Therapists in Acushnet, MA

Photo of George Preston Haywood - Inner Healing and Growth Wellness Center, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Inner Healing and Growth Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acushnet, MA 02743
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.... Welcome.....I am sure there are a ton of feelings/emotions and challenges that you are facing during the current public health issues and I am here to offer you support. I can only imagine how difficult these times must be. I can work with you as we learn techniques and interventions to manage through these very difficult times. Together we can learn how to "heal" today and "grow" for tomorrow by finding ....balance. I offer telehealth or phone therapy . I invite you to give me a call. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Gh.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.... Welcome.....I am sure there are a ton of feelings/emotions and challenges that you are facing during the current public health issues and I am here to offer you support. I can only imagine how difficult these times must be. I can work with you as we learn techniques and interventions to manage through these very difficult times. Together we can learn how to "heal" today and "grow" for tomorrow by finding ....balance. I offer telehealth or phone therapy . I invite you to give me a call. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Gh.
(508) 815-4726 View (508) 815-4726
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Monica Chace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743  (Online Only)
Our journey through life is not always smooth and many of us face losses, disappointments, struggles with addictions, medical issues as well as financial, work and family stressors. These situations and events may cause you to feel depressed and anxious. There are also many transitional periods in our lives. Maybe changes need to be made but there is uncertainty as to how to proceed. I will support your journey by helping you to identify your strengths, enhance your skills for managing life's challenges and provide you with the tools you need to reach your personal goals
Our journey through life is not always smooth and many of us face losses, disappointments, struggles with addictions, medical issues as well as financial, work and family stressors. These situations and events may cause you to feel depressed and anxious. There are also many transitional periods in our lives. Maybe changes need to be made but there is uncertainty as to how to proceed. I will support your journey by helping you to identify your strengths, enhance your skills for managing life's challenges and provide you with the tools you need to reach your personal goals
(774) 855-1483 View (774) 855-1483
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Caroline Shearer
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743
Not accepting new clients
**FULL** I am passionate about helping others. Therapy serves a different purpose for different people but we are all weighed down by the negatives life has thrown at us along the way. I hope to assist individuals in learning to let go of anything that may be holding them back to give them more time and energy to focus on what they need to move forward and become the best version of themselves.
**FULL** I am passionate about helping others. Therapy serves a different purpose for different people but we are all weighed down by the negatives life has thrown at us along the way. I hope to assist individuals in learning to let go of anything that may be holding them back to give them more time and energy to focus on what they need to move forward and become the best version of themselves.
(508) 618-4124 View (508) 618-4124
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Krystal L Bento
Mental Health Counselor, MEd , LMHC, LADC, SAC, CANS
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743
My approach is client-centered, empathic, and goal-directed. I can help you create a path to wellness, and to address the underlying reasons behind self-defeating behaviors or troubling emotions in the here and now. I also offer telehealth appointments as well as in-person appointments.
My approach is client-centered, empathic, and goal-directed. I can help you create a path to wellness, and to address the underlying reasons behind self-defeating behaviors or troubling emotions in the here and now. I also offer telehealth appointments as well as in-person appointments.
(508) 452-6159 View (508) 452-6159
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Christie Barboza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743
Hello! I currently am accepting clients and have morning or early afternoon openings, and can meet weekly or bi-weekly. Congrats on seeking help, taking the first step can be challenging! I am a therapist with years of experience working with a variety of diagnoses. My areas of interest/knowledge include anxiety/phobias, life transitions, first responders, other mental health professionals, career counseling, trauma, OCD, body dysmorphia, codependency, and parenting. I am especially experienced with working with parents of children/teens with mental health issues, blended family dynamics, and those who became parents at a young age.
Hello! I currently am accepting clients and have morning or early afternoon openings, and can meet weekly or bi-weekly. Congrats on seeking help, taking the first step can be challenging! I am a therapist with years of experience working with a variety of diagnoses. My areas of interest/knowledge include anxiety/phobias, life transitions, first responders, other mental health professionals, career counseling, trauma, OCD, body dysmorphia, codependency, and parenting. I am especially experienced with working with parents of children/teens with mental health issues, blended family dynamics, and those who became parents at a young age.
(508) 252-8316 View (508) 252-8316
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Burns | Fortes Consulting LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC1, MHC
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743
We are accepting New Patients. We provide comprehensive integrated group and individual counseling services for individuals seeking treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health Counseling.
We are accepting New Patients. We provide comprehensive integrated group and individual counseling services for individuals seeking treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health Counseling.
(774) 425-7383 View (774) 425-7383
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Cristina Trahan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CAGS
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743  (Online Only)
I most enjoy working with clients who experience anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and stressful life transitions. My approach includes EMDR, Person-Centered Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am also solution-focused and work in a way that is very open and honest with my clients. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship sets the foundation for great change in one's life and experience in therapy. My goal is to walk this journey with you and help guide you to healing, strength, and happiness in your life.
I most enjoy working with clients who experience anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and stressful life transitions. My approach includes EMDR, Person-Centered Therapy, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am also solution-focused and work in a way that is very open and honest with my clients. I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship sets the foundation for great change in one's life and experience in therapy. My goal is to walk this journey with you and help guide you to healing, strength, and happiness in your life.
(401) 496-9478 View (401) 496-9478
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Marc Viera LMHC, LADC I, MAC
Counselor, LMHC, LADC I, MAC
Verified Verified
Acushnet, MA 02743
I am Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in MA. I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. I also hold certification to complete the Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment (CANS) allowing me to treat youth under Massachusetts standards. I enjoy the sessions with the people I help and find fulfillment in my work through their successes. I look forward to helping and motivating the individuals and families I work with. I strive to meet people where they are in their struggles and thoughtfully prepare for each of our sessions.
I am Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor in MA. I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. I also hold certification to complete the Massachusetts Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment (CANS) allowing me to treat youth under Massachusetts standards. I enjoy the sessions with the people I help and find fulfillment in my work through their successes. I look forward to helping and motivating the individuals and families I work with. I strive to meet people where they are in their struggles and thoughtfully prepare for each of our sessions.
(508) 444-0156 View (508) 444-0156

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Chika Ego Njoku-Francois
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC 1
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
My name is Chika. I am a Master's level, Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor/clinician/therapist. Who said once an addict is always an addict. My primary goal/concern is to help discover who you are before recovery. To help you identify your triggers and situations/events that could endanger continued abstinence. To cope rather than using illicit substances by tapping in your inner strength. To help/assist people struggling with Career Difficulties, Addiction /Substance Use/Co-Occurring, Anger Management, Anxiety, Codependence, Coping Skills, Depression, Stress Management & Mood Disorders. A minimum of 6 months for best results.
My name is Chika. I am a Master's level, Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor/clinician/therapist. Who said once an addict is always an addict. My primary goal/concern is to help discover who you are before recovery. To help you identify your triggers and situations/events that could endanger continued abstinence. To cope rather than using illicit substances by tapping in your inner strength. To help/assist people struggling with Career Difficulties, Addiction /Substance Use/Co-Occurring, Anger Management, Anxiety, Codependence, Coping Skills, Depression, Stress Management & Mood Disorders. A minimum of 6 months for best results.
(508) 719-7706 View (508) 719-7706
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Lauren J Hellkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02745
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Therapy doesn’t always have to take place because of major life events, it can also be helpful for those daily struggles that are getting in the way of being the best version of ourselves. I specialize in working with individuals facing anxiety and depression, peri-partum and postpartum struggles, relationship issues, along with general life stress. I employ a compassionate and supportive yet direct approach to treatment.
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. Therapy doesn’t always have to take place because of major life events, it can also be helpful for those daily struggles that are getting in the way of being the best version of ourselves. I specialize in working with individuals facing anxiety and depression, peri-partum and postpartum struggles, relationship issues, along with general life stress. I employ a compassionate and supportive yet direct approach to treatment.
(774) 241-9577 View (774) 241-9577
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Cassandra DeQuevedo
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02745
You’re good at so many things, but you struggle in relationships, with confidence in who you are, or managing grief. Therapy will help you tap into your natural ability for deep connection, inner strength, and healing. Perhaps in Relationships- you struggle with communication, boundaries, or you keep getting stuck in the same patterns? In Identity- you know your worth, but have trouble with your self-esteem? In Grief- you get overwhelmed, and don’t know where to start to feel better? You're ready to master relationships, heal, and be unapologetically yourself.
You’re good at so many things, but you struggle in relationships, with confidence in who you are, or managing grief. Therapy will help you tap into your natural ability for deep connection, inner strength, and healing. Perhaps in Relationships- you struggle with communication, boundaries, or you keep getting stuck in the same patterns? In Identity- you know your worth, but have trouble with your self-esteem? In Grief- you get overwhelmed, and don’t know where to start to feel better? You're ready to master relationships, heal, and be unapologetically yourself.
(781) 412-3515 View (781) 412-3515
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Kayla Green
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MPH, LADC I
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02746  (Online Only)
My clients are often facing challenges related to substance use and dependency and are looking for a recovery pathway that fits their needs and lifestyle - one that is realistic and sustainable in the long-term. I take a person-centered approach with the understanding that your experiences make you the expert on yourself. I always strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can share freely, feel heard, be challenged, and see the progress in yourself.
My clients are often facing challenges related to substance use and dependency and are looking for a recovery pathway that fits their needs and lifestyle - one that is realistic and sustainable in the long-term. I take a person-centered approach with the understanding that your experiences make you the expert on yourself. I always strive to create a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can share freely, feel heard, be challenged, and see the progress in yourself.
(508) 501-8696 View (508) 501-8696
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Alexandra Arruda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02746  (Online Only)
Trying to navigate work, friends, relationships and even family can be a lot. Adding to that everyday stressors we encounter from things not going our way, Anxiety, and Depression, can take a toll on ourselves. These everyday interferences are stopping you from living your best life. Life is so fulfilling and I want to help you begin living your dream life. I want to help you navigate everyday stressors, obstacles preventing you from taking that next step in your life and begin fully living.
Trying to navigate work, friends, relationships and even family can be a lot. Adding to that everyday stressors we encounter from things not going our way, Anxiety, and Depression, can take a toll on ourselves. These everyday interferences are stopping you from living your best life. Life is so fulfilling and I want to help you begin living your dream life. I want to help you navigate everyday stressors, obstacles preventing you from taking that next step in your life and begin fully living.
(508) 501-9421 View (508) 501-9421
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Melissa M Trindade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW , PMH-C
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Not accepting new clients
Life is difficult and it can't be done alone. Whether it is a relationship or career issue we are all trying to manage our stressors in this ever-changing world. Do you need support with anxiety, setting goals, working through depression? As a therapist I believe in starting where the client is and building a strong trusting relationship.
Life is difficult and it can't be done alone. Whether it is a relationship or career issue we are all trying to manage our stressors in this ever-changing world. Do you need support with anxiety, setting goals, working through depression? As a therapist I believe in starting where the client is and building a strong trusting relationship.
(508) 231-4856 View (508) 231-4856
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Miriam Beth Shabazz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
First I want to say you have already taken the most important step by admitting you could use help. I appreciate it can be overwhelming so I strongly encourage you to not give up too soon. I specialize in helping individuals through tough transitions. I am experienced helping people who are trying to live their life in a way that fits their goals and values.
First I want to say you have already taken the most important step by admitting you could use help. I appreciate it can be overwhelming so I strongly encourage you to not give up too soon. I specialize in helping individuals through tough transitions. I am experienced helping people who are trying to live their life in a way that fits their goals and values.
(508) 794-8839 View (508) 794-8839
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Charles Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02746
I strongly believe that each one of us wanders a unique path. Where it takes us is reliant upon the choices we make. These choices are sometimes clear and sometimes not. Often, we fail to see our options clearly because our road has affected our vision. I believe, as a therapist, that it is my responsibility to help my clients to see, understand and ultimately make the choices that are best for them. I have extensive experience working with co-morbid disorders of Mental Health and Substance Use and feel that there is difficulty when both aren't fully recognized.
I strongly believe that each one of us wanders a unique path. Where it takes us is reliant upon the choices we make. These choices are sometimes clear and sometimes not. Often, we fail to see our options clearly because our road has affected our vision. I believe, as a therapist, that it is my responsibility to help my clients to see, understand and ultimately make the choices that are best for them. I have extensive experience working with co-morbid disorders of Mental Health and Substance Use and feel that there is difficulty when both aren't fully recognized.
(508) 456-6279 View (508) 456-6279
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Jennifer Guy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
I believe in a strength based, task centered, motivational approach to therapy and that with time, support and dedication, people can make positive changes in their lives. My work focuses on building rapport within a relaxed atmosphere to help you manage life's stressors, create realistic goals and giving you the support to attain them. I've worked within many different systems in this field and my experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults as well as supporting parents and families. I hope we get the chance to connect and figure out what will work best to help you move forward.
I believe in a strength based, task centered, motivational approach to therapy and that with time, support and dedication, people can make positive changes in their lives. My work focuses on building rapport within a relaxed atmosphere to help you manage life's stressors, create realistic goals and giving you the support to attain them. I've worked within many different systems in this field and my experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults as well as supporting parents and families. I hope we get the chance to connect and figure out what will work best to help you move forward.
(508) 972-3070 View (508) 972-3070
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Rebecca Kuklinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745  (Online Only)
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
Minds think just like lungs breathe. Bodies feel what is happening in and around us. Actions are always happening. These three events are interwoven and part of our human experience. Sometimes though, these events cause more stress than we want and know what to do with. Sometimes we have have habits that were helpful in certain situations but are no longer serving a positive purpose, and others we care about are telling us this. If you are struggling with thoughts and emotions that have become difficult to be with and/or with behaviors that are taking you away from living your healthiest self, I would enjoy talking with you,
(508) 715-3536 View (508) 715-3536
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Colleen A Campbell LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Not accepting new clients
You deserve relief from anxiety, depression, anger, grief, disappointment and stress. I want to help you free yourself from the things in your life that are preventing happiness, love, and a feeling of peace and belonging. Together, utilizing a myriad of therapeutic approaches and tools geared towards your individual needs, we can explore the source of your problem and find practical and effective ways to cope. You can expect a warm, judgement free environment where you can begin the first step toward a happier and more rewarding life.
You deserve relief from anxiety, depression, anger, grief, disappointment and stress. I want to help you free yourself from the things in your life that are preventing happiness, love, and a feeling of peace and belonging. Together, utilizing a myriad of therapeutic approaches and tools geared towards your individual needs, we can explore the source of your problem and find practical and effective ways to cope. You can expect a warm, judgement free environment where you can begin the first step toward a happier and more rewarding life.
(508) 709-2209 View (508) 709-2209
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Emotional Wellness Counseling, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LICSW, CCATP, EMDR-II, ADHDCCS
Verified Verified
New Bedford, MA 02745
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Dr. Laurie Parker, Director of Emotional Wellness Counseling. I have been a therapist for 2 decades and feel passionate about my job. I truly enjoy meeting diverse clients from all walks of life. I view each person as unique, special and deserving of respect, empathy and excellent clinical care. I tend to utilize eclectic modalities in session because there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. People attend therapy due to numerous challenges including relationship difficulties, life crises, loss of a job, and life transitions. Many have anxiety and depression and seek relief from their suffering.
My name is Dr. Laurie Parker, Director of Emotional Wellness Counseling. I have been a therapist for 2 decades and feel passionate about my job. I truly enjoy meeting diverse clients from all walks of life. I view each person as unique, special and deserving of respect, empathy and excellent clinical care. I tend to utilize eclectic modalities in session because there is no 'one size fits all' approach to therapy. People attend therapy due to numerous challenges including relationship difficulties, life crises, loss of a job, and life transitions. Many have anxiety and depression and seek relief from their suffering.
(508) 960-7504 View (508) 960-7504

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Number of Therapists in Acushnet, MA

< 10

Therapists in Acushnet, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Coping Skills
88% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Tufts
75% Optum

How Therapists in Acushnet, MA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Acushnet?

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.