Therapists in Orono, ME

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Daryne Rockett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMP
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Not accepting new clients
Mandala Counseling and Creative Arts is a practice built on the value of each individual’s innate ability to heal and grow. I recognize that vulnerability is a core component of the therapeutic process and that creating a trusting environment is essential for you to experience your best outcomes. I have eighteen years of experience working with war zone Veterans, military sexual trauma survivors, and grieving family members using evidence-based practices and expressive arts interventions with the Department of Veterans Affairs and am now moving forward into private practice where I can help the broader community.
Mandala Counseling and Creative Arts is a practice built on the value of each individual’s innate ability to heal and grow. I recognize that vulnerability is a core component of the therapeutic process and that creating a trusting environment is essential for you to experience your best outcomes. I have eighteen years of experience working with war zone Veterans, military sexual trauma survivors, and grieving family members using evidence-based practices and expressive arts interventions with the Department of Veterans Affairs and am now moving forward into private practice where I can help the broader community.
(207) 517-4343 View (207) 517-4343
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Jennifer Goldenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many people have experienced traumatic events, whether in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. Those events, many of which become compartmentalized over time, can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and difficulty concentrating or sleeping. Posttraumatic symptoms such as dissociation, flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts can also occur. These symptoms can sometimes be exacerbated by life stressors, including microaggressions, important life transitions, or existential angst about the state of the world. Sometimes life can seem overwhelming, and therapy can provide strategies to cope.
Many people have experienced traumatic events, whether in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. Those events, many of which become compartmentalized over time, can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and difficulty concentrating or sleeping. Posttraumatic symptoms such as dissociation, flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts can also occur. These symptoms can sometimes be exacerbated by life stressors, including microaggressions, important life transitions, or existential angst about the state of the world. Sometimes life can seem overwhelming, and therapy can provide strategies to cope.
(207) 762-8604 View (207) 762-8604
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Bruce Lackie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinician working on telehealth to clients anywhere in Maine. I have 57 years’ experience and specialize in trauma-related issues, and the treatment of PTSD in first responders, as well as clinicians, as well as grief counseling for the loss of a family pet. I am trained in a broad range of modalities, including EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have a relatively flexible schedule to accommodate to yours. My first session is a free consultation to see if it's a good fit. If we decide to continue, I will bill for the first session. I accept Medicare and Anthem.
I am a clinician working on telehealth to clients anywhere in Maine. I have 57 years’ experience and specialize in trauma-related issues, and the treatment of PTSD in first responders, as well as clinicians, as well as grief counseling for the loss of a family pet. I am trained in a broad range of modalities, including EMDR and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have a relatively flexible schedule to accommodate to yours. My first session is a free consultation to see if it's a good fit. If we decide to continue, I will bill for the first session. I accept Medicare and Anthem.
(207) 900-1460 View (207) 900-1460
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Bryan Double
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
I’m inspired by the stories individuals share, how they derive meaning, hope and empowerment in constructively shaping the potential for growth. I specialize in using narrative techniques within a person-centered framework to in refining your strengths, in addressing your trauma related symptoms and in developing tangible solutions in efforts to life a more balanced life.
I’m inspired by the stories individuals share, how they derive meaning, hope and empowerment in constructively shaping the potential for growth. I specialize in using narrative techniques within a person-centered framework to in refining your strengths, in addressing your trauma related symptoms and in developing tangible solutions in efforts to life a more balanced life.
(207) 606-7513 View (207) 606-7513
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Psychological Services Center
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04469
Hello, we are a clinic based at the University of Maine and serve clients throughout the entire state of Maine community. Our services are primarily in-person and we are also glad to serve clients from more distant areas of Maine through telehealth. We offer research-based psychological treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), for a wide range of ages and difficulties, and are staffed by Clinician-Psychologist teams with specific expertise. Although we don't take insurance, our sliding fee scale means that the session fee is often less than or equal to an insurance copay.
Hello, we are a clinic based at the University of Maine and serve clients throughout the entire state of Maine community. Our services are primarily in-person and we are also glad to serve clients from more distant areas of Maine through telehealth. We offer research-based psychological treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), for a wide range of ages and difficulties, and are staffed by Clinician-Psychologist teams with specific expertise. Although we don't take insurance, our sliding fee scale means that the session fee is often less than or equal to an insurance copay.
(207) 952-8658 View (207) 952-8658
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Emily Sevigny Counseling LLC
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am dedicated to helping teens and adults effectively address life stressors and develop skills for independent symptom management. I utilize a client-centered approach to determine client strengths, barriers, and concerns, with a solution focused lens to help provide relief and skills to help the client reach their goals.
I am dedicated to helping teens and adults effectively address life stressors and develop skills for independent symptom management. I utilize a client-centered approach to determine client strengths, barriers, and concerns, with a solution focused lens to help provide relief and skills to help the client reach their goals.
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Michaele J Potvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with older adolescents, young adults through adult who are struggling with behavioral/emotional/or cognitive symptoms related to anxiety and trauma especially developmental trauma. Developmental trauma unlike an intense event, happens through our developmental growth period it is how we learned to see ourselves, sense our own innate human value and how we interacted with the world. This may show up in your life as perfectionism, difficulty doing boundaries or being assertive, difficulty with self care etc. I utilize experiential neuroscience and trauma interventions to help identify and break through barriers
I specialize in working with older adolescents, young adults through adult who are struggling with behavioral/emotional/or cognitive symptoms related to anxiety and trauma especially developmental trauma. Developmental trauma unlike an intense event, happens through our developmental growth period it is how we learned to see ourselves, sense our own innate human value and how we interacted with the world. This may show up in your life as perfectionism, difficulty doing boundaries or being assertive, difficulty with self care etc. I utilize experiential neuroscience and trauma interventions to help identify and break through barriers
(207) 477-7404 View (207) 477-7404
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Life Skills Management Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
We are licensed in Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
We are licensed in Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
(207) 203-4683 View (207) 203-4683
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Zanita Bohea Zody
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
My work focuses on creating body trust and respect, healing from disordered eating behaviors and thoughts, and recovering from diagnosable eating disorders. I have worked across the continuum of all levels of care, age groups, genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions. My work combines honoring your individual story and path toward recovery with evidenced-based interventions to provide you with the tools and information you need for that journey. For my younger clients, this often also includes working with parents so they can effectively support their loved one's recovery.
(857) 466-2017 View (857) 466-2017
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Behavioral Health Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Not accepting new clients
Behavioral Health Center is a Maine licensed outpatient mental health facility. BHC offers outpatient therapy to children, adults, couples and groups. Our educated, highly respected and professional staff are committed to utilizing evidence-based best practices to provide counseling and psychotherapy for numerous treatment needs.
Behavioral Health Center is a Maine licensed outpatient mental health facility. BHC offers outpatient therapy to children, adults, couples and groups. Our educated, highly respected and professional staff are committed to utilizing evidence-based best practices to provide counseling and psychotherapy for numerous treatment needs.
(207) 613-4844 View (207) 613-4844
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Dawn LeVasseur
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Life can present many challenges and often these challenges impact our daily lives and functioning. Each of us arrives at a moment where we need help. Perhaps you are experiencing emotional pain, repeating unproductive patterns or feeling unable to resolve the issue on your own.
Life can present many challenges and often these challenges impact our daily lives and functioning. Each of us arrives at a moment where we need help. Perhaps you are experiencing emotional pain, repeating unproductive patterns or feeling unable to resolve the issue on your own.
(207) 517-2454 View (207) 517-2454
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Holly Costar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04469
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for reading about my practice. I hope this profile gives you a glimpse of how I view the experience of therapy and what it might be like to work with me. Often when we seek out psychotherapy, it's because we feel stuck in patterns that are restrictive and frustrating. Perhaps we've lost sight of what is meaningful in our lives or need space or encouragement to articulate what we want for ourselves. Unsure how to make our daily lives reflect what we most value, we may feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed.
Thank you for reading about my practice. I hope this profile gives you a glimpse of how I view the experience of therapy and what it might be like to work with me. Often when we seek out psychotherapy, it's because we feel stuck in patterns that are restrictive and frustrating. Perhaps we've lost sight of what is meaningful in our lives or need space or encouragement to articulate what we want for ourselves. Unsure how to make our daily lives reflect what we most value, we may feel sad, anxious, or overwhelmed.
(207) 536-2542 View (207) 536-2542
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Tricia Westwood
Counselor, MA, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Working with a diverse client base, I have over 10 years of direct clinical experience focusing on issues affecting adults and teens. I use a variety of trauma-specific approaches, e.g., EMDR, IFS, and CBT to help you reach your goals in the best possible manner. With 20 years of industrial and business experience I can also help individuals be successful in the work place through career counseling and manager/owner coaching.
Working with a diverse client base, I have over 10 years of direct clinical experience focusing on issues affecting adults and teens. I use a variety of trauma-specific approaches, e.g., EMDR, IFS, and CBT to help you reach your goals in the best possible manner. With 20 years of industrial and business experience I can also help individuals be successful in the work place through career counseling and manager/owner coaching.
(207) 613-2258 View (207) 613-2258
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Brent Scobie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CCS
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Not accepting new clients
I provide high-fidelity cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to adolescents and adults seeking treatment for mood, anxiety, and addiction to name a few. CBT is a structured psychological therapy that views problems as arising from interactions between cognitions, emotions, behaviors and physiological processes. As a therapeutic approach, CBT is brief, here-and-now focused, and measurable in terms of one's response to treatment. I employ a range of client outcome instruments in my practice, which allow for precise decision-making about how to modify treatment to meet the needs of each individual.
I provide high-fidelity cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to adolescents and adults seeking treatment for mood, anxiety, and addiction to name a few. CBT is a structured psychological therapy that views problems as arising from interactions between cognitions, emotions, behaviors and physiological processes. As a therapeutic approach, CBT is brief, here-and-now focused, and measurable in terms of one's response to treatment. I employ a range of client outcome instruments in my practice, which allow for precise decision-making about how to modify treatment to meet the needs of each individual.
(207) 517-4336 View (207) 517-4336
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Root & Rise Psychotherapy, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Not accepting new clients
Looks like you are therapist shopping, which is a big step. Chances are, this means the support systems you have and the ways of coping that you normally use are not enough right now. Perhaps you have noticed changes in how you sleep, your appetite, mood, and how you engage with your world. A variety of paths lead people to struggle and we all have times in our lives when we need a little more or a little different support. Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you can be a helpful piece in receiving that support. Root & Rise has 2 therapists on staff, Dr. Butler Hepler and Reva Kominsky, MSW. Perhaps one of us can help.
Looks like you are therapist shopping, which is a big step. Chances are, this means the support systems you have and the ways of coping that you normally use are not enough right now. Perhaps you have noticed changes in how you sleep, your appetite, mood, and how you engage with your world. A variety of paths lead people to struggle and we all have times in our lives when we need a little more or a little different support. Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you can be a helpful piece in receiving that support. Root & Rise has 2 therapists on staff, Dr. Butler Hepler and Reva Kominsky, MSW. Perhaps one of us can help.
(855) 965-4328 View (855) 965-4328
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Healing Tree Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orono, ME 04469  (Online Only)
Welcome to the start of your healing journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in psychotherapy for adults in Maine and New Hampshire. I offer evidenced-based practices to include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and trauma focused therapy. Additionally, I provide supervision for fully and conditionally licensed counselors.
Welcome to the start of your healing journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in psychotherapy for adults in Maine and New Hampshire. I offer evidenced-based practices to include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and trauma focused therapy. Additionally, I provide supervision for fully and conditionally licensed counselors.
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Photo of undefined - Kim Shaffer, LCPC, Counseling Services LLC, LCPC, Counselor
Kim Shaffer, LCPC, Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04473
Waitlist for new clients
Most of your friends think that you have a great marriage. You often post pictures of your happy family on social media, but deep down you know something is missing and it has been missing for awhile. Every time you try to talk with your partner, you end up in an argument. It seems that one of you is usually yelling and the other shutting down completely or running away.Both of you are left with no resolution to the problem and feeling angry, sad, and alone. You are not sure if therapy will help, but willing to do whatever it takes.
Most of your friends think that you have a great marriage. You often post pictures of your happy family on social media, but deep down you know something is missing and it has been missing for awhile. Every time you try to talk with your partner, you end up in an argument. It seems that one of you is usually yelling and the other shutting down completely or running away.Both of you are left with no resolution to the problem and feeling angry, sad, and alone. You are not sure if therapy will help, but willing to do whatever it takes.
(207) 209-1621 View (207) 209-1621
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Denise M. Nickerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orono, ME 04473  (Online Only)
I have experience working with those affected by trauma, depression, anxiety and life transitions. I have worked in the Bangor community for most of my career with a local agency, as well as a mental health hospital providing intensive outpatient counseling. I will teach you strategies to help you manage your symptoms and emotions. I will be your biggest cheerleader and support. I will provide guidance and suggestions during your healing journey. We are a team.
I have experience working with those affected by trauma, depression, anxiety and life transitions. I have worked in the Bangor community for most of my career with a local agency, as well as a mental health hospital providing intensive outpatient counseling. I will teach you strategies to help you manage your symptoms and emotions. I will be your biggest cheerleader and support. I will provide guidance and suggestions during your healing journey. We are a team.
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Rebecca Kenny
Counselor, MA, LCPC-c
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04469  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome, it can be difficult to reach out for help. If you are struggling with life changes, anxiety, irritability, guilt, trauma, self-doubt, or other emotions, please reach out. Sometimes life gets messy, and things get in the way of living the way we desire. My approach helps you discover your inner resources and strengths to empower you toward the life you desire. I use EMDR therapy, solution-focused, narrative, ACT, mindfulness, and CBT.
Welcome, it can be difficult to reach out for help. If you are struggling with life changes, anxiety, irritability, guilt, trauma, self-doubt, or other emotions, please reach out. Sometimes life gets messy, and things get in the way of living the way we desire. My approach helps you discover your inner resources and strengths to empower you toward the life you desire. I use EMDR therapy, solution-focused, narrative, ACT, mindfulness, and CBT.
(207) 407-9176 View (207) 407-9176
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Heath Aaron Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orono, ME 04469
My practice focuses primarily on serving tweens, teens, and 20 somethings experiencing: - Typical but distressing developmental challenges such as developing an identity, taking on increasing levels of responsibility, or transitions like moving away from home or graduating - Situational stressors like bullying, divorce, trauma(s), etc. - Specific barriers such as test anxiety or shyness -LGTBQ+ identity(ies) - Thoughts of self-harm or ending one’s life - Mental health symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD. While I primarily serve tweens to young adults, I also serve adults of all ag
My practice focuses primarily on serving tweens, teens, and 20 somethings experiencing: - Typical but distressing developmental challenges such as developing an identity, taking on increasing levels of responsibility, or transitions like moving away from home or graduating - Situational stressors like bullying, divorce, trauma(s), etc. - Specific barriers such as test anxiety or shyness -LGTBQ+ identity(ies) - Thoughts of self-harm or ending one’s life - Mental health symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD. While I primarily serve tweens to young adults, I also serve adults of all ag
(207) 579-8898 View (207) 579-8898

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Number of Therapists in Orono, ME

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Orono, ME who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
96% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
77% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Cigna and Evernorth
62% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Orono, ME see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orono?

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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.