Therapists in Massachusetts

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Photo of Alycia Merritt, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Alycia Merritt
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Salem, MA 01970
Currently only taking on morning and daytime clients! Everyone has a unique story. I thrive on stories and also the people, who live, learn, and strive to change their journeys one day at a time. My goal and passion is to help clients empower themselves to reach their individual goals. You have the ability to control the course of your life. Life, at times, can bring challenges and unwelcome stress that's when we may need a little extra support and clarity. I have worked in Boston Public Schools and children and youth but also have done successful work with adolescents and adults.
Currently only taking on morning and daytime clients! Everyone has a unique story. I thrive on stories and also the people, who live, learn, and strive to change their journeys one day at a time. My goal and passion is to help clients empower themselves to reach their individual goals. You have the ability to control the course of your life. Life, at times, can bring challenges and unwelcome stress that's when we may need a little extra support and clarity. I have worked in Boston Public Schools and children and youth but also have done successful work with adolescents and adults.
(978) 306-4244 View (978) 306-4244
Photo of Kristen Gaherty, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristen Gaherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waltham, MA 02453  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy comes from a person centered lens and systems approach. In short, this means I approach every person that I have the honor to work with as the experts on their own lives and the many factors that effect their overall well-being. I approach every client with curiosity and unconditional positive regard and will hopeful help them to see themselves through this view as well. In session, patients can expect typical talk therapy with principles of behavior change techniques weaved in to provide some tools to meet their personal goals.
My approach to therapy comes from a person centered lens and systems approach. In short, this means I approach every person that I have the honor to work with as the experts on their own lives and the many factors that effect their overall well-being. I approach every client with curiosity and unconditional positive regard and will hopeful help them to see themselves through this view as well. In session, patients can expect typical talk therapy with principles of behavior change techniques weaved in to provide some tools to meet their personal goals.
(617) 380-6019 View (617) 380-6019
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Lighthouse Educational Assessments LLC
Educational Psychologist, LEP, NCSP, EdS
Verified Verified
Webster, MA 01570
I work with students of all ages and their families, from preschool to college, who are looking for either special education in grade school or accommodations for higher education. I provide consultation, advocacy, and psychoeducational evaluation services designed to meet the needs of my clients and properly represent their concerns for all involved parties. If you are a parent who is concerned that your child may have a learning disability, that your child's needs are not being met by their school, or a college student concerned about being able to keep up with your college's curriculum, I can help!
I work with students of all ages and their families, from preschool to college, who are looking for either special education in grade school or accommodations for higher education. I provide consultation, advocacy, and psychoeducational evaluation services designed to meet the needs of my clients and properly represent their concerns for all involved parties. If you are a parent who is concerned that your child may have a learning disability, that your child's needs are not being met by their school, or a college student concerned about being able to keep up with your college's curriculum, I can help!
(508) 413-6750 View (508) 413-6750
Photo of Rita Vatcher, LMHC, MCCS, RPT-S, Counselor
Rita Vatcher
Counselor, LMHC, MCCS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Natick, MA 01760
Waitlist for new clients
I love to work with kids and adolescents and their families. I believe people don't have "problems" but rather "challenges" they learn to move through or re-frame. Together we learn new ways of doing things; new ways of looking at things; find a new path of our own choosing that feels better than the one we were on; relate to ourselves and others in a healthier way; learn to smile and laugh more; find the things we are good at doing; make a contribution; stress less; be who we are meant to be, and love who we are as a person!
I love to work with kids and adolescents and their families. I believe people don't have "problems" but rather "challenges" they learn to move through or re-frame. Together we learn new ways of doing things; new ways of looking at things; find a new path of our own choosing that feels better than the one we were on; relate to ourselves and others in a healthier way; learn to smile and laugh more; find the things we are good at doing; make a contribution; stress less; be who we are meant to be, and love who we are as a person!
(508) 471-3442 View (508) 471-3442
Photo of Candi Wolfe, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Candi Wolfe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hopkinton, MA 01748
Available afternoon and some evening appointments for adults: in-person and virtual. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's complexities and transitions? Do you need support and new tools to navigate through them? I specialize in offering compassionate support to women over 35 who encounter these challenges, assisting them in working towards achieving their goals for healthier and happier lives.
Available afternoon and some evening appointments for adults: in-person and virtual. Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's complexities and transitions? Do you need support and new tools to navigate through them? I specialize in offering compassionate support to women over 35 who encounter these challenges, assisting them in working towards achieving their goals for healthier and happier lives.
(508) 501-8379 x61 View (508) 501-8379 x61
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Martin R. Pierre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02124
Not accepting new clients
I have the privilege of accompanying clients as they go through some of the most painful and some of the most joyous times of their lives. I see therapy as a journey that the client and therapist take together with the therapist playing the role of a traveling companion, guide, and interpreter. I have extensive experience providing counseling services to adolescents, adults and families in the various clinical settings. The focus of treatment includes improving self-image, changing negative self-talk, and working through trauma. My approach is collaborative, working together to define and achieve therapy goals.
I have the privilege of accompanying clients as they go through some of the most painful and some of the most joyous times of their lives. I see therapy as a journey that the client and therapist take together with the therapist playing the role of a traveling companion, guide, and interpreter. I have extensive experience providing counseling services to adolescents, adults and families in the various clinical settings. The focus of treatment includes improving self-image, changing negative self-talk, and working through trauma. My approach is collaborative, working together to define and achieve therapy goals.
(857) 308-0099 View (857) 308-0099
Photo of Kathy Herzog, PsyD, Psychologist
Kathy Herzog
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Needham, MA 02492
Not accepting new clients
My particular therapeutic approach honors your individuality and desire for changing important aspects of your life. I believe that a spirit of collaboration is the best way to work together. In my work, I have found we all have a basic capacity for change and transformation, and that we are all "wired" for growth and healing. Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to tap into our own innate and deep desire to be known, seen, and recognized as we strive to come into contact with parts of ourselves that may seem frozen, stuck, or unavailable.
My particular therapeutic approach honors your individuality and desire for changing important aspects of your life. I believe that a spirit of collaboration is the best way to work together. In my work, I have found we all have a basic capacity for change and transformation, and that we are all "wired" for growth and healing. Psychotherapy offers a unique opportunity to tap into our own innate and deep desire to be known, seen, and recognized as we strive to come into contact with parts of ourselves that may seem frozen, stuck, or unavailable.
(617) 653-9073 View (617) 653-9073
Photo of Heather Wright, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02139
I am passionate about reducing stigma around mental health and creating a supportive space for all clients. I strongly believe in meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them to create an environment that is most conducive to meeting their therapeutic goals. Additionally, I value the importance of trust in the therapeutic relationship, and I strive to understand my clients’ identities and experiences while exploring their strengths. My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety, general stress, interpersonal relationship and family challenges, as well as work or school challenges.
I am passionate about reducing stigma around mental health and creating a supportive space for all clients. I strongly believe in meeting clients where they are and collaborating with them to create an environment that is most conducive to meeting their therapeutic goals. Additionally, I value the importance of trust in the therapeutic relationship, and I strive to understand my clients’ identities and experiences while exploring their strengths. My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety, general stress, interpersonal relationship and family challenges, as well as work or school challenges.
(617) 658-4798 View (617) 658-4798
Photo of Michele Lockwood, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michele Lockwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Gloucester, MA 01930
Waitlist for new clients
I am an established therapist with 9 years in practice, and 20 years in the field. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, complex or chronic illness, spiritual exploration, and life transitions. I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness. My approach is Holistic with a focus on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. I have a deep capacity to sit with emotional pain and I use this ability to support my clients who are moving through painful life experiences.
I am an established therapist with 9 years in practice, and 20 years in the field. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, recovery from trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, complex or chronic illness, spiritual exploration, and life transitions. I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Integrative Medicine and Nutrition for physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental wellness. My approach is Holistic with a focus on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. I have a deep capacity to sit with emotional pain and I use this ability to support my clients who are moving through painful life experiences.
(978) 675-3336 View (978) 675-3336
Photo of Amorn O'Connor, LMHC, R-DMT, Counselor
Amorn O'Connor
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
For young children, behavior is a way to communicate needs. When complex emotions arise through challenging behaviors, parents may be left feeling unsure how to respond. Does your child seem overly anxious? Are they highly distressed when separated from you or more withdrawn than you'd expect? Maybe they've experienced a traumatic or scary event, a significant loss, or you’d like to prepare them for a family life change. Are you an adoptive or foster family wanting help with bonding and building secure attachment? Do you hope to gain clearer insight into your child’s needs and support them through a stressful time?
For young children, behavior is a way to communicate needs. When complex emotions arise through challenging behaviors, parents may be left feeling unsure how to respond. Does your child seem overly anxious? Are they highly distressed when separated from you or more withdrawn than you'd expect? Maybe they've experienced a traumatic or scary event, a significant loss, or you’d like to prepare them for a family life change. Are you an adoptive or foster family wanting help with bonding and building secure attachment? Do you hope to gain clearer insight into your child’s needs and support them through a stressful time?
(413) 216-6165 View (413) 216-6165
Photo of Paula Shulman, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Paula Shulman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Northampton, MA 01060
I support people to transform life's challenges into a mosaic of internal wisdom. I passionately embrace the power of loving relationships to help shift from feeling burdened by past wounds to compassionate self-acceptance. I facilitate secure attachment and fulfilling relationships. My natural empathy offers a safe space to heal emotional wounds, ruptured relationships, limiting behaviors, non-supporting beliefs, attachment injuries, trauma, loss, grief. In Internal Family Systems (IFS), we access our Core/Wise Self (intrinsic wholeness) - compassion, confidence, calm, creativity, courage, curiosity, connection. In deep Self-attunement, we gently invite wounded internal parts to come forth and heal.
I support people to transform life's challenges into a mosaic of internal wisdom. I passionately embrace the power of loving relationships to help shift from feeling burdened by past wounds to compassionate self-acceptance. I facilitate secure attachment and fulfilling relationships. My natural empathy offers a safe space to heal emotional wounds, ruptured relationships, limiting behaviors, non-supporting beliefs, attachment injuries, trauma, loss, grief. In Internal Family Systems (IFS), we access our Core/Wise Self (intrinsic wholeness) - compassion, confidence, calm, creativity, courage, curiosity, connection. In deep Self-attunement, we gently invite wounded internal parts to come forth and heal.
(413) 893-0040 View (413) 893-0040
Photo of Meaghan Downes-Berry, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Meaghan Downes-Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Andover, MA 01810  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to concentrate, lacking passion, or generally not feeling like yourself? Tell me about it. No, really. Let's see what's keeping you from yourself. Are you awesome, but wish you could be more so? I bet you are! Let's figure out how to turn that awesomeness up to 11. Are you the absolute worst and frankly deserving of your suffering but getting tired of it all the same? Of course not, but it might feel that way sometimes, and it's probably time to unpack that and figure out why you're so hard on yourself.
Are you struggling to concentrate, lacking passion, or generally not feeling like yourself? Tell me about it. No, really. Let's see what's keeping you from yourself. Are you awesome, but wish you could be more so? I bet you are! Let's figure out how to turn that awesomeness up to 11. Are you the absolute worst and frankly deserving of your suffering but getting tired of it all the same? Of course not, but it might feel that way sometimes, and it's probably time to unpack that and figure out why you're so hard on yourself.
(508) 213-9624 View (508) 213-9624
Photo of Thérèse (Tracy) Filardi, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Thérèse (Tracy) Filardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Belmont, MA 02478  (Online Only)
I have experience treating adults with grief and loss issues, coparenting and family issues, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship difficulties, and parenting and life transitions including divorce, loss and employment. My ideal client wishes to improve their overall quality of life personally and/or professionally.
I have experience treating adults with grief and loss issues, coparenting and family issues, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship difficulties, and parenting and life transitions including divorce, loss and employment. My ideal client wishes to improve their overall quality of life personally and/or professionally.
(617) 676-0514 View (617) 676-0514
Photo of Alysia Linsenmayer, LICSW, RYT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alysia Linsenmayer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wayland, MA 01778
My goal is to help clients gain confidence in their ability to handle life's challenges. Through an interactive exchange we will build awareness of how you are currently coping, then work on moving towards more effective ways of being. I have worked for 20 years with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, addiction and personality disorders.
My goal is to help clients gain confidence in their ability to handle life's challenges. Through an interactive exchange we will build awareness of how you are currently coping, then work on moving towards more effective ways of being. I have worked for 20 years with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, addiction and personality disorders.
(978) 434-5692 View (978) 434-5692
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Women's Mental Health Collective
Verified Verified
Cambridge, MA 02140
We are experienced, interactive, feminist therapists who believe that the therapy relationship must be compassionate, trustworthy, and genuine. We work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and conflicts in relationships. We also have developed expertise on the treatment of substance abuse, the widespread effects of violence against women (incest, rape, battering, and harassment), eating disorders, addictions, parenting issues, and problems in the workplace. In our initial meetings with clients, we work to develop realistic goals and a time frame for therapy. Throughout the therapeutic process, we help clients identify strengths as well as problem areas.
We are experienced, interactive, feminist therapists who believe that the therapy relationship must be compassionate, trustworthy, and genuine. We work with people experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and conflicts in relationships. We also have developed expertise on the treatment of substance abuse, the widespread effects of violence against women (incest, rape, battering, and harassment), eating disorders, addictions, parenting issues, and problems in the workplace. In our initial meetings with clients, we work to develop realistic goals and a time frame for therapy. Throughout the therapeutic process, we help clients identify strengths as well as problem areas.
(617) 826-9982 View (617) 826-9982
Photo of Markus (Marco) D Brucher, MSW, LICSW, PhD, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Markus (Marco) D Brucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Byfield, MA 01922  (Online Only)
My guiding principle as a therapist is that we are put on this Earth to fully enjoy and participate in life. I have several years experience working as a social worker and educator in several different capacities and contexts. My practice focuses on how family of origin paradigms as well as other life experiences, can keep us from reaching our full potential in life and how becoming aware of these can free us to become more fulfilled human beings.
My guiding principle as a therapist is that we are put on this Earth to fully enjoy and participate in life. I have several years experience working as a social worker and educator in several different capacities and contexts. My practice focuses on how family of origin paradigms as well as other life experiences, can keep us from reaching our full potential in life and how becoming aware of these can free us to become more fulfilled human beings.
(351) 444-5524 View (351) 444-5524
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Florence Farrell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Belmont, MA 02478  (Online Only)
My clients are adults and young adults in different stages of life transition experiencing stressors, losses or trauma. This includes college students and young professionals navigating identity, interpersonal, and career stressors; middle age adults with families and careers who have multiple demands and little time to pay attention to their own needs and internal struggles, and older adults coping with the changes that can come with ageing including losses of important relationships, illness, or concerns about loneliness.
My clients are adults and young adults in different stages of life transition experiencing stressors, losses or trauma. This includes college students and young professionals navigating identity, interpersonal, and career stressors; middle age adults with families and careers who have multiple demands and little time to pay attention to their own needs and internal struggles, and older adults coping with the changes that can come with ageing including losses of important relationships, illness, or concerns about loneliness.
(617) 315-6334 View (617) 315-6334
Photo of Taylor Cardelli, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Taylor Cardelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Norwood, MA 02062  (Online Only)
Taylor is a seasoned clinician with years of experience treating clients from young adulthood through the senior years.  She is skilled in treating people experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic medical conditions, ADHD, and grief.  She specializes in working with adults and couples experiencing life transitions such as launching early adulthood, relationship difficulties/divorce, relocation, children leaving home, and career changes. She also works with individuals who are already engaged in couples counseling or looking for an individual therapist prior to beginning couples counseling.
Taylor is a seasoned clinician with years of experience treating clients from young adulthood through the senior years.  She is skilled in treating people experiencing anxiety, depression, chronic medical conditions, ADHD, and grief.  She specializes in working with adults and couples experiencing life transitions such as launching early adulthood, relationship difficulties/divorce, relocation, children leaving home, and career changes. She also works with individuals who are already engaged in couples counseling or looking for an individual therapist prior to beginning couples counseling.
(781) 546-5430 View (781) 546-5430
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Kelly O'Gara
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Norwell, MA 02061
Waitlist for new clients
Often my clients come to therapy when they are at the point of exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, uncertain of how to make positive changes in their lives, and needing some additional support. We work together to explore their strengths, resources and coping skills that work for their unique needs and life circumstances.
Often my clients come to therapy when they are at the point of exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, uncertain of how to make positive changes in their lives, and needing some additional support. We work together to explore their strengths, resources and coping skills that work for their unique needs and life circumstances.
(781) 243-5446 View (781) 243-5446
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Engi Begi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC
Verified Verified
Newton, MA 02464
I work with adults to enhance their daily functioning, establish healthy boundaries, and develop positive habits. I am passionate about supporting individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and social skills development. My approach focuses on empowering individuals to gain insights into themselves and their family dynamics, equipping them with coping strategies for managing everyday stress. I offer guidance in navigating difficult relationships by fostering effective communication skills and understanding one's role within the relationship.
I work with adults to enhance their daily functioning, establish healthy boundaries, and develop positive habits. I am passionate about supporting individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, and social skills development. My approach focuses on empowering individuals to gain insights into themselves and their family dynamics, equipping them with coping strategies for managing everyday stress. I offer guidance in navigating difficult relationships by fostering effective communication skills and understanding one's role within the relationship.
(617) 420-4161 View (617) 420-4161

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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Massachusetts who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Optum

How Therapists in Massachusetts see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Massachusetts?

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.