Therapists in Fort Myers, FL

Omega Plans LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Fort Myers, FL 33919
I am a Clinical Social Worker with four decades of experience helping clients with a variety of issues, problems and goals. I provide Telemedicine Services to children and adults. Please check out my web page at www.omegaplans.com for more information about me and my practice.
I am a Clinical Social Worker with four decades of experience helping clients with a variety of issues, problems and goals. I provide Telemedicine Services to children and adults. Please check out my web page at www.omegaplans.com for more information about me and my practice.
(239) 842-7956 View (239) 842-7956
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Bethany Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACM-SW, CTMH
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Bethany, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on individual and couples therapy. I offer services to address many concerns including PTSD, Trauma, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and others that we can address in session. I utilize different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy throughout sessions. I am trained in EMDR and utilize this technique when appropriate. My goal is to help you navigate through your life, develop the skills to be the best version of yourself and cope with whatever you may be going through.
Hi, I am Bethany, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on individual and couples therapy. I offer services to address many concerns including PTSD, Trauma, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and others that we can address in session. I utilize different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychoanalytic Therapy throughout sessions. I am trained in EMDR and utilize this technique when appropriate. My goal is to help you navigate through your life, develop the skills to be the best version of yourself and cope with whatever you may be going through.
(239) 235-3034 View (239) 235-3034
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Bethaney Hoffacker
Counselor, LMHC-QS
Verified
10 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Have you lost track of who you are? Do you ACTUALLY like yourself? Do you wonder if you'll EVER be good enough? Maybe you need someone to talk to who won't judge or accuse you of overthinking. The good news? You aren't crazy! Your fears ARE real, & they're making you miserable! Imagine actually having healthy relationships. Imagine being SO secure in yourself that you can set expectations high & EXCEED them. Imagine writing the script for your own life, instead of letting others do that for you. What if you could become the best version of yourself?
Have you lost track of who you are? Do you ACTUALLY like yourself? Do you wonder if you'll EVER be good enough? Maybe you need someone to talk to who won't judge or accuse you of overthinking. The good news? You aren't crazy! Your fears ARE real, & they're making you miserable! Imagine actually having healthy relationships. Imagine being SO secure in yourself that you can set expectations high & EXCEED them. Imagine writing the script for your own life, instead of letting others do that for you. What if you could become the best version of yourself?
(941) 584-5109 View (941) 584-5109
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Marie Carmelle Boisbel
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Marie Carmelle Boisbel obtained her undergraduate degree from Victory University in 2014. She continued her education and became a Masters Clinician in Clinical Mental Health Counseling after graduating with honors from Hodges University. After becoming Licensed in the state of Florida, Marie continued to apply her skills in her work with youth, couples, families and individuals in crisis. She worked as a clinician at Elite DNA Therapy and then at the CPE in their mobile crisis program. While there she provided crisis intervention for people suffering through suicidal crisis as well as guidance to her team of clinicians.
Marie Carmelle Boisbel obtained her undergraduate degree from Victory University in 2014. She continued her education and became a Masters Clinician in Clinical Mental Health Counseling after graduating with honors from Hodges University. After becoming Licensed in the state of Florida, Marie continued to apply her skills in her work with youth, couples, families and individuals in crisis. She worked as a clinician at Elite DNA Therapy and then at the CPE in their mobile crisis program. While there she provided crisis intervention for people suffering through suicidal crisis as well as guidance to her team of clinicians.
(239) 268-8705 View (239) 268-8705
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Rosy Ramirez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI, RYT-200
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33919
You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Life itself sometimes can be a roller coaster. While for many people might bring joy and excitement, for many others can be great challenge to go through periods of grief, distress, or stress. If you are not sure that what you are going through is normal, reach out... I can help you navigate through this journey in a mindful way and help you heal anything that burdens you and is causing any distress.
You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Life itself sometimes can be a roller coaster. While for many people might bring joy and excitement, for many others can be great challenge to go through periods of grief, distress, or stress. If you are not sure that what you are going through is normal, reach out... I can help you navigate through this journey in a mindful way and help you heal anything that burdens you and is causing any distress.
(239) 326-0585 View (239) 326-0585
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Jeffrey Douglas Lapham
Counselor, LMHC, TF-CBT, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33919
JEFF LAPHAM EARNED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1989, WITH AN EMPHASIS IN BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS. HE TAUGHT CHILDREN WITH SEVERE EMOTIONAL HANDICAPS IN THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 15-YEARS BEFORE HE ATTENDED FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY WHERE HE OBTAINED A SECOND MASTER’S DEGREE IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING IN 2011. MR. LAPHAM IS CERTIFIED IN TRAUMA FOCUSED-COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY -Over 35 Years of Experience -
JEFF LAPHAM EARNED A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY IN 1989, WITH AN EMPHASIS IN BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS. HE TAUGHT CHILDREN WITH SEVERE EMOTIONAL HANDICAPS IN THE FLORIDA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 15-YEARS BEFORE HE ATTENDED FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY WHERE HE OBTAINED A SECOND MASTER’S DEGREE IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING IN 2011. MR. LAPHAM IS CERTIFIED IN TRAUMA FOCUSED-COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY -Over 35 Years of Experience -
(239) 326-0498 View (239) 326-0498
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Freysdman Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami.
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami.
(239) 666-7211 View (239) 666-7211
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Scarlett Olivares
Counselor, LMHC, CAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Scarlett Olivares obtained her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in 2004. Scarlett obtained her graduate degree (with honors) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University. Scarlett is a bilingual/bicultural counselor that is experienced in working with families and individuals. She has honed her skills over 13 years working in the community.  Her passion and dedication led her to develop her skills in another critical mental health area, that of addiction and substance abuse.
Scarlett Olivares obtained her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in 2004. Scarlett obtained her graduate degree (with honors) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University. Scarlett is a bilingual/bicultural counselor that is experienced in working with families and individuals. She has honed her skills over 13 years working in the community.  Her passion and dedication led her to develop her skills in another critical mental health area, that of addiction and substance abuse.
(239) 451-5576 View (239) 451-5576
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Melanie Fisher
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, MPH, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33905  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where clients feel empowered to share their stories, explore their experiences, build on their strengths, and cultivate resilience.
As a therapist, my mission is to create a safe and inclusive space where clients feel empowered to share their stories, explore their experiences, build on their strengths, and cultivate resilience.
(239) 510-8728 View (239) 510-8728
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Wendi Rabucha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33905  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in Addiction Counseling, Relationships, Family Issues, Co-dependency, Bipolar, Anxiety and Anger Management. I have been in the field for over 30 years and have worked with an array of individuals and families. It is my mission to help another individual find the path to living a successful and healthy life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in Addiction Counseling, Relationships, Family Issues, Co-dependency, Bipolar, Anxiety and Anger Management. I have been in the field for over 30 years and have worked with an array of individuals and families. It is my mission to help another individual find the path to living a successful and healthy life.
(609) 362-5122 View (609) 362-5122
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Dr. Hannah Strom
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Dr. Strom has worked with individuals across ages, racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and mental health concerns but specializes in working with adults with PTSD using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and, soon, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also experienced in treating adults who suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders, stress, borderline personality disorder, sleep problems, emotional dysregulation, and physical health-related problems like chronic pain.
Dr. Strom has worked with individuals across ages, racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and mental health concerns but specializes in working with adults with PTSD using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and, soon, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also experienced in treating adults who suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders, stress, borderline personality disorder, sleep problems, emotional dysregulation, and physical health-related problems like chronic pain.
(239) 319-4934 View (239) 319-4934
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Jodi Walls
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908  (Online Only)
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
Hi there I'm Jodi. I specialize in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy. I provide supportive, safe and non-judgmental environment assisting individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and family issues. I consider myself to be the narcist whisperer. I can assist you with dealing with the difficult people in your life by setting boundaries, saying no assertively and conflict de-escalation.
(239) 899-6703 View (239) 899-6703
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Kendra Pugh
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
The crazy thing about life is that there are no instructions. Sometimes our toughest lessons have to be learned by going through the process of change. How many times have you wished you could hit the "reset" button when things go wrong? While I can't promise a magic button, I can promise that your feelings and the process you are going through right now are both totally valid. Sometimes we hold back on speaking our own truth because we haven't admitted to ourselves yet what we may already be feeling. I'm here to offer you the safe space needed in order to help you uncover your personal truth.
The crazy thing about life is that there are no instructions. Sometimes our toughest lessons have to be learned by going through the process of change. How many times have you wished you could hit the "reset" button when things go wrong? While I can't promise a magic button, I can promise that your feelings and the process you are going through right now are both totally valid. Sometimes we hold back on speaking our own truth because we haven't admitted to ourselves yet what we may already be feeling. I'm here to offer you the safe space needed in order to help you uncover your personal truth.
(239) 734-8110 View (239) 734-8110
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Stephanie Sump
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Do you feel like you’re not good enough? Do you question who you even are? Maybe past hurts keep you held back. Don’t know where to start or who you could even be outside of the trauma or hardships you’ve faced? These can be scary questions to ask yourself and scary memories to discuss. Good news is you’re not alone. I believe the only way out is through.
Do you feel like you’re not good enough? Do you question who you even are? Maybe past hurts keep you held back. Don’t know where to start or who you could even be outside of the trauma or hardships you’ve faced? These can be scary questions to ask yourself and scary memories to discuss. Good news is you’re not alone. I believe the only way out is through.
(239) 932-4231 View (239) 932-4231
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Alexa Venski, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Experiencing ongoing feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and stress? When what you really want is peace of mind and clarity? Chronic stress, a history of abuse or traumatic events can lead to anxiety, self-criticism, relationship problems, or a feeling of "stuck-ness" that you just can't seem to get in front of. I know you're tired of feeling trapped in doubt, unable to fully live. Put those days behind you. I will help you unlearn negative patterns so you can experience emotional freedom.
Experiencing ongoing feelings of overwhelm, anxiety and stress? When what you really want is peace of mind and clarity? Chronic stress, a history of abuse or traumatic events can lead to anxiety, self-criticism, relationship problems, or a feeling of "stuck-ness" that you just can't seem to get in front of. I know you're tired of feeling trapped in doubt, unable to fully live. Put those days behind you. I will help you unlearn negative patterns so you can experience emotional freedom.
(239) 204-5322 View (239) 204-5322
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Kristi Weadock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CCATP
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33901  (Online Only)
Anxiety can be debilitating, excessive worry and fear can leave you feeling stuck. You may experience physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle tension, nausea, shaking or countless other symptoms that impact your daily function and overall well-being. The persistent and overwhelming nature of anxiety can make it hard to concentrate, make decisions, or engage in otherwise enjoyable activities. I specialize in helping individuals navigate through the challenges of anxiety.
Anxiety can be debilitating, excessive worry and fear can leave you feeling stuck. You may experience physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shallow breathing, muscle tension, nausea, shaking or countless other symptoms that impact your daily function and overall well-being. The persistent and overwhelming nature of anxiety can make it hard to concentrate, make decisions, or engage in otherwise enjoyable activities. I specialize in helping individuals navigate through the challenges of anxiety.
(239) 893-6560 View (239) 893-6560
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Amy Rose Matthews
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Are you a parent who is concerned about your adolescent or young adult? Has your family life or marriage become chaotic? Is your teen engaging in risk-taking behaviors, or are they isolating themselves in their room? Are they having problems with a peer group or having school problems such as underachievement, truancy or fighting? Do you think that they be being bullied or cyber-bullied by other kids? Are you wondering if there might be a drug or alcohol problem? Do you worry about their sexual behavior ? Do they lie excessively or spend all their time on social media?
Are you a parent who is concerned about your adolescent or young adult? Has your family life or marriage become chaotic? Is your teen engaging in risk-taking behaviors, or are they isolating themselves in their room? Are they having problems with a peer group or having school problems such as underachievement, truancy or fighting? Do you think that they be being bullied or cyber-bullied by other kids? Are you wondering if there might be a drug or alcohol problem? Do you worry about their sexual behavior ? Do they lie excessively or spend all their time on social media?
(610) 572-7202 View (610) 572-7202
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Regina Rhoades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Do you need a positive change? Do you wish you experienced more joy and fulfillment? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s stress or grief? Do you imagine your relationships being deeper? Whether you are overwhelmed with current problems, or your past experiences are interfering with your current life, there is true hope for the life of purpose and fulfillment that you have dreamed of! It is my life calling to validate your struggles and empower you to live a wholehearted life, even in the face of great difficulty. I provide tele-therapy, individual, group, family/couples therapy, all in a nurturing & nonjudgmental environment.
Do you need a positive change? Do you wish you experienced more joy and fulfillment? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s stress or grief? Do you imagine your relationships being deeper? Whether you are overwhelmed with current problems, or your past experiences are interfering with your current life, there is true hope for the life of purpose and fulfillment that you have dreamed of! It is my life calling to validate your struggles and empower you to live a wholehearted life, even in the face of great difficulty. I provide tele-therapy, individual, group, family/couples therapy, all in a nurturing & nonjudgmental environment.
(941) 214-4841 View (941) 214-4841
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Danielle Jediny-Racies, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Danielle Jediny-Racies. I am a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist with over 16 years of experience providing care for people who live in Oregon, California, Florida, Washington, and Georgia. My therapeutic approach is informed by system-centered, attachment, trauma-informed methods of care and psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT). I am steady, reflective, and compassionate.
Hello. My name is Danielle Jediny-Racies. I am a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist with over 16 years of experience providing care for people who live in Oregon, California, Florida, Washington, and Georgia. My therapeutic approach is informed by system-centered, attachment, trauma-informed methods of care and psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT). I am steady, reflective, and compassionate.
(239) 420-8049 View (239) 420-8049
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Melissa Matherson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MCAP
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Melissa Matherson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a master's level Certified Addiction Professional in Florida. She was originally licensed in California and has been working in the mental health and substance abuse fields since 2000. She has worked with a variety of age groups in a variety of settings; her specialty is working with adults with co-occurring disorders. She has a master's degree from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her approach in her practice of psychotherapy is eclectic and tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.
Melissa Matherson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a master's level Certified Addiction Professional in Florida. She was originally licensed in California and has been working in the mental health and substance abuse fields since 2000. She has worked with a variety of age groups in a variety of settings; her specialty is working with adults with co-occurring disorders. She has a master's degree from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her approach in her practice of psychotherapy is eclectic and tailored to meet the individual needs of the client.
(239) 946-9157 View (239) 946-9157

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Number of Therapists in Fort Myers, FL

400+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Fort Myers, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Coping Skills
81% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Myers, FL see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Myers?

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.