Therapists in Habersham County, GA

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Photo of Susie Strickland, LPC, MAC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Susie Strickland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
My ideal client is one that loves to see their strenghts and use them as a part of their therapy. I believe that a therapist is one who helps a client understand who they are and what they can accomplish. Therapy should be client centered and focused on resilience.
My ideal client is one that loves to see their strenghts and use them as a part of their therapy. I believe that a therapist is one who helps a client understand who they are and what they can accomplish. Therapy should be client centered and focused on resilience.
(706) 406-6827 View (706) 406-6827
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Hailey Hoopaugh
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarkesville, GA 30523  (Online Only)
I am passionate about developing meaningful client relationships and helping teenagers and adults recognize their strengths and abilities, while empowering them to make changes that positively impact their lives. I work with individuals from all different walks of life, meeting them where they are using a nonjudgmental and open-minded approach. I tailor my treatment approach specifically to each client's individual needs. I work with a wide variety of disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Self-Harm.
I am passionate about developing meaningful client relationships and helping teenagers and adults recognize their strengths and abilities, while empowering them to make changes that positively impact their lives. I work with individuals from all different walks of life, meeting them where they are using a nonjudgmental and open-minded approach. I tailor my treatment approach specifically to each client's individual needs. I work with a wide variety of disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ADD, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Self-Harm.
(404) 975-2608 View (404) 975-2608
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Kim Page
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Cornelia, GA 30531
Hi! I'm so glad you are here.You have come to this page because you are looking for something to change in your life. It may be within yourself or in a relationship.You are brave for seeking connection and for seeking support. You don't have to do it alone anymore. I'm here to come alongside of you as you navigate fears, anxieties, & unwanted behaviors. I'm passionate about this because I have journeyed through many of these places and am walking in victory! You can get free of unwanted thought patterns, painful emotions, or trauma that is keeping you stuck. We will work together to listen to the needs and desires of your soul.
Hi! I'm so glad you are here.You have come to this page because you are looking for something to change in your life. It may be within yourself or in a relationship.You are brave for seeking connection and for seeking support. You don't have to do it alone anymore. I'm here to come alongside of you as you navigate fears, anxieties, & unwanted behaviors. I'm passionate about this because I have journeyed through many of these places and am walking in victory! You can get free of unwanted thought patterns, painful emotions, or trauma that is keeping you stuck. We will work together to listen to the needs and desires of your soul.
(303) 622-5720 View (303) 622-5720
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Whitney Kleinert
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
My clients who seek a psychological or psychoeducational evaluation come from all backgrounds with a variety of strengths and challenges. I work with individuals ages 2 through approximately 65. I specialize in Autism, behavior disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and much more.
My clients who seek a psychological or psychoeducational evaluation come from all backgrounds with a variety of strengths and challenges. I work with individuals ages 2 through approximately 65. I specialize in Autism, behavior disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and much more.
(706) 810-5381 View (706) 810-5381
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Rev. Dr. Betsie H Poinsett
CHT, DD, Clinical
Verified Verified
Demorest, GA 30535
My mission is to help people release any blocks they may have that are holding them back from becoming the unlimited person they deserve to be!! Hypnotherapy accesses 100% of the mind, therefore, clients have faster results in a shorter amount of time. Most people tell me "they have tried everything else" and now seek the positive benefits in hypnotherapy.
My mission is to help people release any blocks they may have that are holding them back from becoming the unlimited person they deserve to be!! Hypnotherapy accesses 100% of the mind, therefore, clients have faster results in a shorter amount of time. Most people tell me "they have tried everything else" and now seek the positive benefits in hypnotherapy.
(762) 583-9690 View (762) 583-9690
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Life Cycles Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
My approach as a Licensed Professional Counselor is encouraging people to focus on life's realities and make adjustments to help improve their lives. In my thirty years of experience I have worked with adults, adolescents, and combat veterans in residential treatment, community mental health, and corrections. I have helped people with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities. My clinical strengths are helping clients gain insight into their relationships and cope with serious mental illness.
My approach as a Licensed Professional Counselor is encouraging people to focus on life's realities and make adjustments to help improve their lives. In my thirty years of experience I have worked with adults, adolescents, and combat veterans in residential treatment, community mental health, and corrections. I have helped people with Mental Illness, Substance Abuse Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities. My clinical strengths are helping clients gain insight into their relationships and cope with serious mental illness.
(762) 224-6942 View (762) 224-6942
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Flourish Child and Family Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Laurie Gallman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She works with children, adolescents and young adults and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, family changes, grief, and executive functioning challenges.
Laurie Gallman is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She works with children, adolescents and young adults and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, family changes, grief, and executive functioning challenges.
(706) 898-4210 View (706) 898-4210
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Darlene Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Hello my name is Darlene and I have been a counselor for over 20 years. I am compassionate, empathetic and goal focused therapist. I create a calm and productive counseling environment to help you at your time of need. My experience includes work with couples, families and individual facing challenging times in their life. Issues that I have helps other with include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, marriage issues, addiction and life issues. I have experience in many different settings such as private practice, Residential treatment, drug/dui courts and college setting.
Hello my name is Darlene and I have been a counselor for over 20 years. I am compassionate, empathetic and goal focused therapist. I create a calm and productive counseling environment to help you at your time of need. My experience includes work with couples, families and individual facing challenging times in their life. Issues that I have helps other with include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, marriage issues, addiction and life issues. I have experience in many different settings such as private practice, Residential treatment, drug/dui courts and college setting.
(912) 557-9344 View (912) 557-9344
Photo of Jamie Lewis-Cox, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jamie Lewis-Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Hi! I’m an LPC in GA and have worked for 10+ years with all age groups in outpatient/inpatient settings struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, & suicidal thoughts. My therapeutic approach is integrative, primarily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. I have worked with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders, as well as those struggling with behavioral and emotional distress, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, insomnia, and more.
Hi! I’m an LPC in GA and have worked for 10+ years with all age groups in outpatient/inpatient settings struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, & suicidal thoughts. My therapeutic approach is integrative, primarily influenced by Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies. I have worked with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity, and psychotic disorders, as well as those struggling with behavioral and emotional distress, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, insomnia, and more.
(706) 928-6744 View (706) 928-6744
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Sonja Shavers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Welcome, my name is Sonja and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 25 years of experience. I am also certified as a Health Educator and Food Over Medicine Specialist and am a Personal Wellness Strategist who uses a holistic approach while empowering clients toward health and wholeness. My experience includes treating youth and adults in several settings and my specialization includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, life stressors such as school and college experiences, separation, divorce, blended families, grief, and aging-related depression and anxiety.
Welcome, my name is Sonja and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia with over 25 years of experience. I am also certified as a Health Educator and Food Over Medicine Specialist and am a Personal Wellness Strategist who uses a holistic approach while empowering clients toward health and wholeness. My experience includes treating youth and adults in several settings and my specialization includes the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, life stressors such as school and college experiences, separation, divorce, blended families, grief, and aging-related depression and anxiety.
(770) 270-3178 View (770) 270-3178
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Derrick Sykes
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cornelia, GA 30531
Derrick Sykes, Licensed Professional Counselor LGBT African American Male professional that is a part of multiple minority groups that has been through hell and back, ready to encounter others to find their healing. I have learned so much from my personal and professional experience that I am here to help you find the best version of yourself through your therapy journey. Let's get to work and welcome. Self-care and self-esteem issues LGBT Black People who are struggling with gender identity, sexual identity and anxiety depression, among other obstacles.
Derrick Sykes, Licensed Professional Counselor LGBT African American Male professional that is a part of multiple minority groups that has been through hell and back, ready to encounter others to find their healing. I have learned so much from my personal and professional experience that I am here to help you find the best version of yourself through your therapy journey. Let's get to work and welcome. Self-care and self-esteem issues LGBT Black People who are struggling with gender identity, sexual identity and anxiety depression, among other obstacles.
(770) 525-8781 View (770) 525-8781
Photo of Ena Melton-Myers, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ena Melton-Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cornelia, GA 30531
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
My name is Ena (pronounced ee-nah) Melton-Myers. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia. For me, therapy is about growth for you in whatever way is going to have the most positive impact on you at this time. In some phases of our life, growth is in small steps that help break down the things that seem overwhelming. In other phases of our life, we are ready for growth that feels like leaps and bounds. Our time together should focus on what you need at this moment to be better tomorrow. I've been very fortunate to work with a wide array of clients and am comfortable treating most conditions.
(470) 450-4877 View (470) 450-4877
Photo of Mylene Hallaran - LifeWorks Counseling, MS, LPC, CHT, Licensed Professional Counselor
LifeWorks Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
We started LifeWorks in 1995 & serve North Georgia with three locations - Gainesville, Dahlonega, and Clarkesville. We each have over thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups, and facilitating workshops and retreats. We are also trained hypnotherapists. We work with many issues including anxiety & depression, relationships, substance abuse, anger, self-esteem, stress, & abuse issues. Our approach is to view individuals holistically - mind, body, & spirit.
We started LifeWorks in 1995 & serve North Georgia with three locations - Gainesville, Dahlonega, and Clarkesville. We each have over thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, groups, and facilitating workshops and retreats. We are also trained hypnotherapists. We work with many issues including anxiety & depression, relationships, substance abuse, anger, self-esteem, stress, & abuse issues. Our approach is to view individuals holistically - mind, body, & spirit.
(706) 225-7069 View (706) 225-7069
Photo of Kevin R. Kurtz, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kevin R. Kurtz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarkesville, GA 30523
Kevin Kurtz understands that as we go through life, we develop struggles that we often need help with. As we work together you can gain awareness about yourself which will motivate you to progress in establishing the balance in life that you desire. You deserve relief and peace. Treatment can be beneficial to help you reach your goals. Mr. Kurtz takes a holistic approach using evidence-based practices. I believe that each individual has the ability to change and with treatment and work you advance in your mental health status. Online available for individual sessions only. Insurance through Headway site.
Kevin Kurtz understands that as we go through life, we develop struggles that we often need help with. As we work together you can gain awareness about yourself which will motivate you to progress in establishing the balance in life that you desire. You deserve relief and peace. Treatment can be beneficial to help you reach your goals. Mr. Kurtz takes a holistic approach using evidence-based practices. I believe that each individual has the ability to change and with treatment and work you advance in your mental health status. Online available for individual sessions only. Insurance through Headway site.
(706) 491-7064 View (706) 491-7064
Photo of Eric C. Thurmond, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Eric C. Thurmond
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cornelia, GA 30531
Eric Thurmond is a Licensed Professional Counselor and native of Rabun County Georgia. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Piedmont College and his M.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. He maintains a physical office in Clayton, GA but offers telehealth services as well. He has practiced as an outpatient therapist for over 12 years and works with child, teen, and adult populations alike. It is his goal to provide the highest quality counseling services from a thought-provoking and informed Christian perspective of hope and healing.
Eric Thurmond is a Licensed Professional Counselor and native of Rabun County Georgia. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Piedmont College and his M.S. in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. He maintains a physical office in Clayton, GA but offers telehealth services as well. He has practiced as an outpatient therapist for over 12 years and works with child, teen, and adult populations alike. It is his goal to provide the highest quality counseling services from a thought-provoking and informed Christian perspective of hope and healing.
(706) 686-3661 View (706) 686-3661
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Joshua Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, GA 30563
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Washington DC with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Washington DC with a decade of professional work experience ranging from adolescents to adults. I work with clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I help clients with family conflicts, life transitions, parenting issues, mood disorders, depression, trauma, and anxiety.
(404) 574-5874 View (404) 574-5874
Photo of Alicia Smith, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alicia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Alto, GA 30510
Alicia has been in the field of social work for 16 years and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 10. Her Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) certification has allowed her to be a support to those who are battling with substance abuse and alcohol challenges. Alicia strives to be "committed to the process." Being fully invested in the journey toward healing is what she does. She provides services that address substance abuse, depression, anxiety, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and life challenges.
Alicia has been in the field of social work for 16 years and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 10. Her Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) certification has allowed her to be a support to those who are battling with substance abuse and alcohol challenges. Alicia strives to be "committed to the process." Being fully invested in the journey toward healing is what she does. She provides services that address substance abuse, depression, anxiety, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and life challenges.
(770) 758-9629 View (770) 758-9629
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Tamara Meadows
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cornelia, GA 30531
I am Tamara Meadows, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. For over a decade, I have served as a mental health professional, working with individuals of all ages. I am passionate about helping individuals battling mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. I also specialize in providing support and education for women with PCOS‚ who are often misdiagnosed, overlooked, and misunderstood.
I am Tamara Meadows, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. For over a decade, I have served as a mental health professional, working with individuals of all ages. I am passionate about helping individuals battling mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. I also specialize in providing support and education for women with PCOS‚ who are often misdiagnosed, overlooked, and misunderstood.
(770) 404-9378 View (770) 404-9378
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LaShell Pope
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Airy, GA 30563
Hi, my name is LaShell Pope. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who loves working with adolescents and adults in diverse populations of different races, cultures, and ethnicities. My approach is to journey with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and different mood disorders. I am also passionate about relationship management, offering pre-marital and marriage counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, and spiritual therapy as a certified Trainer/Facilitator with Prepare-Enrich and Level 1 Gottman certified therapist.
Hi, my name is LaShell Pope. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who loves working with adolescents and adults in diverse populations of different races, cultures, and ethnicities. My approach is to journey with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and different mood disorders. I am also passionate about relationship management, offering pre-marital and marriage counseling, couples counseling, family therapy, and spiritual therapy as a certified Trainer/Facilitator with Prepare-Enrich and Level 1 Gottman certified therapist.
(770) 270-3205 View (770) 270-3205
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Cassandra DeFeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Alto, GA 30510
Hi, I'm Cassie! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience in the field. I enjoy working with individuals looking for help managing depression, anxiety, and daily stressors. I also enjoy working with people who struggle with binge eating. As a dietitian and counselor, I offer a unique opportunity to help you work on your overall wellness.
Hi, I'm Cassie! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 14 years of experience in the field. I enjoy working with individuals looking for help managing depression, anxiety, and daily stressors. I also enjoy working with people who struggle with binge eating. As a dietitian and counselor, I offer a unique opportunity to help you work on your overall wellness.
(478) 242-5095 View (478) 242-5095
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Number of Therapists in Habersham County, GA

20+

Average cost per session

$90

Therapists in Habersham County, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
54% Grief
54% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
95% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Habersham County, GA see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Habersham County?

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.