate program in Psychology, I pursued intensive training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychodrama, Group and Family Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. I am certain that Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, correctly applied, can lead to the most dramatic and long lasting changes in patient's lives.
(202) 803-8438 View (202) 803-8438
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Kimberley Shepard-El-Ince
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Washington, DC 20004
Deep emotional wounds that are ignored, can interfere with enjoying life. Healing means acknowledging the stories behind these wounds, not forgetting them. Therapy plays a role in transforming those wounds into scars that serve as memorials of the hard work you invested to change your view of life from surviving to thriving. I consider it a privilege to be trusted with the vulnerable parts of your life.
Deep emotional wounds that are ignored, can interfere with enjoying life. Healing means acknowledging the stories behind these wounds, not forgetting them. Therapy plays a role in transforming those wounds into scars that serve as memorials of the hard work you invested to change your view of life from surviving to thriving. I consider it a privilege to be trusted with the vulnerable parts of your life.
(202) 798-0817 View (202) 798-0817
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Edward McCurty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
We are born into mystery and we are on a spiritual quest to know ourselves more fully, to discover our life's purpose and to find our personal power. My therapeutic approach involves accompanying my clients on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. For, as Carlos Castaneda wrote, "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong...the amount of work is the same." Ultimately, my goal is to be a mirror that reflects back to you your own innate goodness, strength and wisdom. We repeat what we don't repair. So, my job is to be a witness to your process of awakening the healer that's already present within you.
We are born into mystery and we are on a spiritual quest to know ourselves more fully, to discover our life's purpose and to find our personal power. My therapeutic approach involves accompanying my clients on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. For, as Carlos Castaneda wrote, "We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong...the amount of work is the same." Ultimately, my goal is to be a mirror that reflects back to you your own innate goodness, strength and wisdom. We repeat what we don't repair. So, my job is to be a witness to your process of awakening the healer that's already present within you.
(202) 759-8132 View (202) 759-8132

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Number of Therapists in Washington, DC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Washington, DC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% CareFirst
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Washington, DC see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washington?

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.