Therapists in Jefferson County, IL

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Photo of Jessica Ashlock, MA, LCPC, Counselor
Jessica Ashlock
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Making the decision to begin counseling can be very overwhelming. Many times people think about coming for quite some time before they make the call. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about the counseling process to help ease your mind. We can work together to establish a plan that is best for you.
Making the decision to begin counseling can be very overwhelming. Many times people think about coming for quite some time before they make the call. I would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about the counseling process to help ease your mind. We can work together to establish a plan that is best for you.
(618) 965-8030 View (618) 965-8030
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Alaina Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
‘A speaker raises a glass of water and asks the audience, “How heavy do you think this glass of water is?” His answer: “It depends on how long you hold it. It is the exact same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier.”’ Occasionally, we have to set our burdens down so that we are able to recharge and prepare ourselves to continue moving forward. I am deeply committed to providing pathways to support and to create the best environment possible for clients.
‘A speaker raises a glass of water and asks the audience, “How heavy do you think this glass of water is?” His answer: “It depends on how long you hold it. It is the exact same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, we will not be able to carry on, the burden becoming increasingly heavier.”’ Occasionally, we have to set our burdens down so that we are able to recharge and prepare ourselves to continue moving forward. I am deeply committed to providing pathways to support and to create the best environment possible for clients.
(618) 347-4304 View (618) 347-4304
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Aspire Integrated Health PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Waitlist for new clients
We currently have a waitlist. Do you want to conquer your biggest challenges, achieve your wellness goals, and develop effective strategies to improve the way you manage your emotions and your relationships? Improving your mental health means that you will have a happier and more fulfilling life. It means that you will have better overall health and a more positive outlook on life. Our professional counselors can help you improve your life in a number of ways including developing new skills, processing your emotions in a safe and nonjudgmental setting with a trained professional, as well as setting and achieving your personal goals.
We currently have a waitlist. Do you want to conquer your biggest challenges, achieve your wellness goals, and develop effective strategies to improve the way you manage your emotions and your relationships? Improving your mental health means that you will have a happier and more fulfilling life. It means that you will have better overall health and a more positive outlook on life. Our professional counselors can help you improve your life in a number of ways including developing new skills, processing your emotions in a safe and nonjudgmental setting with a trained professional, as well as setting and achieving your personal goals.
(618) 634-7753 View (618) 634-7753
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Tiffany Shurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
I believe Brené Brown said it best, “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” My name is Tiffany Shurtz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe it is important to have a safe space to learn and grow during the process of self-discovery. I provide a judgement free environment for patients to process thoughts and feelings that hinder the ability to find self-worth. I currently see children ages 10 and older, along with adults of all ages. I have experience in CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
I believe Brené Brown said it best, “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” My name is Tiffany Shurtz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe it is important to have a safe space to learn and grow during the process of self-discovery. I provide a judgement free environment for patients to process thoughts and feelings that hinder the ability to find self-worth. I currently see children ages 10 and older, along with adults of all ages. I have experience in CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Grief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
(618) 740-6091 View (618) 740-6091
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Austin Fishback
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSE
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
You deserve to live a life that you love. There are many people who see therapy as something intrusive, not necessary or believing that they will be judged. As a therapist, I believe that the connection built between the patient and therapist is the foundation that can lead you to the life that you want to live. My only goal as a therapist is to help you achieve your goals and to see you become happier with the life you are currently living. Yes, sometimes therapy can bring up painful emotions, memories or events, but this pain can lead to growth and a better life.
You deserve to live a life that you love. There are many people who see therapy as something intrusive, not necessary or believing that they will be judged. As a therapist, I believe that the connection built between the patient and therapist is the foundation that can lead you to the life that you want to live. My only goal as a therapist is to help you achieve your goals and to see you become happier with the life you are currently living. Yes, sometimes therapy can bring up painful emotions, memories or events, but this pain can lead to growth and a better life.
(618) 212-8415 View (618) 212-8415
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Michaela Harrison
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Have you been feeling stressed out by all the many hats you are wearing on a daily basis? Maybe you have considered talking to a professional counselor in the past, but keep putting off your own self care in order to take care of the people you love. If you are starting to be convinced that you need to begin to take care of your health or you won't be any good to the people you love most give me a call to set up an initial appointment. We can discuss how counseling can help you better manage your stress!
Have you been feeling stressed out by all the many hats you are wearing on a daily basis? Maybe you have considered talking to a professional counselor in the past, but keep putting off your own self care in order to take care of the people you love. If you are starting to be convinced that you need to begin to take care of your health or you won't be any good to the people you love most give me a call to set up an initial appointment. We can discuss how counseling can help you better manage your stress!
(618) 948-0553 View (618) 948-0553
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Michelle Venegoni-Vigil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Do you feel overwhelmed with some of your life circumstances? Have you experienced trauma: a divorce, job-loss, traumatic birth, difficult diagnosis, or domestic violence? Are you depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, lacking motivation, or needing help transitioning through life? I believe that every individual has what it takes to succeed and live a fulfilling life. Sometimes, we have to go through the darkest storms to see the brightest rainbows. Without the right tools and a safe non-judgmental space, it may feel impossible to weather the storm on your own.
Do you feel overwhelmed with some of your life circumstances? Have you experienced trauma: a divorce, job-loss, traumatic birth, difficult diagnosis, or domestic violence? Are you depressed, struggling with low self-esteem, lacking motivation, or needing help transitioning through life? I believe that every individual has what it takes to succeed and live a fulfilling life. Sometimes, we have to go through the darkest storms to see the brightest rainbows. Without the right tools and a safe non-judgmental space, it may feel impossible to weather the storm on your own.
(423) 208-9095 x1 View (423) 208-9095 x1
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Jared Pryer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Have you suffered loss: loved ones, broken relationships, job, possessions? We all have suffered loss. We all have struggles. We all need someone to talk to in order to share our hurts and our struggles. We each need someone who is willing to walk through the difficult valleys of life with us to know that we are not alone in our journey. I would love to be a part of your journey to healing and restoration; to find purpose, meaning and hope in the struggles of this life. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13
Have you suffered loss: loved ones, broken relationships, job, possessions? We all have suffered loss. We all have struggles. We all need someone to talk to in order to share our hurts and our struggles. We each need someone who is willing to walk through the difficult valleys of life with us to know that we are not alone in our journey. I would love to be a part of your journey to healing and restoration; to find purpose, meaning and hope in the struggles of this life. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13
(844) 591-4459 View (844) 591-4459
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Mark Schloemann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Our significant relationships and life history have shaped our individual beliefs and behaviors. Often times those beliefs and behaviors prove to be limiting and may keep us stuck. At times, we find ourselves anxious or depressed, stressed in our relationships and out of balance. By increasing awareness and healthy living skills, counseling offers an opportunity to change your circumstances and/or your response to them.
Our significant relationships and life history have shaped our individual beliefs and behaviors. Often times those beliefs and behaviors prove to be limiting and may keep us stuck. At times, we find ourselves anxious or depressed, stressed in our relationships and out of balance. By increasing awareness and healthy living skills, counseling offers an opportunity to change your circumstances and/or your response to them.
(618) 740-3826 x1 View (618) 740-3826 x1
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Chris Burgess
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don’t feel like you have the strength. You need an immense amount of courage to stay the course and struggle even when you are almost ready to give up on life. I am here to listen, and walk beside you even when it feels like everything and maybe everyone is against you.
Courage isn’t having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don’t feel like you have the strength. You need an immense amount of courage to stay the course and struggle even when you are almost ready to give up on life. I am here to listen, and walk beside you even when it feels like everything and maybe everyone is against you.
(618) 936-0269 View (618) 936-0269
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M Joyce 'joy' Loyd
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Is your life lacking inner peace and joy? Do you feel overwhelmed and feel that you have lost yourself? Stuck in a never ending cycle of depressed feelings, anxiousness and worry? Are your relationships with your family and friends strained or broken? Life and relationships can be hard. You may have suffered trauma, hurt or loss. You may be dealing with situations over which you feel you have no control. Are you ready for a change?
Is your life lacking inner peace and joy? Do you feel overwhelmed and feel that you have lost yourself? Stuck in a never ending cycle of depressed feelings, anxiousness and worry? Are your relationships with your family and friends strained or broken? Life and relationships can be hard. You may have suffered trauma, hurt or loss. You may be dealing with situations over which you feel you have no control. Are you ready for a change?
(618) 790-0620 View (618) 790-0620
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Caroline Crocker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Life is complicated. Both my professional experiences and my own life experiences have taught me this. Women in particular experience unique challenges in today's world. We are faced with pressure from many sources, both internally and externally. I specialize in working with women of all ages, including teen girls. I offer secure, confidential video sessions so you can participate in therapy from the comfort of your home. As women we are often so busy with other responsibilities, that we put ourselves on the back burner. This is an opportunity to take care of you! You deserve it!
Life is complicated. Both my professional experiences and my own life experiences have taught me this. Women in particular experience unique challenges in today's world. We are faced with pressure from many sources, both internally and externally. I specialize in working with women of all ages, including teen girls. I offer secure, confidential video sessions so you can participate in therapy from the comfort of your home. As women we are often so busy with other responsibilities, that we put ourselves on the back burner. This is an opportunity to take care of you! You deserve it!
(618) 441-4544 View (618) 441-4544
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Twana Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864  (Online Only)
My name is Twana Curry. I am an LCSW in multiple states with over 20+ years in the field. I am glad you are here, this is the first step in a journey. Do you ever feel like something is missing, but can't put your finger on it Are you looking to go deeper in your journey, wanting to find the calm and balance with your past, present, and your future. This is when we seek guidance, we may be experiencing chronic stress, pain, depression, anxiety, grief, or as of late feeling like this world is not something you recognize any longer.
My name is Twana Curry. I am an LCSW in multiple states with over 20+ years in the field. I am glad you are here, this is the first step in a journey. Do you ever feel like something is missing, but can't put your finger on it Are you looking to go deeper in your journey, wanting to find the calm and balance with your past, present, and your future. This is when we seek guidance, we may be experiencing chronic stress, pain, depression, anxiety, grief, or as of late feeling like this world is not something you recognize any longer.
(618) 342-7087 View (618) 342-7087
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Megan Joy Bates
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
I specialize in testing services ranging from the identification / diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, autism, learning & intellectual disabilities) to complex psychiatric presentations in which mood, personality, social, and cognitive factors may be at play. My goal is to empower individuals who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, social regulations, or other challenges to utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. These goals vary by individual; from goals to improve their academic or occupational functioning, foster healthier relationships, take control of emotional responses, or to understand themselves.
I specialize in testing services ranging from the identification / diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, autism, learning & intellectual disabilities) to complex psychiatric presentations in which mood, personality, social, and cognitive factors may be at play. My goal is to empower individuals who are struggling with emotional, behavioral, social regulations, or other challenges to utilize their strengths to achieve their goals. These goals vary by individual; from goals to improve their academic or occupational functioning, foster healthier relationships, take control of emotional responses, or to understand themselves.
(618) 787-5315 View (618) 787-5315
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Michelle Barraco Hatchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
I am Michelle Barraco Hatchett, a masters level psychotherapist, licensed clinical professional counselor(LCPC) and certified drug and alcohol counselor (CADC). In my 15 years of clinical experience, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults challenged with a variety of mental health and life concerns including but my limited to depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and substance use. I strive to create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment while providing clinical insight to guide my clients through treatment.
(708) 847-9564 View (708) 847-9564
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Bobby Mooney
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Ever have the nagging sense that things aren't getting better? Or a fear that life is working out better for people around you? Life can seem so complicated. And busy. It can seem overwhelming to think about how to fix a marriage. Or how to finally face that anxiety you've been running from. It's hard to think about finding time to start getting better. All these thoughts keep us stuck. Stuck in relationships that could be better. Stuck living in a grey depression. What could we achieve if we decided to get unstuck? Hundreds of people every day move from STUCK to a fresh START.
Ever have the nagging sense that things aren't getting better? Or a fear that life is working out better for people around you? Life can seem so complicated. And busy. It can seem overwhelming to think about how to fix a marriage. Or how to finally face that anxiety you've been running from. It's hard to think about finding time to start getting better. All these thoughts keep us stuck. Stuck in relationships that could be better. Stuck living in a grey depression. What could we achieve if we decided to get unstuck? Hundreds of people every day move from STUCK to a fresh START.
(618) 742-3907 View (618) 742-3907
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Zachary Stephenson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
You know something is wrong, but you are not sure what it is, why it happened, or how to fix it. You think you probably need help, but it's hard to know where to start. You worry about being overmedicated or wasting your time. You want to figure out, once and for all, what is going on and how to take care of it. Does this sound familiar?
You know something is wrong, but you are not sure what it is, why it happened, or how to fix it. You think you probably need help, but it's hard to know where to start. You worry about being overmedicated or wasting your time. You want to figure out, once and for all, what is going on and how to take care of it. Does this sound familiar?
(618) 243-0546 View (618) 243-0546
Joyce L Bechtel-Worthy Life Wellness Pllc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
I have experience with, adoption preservation, PTSD, behavioral problems, anger management, sexual abuse victims, grief, relationship issues, anxiety and depression and more. By utilizing several therapeutic modalities including CBT, Solution Focused, and Strength Based Therapy, I am able to equip clients to develop skills to manage their challenges.
I have experience with, adoption preservation, PTSD, behavioral problems, anger management, sexual abuse victims, grief, relationship issues, anxiety and depression and more. By utilizing several therapeutic modalities including CBT, Solution Focused, and Strength Based Therapy, I am able to equip clients to develop skills to manage their challenges.
(844) 960-2951 View (844) 960-2951
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Veronica N. Alcerro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Have you been thinking about learning ways to improve how you deal with stress? Is your life overwhelming and you are not sure how to help yourself with your emotions? Does it seem like no one listens to you and you are looking for someone that really hears you and understands what you are dealing with? If you need a judgement free zone just to vent sometimes but are also interested in gaining new skills then I am a good fit for you. I would be honored to help you achieve your goals in order to enhance your overall life satisfaction.
Have you been thinking about learning ways to improve how you deal with stress? Is your life overwhelming and you are not sure how to help yourself with your emotions? Does it seem like no one listens to you and you are looking for someone that really hears you and understands what you are dealing with? If you need a judgement free zone just to vent sometimes but are also interested in gaining new skills then I am a good fit for you. I would be honored to help you achieve your goals in order to enhance your overall life satisfaction.
(618) 822-3530 View (618) 822-3530
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Scott Michael Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Hello! My name is Scott Murray, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice as a psychotherapist. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and soon after attained my Illinois clinical social work licensure. I have 20+ years experience working in outpatient clinics, in-patient psychiatric treatment facilities, academic institutions, and forensic facilities where I provided assessment and therapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families.
Hello! My name is Scott Murray, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice as a psychotherapist. I am a graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and soon after attained my Illinois clinical social work licensure. I have 20+ years experience working in outpatient clinics, in-patient psychiatric treatment facilities, academic institutions, and forensic facilities where I provided assessment and therapy to individuals, groups, couples, and families.
(618) 492-4841 View (618) 492-4841
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Number of Therapists in Jefferson County, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Jefferson County, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
74% Stress
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
85% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jefferson County, IL see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jefferson 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.