Therapists in Daviess County, KY

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Photo of Cassidy Campbell, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Cassidy Campbell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
My passion is to help clients recognize the true root issues that are occurring, given their specific symptoms, with the goal of addressing these issues in order to lead healthy and hopeful lives. My passion is utilizing techniques from primarily Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment modalities, as well as others that seem best suited for each individual client. I have utilized these approaches to successfully help individuals overcome grief, trauma, loss, and poor self-esteem issues, among other things.
My passion is to help clients recognize the true root issues that are occurring, given their specific symptoms, with the goal of addressing these issues in order to lead healthy and hopeful lives. My passion is utilizing techniques from primarily Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment modalities, as well as others that seem best suited for each individual client. I have utilized these approaches to successfully help individuals overcome grief, trauma, loss, and poor self-esteem issues, among other things.
(270) 372-3252 View (270) 372-3252
Photo of Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll, Pastoral Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll
Pastoral Counselor, KLPC, NCPC, NCCE, ACPE
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42301
Everyone suffers. No one should suffer alone. The hope of The Clinic @ The Montgomery is to accompany you in your hurt, struggle, wonder, and search for healing so you can live fully the life that is your own. We invite you to come explore with us the possibilities for newness. Perhaps you have never worked with a therapist before and you are apprehensive. Perhaps you have and walked away wanting something more. Or, perhaps you simply want to continue your progress in ways that make your life richer, fuller. Whoever you are, whoever you are becoming, you are welcome here.
Everyone suffers. No one should suffer alone. The hope of The Clinic @ The Montgomery is to accompany you in your hurt, struggle, wonder, and search for healing so you can live fully the life that is your own. We invite you to come explore with us the possibilities for newness. Perhaps you have never worked with a therapist before and you are apprehensive. Perhaps you have and walked away wanting something more. Or, perhaps you simply want to continue your progress in ways that make your life richer, fuller. Whoever you are, whoever you are becoming, you are welcome here.
(270) 572-4685 View (270) 572-4685
Photo of Counseling Connections, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Counseling Connections, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42301
My ideal clients are those motivated to heal, change, and grow. I believe in radical acceptance and fearless conversation. I work with a wide variety of issues and use counseling techniques best suited to the needs of my clients. I have over 20 years of clinical practice as an clinical social worker, and over 30 years of experience working with troubled families and couples.
My ideal clients are those motivated to heal, change, and grow. I believe in radical acceptance and fearless conversation. I work with a wide variety of issues and use counseling techniques best suited to the needs of my clients. I have over 20 years of clinical practice as an clinical social worker, and over 30 years of experience working with troubled families and couples.
(270) 560-0857 View (270) 560-0857
Photo of Tabitha Ramos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Tabitha Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Tabitha Ramos, LCSW
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
Are you struggling with anxiety, sadness, or relationship problems? Life can present us with challenges that impact our ability to cope. There are times when we need support or assistance with processing these events, our thoughts and feelings, or help with making difficult life decisions. I provide counseling and therapy in a warm, caring, safe, non-judgmental space. I am connected both through my education and through my own therapy journey. I view myself as your partner on your therapy journey to help you find wholeness and healing. I offer in person appointments as well as tele therapy. Weekend and evening hours available.
Are you struggling with anxiety, sadness, or relationship problems? Life can present us with challenges that impact our ability to cope. There are times when we need support or assistance with processing these events, our thoughts and feelings, or help with making difficult life decisions. I provide counseling and therapy in a warm, caring, safe, non-judgmental space. I am connected both through my education and through my own therapy journey. I view myself as your partner on your therapy journey to help you find wholeness and healing. I offer in person appointments as well as tele therapy. Weekend and evening hours available.
(270) 290-0808 View (270) 290-0808
Photo of Jennifer Gregory, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Jennifer Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42301
Life comes with experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is important to have a safe space to feel heard and understood. I am passionate about helping people enhance their coping skills and improve mental health. Let's work together to face these challenges and replace problematic thinking in a supportive nurturing environment.
Life comes with experiences that can leave us feeling overwhelmed, it is important to have a safe space to feel heard and understood. I am passionate about helping people enhance their coping skills and improve mental health. Let's work together to face these challenges and replace problematic thinking in a supportive nurturing environment.
(270) 456-3977 View (270) 456-3977
Photo of Lesley N Wespesser, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Lesley N Wespesser
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, NCC, TRCC
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people who are wanting to make positive changes in their lives from the comfort of their home using Telehealth services in Kentucky. I can help you work through your life stressors, chronic trauma or sort through issues and concerns you have, to find clarity. I want someone who is tired of how things are, wanting to move forward in their life. I have experience working with children, teens and adults in individual, couples and family counseling with a variety of issues and concerns. If you are ready to make changes please contact me so we can begin the process of making positive changes in your life!
I enjoy working with people who are wanting to make positive changes in their lives from the comfort of their home using Telehealth services in Kentucky. I can help you work through your life stressors, chronic trauma or sort through issues and concerns you have, to find clarity. I want someone who is tired of how things are, wanting to move forward in their life. I have experience working with children, teens and adults in individual, couples and family counseling with a variety of issues and concerns. If you are ready to make changes please contact me so we can begin the process of making positive changes in your life!
(270) 208-9085 View (270) 208-9085
Photo of Angela Mathew Counseling, PLLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Angela Mathew Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303  (Online Only)
Greetings and welcome! Am excited and honored for the opportunity to be your therapist! During our time in therapy, we will together face the obstacles that are road-blocking your successes, journey through the places in your life that feel stuck, and heal the issues that still cause suffering. Every step of the way, I will be here with you as we utilize your strengths and develop skills to increase your self empowerment to build the peaceful life and joyous health (mind, body, spirit) you desire.
Greetings and welcome! Am excited and honored for the opportunity to be your therapist! During our time in therapy, we will together face the obstacles that are road-blocking your successes, journey through the places in your life that feel stuck, and heal the issues that still cause suffering. Every step of the way, I will be here with you as we utilize your strengths and develop skills to increase your self empowerment to build the peaceful life and joyous health (mind, body, spirit) you desire.
(270) 563-7342 View (270) 563-7342
Photo of Katelyn McCarthy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Katelyn McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42303
I believe that every client is resilient and capable of change and personal growth, which can amount to a happy, healthy and gratifying life, as defined by the client. I strive to provide an honest, safe and secure environment to allow clients to open up, share and be their authentic selves. I take a collaborative, compassionate and empathic stance and am committed to tailoring treatment to meet the needs of my clients.
I believe that every client is resilient and capable of change and personal growth, which can amount to a happy, healthy and gratifying life, as defined by the client. I strive to provide an honest, safe and secure environment to allow clients to open up, share and be their authentic selves. I take a collaborative, compassionate and empathic stance and am committed to tailoring treatment to meet the needs of my clients.
(270) 200-5858 View (270) 200-5858
Photo of McKena Tichenor Campbell, Counselor in Daviess County, KY
McKena Tichenor Campbell
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42301
Waitlist for new clients
There are times throughout our life when challenges arise and we struggle to face them alone. No matter what stage of life you are at, asking for help is not easy. Once you become brave enough to take that next step and let your guard down, finding the right support is next! I hope that based off my own personal experiences, education, and continued professional training I can be that support. My goal isn't to give you the answers but to help guide you towards taking the steps to become a better version of YOU!
There are times throughout our life when challenges arise and we struggle to face them alone. No matter what stage of life you are at, asking for help is not easy. Once you become brave enough to take that next step and let your guard down, finding the right support is next! I hope that based off my own personal experiences, education, and continued professional training I can be that support. My goal isn't to give you the answers but to help guide you towards taking the steps to become a better version of YOU!
(270) 479-6922 View (270) 479-6922
Photo of Ethan D Bennett, Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Ethan D Bennett
Counselor, MAEd, LPCC-S, CSAT
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
Tired of arguing with your angry or defiant child? Think your relationship or family is on the brink of breaking? Struggling with compulsive sexual behavior? As a leader in international and regional Adlerian Psychology societies, I have given international, state, and regional presentations. I've taught parenting classes and workshops. My goal is to restore your hope and to provide relief and calm amidst the storm. Search www.abbahealingservices.com to learn more. Get free resources to sample therapy at Abba Healing Services. Feel free to call, I look forward to speaking with you!
Tired of arguing with your angry or defiant child? Think your relationship or family is on the brink of breaking? Struggling with compulsive sexual behavior? As a leader in international and regional Adlerian Psychology societies, I have given international, state, and regional presentations. I've taught parenting classes and workshops. My goal is to restore your hope and to provide relief and calm amidst the storm. Search www.abbahealingservices.com to learn more. Get free resources to sample therapy at Abba Healing Services. Feel free to call, I look forward to speaking with you!
(270) 776-8664 View (270) 776-8664
Photo of Magan Millsaps, Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Magan Millsaps
Counselor, LPCC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42303  (Online Only)
Considering therapy is not an easy choice - taking that first step and reaching out for help is an even harder decision. I am glad you are here and are wanting to make a positive change in your life. I have significant experience in substance abuse, as well as anxiety and depression. As a therapist, I prefer to go at the pace of my clients. I am here to support you in what you need and I think that meeting you where you are at is crucial. I will not work harder than you, but will work alongside you. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you and hope to be there to see your growth as an individual. :)
Considering therapy is not an easy choice - taking that first step and reaching out for help is an even harder decision. I am glad you are here and are wanting to make a positive change in your life. I have significant experience in substance abuse, as well as anxiety and depression. As a therapist, I prefer to go at the pace of my clients. I am here to support you in what you need and I think that meeting you where you are at is crucial. I will not work harder than you, but will work alongside you. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you and hope to be there to see your growth as an individual. :)
(270) 513-4059 View (270) 513-4059
Photo of Mandy Dillow, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Mandy Dillow
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCC, Phd-can, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42301
At Empowered Counseling, LLC., we inspire empowerment by allowing our clients to be their true authentic self. We serve to allow our clients to reach new heights through the right attitude and mindset to live a more productive and vibrant life. I work with children as young as 3 years old and those through adulthood to work through the thoughts and situations that have brought them into my office. I treat individuals, not the disorder.
At Empowered Counseling, LLC., we inspire empowerment by allowing our clients to be their true authentic self. We serve to allow our clients to reach new heights through the right attitude and mindset to live a more productive and vibrant life. I work with children as young as 3 years old and those through adulthood to work through the thoughts and situations that have brought them into my office. I treat individuals, not the disorder.
(270) 278-1431 View (270) 278-1431
Photo of Tonya Billiter-Lindsey, Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Tonya Billiter-Lindsey
Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
I using cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients foster more positive thinking that help regulate difficult emotions and negative thoughts to make problems more manageable. I also utilize play therapy too; that assists in building skills like responsibility, respect, stronger social skills, self-respect, and can even alleviate anxiety.
I using cognitive behavioral therapy to help my clients foster more positive thinking that help regulate difficult emotions and negative thoughts to make problems more manageable. I also utilize play therapy too; that assists in building skills like responsibility, respect, stronger social skills, self-respect, and can even alleviate anxiety.
(270) 355-7748 View (270) 355-7748
Photo of Amy Prater Hardin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Amy Prater Hardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42303
Amy has over 20 years of experience in the social work field, over 15 years in Clinical Christian Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. She enjoys helping clients of all ages reach their goals in a safe, encouraging environment. Amy offers counseling services to children, families, adults, and couples, employing evidence-based counseling modalities such as Temperament Counseling, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy in her sessions.
Amy has over 20 years of experience in the social work field, over 15 years in Clinical Christian Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. She enjoys helping clients of all ages reach their goals in a safe, encouraging environment. Amy offers counseling services to children, families, adults, and couples, employing evidence-based counseling modalities such as Temperament Counseling, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy in her sessions.
(270) 330-0086 View (270) 330-0086
Photo of Steven Wright, Pastoral Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Steven Wright
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42301
Everybody thinks your life is perfect. And you act like everything is wonderful. But deep down, it's a daily struggle just to keep it all together. Something's missing, and it has been for a while. Life isn't fun anymore. It feels like there's no joy left. And if we're being honest, this may be your last-ditch effort before throwing in the towel. When did it get this way? How did a life that was supposed to be happy begin to feel like a prison?
Everybody thinks your life is perfect. And you act like everything is wonderful. But deep down, it's a daily struggle just to keep it all together. Something's missing, and it has been for a while. Life isn't fun anymore. It feels like there's no joy left. And if we're being honest, this may be your last-ditch effort before throwing in the towel. When did it get this way? How did a life that was supposed to be happy begin to feel like a prison?
(270) 278-1235 View (270) 278-1235
Photo of Lindsey Lanham, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Lindsey Lanham
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42303
Lindsey graduated with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2008, and has been working directly with children, adolescents and families since 2009. Lindsey specializes in working with issues of trauma, crisis, grief, child and adolescent defiance, anxiety and adjustment to life changes. Other areas of expertise include Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders and ADHD. Lindsey is skilled and has received training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy among additional interventions. Lindsey is dedicated to empowering youth and families to promote a life of health, hope and growth.
Lindsey graduated with a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Western Kentucky University in 2008, and has been working directly with children, adolescents and families since 2009. Lindsey specializes in working with issues of trauma, crisis, grief, child and adolescent defiance, anxiety and adjustment to life changes. Other areas of expertise include Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders and ADHD. Lindsey is skilled and has received training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Reality Therapy among additional interventions. Lindsey is dedicated to empowering youth and families to promote a life of health, hope and growth.
(270) 499-7749 View (270) 499-7749
Photo of Brittanni McManaway, Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Brittanni McManaway
Counselor, LPCA
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, conflicted with a relationship or with yourself, I can help you gain clarity and get your life headed in the direction you value most. No problem is too big or small to sit down and work through. My focus is to help individuals feel validated, encouraged, and safe to begin healing. I offer therapy tailored to your needs. Together we will create a treatment plan and then work through your thoughts and emotions, inspire your inner strengths, and lean into valued actions.
If you're feeling stuck, unhappy, conflicted with a relationship or with yourself, I can help you gain clarity and get your life headed in the direction you value most. No problem is too big or small to sit down and work through. My focus is to help individuals feel validated, encouraged, and safe to begin healing. I offer therapy tailored to your needs. Together we will create a treatment plan and then work through your thoughts and emotions, inspire your inner strengths, and lean into valued actions.
(270) 516-1680 View (270) 516-1680
Photo of Julie Lindsey Dague, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Daviess County, KY
Julie Lindsey Dague
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPCC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owensboro, KY 42303
I strive to help clients achieve their personal goals and gain greater insight in to their lives. I assist clients in developing self-understanding and self-awareness and help them build self-confidence and self-esteem. I help clients to recognize, understand, and work through difficulties. I encourage clients to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and relationship issues. I impart skills and facilitate learning opportunities in a confidential and supportive environment where clients can share and explore their concerns.
I strive to help clients achieve their personal goals and gain greater insight in to their lives. I assist clients in developing self-understanding and self-awareness and help them build self-confidence and self-esteem. I help clients to recognize, understand, and work through difficulties. I encourage clients to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and relationship issues. I impart skills and facilitate learning opportunities in a confidential and supportive environment where clients can share and explore their concerns.
(270) 201-7421 View (270) 201-7421
Photo of Counseling Associates of Owensboro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Counseling Associates of Owensboro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42301
Counseling Associates of Owensboro is a group private practice that has been in existence for over 30 years. Our therapists provide individual, couple and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. We specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, conflict resolution, parenting and many other mental health and relationship needs. Several of our therapists are also trained in EMDR.
Counseling Associates of Owensboro is a group private practice that has been in existence for over 30 years. Our therapists provide individual, couple and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. We specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, conflict resolution, parenting and many other mental health and relationship needs. Several of our therapists are also trained in EMDR.
(270) 215-2104 View (270) 215-2104
Photo of Kimberly Bennett, Art Therapist in Daviess County, KY
Kimberly Bennett
Art Therapist, MS, LPAT
Verified Verified
Owensboro, KY 42303
When you, your children or family are struggling with anxiety, ADHD, academic issues or the various conflicts of daily life, therapy could help increase your mental strength providing you with the tools needed to navigate these issues. If you are considering therapy for yourself, your child or your family, I would love to help you throughout this process. I am focused on increasing skills and working towards healing, utilizing the art therapy process. Resolving conflict, improving self confidence and instilling a growth mindset are skills for which I have a passion.
When you, your children or family are struggling with anxiety, ADHD, academic issues or the various conflicts of daily life, therapy could help increase your mental strength providing you with the tools needed to navigate these issues. If you are considering therapy for yourself, your child or your family, I would love to help you throughout this process. I am focused on increasing skills and working towards healing, utilizing the art therapy process. Resolving conflict, improving self confidence and instilling a growth mindset are skills for which I have a passion.
(270) 975-3185 View (270) 975-3185

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Number of Therapists in Daviess County, KY

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Daviess County, KY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Daviess County, KY see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Daviess 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.