Therapists in Wheaton, IL

Photo of Jacqueline Chaidez, MAATC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jacqueline Chaidez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAATC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
Are you struggling with mood, substance, or relational issues that feel overwhelming? Do you have a difficult time accessing your feelings? Whether it’s through traditional talk therapy or the use of art therapy, I am here to help you move through your barriers and make changes in your life! As a therapist I am genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I practice unconditional positive regard for my clients and radical empathy. I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to explore and work through the challenges that bring them to therapy.
Are you struggling with mood, substance, or relational issues that feel overwhelming? Do you have a difficult time accessing your feelings? Whether it’s through traditional talk therapy or the use of art therapy, I am here to help you move through your barriers and make changes in your life! As a therapist I am genuine, authentic, and compassionate. I practice unconditional positive regard for my clients and radical empathy. I am passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients to explore and work through the challenges that bring them to therapy.
(630) 426-7269 View (630) 426-7269
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First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Hi my name is Bette Hunt owner of First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd. Are you experiencing difficulties with relationships, family conflicts, or intimacy problems? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma? Are you using alcohol or other drugs to help you through? You do not have to struggle alone. I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives to improve their personal well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
Hi my name is Bette Hunt owner of First Choice DUI & Counseling Services, Ltd. Are you experiencing difficulties with relationships, family conflicts, or intimacy problems? Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma? Are you using alcohol or other drugs to help you through? You do not have to struggle alone. I can help. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives to improve their personal well-being. I work with individuals, couples, and families.
(331) 208-5417 View (331) 208-5417
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John Robert Nesse
LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
My name is John Nesse. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. While counseling can be intimidating, it presents many opportunities for growth, whether that be through pursuing greater self-awareness, challenging our thoughts about ourselves and others, or processing trauma and difficulties. My counseling approach is holistic and integrative and dependent on my client’s needs. I desire to create a space that is safe, educational, and supportive.
My name is John Nesse. I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. While counseling can be intimidating, it presents many opportunities for growth, whether that be through pursuing greater self-awareness, challenging our thoughts about ourselves and others, or processing trauma and difficulties. My counseling approach is holistic and integrative and dependent on my client’s needs. I desire to create a space that is safe, educational, and supportive.
(630) 528-1138 x301 View (630) 528-1138 x301
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David Joseph Klemm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Too often, this life can make us feel weak, broken, and helpless. As a therapist, I strive to help individuals express themselves fully as who they are inside. My therapeutic style is direct, yet coupled with compassion and empathy. I always feel excited to help others in this journey through life–to help them to find personal purpose and meaning. I strive to help my clients who feel helpless and broken to feel empowered through coping skills, mindfulness, self expression, and assertiveness.
Too often, this life can make us feel weak, broken, and helpless. As a therapist, I strive to help individuals express themselves fully as who they are inside. My therapeutic style is direct, yet coupled with compassion and empathy. I always feel excited to help others in this journey through life–to help them to find personal purpose and meaning. I strive to help my clients who feel helpless and broken to feel empowered through coping skills, mindfulness, self expression, and assertiveness.
(224) 425-4085 View (224) 425-4085
Holly S Heighway
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Setting new goals for 2024? Maybe self-improvement or self-healing is on your list for 2024-therapy can help! Hi, I'm Holly. I have been in practice for 10+ years treating individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, all things self-worth. Whether you are looking to improve the satisfaction in your relationship or wanting support for day-to-day stressors I can help. I personalize treatment based on each client's need and situation, motivating anyone's ability to pursue real change in their life.
Setting new goals for 2024? Maybe self-improvement or self-healing is on your list for 2024-therapy can help! Hi, I'm Holly. I have been in practice for 10+ years treating individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, communication, all things self-worth. Whether you are looking to improve the satisfaction in your relationship or wanting support for day-to-day stressors I can help. I personalize treatment based on each client's need and situation, motivating anyone's ability to pursue real change in their life.
(630) 912-8338 View (630) 912-8338
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Ines Chen
Counselor, DCoun, LPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
My dear client, I am glad that you have found me. I understand that life is full of challenges and obstacles. That is why I am here: meeting you where you are and walking together with you through the storm in your life. I will do whatever I can to help you, using all my professional training, experiences, and resources. Please don't give up! I have seen many troubled hearts and lives restored as a result of counseling. There is hope! Together we can ride out your storm!
My dear client, I am glad that you have found me. I understand that life is full of challenges and obstacles. That is why I am here: meeting you where you are and walking together with you through the storm in your life. I will do whatever I can to help you, using all my professional training, experiences, and resources. Please don't give up! I have seen many troubled hearts and lives restored as a result of counseling. There is hope! Together we can ride out your storm!
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Ozzie Gil Garcia
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60189
I specialize in working with adults and young adults. Areas of interest include working with client's on anxiety, developing values to live by, assessing their thinking through stressful events and situations to better manage in the future, coping skills to help in moments where emotions or thoughts seem to take over. I help client talk out there situations as if we are looking at a hologram of what's been going on in their lives. We look to understand and change. I believe that everyone has the capacity to change, we sometimes need help finding that ability within us. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeWj2eQlHoBEuUe8Q9ePEQ
I specialize in working with adults and young adults. Areas of interest include working with client's on anxiety, developing values to live by, assessing their thinking through stressful events and situations to better manage in the future, coping skills to help in moments where emotions or thoughts seem to take over. I help client talk out there situations as if we are looking at a hologram of what's been going on in their lives. We look to understand and change. I believe that everyone has the capacity to change, we sometimes need help finding that ability within us. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgeWj2eQlHoBEuUe8Q9ePEQ
(630) 796-6798 x313 View (630) 796-6798 x313
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Michael Galbraith
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I get deep satisfaction from working with couples, using best practices from advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy to recreate emotional connection. I also am trained in using EMDR to help individuals experience relief from the burden of traumatic experiences. Another specialty is Discernment Counseling, a discipline in which I am fully certified and which offers couples an opportunity to gain clarity about whether they remain married, continue as they are for the time being, or commit to the challenging work of couples therapy.
I get deep satisfaction from working with couples, using best practices from advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy to recreate emotional connection. I also am trained in using EMDR to help individuals experience relief from the burden of traumatic experiences. Another specialty is Discernment Counseling, a discipline in which I am fully certified and which offers couples an opportunity to gain clarity about whether they remain married, continue as they are for the time being, or commit to the challenging work of couples therapy.
(630) 407-1241 View (630) 407-1241
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Kristen McKnight
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Lisa Dyer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189  (Online Only)
There are moments in life when we feel out of sink, low, or just plain stuck. My goal is to bring my clients back into the ease and flow of life. By creating an environment that is warm and accepting, I assist clients to develop a better understanding of self, allowing space for growth within. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, offering assistance as they navigate next steps or uncertainty. I also have an affinity to working with those who seek to look at life's challenges through a spiritual lens, delving deeper into life's big questions and bringing more conscious awareness into their experience.
There are moments in life when we feel out of sink, low, or just plain stuck. My goal is to bring my clients back into the ease and flow of life. By creating an environment that is warm and accepting, I assist clients to develop a better understanding of self, allowing space for growth within. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, offering assistance as they navigate next steps or uncertainty. I also have an affinity to working with those who seek to look at life's challenges through a spiritual lens, delving deeper into life's big questions and bringing more conscious awareness into their experience.
(331) 260-0761 View (331) 260-0761
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Curt Calas
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
My goal is to create a healthier world: body, mind, and spirit by encouraging others on their journey. My hope as a therapist is to come alongside my client and provide help in their time of need. I am passionate about helping individuals make peace with their past, have victory over their addictions and challenges, and to do my part in moving them forward with hope, empowerment, and purpose.
My goal is to create a healthier world: body, mind, and spirit by encouraging others on their journey. My hope as a therapist is to come alongside my client and provide help in their time of need. I am passionate about helping individuals make peace with their past, have victory over their addictions and challenges, and to do my part in moving them forward with hope, empowerment, and purpose.
(630) 653-1717 View (630) 653-1717
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Andrew O Linder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I work with clients of all ages with a wide variety of issues. My ideal client would be anyone (individual, couple, or family) who has identified an area(s) in life that needs to be worked on and has made the choice to work on that area(s). Simply making that decision sets the foundation for successful treatment.
I work with clients of all ages with a wide variety of issues. My ideal client would be anyone (individual, couple, or family) who has identified an area(s) in life that needs to be worked on and has made the choice to work on that area(s). Simply making that decision sets the foundation for successful treatment.
(888) 725-4642 View (888) 725-4642
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Jean M Hannigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I intimately understand that life can be stressful and that life transitions can be overwhelming and confusing. I understand that the upheaval of life often leads to feelings of fear, helplessness, and hopelessness and can be experienced as anxiety, depression, or simply a loss of self. I understand that you have questions about therapy….
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I intimately understand that life can be stressful and that life transitions can be overwhelming and confusing. I understand that the upheaval of life often leads to feelings of fear, helplessness, and hopelessness and can be experienced as anxiety, depression, or simply a loss of self. I understand that you have questions about therapy….
(331) 771-7057 View (331) 771-7057
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Sarah Daley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
I’m no stranger to counseling myself and I understand that it can be a difficult process to begin. Human beings have complex experiences and complex emotions. Sometimes, that is a hard thing to explain and explore with a new person. I like to fill my sessions with kindness, compassion, and a lot of humor to make the process a little easier to navigate. You will find that I can be direct at times, but I also love to celebrate the everyday victories you achieve throughout our time together.
I’m no stranger to counseling myself and I understand that it can be a difficult process to begin. Human beings have complex experiences and complex emotions. Sometimes, that is a hard thing to explain and explore with a new person. I like to fill my sessions with kindness, compassion, and a lot of humor to make the process a little easier to navigate. You will find that I can be direct at times, but I also love to celebrate the everyday victories you achieve throughout our time together.
(630) 349-4011 View (630) 349-4011
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Mark MacDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
Nothing is more satisfying than assisting my clients to break free from addiction and restore trust in significant relationships. I use my 25 years of experience to evaluate effectively and offer clear direction and support. Committed to Christian principles, I frequently consult with pastors, church leaders and other professionals. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Christian Sex Addiction Counselor with a Master's degree from the University of Chicago.
Nothing is more satisfying than assisting my clients to break free from addiction and restore trust in significant relationships. I use my 25 years of experience to evaluate effectively and offer clear direction and support. Committed to Christian principles, I frequently consult with pastors, church leaders and other professionals. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Christian Sex Addiction Counselor with a Master's degree from the University of Chicago.
(630) 672-0299 View (630) 672-0299
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Joyce Babb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Change is possible. I can help. I offer exceptional and compassionate counseling services to help you to achieve your goals so that you can live your life and relationships more fully. I have extensive experience, both in the US and overseas, in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic disorders; depression; stress management; marital and family problems; parenting skills; attention deficit disorders; life transitions; grief and loss; women's issues; men's issues; substance abuse and addictions; co-dependency, family of origin, perfectionism, and shame issues and more. .
Change is possible. I can help. I offer exceptional and compassionate counseling services to help you to achieve your goals so that you can live your life and relationships more fully. I have extensive experience, both in the US and overseas, in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety and panic disorders; depression; stress management; marital and family problems; parenting skills; attention deficit disorders; life transitions; grief and loss; women's issues; men's issues; substance abuse and addictions; co-dependency, family of origin, perfectionism, and shame issues and more. .
(630) 984-7627 View (630) 984-7627
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Colin M Hammer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187
I approach the therapeutic relationship from a client-centered lens with an integrative treatment approach. This means that I work with each client to develop a unique treatment plan to address their specific needs. I do not utilize a one size fits all approach and I believe that the client is just as important in this process as the therapist is. I examine all aspects of a client’s perspective including the systems that impact them. Treating the whole person is an important aspect for me in my therapeutic engagement with clients. I believe that every person has value and is worthy of kindness.
I approach the therapeutic relationship from a client-centered lens with an integrative treatment approach. This means that I work with each client to develop a unique treatment plan to address their specific needs. I do not utilize a one size fits all approach and I believe that the client is just as important in this process as the therapist is. I examine all aspects of a client’s perspective including the systems that impact them. Treating the whole person is an important aspect for me in my therapeutic engagement with clients. I believe that every person has value and is worthy of kindness.
(630) 448-8482 View (630) 448-8482
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Kyla Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60189
Kyla Donovan believes in taking a holistic mind/body/spirit approach when it comes to treating mental health and focuses on creating greater harmony between these aspects of an individual's life. Each client is unique and special, and there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Kyla takes each individual's life circumstances into consideration and tailors her technique to them so as to provide the best possible care for all of her clients. Kyla always strives to create a safe environment in which to foster trust and build rapport. Kyla listens non-judgmentally and accepts you for who you are.
Kyla Donovan believes in taking a holistic mind/body/spirit approach when it comes to treating mental health and focuses on creating greater harmony between these aspects of an individual's life. Each client is unique and special, and there is no "one size fits all" approach to therapy. Kyla takes each individual's life circumstances into consideration and tailors her technique to them so as to provide the best possible care for all of her clients. Kyla always strives to create a safe environment in which to foster trust and build rapport. Kyla listens non-judgmentally and accepts you for who you are.
(331) 241-6594 View (331) 241-6594
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Katrina Flesvig
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wheaton, IL 60187  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment where compassion and understanding flourish, offering you a safe haven to navigate your goals, confront challenges, and heal from past traumas. Recognizing that your journey is deeply personal, my goal is to empower you with the confidence to forge your own path. With a blend of empathy and expertise, I stand beside you, guiding you towards self-discovery and resilience, ensuring that you feel supported and valued every step of the way.
I am dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment where compassion and understanding flourish, offering you a safe haven to navigate your goals, confront challenges, and heal from past traumas. Recognizing that your journey is deeply personal, my goal is to empower you with the confidence to forge your own path. With a blend of empathy and expertise, I stand beside you, guiding you towards self-discovery and resilience, ensuring that you feel supported and valued every step of the way.
(630) 866-8965 View (630) 866-8965
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Elizabeth Moorhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Wheaton, IL 60187
Entering therapy is ideally a rewarding endeavor! I completed my Master's degree in Social Work in 1995. I have worked in health care & private practice. I have a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI). I have received training in pregnancy and infant loss with Resolve Through Sharing (RTS). I enjoy working with clients who are adapting to perinatal mental health concerns, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, divorce and infidelity recovery. I help others attain resolution utilizing cognitive behavioral technique, solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy.
Entering therapy is ideally a rewarding endeavor! I completed my Master's degree in Social Work in 1995. I have worked in health care & private practice. I have a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI). I have received training in pregnancy and infant loss with Resolve Through Sharing (RTS). I enjoy working with clients who are adapting to perinatal mental health concerns, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, divorce and infidelity recovery. I help others attain resolution utilizing cognitive behavioral technique, solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy.
(630) 526-7621 View (630) 526-7621

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wheaton, IL

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Wheaton, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Wheaton, IL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wheaton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.