Therapists in Oakland, FL

Photo of Yount Psychological Services, PLLC, Psychologist in Oakland, FL
Yount Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, FL 34760
At YPS we hope to partner with you and your family. YPS has been a leading provider of services in central Florida since opening in 2013. As a clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Yount has conducted hundreds of evaluations, worked with various ages across many settings: outpatient, inpatient, professional athletes, college students, etc. We now have a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) on staff who provides ABA therapy for children ages 2 to 8 years old for early intervention. We are not presently accepting clients for mental health counseling.
At YPS we hope to partner with you and your family. YPS has been a leading provider of services in central Florida since opening in 2013. As a clinical and forensic psychologist Dr. Yount has conducted hundreds of evaluations, worked with various ages across many settings: outpatient, inpatient, professional athletes, college students, etc. We now have a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) on staff who provides ABA therapy for children ages 2 to 8 years old for early intervention. We are not presently accepting clients for mental health counseling.
(407) 378-1954 View (407) 378-1954
Photo of Raising Resilience , Licensed Professional Counselor in Oakland, FL
Raising Resilience
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, FL 34787  (Online Only)
I am accepting new Tele-Therapy individuals & couples. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need help. However, it's the first step. I am excited to work with a vast array of clients, including those in the LGBTQ+/BDSM/Kink/Consensual Non-Monogamy community and those with religious shame, veterans, & those with criminal & substance use histories. If you are searching for internal stability, & grounding, I would love to help facilitate personal growth in a compassionate & safe environment. My goal is to assist you in moving towards self-acceptance & away from shame.
I am accepting new Tele-Therapy individuals & couples. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need help. However, it's the first step. I am excited to work with a vast array of clients, including those in the LGBTQ+/BDSM/Kink/Consensual Non-Monogamy community and those with religious shame, veterans, & those with criminal & substance use histories. If you are searching for internal stability, & grounding, I would love to help facilitate personal growth in a compassionate & safe environment. My goal is to assist you in moving towards self-acceptance & away from shame.
(407) 974-7270 View (407) 974-7270
Photo of Immersion Recovery Center, Pre-Licensed Professional in Oakland, FL
Immersion Recovery Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, CAP, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
(561) 944-8913 View (561) 944-8913
Photo of Julie Labanz, Counselor in Oakland, FL
Julie Labanz
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LPC-S, CST
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Do you and your partner have different ideas of how often you should have sex or about the quality of it? Are you experiencing shame or pain when trying to engage with a partner sexually? Are you interested in pursuing a non-traditional relationship or in a consensual non-monogamous relationship but having trouble navigating those waters? Do you worry that you might be addicted to porn or sex? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and feel like all you do anymore is argue? I'm here to help you address those issues and more in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Do you and your partner have different ideas of how often you should have sex or about the quality of it? Are you experiencing shame or pain when trying to engage with a partner sexually? Are you interested in pursuing a non-traditional relationship or in a consensual non-monogamous relationship but having trouble navigating those waters? Do you worry that you might be addicted to porn or sex? Are you and your partner struggling to communicate and feel like all you do anymore is argue? I'm here to help you address those issues and more in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
(727) 591-7096 View (727) 591-7096
Photo of Karlette D'aguiar, Counselor in Oakland, FL
Karlette D'aguiar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Karlette D'Aguiar is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Florida State Qualified Supervisor with over ten years of practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. Karlette offers a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where those seeking mental and emotional healing can feel welcomed and safe as they take that initial step toward becoming a stronger, more whole person.
Karlette D'Aguiar is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Florida State Qualified Supervisor with over ten years of practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Howard University. Karlette offers a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where those seeking mental and emotional healing can feel welcomed and safe as they take that initial step toward becoming a stronger, more whole person.
(321) 504-5639 View (321) 504-5639
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Heather Lampton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787  (Online Only)
Do you often feel exhausted by anxiety and depression? Have you considered seeking help but find it challenging to take the first step? I understand where you're coming from, and I know it can feel overwhelming. But here's the good news: there's a way out, and I'm here to assist you. I'm Dr. Lampton, but feel free to call me Heather.
Do you often feel exhausted by anxiety and depression? Have you considered seeking help but find it challenging to take the first step? I understand where you're coming from, and I know it can feel overwhelming. But here's the good news: there's a way out, and I'm here to assist you. I'm Dr. Lampton, but feel free to call me Heather.
(725) 900-4584 View (725) 900-4584
Photo of Online Virtual Therapy With Angelina, Mental Health Counselor in Oakland, FL
Online Virtual Therapy With Angelina
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, FL 34787
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
FREE consultations! Are you feeling stuck in negative thoughts, intense emotions, or behavioral patterns that don't serve your best interest? Are you hoping to build more meaning and joy in your life? You may feel hesitant about reaching out for help, especially with pressure from all directions to "have it all together". I'm here to join you on this journey to discover healing and build a balanced life. My goal is to help you find compassion for yourself, develop skills to help you navigate life stressors, and be confident in the resilient person you are.
(858) 463-5710 View (858) 463-5710
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Maxi Dillon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Maxi is a cognitive-behavioral therapist that has over a decade of experience working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Manager and State Qualified Supervisor for the mental health profession. Maxi has extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing distress. Maxi enjoys helping individuals with their guided discovery to understand the origins to their distress, improve self-awareness, change their narrative, and empower people to learn and utilize skills to improve overall functioning.
Maxi is a cognitive-behavioral therapist that has over a decade of experience working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Manager and State Qualified Supervisor for the mental health profession. Maxi has extensive experience working with individuals who are experiencing distress. Maxi enjoys helping individuals with their guided discovery to understand the origins to their distress, improve self-awareness, change their narrative, and empower people to learn and utilize skills to improve overall functioning.
(321) 730-2968 View (321) 730-2968
Photo of Jessica Matthews, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, FL
Jessica Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, FL 34787  (Online Only)
Jessica Matthews graduated from the University of New Hampshire earning her Masters of Social Work. She has been a psychotherapist for the past 7 years, specializing in anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions, family and relationship issues, depression and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and self-esteem issues. She believes in a client-centered approach and her goal is to provide each individual served with a safe and judgement free space that fosters positive change, growth, and empowerment.
Jessica Matthews graduated from the University of New Hampshire earning her Masters of Social Work. She has been a psychotherapist for the past 7 years, specializing in anxiety disorders, grief, life transitions, family and relationship issues, depression and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and self-esteem issues. She believes in a client-centered approach and her goal is to provide each individual served with a safe and judgement free space that fosters positive change, growth, and empowerment.
(646) 604-2498 View (646) 604-2498
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Immersion Recovery Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
(561) 556-7021 View (561) 556-7021
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Yolanda Taylor
Counselor, MA
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787  (Online Only)
Yolanda Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Webster University/Orlando campus with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Yolanda believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change, using a cognitive or holistic approach. Her main areas of focus include: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for ages 18-55.
Yolanda Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. She graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Webster University/Orlando campus with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Yolanda believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change, using a cognitive or holistic approach. Her main areas of focus include: Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Depression for ages 18-55.
(321) 384-3797 View (321) 384-3797
Photo of Immersion Recovery Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, FL
Immersion Recovery Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, FL 34787
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
(561) 468-3811 View (561) 468-3811
Photo of Jasodra Suba, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Oakland, FL
Jasodra Suba
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Dr. Jasodra Suba is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She graduated with a Doctorate in Psychology and Education from National Louis University and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. As a clinician and educator, she has over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As part of her profession of mental health care, Dr. Suba is committed to providing high-quality client-centered, reality-based, psycho-educational, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Jasodra Suba is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. She graduated with a Doctorate in Psychology and Education from National Louis University and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. As a clinician and educator, she has over 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse racial, cultural, gender, and socioeconomic backgrounds. As part of her profession of mental health care, Dr. Suba is committed to providing high-quality client-centered, reality-based, psycho-educational, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(407) 890-7129 View (407) 890-7129
Photo of Patricia Borno, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, FL
Patricia Borno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Patricia Borno has practiced psychotherapy in Orlando, Florida for the last 33 years. She comes from a military family living up and down the East Coast and is married to a first responder and has two daughters. She obtained her MSW from Florida State University with primary training in cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience across the spectrum in psychiatric care including at the acute care psychiatric hospital, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, residential, and outpatient clinic levels of care.
Patricia Borno has practiced psychotherapy in Orlando, Florida for the last 33 years. She comes from a military family living up and down the East Coast and is married to a first responder and has two daughters. She obtained her MSW from Florida State University with primary training in cognitive behavioral therapy. She has experience across the spectrum in psychiatric care including at the acute care psychiatric hospital, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, residential, and outpatient clinic levels of care.
(689) 407-2914 View (689) 407-2914
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Ryan Roberts
Counselor, NCC, CCMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakland, FL 34760  (Online Only)
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. To foster the therapeutic relationship I incorporate trust, respect, and authenticity into my work. I provide an open, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel at ease. My goal for my clients is two-fold. In the short term, I'd like to help clients get some relief and to ease some of the symptoms they may be experiencing. In the longer term, I hope to get to the bottom of the feelings, concerns and dilemmas that cause such symptoms.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. To foster the therapeutic relationship I incorporate trust, respect, and authenticity into my work. I provide an open, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel at ease. My goal for my clients is two-fold. In the short term, I'd like to help clients get some relief and to ease some of the symptoms they may be experiencing. In the longer term, I hope to get to the bottom of the feelings, concerns and dilemmas that cause such symptoms.
(321) 450-9021 View (321) 450-9021
Photo of Ashley Neri, Counselor in Oakland, FL
Ashley Neri
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 13 years of experience working in residential, inpatient, private practice and outpatient settings. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT), and I am currently licensed in the state of Florida.
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 13 years of experience working in residential, inpatient, private practice and outpatient settings. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy Professional (C-DBT), and I am currently licensed in the state of Florida.
(321) 617-1484 View (321) 617-1484
Photo of Edward Koch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, FL
Edward Koch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Edward Koch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing since 2017. He graduated from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York with a graduate degree in Social Work. He also has a graduate degree in Theology from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. Edward believes in empowering clients to discover the strengths they possess, as well as teach them coping skills they lack to address their areas of dis-ease. His principal areas of focus include mood disorders, substance use and grief. In his spare time, Edward likes to follow his football and hockey teams.
Edward Koch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has been practicing since 2017. He graduated from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York with a graduate degree in Social Work. He also has a graduate degree in Theology from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. Edward believes in empowering clients to discover the strengths they possess, as well as teach them coping skills they lack to address their areas of dis-ease. His principal areas of focus include mood disorders, substance use and grief. In his spare time, Edward likes to follow his football and hockey teams.
(321) 577-0418 View (321) 577-0418
Photo of Hontah Epps, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oakland, FL
Hontah Epps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787
Hontah Epps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has more than 24 years of experience as a social worker, clinical therapist, educator, supervisor, and leader committed to vulnerable populations. In 1999, she began her career as a social worker within the child welfare system in New York City. While working full-time foster care social worker, Hontah attended Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical social work.
Hontah Epps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has more than 24 years of experience as a social worker, clinical therapist, educator, supervisor, and leader committed to vulnerable populations. In 1999, she began her career as a social worker within the child welfare system in New York City. While working full-time foster care social worker, Hontah attended Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service and obtained her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in clinical social work.
(407) 807-6152 View (407) 807-6152
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Suzanne Zeien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R, ACSW
Verified
Oakland, FL 34760
Hello. I have 30 plus years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Psychotherapist. I assist people of all ages and backgrounds achieve greater happiness and wellbeing in their daily lives. My office provides a private, comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment for individuals, couples and families. I employ an Integrative Therapy approach to address the unique needs of each person. I am trained in short term and long term counseling and psychotherapy modalities.
Hello. I have 30 plus years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Psychotherapist. I assist people of all ages and backgrounds achieve greater happiness and wellbeing in their daily lives. My office provides a private, comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment for individuals, couples and families. I employ an Integrative Therapy approach to address the unique needs of each person. I am trained in short term and long term counseling and psychotherapy modalities.
(607) 703-2921 View (607) 703-2921
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Counseling with Jess
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Oakland, FL 34787  (Online Only)
Depression comes in many forms and anxiety can be overwhelming. If you are struggling with feeling confident, experiencing self-doubt, over-thinking, guilt/shame, grief and loss, life changes, your faith, or just feeling like adulting sucks. I would love to work with you. Do you need to learn how to overcome negativity, despair, trauma and sadness. Therapy can help you to move forward in your life. To gain confidence, learn to set healthy boundaries and communicate assertively; so that you can make room for truly living and not just surviving.
Depression comes in many forms and anxiety can be overwhelming. If you are struggling with feeling confident, experiencing self-doubt, over-thinking, guilt/shame, grief and loss, life changes, your faith, or just feeling like adulting sucks. I would love to work with you. Do you need to learn how to overcome negativity, despair, trauma and sadness. Therapy can help you to move forward in your life. To gain confidence, learn to set healthy boundaries and communicate assertively; so that you can make room for truly living and not just surviving.
(786) 681-0973 View (786) 681-0973

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Number of Therapists in Oakland, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in Oakland, FL who prioritize treating:

82% Depression
77% Anxiety
64% Grief
64% Life Transitions
50% ADHD
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% Cigna and Evernorth
89% Optum

How Therapists in Oakland, FL see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oakland?

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.