Therapists in Elizabethtown, KY

Photo of Wynna Tabb, MEd, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Wynna Tabb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
You've spent years dealing with the memories of the trauma. You're triggered all of the time, and it's hard to function daily. You have nightmares, sleep issues, or you just don't have the energy to get up. Your heart beats fast, you can't breathe, and you panic. You bury yourself in work, food, television, video games, or anything to avoid thinking about what happened to you. Sometimes you feel numb, like a zombie, and you space out. If someone walks up, you jump! You don't have to live this way! You can face the past, once and for all!
You've spent years dealing with the memories of the trauma. You're triggered all of the time, and it's hard to function daily. You have nightmares, sleep issues, or you just don't have the energy to get up. Your heart beats fast, you can't breathe, and you panic. You bury yourself in work, food, television, video games, or anything to avoid thinking about what happened to you. Sometimes you feel numb, like a zombie, and you space out. If someone walks up, you jump! You don't have to live this way! You can face the past, once and for all!
(270) 455-1493 View (270) 455-1493
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Shawn M Lanham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Providing Telehealth Services! Most people encounter problems in their lives that become overwhelming and difficult to navigate. If you have trouble coping, finding answers to stressful issues, or have other difficulties managing your life, there are solutions to these problems.
Providing Telehealth Services! Most people encounter problems in their lives that become overwhelming and difficult to navigate. If you have trouble coping, finding answers to stressful issues, or have other difficulties managing your life, there are solutions to these problems.
(270) 279-0168 View (270) 279-0168
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Jason D. Gati
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Most likely, if you're reading this, it's because you've hit that wall - and what you do next could make it a true turning point in your life. Do you find yourself feeling anxious and unsatisfied? Even stagnant and exhausted from carrying that proverbial monkey around? I'm absolutely confident that I can help. Why? Because for years I have successfully worked with the most extreme and complex trauma cases. How? RELATIONSHIP. Yes, I'm extensively trained with a litany of certifications, but that is far less important than my personality and approach. Why?
Most likely, if you're reading this, it's because you've hit that wall - and what you do next could make it a true turning point in your life. Do you find yourself feeling anxious and unsatisfied? Even stagnant and exhausted from carrying that proverbial monkey around? I'm absolutely confident that I can help. Why? Because for years I have successfully worked with the most extreme and complex trauma cases. How? RELATIONSHIP. Yes, I'm extensively trained with a litany of certifications, but that is far less important than my personality and approach. Why?
(270) 216-5735 View (270) 216-5735
Photo of Rachael N Lyons, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachael N Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
You’re here! YES! I am so glad you found the courage to pursue help despite the naggy inner voice that told you maybe you shouldn’t. The truth is we ALL need support and we ALL struggle-sometimes a little more than others. Life happens to us all. Are you feeling like life has hit a little too hard lately? Do you just need someone to help you navigate this mess? I’m your person. No matter what issue brought you here, I want to help you find the strength you’ve had all along. I know you want to overcome the struggles that have weighed you down for too long. You deserve freedom, and I am here to help you find it.
You’re here! YES! I am so glad you found the courage to pursue help despite the naggy inner voice that told you maybe you shouldn’t. The truth is we ALL need support and we ALL struggle-sometimes a little more than others. Life happens to us all. Are you feeling like life has hit a little too hard lately? Do you just need someone to help you navigate this mess? I’m your person. No matter what issue brought you here, I want to help you find the strength you’ve had all along. I know you want to overcome the struggles that have weighed you down for too long. You deserve freedom, and I am here to help you find it.
(502) 251-8649 View (502) 251-8649
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Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Silverleaf is the regional Rape Crisis and Child Advocacy Center for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington). Therapists provide individual, family and group services across the lifespan to survivors of sexual violence, free of charge, regardless of when the abuse occurred. Because everyone is different, we provide a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions that are supported by research to be the most effective techniques to use with victims of sexual violence. We do not discriminate against race, gender, sexual orientation, or otherwise
Silverleaf is the regional Rape Crisis and Child Advocacy Center for the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Washington). Therapists provide individual, family and group services across the lifespan to survivors of sexual violence, free of charge, regardless of when the abuse occurred. Because everyone is different, we provide a variety of therapeutic techniques and interventions that are supported by research to be the most effective techniques to use with victims of sexual violence. We do not discriminate against race, gender, sexual orientation, or otherwise
(270) 506-0120 View (270) 506-0120
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Kimberly Sego Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  (Online Only)
I have had extensive experience treating individuals suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, depression, adjustment and relationship problems, existential and spiritual issues, and chronic pain. I have done compassionate work with many individuals who have suffered experiences of deep grief and loss. I hold a BA in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work from U of L. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Currently, I have a private clinical practice where I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adults over the age of 18.
I have had extensive experience treating individuals suffering from anxiety and panic attacks, depression, adjustment and relationship problems, existential and spiritual issues, and chronic pain. I have done compassionate work with many individuals who have suffered experiences of deep grief and loss. I hold a BA in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work from U of L. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Currently, I have a private clinical practice where I provide psychotherapy and counseling services to adults over the age of 18.
(270) 908-4086 View (270) 908-4086
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Dhvani Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
With over 10 years of experience in providing therapy, I understand the value of providing a safe, supportive and comfortable environment to help individuals, families and couples' get through life's biggest challenges - such as grief & loss, teen issues, family conflict, stress management, perinatal issues, infertility, communication issues, anxiety and depression and much more. I utilize an evidence based and multidimensional therapeutic approach that incorporates different therapy styles such CBT, DBT, MI, Gottman's, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused Therapy.
With over 10 years of experience in providing therapy, I understand the value of providing a safe, supportive and comfortable environment to help individuals, families and couples' get through life's biggest challenges - such as grief & loss, teen issues, family conflict, stress management, perinatal issues, infertility, communication issues, anxiety and depression and much more. I utilize an evidence based and multidimensional therapeutic approach that incorporates different therapy styles such CBT, DBT, MI, Gottman's, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused Therapy.
(270) 648-1425 View (270) 648-1425
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Kelley Calhoun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Life can be difficult to navigate, but I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change, and live a more fulfilling life. Therapy is challenging, and it is important for me to create a space for you to feel comfortable, and open. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space where you feel safe. Clinical Experience I have experience working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family therapy. My focus has been childhood trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I have worked in an agency setting and private practice setting whi
Life can be difficult to navigate, but I believe that we all have the strength and resilience to grow and change, and live a more fulfilling life. Therapy is challenging, and it is important for me to create a space for you to feel comfortable, and open. My goals are to help you reach your goals in a supportive, empathetic, and compassionate space where you feel safe. Clinical Experience I have experience working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, and family therapy. My focus has been childhood trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I have worked in an agency setting and private practice setting whi
(270) 883-5812 View (270) 883-5812
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Yekaterina R Meredith
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is person centered, the client is the expert. I strive to foster a safe space for clients to explore their lives, create goals, and feel empowered in taking control of their lives.
My approach to therapy is person centered, the client is the expert. I strive to foster a safe space for clients to explore their lives, create goals, and feel empowered in taking control of their lives.
(270) 229-6971 View (270) 229-6971
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Phyllis K Lonneman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CBIP, JD
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
For 41 years I have been an attorney and had clients with varying backgrounds and issues. My retirement plan from the practice of law was to use all that experience to help others so now I am an LPCC hopefully touching lives in a helpful manner. I have seen how lives can be affected in a negative manner by divorce, drugs, crimes, and health issues which include mental health issues. Society puts more pressure on our lives daily and there is always a way to deal with life on life's terms. Come sit with me awhile and we will deal with life.
For 41 years I have been an attorney and had clients with varying backgrounds and issues. My retirement plan from the practice of law was to use all that experience to help others so now I am an LPCC hopefully touching lives in a helpful manner. I have seen how lives can be affected in a negative manner by divorce, drugs, crimes, and health issues which include mental health issues. Society puts more pressure on our lives daily and there is always a way to deal with life on life's terms. Come sit with me awhile and we will deal with life.
(270) 208-9028 View (270) 208-9028
Photo of Carla Combs, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Carla Combs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Are you getting ready to get married or already married and having relational issues? I'm here to help you develop strategies for a healthy, fulfilling marriage. I offer safe, nonjudgemental, and compassionate therapy space for clients to find more connection, intimacy, gratitude, and joy in their marriage.
Are you getting ready to get married or already married and having relational issues? I'm here to help you develop strategies for a healthy, fulfilling marriage. I offer safe, nonjudgemental, and compassionate therapy space for clients to find more connection, intimacy, gratitude, and joy in their marriage.
(270) 638-9839 View (270) 638-9839
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Shaun Eric Caudill
Pastoral Counselor, KLPC
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Life can feel overwhelming. We all need support and help at times. Caudill Counseling Center is here to give a genuine, gentle, but honest approach to help you work through life's struggles. We will discuss different strategies for you to achieve your goals, working together to discuss steps and goals specific to you and your circumstance. Whether you are hurting and searching for hope, or you are looking to find a new direction in life, you can work on developing your personal growth in a supportive and safe environment. A core belief of Caudill Counseling is that hope can be found in every situation.
Life can feel overwhelming. We all need support and help at times. Caudill Counseling Center is here to give a genuine, gentle, but honest approach to help you work through life's struggles. We will discuss different strategies for you to achieve your goals, working together to discuss steps and goals specific to you and your circumstance. Whether you are hurting and searching for hope, or you are looking to find a new direction in life, you can work on developing your personal growth in a supportive and safe environment. A core belief of Caudill Counseling is that hope can be found in every situation.
(270) 449-1643 View (270) 449-1643
Photo of Jessica Coburn, LPCC, NCC, Counselor
Jessica Coburn
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  (Online Only)
I can help clients by giving them a safe space to process and explore struggles and barriers that seem to be getting in the way of the happy and healthy life that they want. I can help clients by providing them with coping strategies to handle difficult emotions, communication skills to help them express themselves, and empower them to make healthy and helpful choices for themselves.
I can help clients by giving them a safe space to process and explore struggles and barriers that seem to be getting in the way of the happy and healthy life that they want. I can help clients by providing them with coping strategies to handle difficult emotions, communication skills to help them express themselves, and empower them to make healthy and helpful choices for themselves.
(270) 679-5191 View (270) 679-5191
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Elizabethtown Counseling Service
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MMFT, LCADC, COSCF
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Michael Hiser is a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Circle of Security Certified Facilitator. As an advocate for the under-served he loves working with individuals and families as well as youth who struggle with addictions. A Christian minister with an open, caring and respectful manner that is very welcoming to hurting people. Women who suffer from compromising relationships find Michael to be a breath of fresh air. He creates a safe and warm atmosphere for working through tough issues and problems in a variety of situations.
Michael Hiser is a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Circle of Security Certified Facilitator. As an advocate for the under-served he loves working with individuals and families as well as youth who struggle with addictions. A Christian minister with an open, caring and respectful manner that is very welcoming to hurting people. Women who suffer from compromising relationships find Michael to be a breath of fresh air. He creates a safe and warm atmosphere for working through tough issues and problems in a variety of situations.
(270) 802-4854 View (270) 802-4854
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ALI Counseling Services Inc.
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, ABD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
My name is Shameka Sells-Moore. I know that life can be overwhelming. As your therapist, I can help you deal with life's changes without judgement. My goal is to assist you with enhancing your life and discovering your purpose. It is my job to walk with you through your therapeutic process toward healing and change.
My name is Shameka Sells-Moore. I know that life can be overwhelming. As your therapist, I can help you deal with life's changes without judgement. My goal is to assist you with enhancing your life and discovering your purpose. It is my job to walk with you through your therapeutic process toward healing and change.
(270) 216-5045 View (270) 216-5045
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Tera Hicks
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Hello! My name is Tera Hicks. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky and Ohio. I am a very person centered, here and now therapist that believes in helping people achieve and become their best selves. I work well with individuals from all walks of life as I have struggled and fumbled in some of the same walks. I work well with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as have spent many years working in the addiction field. I am comfortable in working with anyone that is motivated to challenge their own biases.
Hello! My name is Tera Hicks. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky and Ohio. I am a very person centered, here and now therapist that believes in helping people achieve and become their best selves. I work well with individuals from all walks of life as I have struggled and fumbled in some of the same walks. I work well with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as have spent many years working in the addiction field. I am comfortable in working with anyone that is motivated to challenge their own biases.
(270) 714-3093 View (270) 714-3093
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Maggie Sweeney
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  (Online Only)
I am Maggie Sweeney. I grew up poor in Brooklyn, I spent 23 years in the Navy, I have lived all over the world and retired in 2014. I earned my bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in science in 2009 and my MS in Mental Health Counseling in March 2017. My ex was active-duty Army and in July 2017 we got stationed at Fort Knox, KY. I earned my PhD in May 2022 and today I live Elizabethtown, KY.
I am Maggie Sweeney. I grew up poor in Brooklyn, I spent 23 years in the Navy, I have lived all over the world and retired in 2014. I earned my bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in science in 2009 and my MS in Mental Health Counseling in March 2017. My ex was active-duty Army and in July 2017 we got stationed at Fort Knox, KY. I earned my PhD in May 2022 and today I live Elizabethtown, KY.
(270) 606-7829 View (270) 606-7829
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Darlena Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Waitlist for new clients
Nothing Worth Having Is Easily Gotten whether it be going back to school, changing careers, saving a marriage, working through past trauma or beating the odds. I believe Confidence is the key to living your best life. Without Confidence, we limit ourselves and when we limit ourselves, we tend to settle. I don’t believe in settling and I don’t believe YOU should settle either. I believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better much happier life, and I believe you can conquer any obstacle, and reach any goal if you just take a leap of faith, work hard and believe in yourself.
Nothing Worth Having Is Easily Gotten whether it be going back to school, changing careers, saving a marriage, working through past trauma or beating the odds. I believe Confidence is the key to living your best life. Without Confidence, we limit ourselves and when we limit ourselves, we tend to settle. I don’t believe in settling and I don’t believe YOU should settle either. I believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better much happier life, and I believe you can conquer any obstacle, and reach any goal if you just take a leap of faith, work hard and believe in yourself.
(502) 427-0670 View (502) 427-0670
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Shelby Folkerts
Counselor, LPCA, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabethtown, KY 42701  (Online Only)
Hello! I look forward to hearing more about you! A little about me, I am the owner of Serene Faith Counseling, LLC. I am a fully online Counselor, which means I can see you anywhere in Kentucky. I approach counseling with an eclectic and client-centered approach. I predominantly, focus on the here-and-now and how to overcome life's current stressors. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals and develop a personalized plan for treatment.
Hello! I look forward to hearing more about you! A little about me, I am the owner of Serene Faith Counseling, LLC. I am a fully online Counselor, which means I can see you anywhere in Kentucky. I approach counseling with an eclectic and client-centered approach. I predominantly, focus on the here-and-now and how to overcome life's current stressors. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their goals and develop a personalized plan for treatment.
(270) 479-0710 View (270) 479-0710
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Nicholas Watters
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
I provide Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology services. My Internship at Lakeview Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation in Wisconsin included training in Neurocognitive assessment and interventions for adults and children in the Specialty Hospital and Child Residential units. The patients and residents were treated for Acquired Brain Injury, Autism, and other neurocognitive conditions. Since 2005, I have been living and working in Hardin County, initially in Community Mental Health. I began my own practice in 2012. Besides psychotherapy, I provide neurocognitive and psychological evaluations requested by local neurologists, behavioral health providers, and primary care phyicians..
I provide Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology services. My Internship at Lakeview Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation in Wisconsin included training in Neurocognitive assessment and interventions for adults and children in the Specialty Hospital and Child Residential units. The patients and residents were treated for Acquired Brain Injury, Autism, and other neurocognitive conditions. Since 2005, I have been living and working in Hardin County, initially in Community Mental Health. I began my own practice in 2012. Besides psychotherapy, I provide neurocognitive and psychological evaluations requested by local neurologists, behavioral health providers, and primary care phyicians..
(270) 972-4572 View (270) 972-4572

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Number of Therapists in Elizabethtown, KY

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Elizabethtown, KY who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
61% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Elizabethtown, KY see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Elizabethtown?

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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.