Therapists in Hancock, MD

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Jes Corey
Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hancock, MD 21750  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Licensed in Maryland for approximately 14 years, and working in the mental health field for over 18, I primarily work with first responders, veterans, and their families. The stressors associated these careers affect not only the service providers but also those closest to them. The toll that first responder work takes on the individual and family often lead to significant effects on health and resiliency.
Licensed in Maryland for approximately 14 years, and working in the mental health field for over 18, I primarily work with first responders, veterans, and their families. The stressors associated these careers affect not only the service providers but also those closest to them. The toll that first responder work takes on the individual and family often lead to significant effects on health and resiliency.
(410) 346-9479 View (410) 346-9479

Online Therapists

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Kyle Timothy Lindner
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Owings Mills, MD 21117
If you're wondering how your mental health could improve, seeking help could be right for you. Whether you've been diagnosed, are seeking diagnosis, are just having a hard time, or need help attaining the mental health you desire, beginning your search is a great first step. With a history in case management and an education in clinical treatment, I can assist you in this journey. I appreciate your consideration to include me in this journey, and will always give my all to serve you the best I can.
If you're wondering how your mental health could improve, seeking help could be right for you. Whether you've been diagnosed, are seeking diagnosis, are just having a hard time, or need help attaining the mental health you desire, beginning your search is a great first step. With a history in case management and an education in clinical treatment, I can assist you in this journey. I appreciate your consideration to include me in this journey, and will always give my all to serve you the best I can.
(443) 390-7757 View (443) 390-7757
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Robbin V. Rose-Gross
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Lanham, MD 20706  (Online Only)
Reclaim your inner peace today! As an ordained Associate Pastor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 25 years of experience, I am interested in helping you uncover your true potential and build upon your strengths to obtain the personal and spiritual growth you are committed to accomplishing. Operating from an Adlerian/Person-Centered/Christian philosophy, I emphasis a purposeful, spiritual perspective of one's life, responsibility, the pursuit of self-actuation, and life satisfaction.
Reclaim your inner peace today! As an ordained Associate Pastor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with over 25 years of experience, I am interested in helping you uncover your true potential and build upon your strengths to obtain the personal and spiritual growth you are committed to accomplishing. Operating from an Adlerian/Person-Centered/Christian philosophy, I emphasis a purposeful, spiritual perspective of one's life, responsibility, the pursuit of self-actuation, and life satisfaction.
(301) 850-6862 View (301) 850-6862
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Emily Kallay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
I have over a decade of professional experience working within the LGBTQ+ community, with specialized skills for kids, adolescents, adults, or families who are navigating a gender journey, a kinky relationship, a non-monogamous connection, sex as employment, as well as many other beautiful different ways we live our lives.
I have over a decade of professional experience working within the LGBTQ+ community, with specialized skills for kids, adolescents, adults, or families who are navigating a gender journey, a kinky relationship, a non-monogamous connection, sex as employment, as well as many other beautiful different ways we live our lives.
(410) 469-8674 View (410) 469-8674
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Renée Delacroix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LMSW
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is client-centered, collaborative and compassionate. I work with my clients to help them address the inevitable challenges life brings our way and to help them find the path to recovery, renewal and resilience to empower them to meet the next challenge that they meet on the road of life. I strive to understand each client's very personal story and to support them on their unique journey. I have worked extensively with older adults and adult children who are coping with aging issues in the family.
My approach to therapy is client-centered, collaborative and compassionate. I work with my clients to help them address the inevitable challenges life brings our way and to help them find the path to recovery, renewal and resilience to empower them to meet the next challenge that they meet on the road of life. I strive to understand each client's very personal story and to support them on their unique journey. I have worked extensively with older adults and adult children who are coping with aging issues in the family.
(301) 265-3447 View (301) 265-3447
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Bona Busari
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Bona Busari, an LGPC based in Maryland. I firmly believe in the importance of self-understanding as a foundation for leading a more fulfilled life. I aim to provide a secure space for exploring your past while working collaboratively towards future wellness goals. I approach counseling with a soulful, yet solution-focused perspective, offering practical tools to support your journey. It's my commitment to foster an environment where we can delve into your thoughts and feelings, creating a pathway to personal growth and well-being.
Hello, I'm Bona Busari, an LGPC based in Maryland. I firmly believe in the importance of self-understanding as a foundation for leading a more fulfilled life. I aim to provide a secure space for exploring your past while working collaboratively towards future wellness goals. I approach counseling with a soulful, yet solution-focused perspective, offering practical tools to support your journey. It's my commitment to foster an environment where we can delve into your thoughts and feelings, creating a pathway to personal growth and well-being.
(301) 273-1767 View (301) 273-1767
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Chelsea Goody
Counselor, BS, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Timonium, MD 21093  (Online Only)
Chelsea specializes in working with individuals with Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Hoarding Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in addition to many other diagnoses. Chelsea has extensive experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults and works to individualize treatment to fit the needs of each unique client.
Chelsea specializes in working with individuals with Anxiety Spectrum Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Hoarding Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in addition to many other diagnoses. Chelsea has extensive experience working with young children, adolescents, and adults and works to individualize treatment to fit the needs of each unique client.
(443) 789-7991 View (443) 789-7991
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Eileen A Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT, LCSW-C, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pikesville, MD 21208  (Online Only)
For over 35 years I've been privileged doing what I love: being a therapist to couples & individuals with the courage & determination to make formidable personal changes. I use sensible theories & effective skills to be the right therapist for YOU also - the one you experience as attuned, respectful & responsive to your needs & knowledgeable in how to attend to them. Together we'll work towards YOUR personal goals. Progressing ahead, you'll find relief from initially difficult emotions & life situations, you'll experience transformative resilience in new ways of dealing with yourself & others; & new ways of operating in the world.
For over 35 years I've been privileged doing what I love: being a therapist to couples & individuals with the courage & determination to make formidable personal changes. I use sensible theories & effective skills to be the right therapist for YOU also - the one you experience as attuned, respectful & responsive to your needs & knowledgeable in how to attend to them. Together we'll work towards YOUR personal goals. Progressing ahead, you'll find relief from initially difficult emotions & life situations, you'll experience transformative resilience in new ways of dealing with yourself & others; & new ways of operating in the world.
(443) 863-6205 View (443) 863-6205
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Svetlana A Danshes
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockville, MD 20850  (Online Only)
If you are struggling to cope with your emotions, feel overwhelmed, anxious, and need guidance, it may be helpful to connect with a therapist. I specialize in integrative psychotherapy for a broad spectrum of individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and life changing events that cause emotional discomfort, fear, or mourning. My goal is to educate and empower my clients to take charge of their lives. I believe that human nature is at its best when people chose to view themselves positively, therefore I work together with clients as they recognize their emotions, and how these emotions arise in response to certain life events.
If you are struggling to cope with your emotions, feel overwhelmed, anxious, and need guidance, it may be helpful to connect with a therapist. I specialize in integrative psychotherapy for a broad spectrum of individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and life changing events that cause emotional discomfort, fear, or mourning. My goal is to educate and empower my clients to take charge of their lives. I believe that human nature is at its best when people chose to view themselves positively, therefore I work together with clients as they recognize their emotions, and how these emotions arise in response to certain life events.
(240) 384-5272 View (240) 384-5272
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Ashley Gardella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, separation anxiety), depression (suicidal ideations and self-injurious behaviors) low self-esteem, cyberbullying, and difficult peer and family relationships. I also have extensive experience working with trauma, including sexual assault and abuse.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, separation anxiety), depression (suicidal ideations and self-injurious behaviors) low self-esteem, cyberbullying, and difficult peer and family relationships. I also have extensive experience working with trauma, including sexual assault and abuse.
(240) 800-1230 View (240) 800-1230
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Carol Van Doorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Frederick, MD 21701
Are you ready to move toward greater happiness and improve your overall well-being? If you are struggling with symptoms related to PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional issues, or relationship issues, please contact me. I start where my clients currently are and assist them with improving their mood, functioning, and well-being. Issues and events from the past may be affecting you today in ways that may not be obvious; we can work together to clear them out so you can function at your best.
Are you ready to move toward greater happiness and improve your overall well-being? If you are struggling with symptoms related to PTSD/trauma, depression, anxiety, emotional issues, or relationship issues, please contact me. I start where my clients currently are and assist them with improving their mood, functioning, and well-being. Issues and events from the past may be affecting you today in ways that may not be obvious; we can work together to clear them out so you can function at your best.
(301) 685-0746 View (301) 685-0746
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Heidi M Woods
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MD 21044  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults as well as behavior problems in children and adolescents. I also treat those who have experienced trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral, behavior modification, relaxation, and solution focused therapies to help clients achieve a better life. My treatment approach is to listen carefully, develop treatment goals that are important and achieveable for the client, build on the client's current skills and help to develop new life skills as well as helping the client to achieve life balance.
I specialize in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in children, adolescents and adults as well as behavior problems in children and adolescents. I also treat those who have experienced trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral, behavior modification, relaxation, and solution focused therapies to help clients achieve a better life. My treatment approach is to listen carefully, develop treatment goals that are important and achieveable for the client, build on the client's current skills and help to develop new life skills as well as helping the client to achieve life balance.
(443) 701-5772 View (443) 701-5772
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Erin Welsh
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cockeysville, MD 21030
I'm drawn to working with individuals who are eager to shift their perspective from negative to positive. My focus lies on two distinct groups: high school/college-aged children, seeking motivation and struggling parents, particularly those dealing with a spouse's addiction. Collaboration is key in my approach. Together, we can set goals that resonate with your unique circumstances. I thrive on thinking outside the box, finding creative solutions, and helping unravel challenges that might seem daunting at first. Let's explore unconventional paths to address your challenges and work towards meaningful progress.
I'm drawn to working with individuals who are eager to shift their perspective from negative to positive. My focus lies on two distinct groups: high school/college-aged children, seeking motivation and struggling parents, particularly those dealing with a spouse's addiction. Collaboration is key in my approach. Together, we can set goals that resonate with your unique circumstances. I thrive on thinking outside the box, finding creative solutions, and helping unravel challenges that might seem daunting at first. Let's explore unconventional paths to address your challenges and work towards meaningful progress.
(410) 755-5965 View (410) 755-5965
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Griff Doyle
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20825  (Online Only)
I have spent 42 years treating adults and couples suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, repeated relational problems, trauma, and grief.I also speciaize in child developmental and play therapies with a range of challenges for which I design treatment plans individually. I determine the course of child treatment according to my assessment of their level of development. I involve parents to varying extents in the therapy. Over the years, I have become most specialized working with separation/divorce, attachment, anxiety, depression, behavioral, and neuro-developmental, and adoption difficulties for children and their families.
I have spent 42 years treating adults and couples suffering from depression, disabling anxiety, repeated relational problems, trauma, and grief.I also speciaize in child developmental and play therapies with a range of challenges for which I design treatment plans individually. I determine the course of child treatment according to my assessment of their level of development. I involve parents to varying extents in the therapy. Over the years, I have become most specialized working with separation/divorce, attachment, anxiety, depression, behavioral, and neuro-developmental, and adoption difficulties for children and their families.
(301) 652-8308 View (301) 652-8308
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Marjorie Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817  (Online Only)
Imagine what it would be like to not be overwhelmed by cumulative stress or constantly second guessing your decisions! As a trusted companion with the training and lived experiences, I have the tools to help guide you through this journey. My work centers the unique experiences of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian and Latine folks who desire to mend cumulative trauma in their bodies while fostering joy and wholeness. Clients who have worked with me have appreciated the humanness of our sessions specifically the way we prioritize joy whilst working through complex trauma. A space where you can take the edge off. Life can be soft.
Imagine what it would be like to not be overwhelmed by cumulative stress or constantly second guessing your decisions! As a trusted companion with the training and lived experiences, I have the tools to help guide you through this journey. My work centers the unique experiences of Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian and Latine folks who desire to mend cumulative trauma in their bodies while fostering joy and wholeness. Clients who have worked with me have appreciated the humanness of our sessions specifically the way we prioritize joy whilst working through complex trauma. A space where you can take the edge off. Life can be soft.
(240) 724-8062 View (240) 724-8062
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Baltimore Men's Counseling
Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified
5 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Now accepting out-of-pocket "off-hours" clients/appointments, reach out if interested! If you're reading this, ask yourself a question: Do I struggle with connecting to others? Do I know how to connect with myself? Do I find myself feeling misunderstood by others? Do I struggle communicating what I really think or really feel? There is a saying, "Memento Mori", which roughly translates to "Remember that you have to die". While this may seem morbid on the surface, it's actually a call to arms for the importance of living while we can! It speaks to the value of deep meaning in life, and truly living a life of substance.
Now accepting out-of-pocket "off-hours" clients/appointments, reach out if interested! If you're reading this, ask yourself a question: Do I struggle with connecting to others? Do I know how to connect with myself? Do I find myself feeling misunderstood by others? Do I struggle communicating what I really think or really feel? There is a saying, "Memento Mori", which roughly translates to "Remember that you have to die". While this may seem morbid on the surface, it's actually a call to arms for the importance of living while we can! It speaks to the value of deep meaning in life, and truly living a life of substance.
(410) 648-9071 View (410) 648-9071
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Courtney Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21239  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a new mom struggling to cope with new responsibilities and trying to navigate the journey of motherhood all while trying to maintain your sense of self? Are you going through a major transition in life causing stress, anxiety depression, or feelings of self doubt? At Elevating Her, we empower and create a safe space for women and moms dealing with life’s transitions related to perinatal mental health and women's issues through the use of evidence based and holistic modalities such as CBT, REBT, person centered, strength based, yoga and meditation.
Are you a new mom struggling to cope with new responsibilities and trying to navigate the journey of motherhood all while trying to maintain your sense of self? Are you going through a major transition in life causing stress, anxiety depression, or feelings of self doubt? At Elevating Her, we empower and create a safe space for women and moms dealing with life’s transitions related to perinatal mental health and women's issues through the use of evidence based and holistic modalities such as CBT, REBT, person centered, strength based, yoga and meditation.
(410) 390-0717 View (410) 390-0717
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Esther O Popoola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCADC, LMSW, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanham, MD 20706
If you're a man or woman feeling stuck, grappling with relationship issues, or facing challenges related to substance use, you're in the right place. I specialize in providing support and guidance tailored to your unique journey. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships, be it with a partner, family member, or yourself? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and address issues such as communication, attachment concerns, or navigating through significant life changes like divorce or infidelity. For those dealing with substance use issues and DOT violations, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding.
If you're a man or woman feeling stuck, grappling with relationship issues, or facing challenges related to substance use, you're in the right place. I specialize in providing support and guidance tailored to your unique journey. Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationships, be it with a partner, family member, or yourself? I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore and address issues such as communication, attachment concerns, or navigating through significant life changes like divorce or infidelity. For those dealing with substance use issues and DOT violations, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding.
(240) 202-2289 View (240) 202-2289
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Elana Dorfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21215  (Online Only)
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
Do you feel like there is something missing in your relationships? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, or angry? Are you struggling to understand why you behave and think a certain way? My philosophy is that positive relationships are the most important aspect to a healthy and fulfilling life. My greatest goal is to help others develop themselves so that they can more easily connect with others and reach a high level of satisfaction in their lives.
(410) 346-5587 View (410) 346-5587
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Joanne Vu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer Telehealth sessions and offer flexible weekday and weekend hours. I’ve had the most success with clients who have Autism, learning disabilities or making life transitions and are in young adulthood ranging from 18-30 years old. My strengths are connecting, supporting, and providing engagement and processing of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors into objectifiable outcomes in a safe and warm environment suitable for growth and change.
I am currently accepting new clients. I offer Telehealth sessions and offer flexible weekday and weekend hours. I’ve had the most success with clients who have Autism, learning disabilities or making life transitions and are in young adulthood ranging from 18-30 years old. My strengths are connecting, supporting, and providing engagement and processing of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors into objectifiable outcomes in a safe and warm environment suitable for growth and change.
(410) 673-4828 View (410) 673-4828

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hancock, MD

< 10

Therapists in Hancock, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Suicidal Ideation

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hancock, MD see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hancock?

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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.