Therapists in Saint Georges, DE

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Ayanna Nobles
MS, CSOTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Georges, DE 19733
***Accepting New Clients*** When most people are asked why they see a therapist, they recite their struggles relating to stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and/or trauma. In most cases, individuals experience anguish when trying to distance themselves from such issues. A skilled therapist can help to identify the root of one’s struggles and ultimately promote a more fulfilling life.
***Accepting New Clients*** When most people are asked why they see a therapist, they recite their struggles relating to stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and/or trauma. In most cases, individuals experience anguish when trying to distance themselves from such issues. A skilled therapist can help to identify the root of one’s struggles and ultimately promote a more fulfilling life.
(302) 204-0851 View (302) 204-0851
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Dora Temple
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Dora Temple earned her Bachelor's degree in social work and psychology from Salisbury State University and her Master's in Social Work from Delaware State University. Her passion in social work has been the welfare of children, leading her to have a special interest in the area of sexual abuse against children. After spending 23 years in child welfare, she worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health setting providing care to adolescents and adults. Her most recent experience, before joining LifeStance Health, has been in the field of medical social work with children and their families.
Dora Temple earned her Bachelor's degree in social work and psychology from Salisbury State University and her Master's in Social Work from Delaware State University. Her passion in social work has been the welfare of children, leading her to have a special interest in the area of sexual abuse against children. After spending 23 years in child welfare, she worked in outpatient and inpatient mental health setting providing care to adolescents and adults. Her most recent experience, before joining LifeStance Health, has been in the field of medical social work with children and their families.
(302) 924-4617 View (302) 924-4617
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Jose Rendon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Jose A. Rendon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 1993. He has an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. Jose is trained in CBT, MI, EMDR, in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. He has more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to clients. In his spare time, Jose enjoys writing poetry and plays and playing with his grandchildren.
Jose A. Rendon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 1993. He has an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan. Jose is trained in CBT, MI, EMDR, in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD. He has more than 30 years of experience in providing treatment to clients. In his spare time, Jose enjoys writing poetry and plays and playing with his grandchildren.
(302) 721-6861 View (302) 721-6861
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Marilyn Lamberth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Marilyn Lamberth is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2010. She holds an LMSW in Clinical Social Work and a Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC 3). Marilyn has 18 years of experience in the area of disease, addiction, and Co-Occurrence disorders, including working with MICA, HIV/AIDS, Mentally Ill population. She has the ability to demonstrate positive creative problem-solving techniques with effective re-directional skills, and skills to resolve conflicts in crisis situations
Marilyn Lamberth is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2010. She holds an LMSW in Clinical Social Work and a Certified Alcohol Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC 3). Marilyn has 18 years of experience in the area of disease, addiction, and Co-Occurrence disorders, including working with MICA, HIV/AIDS, Mentally Ill population. She has the ability to demonstrate positive creative problem-solving techniques with effective re-directional skills, and skills to resolve conflicts in crisis situations
(302) 522-1966 View (302) 522-1966
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Ashley Francesco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Ashley Francesco, LPC Ashley Francesco is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Caldwell University with an M. A. in Counseling and an Art Therapy Specialization. Ashley believes in establishing a nurturing environment for free self-expression. Her primary goal is to help the client feel understood, supported, and safe in their therapeutic journey. Ashley strives to provide warm, engaged, and personalized care to clients as they become ready to take that first step.
Ashley Francesco, LPC Ashley Francesco is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Caldwell University with an M. A. in Counseling and an Art Therapy Specialization. Ashley believes in establishing a nurturing environment for free self-expression. Her primary goal is to help the client feel understood, supported, and safe in their therapeutic journey. Ashley strives to provide warm, engaged, and personalized care to clients as they become ready to take that first step.
(302) 587-7108 View (302) 587-7108
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Arkava Smith
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Arkava Smith is a Limited Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2007. She earned her Bachelors in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Maryland and her Masters in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. Arkava specializes in assisting clients dealing with substance use, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and chronic mental illnesses. She has provided treatment in many different clinical settings including community mental health, intensive outpatient, and correctional centers.
Arkava Smith is a Limited Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2007. She earned her Bachelors in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Maryland and her Masters in Community Counseling from Wilmington University. Arkava specializes in assisting clients dealing with substance use, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, and chronic mental illnesses. She has provided treatment in many different clinical settings including community mental health, intensive outpatient, and correctional centers.
(302) 262-5658 View (302) 262-5658
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Kathy Deford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
Kathy Deford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2011. She has an M. A in Counseling. Kathy has been employed in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of settings, including as a therapist in a partial hospital day program, and working with veterans needing mental health treatment. She also has had significant experience with clients needing substance use treatment and their families. Kathy believes the process of therapy is one of collaboration and cooperation.
Kathy Deford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2011. She has an M. A in Counseling. Kathy has been employed in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of settings, including as a therapist in a partial hospital day program, and working with veterans needing mental health treatment. She also has had significant experience with clients needing substance use treatment and their families. Kathy believes the process of therapy is one of collaboration and cooperation.
(302) 204-0734 View (302) 204-0734
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Myniqua Cotton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Georges, DE 19733
MyNiqua Cotton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. MyNiqua's experience includes providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for kids, teens, and adults with a variety of presenting issues, including stress and anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, and abuse. She also helps many individuals with increasing their motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Her therapy style is genuine, dynamic, and interactive.
MyNiqua Cotton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master of Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. MyNiqua's experience includes providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling for kids, teens, and adults with a variety of presenting issues, including stress and anxiety, relationship and family issues, trauma, and abuse. She also helps many individuals with increasing their motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Her therapy style is genuine, dynamic, and interactive.
(302) 343-5726 View (302) 343-5726

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Tyler-Leah Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples/families, active duty military/veterans, LGBTQIA+SGL, and BIPOC experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, families who have participated in adoption, perinatal/maternal health, trauma-related symptoms, interpersonal relationship conflict, mood-related concerns, domestic violence, and life transitions. I am Licensed in Georgia and Delaware (for telehealth services only)
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples/families, active duty military/veterans, LGBTQIA+SGL, and BIPOC experiencing depression, anxiety, life transition, families who have participated in adoption, perinatal/maternal health, trauma-related symptoms, interpersonal relationship conflict, mood-related concerns, domestic violence, and life transitions. I am Licensed in Georgia and Delaware (for telehealth services only)
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Jessica Caruana
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPCMH
Verified
Middletown, DE 19709
Jessica Caruana is a licensed co-occurring therapist with 7 years of experience working with substance abuse and 8 years working with mental health including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. Jessica treats patients between the age of 18 to 90 using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Jessica has extensive experience counseling adults in individual and group sessions, in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and doing art related projects.
Jessica Caruana is a licensed co-occurring therapist with 7 years of experience working with substance abuse and 8 years working with mental health including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. Jessica treats patients between the age of 18 to 90 using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Jessica has extensive experience counseling adults in individual and group sessions, in both clinical and outpatient settings. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, and doing art related projects.
(302) 305-7812 View (302) 305-7812
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Robin McDavid-Ransom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, DOT-SAP
Verified
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, my name is Robin McDavid-Ransom. I am happy that you are taking this important first step by considering therapy. I specialize in working with individuals and couples that are experiencing conflicts in their relationships, stress, anxiety, struggles with recent changes, trauma, low self-esteem, or people who are stuck in the same endless conflicts with no solution. I also provide premarital counseling to couples who are engaged. Couples' insurance only accepts Aetna or UHC.
Hello, my name is Robin McDavid-Ransom. I am happy that you are taking this important first step by considering therapy. I specialize in working with individuals and couples that are experiencing conflicts in their relationships, stress, anxiety, struggles with recent changes, trauma, low self-esteem, or people who are stuck in the same endless conflicts with no solution. I also provide premarital counseling to couples who are engaged. Couples' insurance only accepts Aetna or UHC.
(682) 297-6436 View (682) 297-6436
Photo of Jenna Elizabeth Montalbano in Saint Georges, DE
Jenna Elizabeth Montalbano
MS CMH, LACMH, CTP, ICADC, CYMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, DE 19709
An ideal client, is an unideal person. If humans were perfect they wouldn't need therapy. I work with individuals, couples & families with a range of issues. I help people address unskilled thoughts, emotions &/or behaviors, helping them let go of things that are no longer serving them. If an individual desires to grow by developing their sense of awareness, while developing skills to help them lower their stress levels & address their issues, I can help. I work with all mental health conditions, or stress related issues. No issue is too small or too big for therapy. I am here to support others in their goals & personal growth.
An ideal client, is an unideal person. If humans were perfect they wouldn't need therapy. I work with individuals, couples & families with a range of issues. I help people address unskilled thoughts, emotions &/or behaviors, helping them let go of things that are no longer serving them. If an individual desires to grow by developing their sense of awareness, while developing skills to help them lower their stress levels & address their issues, I can help. I work with all mental health conditions, or stress related issues. No issue is too small or too big for therapy. I am here to support others in their goals & personal growth.
(302) 308-4931 View (302) 308-4931
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Catherine Mucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Middletown, DE 19709
Catherine Mucci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2015. Catherine builds genuine therapeutic relationships with clients so that they feel they are in a safe, open environment free of judgment or shame. She encourages clients to identify their goals through reflection to attain what they are willing to work toward in their time, and with their own agenda. Catherine uses integrative therapy to combine person centered therapy and humanistic approach to problem solving and narrative tools to address concerns and changes the client wishes to see.
Catherine Mucci is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Delaware who has been practicing since 2015. Catherine builds genuine therapeutic relationships with clients so that they feel they are in a safe, open environment free of judgment or shame. She encourages clients to identify their goals through reflection to attain what they are willing to work toward in their time, and with their own agenda. Catherine uses integrative therapy to combine person centered therapy and humanistic approach to problem solving and narrative tools to address concerns and changes the client wishes to see.
(302) 550-8985 View (302) 550-8985
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Kristin Maloney
Counselor, LPCMH, CCDP-D
Verified
Middletown, DE 19709
Kristin Maloney is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2007. She completed Undergraduate School at the University of Delaware and Graduate School at Wilmington University. Kristin helps clients by using the many trauma-informed practices she has studied and treatment modalities she has used to develop partnerships with them and work together on their therapy goals. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her three nephews and her newborn niece as well as finding interesting books to read while relaxing on the beach.
Kristin Maloney is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2007. She completed Undergraduate School at the University of Delaware and Graduate School at Wilmington University. Kristin helps clients by using the many trauma-informed practices she has studied and treatment modalities she has used to develop partnerships with them and work together on their therapy goals. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her three nephews and her newborn niece as well as finding interesting books to read while relaxing on the beach.
(844) 770-0851 View (844) 770-0851
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Dr. Ericka Hofmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
Licensed in CA, FL, MI and DE. Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It is a walk toward the self. The purpose of psychotherapy is to assist the patient with knowing the Self: their intrinsic goodness, wisdom and strength found within. For women and couples, this requires a setting aside of assumptions about the self and others in order for curiosity to emerge. In psychotherapy, we explore what brings meaning to life and what creates value. We ask, “Do my actions bring me closer to the person I want to be?” As I assist the patient with shoring up coping skills we also explore the wondrous road back to the Self.
Licensed in CA, FL, MI and DE. Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It is a walk toward the self. The purpose of psychotherapy is to assist the patient with knowing the Self: their intrinsic goodness, wisdom and strength found within. For women and couples, this requires a setting aside of assumptions about the self and others in order for curiosity to emerge. In psychotherapy, we explore what brings meaning to life and what creates value. We ask, “Do my actions bring me closer to the person I want to be?” As I assist the patient with shoring up coping skills we also explore the wondrous road back to the Self.
(310) 692-9360 View (310) 692-9360
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Alexandra Theis
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
Are you looking to improve your overall mental health and wellness? Whether you are in college, just graduated, or are a working professional, I am here to lend a helping hand. I believe that healthy living habits go hand in hand with our mental health, and therefore, encourage clients to take ownership of their actions to improve their lives while walking alongside them in the journey to a healthier self. I offer a free 10 minute consultation and in this time, we will both learn a little more about each other to see if there is a good connection.
Are you looking to improve your overall mental health and wellness? Whether you are in college, just graduated, or are a working professional, I am here to lend a helping hand. I believe that healthy living habits go hand in hand with our mental health, and therefore, encourage clients to take ownership of their actions to improve their lives while walking alongside them in the journey to a healthier self. I offer a free 10 minute consultation and in this time, we will both learn a little more about each other to see if there is a good connection.
(321) 587-3408 View (321) 587-3408
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Meredith Luther Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Delaware City, DE 19706
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware. I received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Master of Science (MS) degree in Counseling from Cairn University.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and Delaware. I received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Master of Science (MS) degree in Counseling from Cairn University.
(215) 995-0013 View (215) 995-0013
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Brendalan Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
I am a seasoned professional with many years spent providing quality services working with families and individuals to restore hope during difficult times. I strive to give you a space to be your most authentic self. I create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgment environment, supporting your healing journey. I am licensed in Delaware, Washington, DC, and Virginia.
(301) 684-6522 View (301) 684-6522
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Tyler Kackley
Counselor, LPCMH
Verified
Middletown, DE 19709
Tyler Kackley is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since graduation, Tyler has worked within the penal system, working with the disenfranchised and marginalized within the corrections setting. As such, his therapeutic experience includes managing grief with clients, personality disorders, anxiety, stress management, depression, and more.
Tyler Kackley is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health in Delaware who has been practicing since 2019. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware and a Master's Degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Since graduation, Tyler has worked within the penal system, working with the disenfranchised and marginalized within the corrections setting. As such, his therapeutic experience includes managing grief with clients, personality disorders, anxiety, stress management, depression, and more.
(302) 253-7347 View (302) 253-7347
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Dozier Counseling Firm LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Delaware City, DE 19706  (Online Only)
I offer individual, couples, couples and individual sex therapy, family therapy and tween/adolescent/college age therapy. I take a collaborative holistic approach. With your consent, I will work with your care team (psychiatrist, primary care physician, individual therapist if attending as a couple), to provide collaborative care.
I offer individual, couples, couples and individual sex therapy, family therapy and tween/adolescent/college age therapy. I take a collaborative holistic approach. With your consent, I will work with your care team (psychiatrist, primary care physician, individual therapist if attending as a couple), to provide collaborative care.
(484) 296-0757 View (484) 296-0757

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Number of Therapists in Saint Georges, DE

< 10

Therapists in Saint Georges, DE who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
75% Bipolar Disorder
63% Alcohol Use
50% Child
50% Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Other

How Therapists in Saint Georges, DE see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Georges?

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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.