Therapists in Gwynn Oak, MD

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Kyeana Oliver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself in a space in which you don’t recognize yourself? Are you struggling with self-esteem, identity, self-worth, and relationships? As we shift and grow we process changes differently from building relationships, managing emotions, coping with life stressors, and healing from past traumas. I recognize asking for help can be overwhelming and requires courage. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that requires a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable, heard, and understood. I work with young adults and adults navigating transitions through various phases of life.
Are you finding yourself in a space in which you don’t recognize yourself? Are you struggling with self-esteem, identity, self-worth, and relationships? As we shift and grow we process changes differently from building relationships, managing emotions, coping with life stressors, and healing from past traumas. I recognize asking for help can be overwhelming and requires courage. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor that requires a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable, heard, and understood. I work with young adults and adults navigating transitions through various phases of life.
(410) 862-3765 View (410) 862-3765
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The Rice Counseling Service
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
My ideal client would be an individual who is experiencing problems trying to cope with the daily stressors in their life. My job as a counselor would be to help this individual get to the underlying and causative factors which are causing the stress in their life and help this person overcome their stressors.
My ideal client would be an individual who is experiencing problems trying to cope with the daily stressors in their life. My job as a counselor would be to help this individual get to the underlying and causative factors which are causing the stress in their life and help this person overcome their stressors.
(410) 927-5507 View (410) 927-5507
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April Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Not accepting new clients
April Moreno is a Psychotherapist and owner of Moreno Counseling and Consulting, LLC, which provides counseling services, mental health workshops and consulting. She is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a certified clinical supervisor. She provides clinical supervision for social workers and mentoring for mental health professionals. April provides therapy for children, teenagers and adults. She helps clients address a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and life stressors. She has advanced certification in trauma and has experience treating clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
April Moreno is a Psychotherapist and owner of Moreno Counseling and Consulting, LLC, which provides counseling services, mental health workshops and consulting. She is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a certified clinical supervisor. She provides clinical supervision for social workers and mentoring for mental health professionals. April provides therapy for children, teenagers and adults. She helps clients address a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, low self esteem and life stressors. She has advanced certification in trauma and has experience treating clients diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
(443) 578-3558 View (443) 578-3558
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Branches of Life, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LCMFT
7 Endorsed
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207  (Online Only)
If you ask any therapist why they were drawn to this profession, most of them would answer with, "I wanted to help people". While this is true, it is much deeper. Danielle wanted to help people navigate through life in more fulfilling ways. She aspired to teach people how to be in relationship with their mothers and fathers. Danielle wanted to give couples the tools they need to be the husbands and wives they want to be, not the ones their parents were. Her commitment is to do just that. *Danielle is no longer working out of the Largo area*
If you ask any therapist why they were drawn to this profession, most of them would answer with, "I wanted to help people". While this is true, it is much deeper. Danielle wanted to help people navigate through life in more fulfilling ways. She aspired to teach people how to be in relationship with their mothers and fathers. Danielle wanted to give couples the tools they need to be the husbands and wives they want to be, not the ones their parents were. Her commitment is to do just that. *Danielle is no longer working out of the Largo area*
(443) 333-4069 View (443) 333-4069
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Shayna Moore
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207  (Online Only)
I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or trauma whether it be from childhood or present, self-esteem, self-image, body dysmorphia, and relationship issues. We all deserve a space to feel acknowledged, comforted and supported. My clients can expect a personalized space for themselves to heal where they are comfortable and free to express themselves.
I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, and/or trauma whether it be from childhood or present, self-esteem, self-image, body dysmorphia, and relationship issues. We all deserve a space to feel acknowledged, comforted and supported. My clients can expect a personalized space for themselves to heal where they are comfortable and free to express themselves.
(410) 680-3780 View (410) 680-3780
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Marlon Tinker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCADS
Verified
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Sometimes in life you encounter problems that overwhelm your ability to cope. The experience can leave you feeling desperate, lonely, and stressed out. I provide a caring and non-judgmental place for you to talk about what is troubling you. I will help you identify the problem, explore solutions, and implement a change plan. I can't promise a perfect life, but I can engage you in a collaborative work alliance where you will have the opportunity to tap into your own power source, identify personal strengths and environmental resources, and identify and implement a plan to not only cope but also to thrive.
Sometimes in life you encounter problems that overwhelm your ability to cope. The experience can leave you feeling desperate, lonely, and stressed out. I provide a caring and non-judgmental place for you to talk about what is troubling you. I will help you identify the problem, explore solutions, and implement a change plan. I can't promise a perfect life, but I can engage you in a collaborative work alliance where you will have the opportunity to tap into your own power source, identify personal strengths and environmental resources, and identify and implement a plan to not only cope but also to thrive.
(410) 709-3886 View (410) 709-3886
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Shatera Kimbrough
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt like you don't matter? Lets make you a priority. When thinking of my ideal client I see myself working with individuals who are on a journey of self love, acceptance and understanding. This person might not know where to start or how to reinforce the needed tools for success. This person is also struggling to become the best version of themself and I am committed to this person even if they are having issues being committed to themself.
Have you ever felt like you don't matter? Lets make you a priority. When thinking of my ideal client I see myself working with individuals who are on a journey of self love, acceptance and understanding. This person might not know where to start or how to reinforce the needed tools for success. This person is also struggling to become the best version of themself and I am committed to this person even if they are having issues being committed to themself.
(410) 729-6219 View (410) 729-6219

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Desiree Ducharme
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21229  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out a therapist is hard, and yet you're here! You've already completed the first step and now we can work together on the next ones. If you are someone dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, life transition issues, identity issues and development, self-esteem or peer relationship issues, or are living with ADHD or other neurodivergent identities, then you have come to the right place. With my background, training, and clinical experiences, I can assist you in meeting your goals and moving forward, even if it doesn't feel possible yet. We got this.
Seeking out a therapist is hard, and yet you're here! You've already completed the first step and now we can work together on the next ones. If you are someone dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, life transition issues, identity issues and development, self-esteem or peer relationship issues, or are living with ADHD or other neurodivergent identities, then you have come to the right place. With my background, training, and clinical experiences, I can assist you in meeting your goals and moving forward, even if it doesn't feel possible yet. We got this.
(410) 835-7972 View (410) 835-7972
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Hannah Shivery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215
Not accepting new clients
*Not Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome and congratulations! You have taken the first step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being by exploring options for a qualified and experienced professional. I work with college-age adults to older adults and understand the complexities that affect each life phase. I am sensitive to cultural preferences and strive to create an accepting, comfortable, non judgmental environment for all.
*Not Currently Accepting New Clients* Welcome and congratulations! You have taken the first step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being by exploring options for a qualified and experienced professional. I work with college-age adults to older adults and understand the complexities that affect each life phase. I am sensitive to cultural preferences and strive to create an accepting, comfortable, non judgmental environment for all.
(410) 927-5715 View (410) 927-5715
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Unleashing Potential LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
Woodlawn, MD 21207  (Online Only)
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
(410) 421-7141 View (410) 421-7141
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Paul Giggey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Woodlawn, MD 21207
Finding the right psychotherapist can be challenging. It may be uncomfortable to schedule an initial session without obtaining a sense of what the therapist is like. Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have about this process or psychotherapy in general. I'd be delighted to help. I'm formally trained in Individual and Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, and Behavioral Medicine (Mind-Body). Psychotherapeutic treatment of disorders related to Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic, Phobias) Depression, Trauma, and Substance Abuse. Specific emphasis in couples and issues related to intimacy. Trained in Divorce Mediation.
Finding the right psychotherapist can be challenging. It may be uncomfortable to schedule an initial session without obtaining a sense of what the therapist is like. Please feel free to contact me for any questions you may have about this process or psychotherapy in general. I'd be delighted to help. I'm formally trained in Individual and Couples Psychotherapy, Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment, and Behavioral Medicine (Mind-Body). Psychotherapeutic treatment of disorders related to Anxiety (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic, Phobias) Depression, Trauma, and Substance Abuse. Specific emphasis in couples and issues related to intimacy. Trained in Divorce Mediation.
(410) 417-6697 View (410) 417-6697
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Taylor Wellness Center, Inc
LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21207
Trauma can leave you feeling defeated and disconnected from yourself and others. You want to keep everything from falling apart but it's getting harder and harder. Family and friends tell you to "be strong", but you're not sure if that's possible. Emotions are more intense than they've ever been and you're feeling overwhelmed, unsafe, scared, anxious and frustrated. You desperately want to share your feelings but fear no one will understand; you're feeling isolated and alone. Does this sound familiar?
Trauma can leave you feeling defeated and disconnected from yourself and others. You want to keep everything from falling apart but it's getting harder and harder. Family and friends tell you to "be strong", but you're not sure if that's possible. Emotions are more intense than they've ever been and you're feeling overwhelmed, unsafe, scared, anxious and frustrated. You desperately want to share your feelings but fear no one will understand; you're feeling isolated and alone. Does this sound familiar?
(443) 968-7074 View (443) 968-7074
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Michael Freedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, MEd, LCSW-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21208
Recovery Counseling Center, LLC has a caring staff of professional and prompt clinicians who work to give you the care that you need without delay. Simply give us a call and you will be in touch with a therapist within one business day or sooner, guaranteed. We work with clients of all ages and each of our therapists has a particular client and issue speciality to best meet your needs. You don't have to wait any longer to get the help that you deserve. We are dedicated to helping you reach recovery and success.
Recovery Counseling Center, LLC has a caring staff of professional and prompt clinicians who work to give you the care that you need without delay. Simply give us a call and you will be in touch with a therapist within one business day or sooner, guaranteed. We work with clients of all ages and each of our therapists has a particular client and issue speciality to best meet your needs. You don't have to wait any longer to get the help that you deserve. We are dedicated to helping you reach recovery and success.
(443) 616-2842 View (443) 616-2842
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Tree of Life Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Pikesville, MD 21208
Our team of experienced male and female therapists provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families of all ages. Many of our clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, serious relationship conflict, a trauma disorder or a child's behavior problem and often find it difficult coping day to day. The therapeutic process is liberating once begun, indeed it is life-transforming. Trust that you will emerge stronger and more self-aware now able to reclaim that special, essential "You", that you always knew was there but couldn't quite seem to get in touch with. Start your therapy journey today!
Our team of experienced male and female therapists provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families of all ages. Many of our clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, serious relationship conflict, a trauma disorder or a child's behavior problem and often find it difficult coping day to day. The therapeutic process is liberating once begun, indeed it is life-transforming. Trust that you will emerge stronger and more self-aware now able to reclaim that special, essential "You", that you always knew was there but couldn't quite seem to get in touch with. Start your therapy journey today!
(410) 343-7146 View (410) 343-7146
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Progressive Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Occasionally, everyone experiences periods of emotional turmoil and stress. Do you have times when you feel in the dumps, depressed or just want to talk over issues that trouble you? Seeking outside help and support is important to helping you improve your mood, increase self-confidence and stabilize your life. During periods of emotional distress, it is important to have a trusted professional to talk to.
Occasionally, everyone experiences periods of emotional turmoil and stress. Do you have times when you feel in the dumps, depressed or just want to talk over issues that trouble you? Seeking outside help and support is important to helping you improve your mood, increase self-confidence and stabilize your life. During periods of emotional distress, it is important to have a trusted professional to talk to.
(443) 360-3902 View (443) 360-3902
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Candice Richardson Dickens
Counselor, LCPC-S, LCADC, NCC, MA, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Are you tired of your past traumas getting in the way of experiencing joy, long lasting intimacy, stability and happiness? If so, I want you to know that healing is possible. and you deserve to have the life that you want. I am a trauma specialist, and I am trained in helping clients heal from past abuse, hurt, and acts of violence. Restoration, liberation from trauma, and peace are the goals for my ideal client.
Are you tired of your past traumas getting in the way of experiencing joy, long lasting intimacy, stability and happiness? If so, I want you to know that healing is possible. and you deserve to have the life that you want. I am a trauma specialist, and I am trained in helping clients heal from past abuse, hurt, and acts of violence. Restoration, liberation from trauma, and peace are the goals for my ideal client.
(443) 218-9560 View (443) 218-9560
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Claire McCubbin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215
Mothers can shape the future with their love, guidance, and strength. Witnessing their journeys, from the anticipation of a new life to the challenges of postpartum adjustment, fills me with awe and purpose. My expertise lies in supporting mothers through this transformative period, recognizing the unique emotional tapestry woven into each experience. The transition to motherhood can produce an overwhelming amount of feelings and unexpected twists. I am here to provide support, validation, and guidance as mothers navigate the uncharted waters of this profound journey.
Mothers can shape the future with their love, guidance, and strength. Witnessing their journeys, from the anticipation of a new life to the challenges of postpartum adjustment, fills me with awe and purpose. My expertise lies in supporting mothers through this transformative period, recognizing the unique emotional tapestry woven into each experience. The transition to motherhood can produce an overwhelming amount of feelings and unexpected twists. I am here to provide support, validation, and guidance as mothers navigate the uncharted waters of this profound journey.
(410) 724-1171 View (410) 724-1171
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Lori Aviva Saltman, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
Are you interested in enjoying life more? I’m sure you are, everyone is. Together in therapy we will explore what is holding you back from having the life you want. My clients describe me as engaging, compassionate and easy to talk to. While validating and empathizing with you, I also will offer alternative ways of looking at situations. Together we will strategize effective coping skills just for you, that will give you the ability to move through the process called life.
Are you interested in enjoying life more? I’m sure you are, everyone is. Together in therapy we will explore what is holding you back from having the life you want. My clients describe me as engaging, compassionate and easy to talk to. While validating and empathizing with you, I also will offer alternative ways of looking at situations. Together we will strategize effective coping skills just for you, that will give you the ability to move through the process called life.
(410) 777-5697 View (410) 777-5697
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Toria Hawkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor Mill, MD 21244  (Online Only)
I provide individual and group mental health therapy for issues including complex trauma, anxiety and depression, emotional regulation, navigating relationships, body image, perinatal transitions, and adjusting to chronic illness. I specialize in working with gender and racial minorities, who have been routinely overlooked and underserved but still have the desire to show up for themselves- individuals who want to move in a positive direction with their mental health but may not know exactly how or what that looks like.
I provide individual and group mental health therapy for issues including complex trauma, anxiety and depression, emotional regulation, navigating relationships, body image, perinatal transitions, and adjusting to chronic illness. I specialize in working with gender and racial minorities, who have been routinely overlooked and underserved but still have the desire to show up for themselves- individuals who want to move in a positive direction with their mental health but may not know exactly how or what that looks like.
(410) 896-6814 View (410) 896-6814
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Shinelle Oglesby
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Windsor Mill, MD 21244  (Online Only)
I am the CEO and Clinical Director of Urban Trauma Counseling Center. We provide mental health and substance abuse counseling for Adults , and we are dedicated to helping people heal from traumatic events and live their best life. I see my role as a compassionate partner helping the client work toward healing and growth from the inside out. We work especially well with those who have experienced traumatic experiences, including traumatic grief; and helping them to improve their feelings of self-worth, self-esteem and self-acceptance.
I am the CEO and Clinical Director of Urban Trauma Counseling Center. We provide mental health and substance abuse counseling for Adults , and we are dedicated to helping people heal from traumatic events and live their best life. I see my role as a compassionate partner helping the client work toward healing and growth from the inside out. We work especially well with those who have experienced traumatic experiences, including traumatic grief; and helping them to improve their feelings of self-worth, self-esteem and self-acceptance.
(667) 206-3567 View (667) 206-3567

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Number of Therapists in Gwynn Oak, MD

< 10

Therapists in Gwynn Oak, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
57% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Medicaid

How Therapists in Gwynn Oak, MD see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gwynn Oak?

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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.