Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Photo of Julie Hansen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisville, KY
Julie Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40217
Searching for answers, solutions and help indicates that you are already making positive choices and are engaged in the healing process. Choosing to begin therapy is a gift to yourself and to your relationships. It is an opportunity to heighten self-awareness, create more positive connections and live a more healthy and satisfying life.
Searching for answers, solutions and help indicates that you are already making positive choices and are engaged in the healing process. Choosing to begin therapy is a gift to yourself and to your relationships. It is an opportunity to heighten self-awareness, create more positive connections and live a more healthy and satisfying life.
(502) 309-2567 View (502) 309-2567
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Andrew M Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents facing tough challenges, transitions, and growth opportunities. I have over 16 years in practice with experience treating general mental health issues, substance abuse, co-dependency, trauma and grief. I work from a solution-focused, person-centered approach and address not only the individual in therapy, but their family unit or family of choice. I believe that individuals have the strength to create meaningful change in their lives, and as a helping professional, I offer support, facilitate and witness that change in a positive, friendly and collaborative way.
I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents facing tough challenges, transitions, and growth opportunities. I have over 16 years in practice with experience treating general mental health issues, substance abuse, co-dependency, trauma and grief. I work from a solution-focused, person-centered approach and address not only the individual in therapy, but their family unit or family of choice. I believe that individuals have the strength to create meaningful change in their lives, and as a helping professional, I offer support, facilitate and witness that change in a positive, friendly and collaborative way.
(502) 443-9220 View (502) 443-9220
Photo of Tana J. Wright LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Tana J. Wright LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40220  (Online Only)
Healing from trauma, abuse, grief and loss along with a mood disorder can be overwhelming. Especially if you deal with it alone. Are loved ones telling you to "fix it" but you're not sure how? Everyone possesses a resiliency that is yet to be discovered that can help you overcome these obstacles. We will uncover your positive qualities that have helped you to survive and will help you to live the life you were meant to. The teletherapy environment is supportive and non-judgmental to allow growth at your own pace. EMDR is an option for treatment. I am teletherapy only and have immediate openings!
Healing from trauma, abuse, grief and loss along with a mood disorder can be overwhelming. Especially if you deal with it alone. Are loved ones telling you to "fix it" but you're not sure how? Everyone possesses a resiliency that is yet to be discovered that can help you overcome these obstacles. We will uncover your positive qualities that have helped you to survive and will help you to live the life you were meant to. The teletherapy environment is supportive and non-judgmental to allow growth at your own pace. EMDR is an option for treatment. I am teletherapy only and have immediate openings!
(502) 276-8928 View (502) 276-8928
Photo of Stephanie Abernathy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Louisville, KY
Stephanie Abernathy
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40206  (Online Only)
My work with clients includes providing individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues as well as social/emotional challenges.
My work with clients includes providing individual therapy for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem issues as well as social/emotional challenges.
(502) 215-3921 View (502) 215-3921
Photo of Sara Wallace, Psychological Associate in Louisville, KY
Sara Wallace
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40243
Sara has received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Family Based Therapy (FBT), DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Parallel with the main goal in DBT, Sara believes in “creating a life worth living” with her clients. She walks next to her clients on their journey to mental and emotional stability and provides support and encouragement along the way. Sara believes in conducting empirically supported treatment that is best suited for each client’s individual needs.
Sara has received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Family Based Therapy (FBT), DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Parallel with the main goal in DBT, Sara believes in “creating a life worth living” with her clients. She walks next to her clients on their journey to mental and emotional stability and provides support and encouragement along the way. Sara believes in conducting empirically supported treatment that is best suited for each client’s individual needs.
(502) 383-0258 View (502) 383-0258
Photo of Roni Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Roni Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified
Louisville, KY 40291
Therapy is where we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and trusting, not the place to be put in a box. Your busy schedule should not be a barrier to accessing therapeutic intervention. A concierge model enables unrivaled access to your clinician. Participate in sessions via telehealth or even in your home! Need appointments on Saturday or Sunday? There are options for that too! Flexible payment options allow you to afford high level services without the interference of insurance.
Therapy is where we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and trusting, not the place to be put in a box. Your busy schedule should not be a barrier to accessing therapeutic intervention. A concierge model enables unrivaled access to your clinician. Participate in sessions via telehealth or even in your home! Need appointments on Saturday or Sunday? There are options for that too! Flexible payment options allow you to afford high level services without the interference of insurance.
(502) 251-9736 View (502) 251-9736
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Donisha Moore
Counselor, MEd, LPCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40220
Now accepting new clients! Sex therapist focused on increasing intimacy and connection for clients. I support individuals struggling with many intimacy challenges including: performance worries, partner desire discrepancy, low/no desire, sexual shame, relational stress, exploration of sexual and/or gender identities, kink, sexual trauma histories, and interpersonal communication difficulties. Specializing in LGBTQIA+ and Non Monogamy Communities, including polyamory, open, and more. I also support those whose lives have been negatively impacted by anxiety, low self-esteem, body image issues, and loss.
Now accepting new clients! Sex therapist focused on increasing intimacy and connection for clients. I support individuals struggling with many intimacy challenges including: performance worries, partner desire discrepancy, low/no desire, sexual shame, relational stress, exploration of sexual and/or gender identities, kink, sexual trauma histories, and interpersonal communication difficulties. Specializing in LGBTQIA+ and Non Monogamy Communities, including polyamory, open, and more. I also support those whose lives have been negatively impacted by anxiety, low self-esteem, body image issues, and loss.
(502) 586-4093 View (502) 586-4093
Photo of Kristina Peterson, Psychologist in Louisville, KY
Kristina Peterson
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40245  (Online Only)
Telehealth only practice; Can see clients located in KY & IN! Experiences from our past can lead to painful feelings and unhealthy patterns that we get "stuck" in. If you've been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or lost - having someone to support and challenge you can be helpful in getting "unstuck." My role as a therapist is to support, empower, challenge, and provide space for reflection for you to heal and connect with your authentic self. I value the relationships I build with my clients that allows for this challenging growth and empowerment to happen.
Telehealth only practice; Can see clients located in KY & IN! Experiences from our past can lead to painful feelings and unhealthy patterns that we get "stuck" in. If you've been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or lost - having someone to support and challenge you can be helpful in getting "unstuck." My role as a therapist is to support, empower, challenge, and provide space for reflection for you to heal and connect with your authentic self. I value the relationships I build with my clients that allows for this challenging growth and empowerment to happen.
(502) 373-6733 View (502) 373-6733
Photo of Lisa Shapiro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Lisa Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
My clients generally feel hopeful almost as soon as making contact with me. It's reassuring to know that your therapist has 30 yrs' experience and can help! I am warm yet direct, creative yet informative, engaged yet objective. My expertise includes: family therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy and group therapy. I am very skilled in counseling adolescents and adults. Through psychotherapy, my clients have enjoyed success in replacing destructive communication patterns in the family with effective skills, overcoming anxiety and depression, connecting with others-intimately or otherwise, and increasing self-esteem.
My clients generally feel hopeful almost as soon as making contact with me. It's reassuring to know that your therapist has 30 yrs' experience and can help! I am warm yet direct, creative yet informative, engaged yet objective. My expertise includes: family therapy, individual therapy, couples therapy and group therapy. I am very skilled in counseling adolescents and adults. Through psychotherapy, my clients have enjoyed success in replacing destructive communication patterns in the family with effective skills, overcoming anxiety and depression, connecting with others-intimately or otherwise, and increasing self-esteem.
(502) 225-3835 View (502) 225-3835
Photo of Elizabeth Scott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Elizabeth Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCM, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
You are welcome here- Navigating this crazy rollercoaster of life comes with unexpected twist and turns. Do you find yourself giving and taking care of others often times neglecting your own needs? Feeling stressed, confused, and overwhelmed in your current situation? I offer a supportive place to process and sort things out- change and growth opportunities can come from some of our most challenging times. My hope is to offer guidance and support to find the solution within you. This is a compassionate judgement free zone. I believe BLM & Love is Love.
You are welcome here- Navigating this crazy rollercoaster of life comes with unexpected twist and turns. Do you find yourself giving and taking care of others often times neglecting your own needs? Feeling stressed, confused, and overwhelmed in your current situation? I offer a supportive place to process and sort things out- change and growth opportunities can come from some of our most challenging times. My hope is to offer guidance and support to find the solution within you. This is a compassionate judgement free zone. I believe BLM & Love is Love.
(502) 208-5596 View (502) 208-5596
Photo of Grace Psychological Services, LLC in Louisville, KY
Grace Psychological Services, LLC
PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40243
We are psychologists specializing in Couples Counseling (premarital and marital), Individual Counseling, and Christian Counseling. As trained and experienced clinical psychologists, we are committed to the belief that fostering well-being includes paying attention to all parts of the self: physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. We can help couples rebuild intimacy, repair communication, and recover from betrayals. For individuals, we can assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, relational issues, stress, and many other day-to-day issues.
We are psychologists specializing in Couples Counseling (premarital and marital), Individual Counseling, and Christian Counseling. As trained and experienced clinical psychologists, we are committed to the belief that fostering well-being includes paying attention to all parts of the self: physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual. We can help couples rebuild intimacy, repair communication, and recover from betrayals. For individuals, we can assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, relational issues, stress, and many other day-to-day issues.
(502) 513-7428 View (502) 513-7428
Photo of Ayse Darnell, Counselor in Louisville, KY
Ayse Darnell
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40203  (Online Only)
I help those who seem to always struggle on the fringes, the immigrants, the LGBTQIA+, the neurodivergent, etc. You deserve to have a space of healing and complete acceptance to further explore, grow, and understand yourself. It is my goal as a provider to work on what you want to work on during your journey of growth and healing. You are your own expert, I'm just here to keep us on the path. If you are looking for a clinician who accepts you as you are, and wants to help you get on the your best path, I am here to help!
I help those who seem to always struggle on the fringes, the immigrants, the LGBTQIA+, the neurodivergent, etc. You deserve to have a space of healing and complete acceptance to further explore, grow, and understand yourself. It is my goal as a provider to work on what you want to work on during your journey of growth and healing. You are your own expert, I'm just here to keep us on the path. If you are looking for a clinician who accepts you as you are, and wants to help you get on the your best path, I am here to help!
(502) 430-3431 View (502) 430-3431
Photo of Haven Family Counseling in Louisville, KY
Haven Family Counseling
MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40218
Haven Family Services is the outpatient behavioral health division of Boys & Girls Haven, an organization that has served the Louisville community for more than 70 years. We specialize in meeting the emotional and behavioral needs of individuals of all ages. We provide intensive in-home therapy and case management as well as counseling and medication management in our outpatient office. Our professionals utilize effective, compassionate interventions that help our clients heal from past trauma, build on their strengths and achieve their therapeutic goals. We also actively involve caregivers and support systems in the treatment planning process.
Haven Family Services is the outpatient behavioral health division of Boys & Girls Haven, an organization that has served the Louisville community for more than 70 years. We specialize in meeting the emotional and behavioral needs of individuals of all ages. We provide intensive in-home therapy and case management as well as counseling and medication management in our outpatient office. Our professionals utilize effective, compassionate interventions that help our clients heal from past trauma, build on their strengths and achieve their therapeutic goals. We also actively involve caregivers and support systems in the treatment planning process.
(502) 465-8687 x103 View (502) 465-8687 x103
Photo of Amber Worman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Louisville, KY
Amber Worman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207  (Online Only)
Specializes in treatment with women. Life has many ups and downs which can make it hard to manage. If you find yourself in a season of suffering or hardship, lets talk about healthy ways to help you manage this. If you are struggling with stress, setting limits with work or people, communication with others, anger, resentment, sadness, anxious, trouble focusing, staying on a daily routine, unhealthy habits, life changes, declines in daily functioning due to physical/medical/or mental changes, and lacking coping skills to get you through these times the services offered might be for you.
Specializes in treatment with women. Life has many ups and downs which can make it hard to manage. If you find yourself in a season of suffering or hardship, lets talk about healthy ways to help you manage this. If you are struggling with stress, setting limits with work or people, communication with others, anger, resentment, sadness, anxious, trouble focusing, staying on a daily routine, unhealthy habits, life changes, declines in daily functioning due to physical/medical/or mental changes, and lacking coping skills to get you through these times the services offered might be for you.
(502) 334-0405 View (502) 334-0405
Photo of Patricia McIntyre Salem, Art Therapist in Louisville, KY
Patricia McIntyre Salem
Art Therapist, MAMFT, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to balance childcare, work & daily life? Do you struggle with emotions and personal relationships? Is anxiety affecting your sense of joy, peace and overall health? I specialize in helping adults with anxiety, depression, loss, communication and relationship difficulties. Therapy and ongoing education will help you learn new ways to respond VS react to emotions, problem solve peaceful solutions and balance self care with multiple demands. My clients learn ways to repair relationship hurdles, build and restore trust and identify new ways to connect, adapt and communicate more openly.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to balance childcare, work & daily life? Do you struggle with emotions and personal relationships? Is anxiety affecting your sense of joy, peace and overall health? I specialize in helping adults with anxiety, depression, loss, communication and relationship difficulties. Therapy and ongoing education will help you learn new ways to respond VS react to emotions, problem solve peaceful solutions and balance self care with multiple demands. My clients learn ways to repair relationship hurdles, build and restore trust and identify new ways to connect, adapt and communicate more openly.
(502) 829-6504 View (502) 829-6504
Photo of Revive Counseling & Wellness , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Revive Counseling & Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
Do you want something different in your marriage, relationship or work life but just can't figure out how to make it happen? Are you tired of being tired and stressed? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples discover when old ways of coping no longer work and replace them with new, more productive alternatives. I coach my clients to recognize problem patterns, effectively communicate their needs, relieve stress, and improve relationships with the important people in their lives.
Do you want something different in your marriage, relationship or work life but just can't figure out how to make it happen? Are you tired of being tired and stressed? I am passionate about helping individuals and couples discover when old ways of coping no longer work and replace them with new, more productive alternatives. I coach my clients to recognize problem patterns, effectively communicate their needs, relieve stress, and improve relationships with the important people in their lives.
(502) 427-1042 View (502) 427-1042
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Erin E Bowling
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Hi, I’m Erin. I help people navigate change. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, alone, or “stuck.” Together we can work through intense feelings and events that cause immense pain or stress. We will meet your goals in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I have a passion for working with adults and children, parents and families navigating this journey to move forward. I use different evidence-based modalities such as EMDR. I am also a trained postpartum support practitioner and Positive Discipline educator. We will learn what works for you to create a space for healing and growth.
Hi, I’m Erin. I help people navigate change. Maybe you feel overwhelmed, alone, or “stuck.” Together we can work through intense feelings and events that cause immense pain or stress. We will meet your goals in a safe, nonjudgmental space. I have a passion for working with adults and children, parents and families navigating this journey to move forward. I use different evidence-based modalities such as EMDR. I am also a trained postpartum support practitioner and Positive Discipline educator. We will learn what works for you to create a space for healing and growth.
(502) 233-4456 View (502) 233-4456
Photo of Henry Lucas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Henry Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Looking for more clarity in your life? Feel like you're missing something or being left behind? Tired of feeling stuck? Do you have painful unspoken memories or experiences? My hope is to help you identify your problems and assist in creating solutions. I believe in establishing a trusting relationship that creates opportunity for potential, growth and clarity around a variety of issues.
Looking for more clarity in your life? Feel like you're missing something or being left behind? Tired of feeling stuck? Do you have painful unspoken memories or experiences? My hope is to help you identify your problems and assist in creating solutions. I believe in establishing a trusting relationship that creates opportunity for potential, growth and clarity around a variety of issues.
(502) 443-1623 View (502) 443-1623
Photo of Dillon Espinosa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisville, KY
Dillon Espinosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, LGBT+ issues, or individuals trying to get out of a rut because they're tired of feeling stuck. Every client is unique and there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, but if you enjoy working toward positive behavior change, I think we'd be a good fit. I allow each client the space for us to process and explore issues together while also providing guidance and direction (most of my clients say it's a healthy mix of both).
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, LGBT+ issues, or individuals trying to get out of a rut because they're tired of feeling stuck. Every client is unique and there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, but if you enjoy working toward positive behavior change, I think we'd be a good fit. I allow each client the space for us to process and explore issues together while also providing guidance and direction (most of my clients say it's a healthy mix of both).
(502) 206-0663 View (502) 206-0663
Photo of Jayan Thomas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Louisville, KY
Jayan Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Louisville, KY 40243
Have you been told that it is all in your head, or that there are no medical explanations for your symptoms? Or maybe you have received a chronic illness diagnosis and aren't quite sure how to cope. You might be at a place in your life when you feel ready to tackle past hurt and grief and find a sense of peace. My practice focuses exclusively on individuals and family members coping with the diagnosis of a medical illness.
Have you been told that it is all in your head, or that there are no medical explanations for your symptoms? Or maybe you have received a chronic illness diagnosis and aren't quite sure how to cope. You might be at a place in your life when you feel ready to tackle past hurt and grief and find a sense of peace. My practice focuses exclusively on individuals and family members coping with the diagnosis of a medical illness.
(502) 547-9204 View (502) 547-9204

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Number of Therapists in Louisville, KY

1,000+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Louisville, KY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
61% Relationship Issues
58% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Humana
69% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Louisville, KY see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Louisville?

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.