Therapists in Flint, MI

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Bariatric Psychological Evaluations & Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
Bariatric Psychological Evaluations and Therapy (Michigan Residents Only): The Center for Psychological Well-Being specializes in psychological factors related to bariatric surgery and weight loss. We provide evaluations and therapy for patients who are preparing for bariatric surgery or who have had bariatric surgery. Evaluations and therapy can be done virtually or in person. We are compassionate about the battles and struggles; emotional, physical, and psychological, surrounding obesity. Our goal is to educate clients on the psychological aspects of bariatric surgery and assist them with any difficulties before and after surgery.
Bariatric Psychological Evaluations and Therapy (Michigan Residents Only): The Center for Psychological Well-Being specializes in psychological factors related to bariatric surgery and weight loss. We provide evaluations and therapy for patients who are preparing for bariatric surgery or who have had bariatric surgery. Evaluations and therapy can be done virtually or in person. We are compassionate about the battles and struggles; emotional, physical, and psychological, surrounding obesity. Our goal is to educate clients on the psychological aspects of bariatric surgery and assist them with any difficulties before and after surgery.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Complete Life Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48504
Let's go there! Let's go to the place that addresses the root of the problem. It's not fun, it's ugly. It's often avoided because it can be so uncomfortable. You don't have to go there alone, I will go there with you. Let's unpack with the understanding that sometimes it will get worse before it gets better, but it can and will get better! No more running. No more hiding. It will be a safe experience. This is the right time to make things right with you!
Let's go there! Let's go to the place that addresses the root of the problem. It's not fun, it's ugly. It's often avoided because it can be so uncomfortable. You don't have to go there alone, I will go there with you. Let's unpack with the understanding that sometimes it will get worse before it gets better, but it can and will get better! No more running. No more hiding. It will be a safe experience. This is the right time to make things right with you!
(810) 213-2624 View (810) 213-2624
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Tanya Gillum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCMSW, LMSW, C-SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48504
Hello, are you feeling on edge, overwhelmed or feeling like you can't adjust to the world around you? Join me for a warm therapeutic counseling session to help you express your mental or emotional issues. We can work together to help you cope with what's going on in your personal or everyday life. I know that working together we can build rapport through an engaging therapeutic process that will empower you to make confident decision to help you cope with the world around you. Therapeutic sessions with me will have you feeling amazing, confident, positive, and self-empowered! I look forward to meeting you!
Hello, are you feeling on edge, overwhelmed or feeling like you can't adjust to the world around you? Join me for a warm therapeutic counseling session to help you express your mental or emotional issues. We can work together to help you cope with what's going on in your personal or everyday life. I know that working together we can build rapport through an engaging therapeutic process that will empower you to make confident decision to help you cope with the world around you. Therapeutic sessions with me will have you feeling amazing, confident, positive, and self-empowered! I look forward to meeting you!
(810) 428-0330 View (810) 428-0330
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Tariya Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MPA, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48503  (Online Only)
Are you having a hard time processing life’s changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed? There is nothing wrong with seeking out help. Unapologetically! When we have a broken bone, we go to the doctor. If are car needs work, we take it to a mechanic. Same with our mental health, if something is off, we should seek out help. There's nothing wrong with seeking out assistance to process life's challenges. I want my clients to be the best version of themselves and to have that listening ear in a non-judgmental safe space. And this is where I come into play.
Are you having a hard time processing life’s changes? Are you feeling overwhelmed? There is nothing wrong with seeking out help. Unapologetically! When we have a broken bone, we go to the doctor. If are car needs work, we take it to a mechanic. Same with our mental health, if something is off, we should seek out help. There's nothing wrong with seeking out assistance to process life's challenges. I want my clients to be the best version of themselves and to have that listening ear in a non-judgmental safe space. And this is where I come into play.
(810) 425-7157 View (810) 425-7157
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Wendy S Bruz
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48507
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." -e.e.cummings -- I believe that those who come to see me to address difficulties that they are experiencing are courageous. I strive to provide a relaxed yet focused setting in which their concerns are treated with dignity, respect, and integrity. Whether addressing grief, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, body image, or recurring depression and anxiety, I use a holistic approach that takes into consideration thoughts and beliefs about self and the world, physical health, and spiritual focus.
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are." -e.e.cummings -- I believe that those who come to see me to address difficulties that they are experiencing are courageous. I strive to provide a relaxed yet focused setting in which their concerns are treated with dignity, respect, and integrity. Whether addressing grief, trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, body image, or recurring depression and anxiety, I use a holistic approach that takes into consideration thoughts and beliefs about self and the world, physical health, and spiritual focus.
(810) 346-1487 View (810) 346-1487
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John Ridgeway.. Still Point Counseling Center
Master Social Work, LMSW, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48532
Work well with families , relationships and individuals. Have 35 + years of experience in mental health and substance abuse issues Work with addictive behaviors includes money, gambling , sexual addiction,and internet addiction,. Utilize many treatment modalities, and attempt to find the best individualized treatment for each person. Utilize 12 step groups and am familiar with them. Utilize spititual principles and have been meditating for many years.
Work well with families , relationships and individuals. Have 35 + years of experience in mental health and substance abuse issues Work with addictive behaviors includes money, gambling , sexual addiction,and internet addiction,. Utilize many treatment modalities, and attempt to find the best individualized treatment for each person. Utilize 12 step groups and am familiar with them. Utilize spititual principles and have been meditating for many years.
(810) 991-4746 View (810) 991-4746
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Center For Psychological Well Being
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
Are you grappling with life’s difficulties? Struggling to manage stress, navigate emotions, cope with grief, face challenging life transitions, or combat anxiety? Do you find yourself dealing with relationship difficulties, past trauma, binge eating, or self-esteem issues? We can help you work through these concerns and others, such as depression, women’s issues, body image, self-acceptance, and ADHD. We believe in meeting you where you’re at and helping to steer you toward relief from these challenges. Break through barriers hindering your well-being, experience relief, and cultivate balance and calmness with our support.
Are you grappling with life’s difficulties? Struggling to manage stress, navigate emotions, cope with grief, face challenging life transitions, or combat anxiety? Do you find yourself dealing with relationship difficulties, past trauma, binge eating, or self-esteem issues? We can help you work through these concerns and others, such as depression, women’s issues, body image, self-acceptance, and ADHD. We believe in meeting you where you’re at and helping to steer you toward relief from these challenges. Break through barriers hindering your well-being, experience relief, and cultivate balance and calmness with our support.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Shuntai Allen-Bey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
Do you desire to make a change in your life? Do you feel like you are not in control of anything? Have you been betrayed or harbored resentment or anger towards yourself or someone else? Are you struggling with sexual issues? Need help to heal wounds from the past? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, and regret? Is being around others without feeling judged or ridiculed hard for you? Are you unable to sleep because your thoughts are racing at night? Are you not able to have a healthy sex life? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. Let me help you.
Do you desire to make a change in your life? Do you feel like you are not in control of anything? Have you been betrayed or harbored resentment or anger towards yourself or someone else? Are you struggling with sexual issues? Need help to heal wounds from the past? Are you in a never-ending cycle of worry, guilt, denial, and regret? Is being around others without feeling judged or ridiculed hard for you? Are you unable to sleep because your thoughts are racing at night? Are you not able to have a healthy sex life? If you answered yes to any of the above questions. Let me help you.
(810) 344-4656 x700 View (810) 344-4656 x700
Photo of Shayna Bendle, MA, LLP, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Shayna Bendle
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
It is my belief that every individual is unique and that each person will bring specific needs and goals into therapy. By using an eclectic approach to therapy, I strive to increase an individual's well-being. I work with individuals with the intention that each person may employ healthy coping skills in order to utilize strengths and process through difficulties. I provide a warm and comfortable environment in which an individual is able to enhance their own sense of well-being.
It is my belief that every individual is unique and that each person will bring specific needs and goals into therapy. By using an eclectic approach to therapy, I strive to increase an individual's well-being. I work with individuals with the intention that each person may employ healthy coping skills in order to utilize strengths and process through difficulties. I provide a warm and comfortable environment in which an individual is able to enhance their own sense of well-being.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Staci L Allmand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48532
I can tell you about the “dry stuff” – I have been Social Worker for the past 38 years with a Masters degree in Social Work (1996) from Eastern Michigan University. I can tell you that I am a fully licensed by the State of Michigan (LMSW). I can tell you about my experiences working with multiple types of challenges (homelessness, trauma, addiction and so many more). This is absolutely vital information to know about any therapist you may seek out. Yet, I have always felt that the core of what I believe, the “space” within myself from which I operate and relate to you, is the most important aspect of who I am to you.
I can tell you about the “dry stuff” – I have been Social Worker for the past 38 years with a Masters degree in Social Work (1996) from Eastern Michigan University. I can tell you that I am a fully licensed by the State of Michigan (LMSW). I can tell you about my experiences working with multiple types of challenges (homelessness, trauma, addiction and so many more). This is absolutely vital information to know about any therapist you may seek out. Yet, I have always felt that the core of what I believe, the “space” within myself from which I operate and relate to you, is the most important aspect of who I am to you.
(810) 442-4909 View (810) 442-4909
Photo of undefined - Pathway to Light Counseling Services, LLC, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Pathway to Light Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48532
As a clinical Social Worker, my approach to therapy is not only to help you deal with how you feel about a situation but what you can do about it. My goal is to help you navigate through life in a new way by equipping you with practical ways to promote emotional and psychological stability and to sustain healthy and productive habits that will support success in every area of your life.
As a clinical Social Worker, my approach to therapy is not only to help you deal with how you feel about a situation but what you can do about it. My goal is to help you navigate through life in a new way by equipping you with practical ways to promote emotional and psychological stability and to sustain healthy and productive habits that will support success in every area of your life.
(810) 213-2602 View (810) 213-2602
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Jessica Freile
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with your mental health and feeling like life is not going the way you want? When this happens, we may feel alone; however, you do not have to struggle in silence. As your therapist, I will strive to create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for you to feel supported, validated, and empowered. Therapy is about you, and you are free to bring whatever emotions, feelings, and issues you are currently experiencing.
Have you been struggling with your mental health and feeling like life is not going the way you want? When this happens, we may feel alone; however, you do not have to struggle in silence. As your therapist, I will strive to create a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space for you to feel supported, validated, and empowered. Therapy is about you, and you are free to bring whatever emotions, feelings, and issues you are currently experiencing.
(248) 487-1193 View (248) 487-1193
Photo of Jessica Moore, MA, LLP, Limited Licensed Psychologist
Jessica Moore
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
I provide psychotherapy for teens and adults. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, relationship/family issues, body image issues, disordered eating, pre-and post-partum issues, and trauma. Together we can explore healthy and effective coping techniques to help you be your authentic self. I also provide bariatric psychological evaluations needed prior to bariatric surgery.
I provide psychotherapy for teens and adults. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, relationship/family issues, body image issues, disordered eating, pre-and post-partum issues, and trauma. Together we can explore healthy and effective coping techniques to help you be your authentic self. I also provide bariatric psychological evaluations needed prior to bariatric surgery.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Nicole Dejo Lee
LPC Intern, LLPC
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48532
life can be challenging, tough and overwhelming at times and Nicole has assisted and supported families through these types of challenges, loss and grief as a funeral counselor in the Flint area for over sixteen years. Nicole can assist you through issues that are heartbreaking to you. allow Nicole to be a listening ear to help you find peace, clarity and achieve your goals of mental well-being.
life can be challenging, tough and overwhelming at times and Nicole has assisted and supported families through these types of challenges, loss and grief as a funeral counselor in the Flint area for over sixteen years. Nicole can assist you through issues that are heartbreaking to you. allow Nicole to be a listening ear to help you find peace, clarity and achieve your goals of mental well-being.
(810) 425-5655 x702 View (810) 425-5655 x702
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Ashley Stender
Counselor, MA, NCC, LLC
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48507
I have experience working with kids, teenagers, and families who are involved with child welfare and juvenile justice systems. My job is to help them with their behavior and mental health. I work closely with community organizations to make sure my clients get the support they need. I focus on working together with families and keeping the kids' needs at the center of everything we do.
I have experience working with kids, teenagers, and families who are involved with child welfare and juvenile justice systems. My job is to help them with their behavior and mental health. I work closely with community organizations to make sure my clients get the support they need. I focus on working together with families and keeping the kids' needs at the center of everything we do.
(810) 957-8488 View (810) 957-8488
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Laura Macias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-C, macro, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
Waitlist for new clients
Living in the PAUSE, PLLC Practice, Authentic, Unapologetic, Self, Evolution is the PAUSE. This is accomplished through an eclectic therapeutic approach to your needs. Learning to Practice the "PAUSE" is a change in the way we move through everyday life. Those with LTP provide treatment in a kind and empathetic manner. Specializing in the treatment of therapists and other helping professionals.
Living in the PAUSE, PLLC Practice, Authentic, Unapologetic, Self, Evolution is the PAUSE. This is accomplished through an eclectic therapeutic approach to your needs. Learning to Practice the "PAUSE" is a change in the way we move through everyday life. Those with LTP provide treatment in a kind and empathetic manner. Specializing in the treatment of therapists and other helping professionals.
(810) 321-4842 View (810) 321-4842
Photo of Sarah Balogh, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sarah Balogh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with adolescents and their parents or guardians, young adults, and people who have a history of trauma. Finding an individual identity, personal interests, and focusing on strengths and values are integral parts of most sessions with me. My personal philosophy is to meet clients where they are in life, and a create a life they are excited to live. I help clients identify and use their strengths to achieve their goals. I love working holistically with overall wellness, body positivity, healthy at every size, self-acceptance, self-empowerment, and disordered eating behavior.
I have a passion for working with adolescents and their parents or guardians, young adults, and people who have a history of trauma. Finding an individual identity, personal interests, and focusing on strengths and values are integral parts of most sessions with me. My personal philosophy is to meet clients where they are in life, and a create a life they are excited to live. I help clients identify and use their strengths to achieve their goals. I love working holistically with overall wellness, body positivity, healthy at every size, self-acceptance, self-empowerment, and disordered eating behavior.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Mikala Selich
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
I am enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages who are struggling with life transitions, career changes, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and grief. As a graduate of the University of Michigan and The Michigan School of Psychology, I received extensive training in helping people of all ages learn how to effectively manage their mental health concerns.
I am enthusiastic about working with individuals of all ages who are struggling with life transitions, career changes, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, trauma, and grief. As a graduate of the University of Michigan and The Michigan School of Psychology, I received extensive training in helping people of all ages learn how to effectively manage their mental health concerns.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
Photo of undefined - Jackson's Counseling Services, LLC, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jackson's Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Flint, MI 48532  (Online Only)
I'm here to help you succeed!!! Counseling and helping people reach their maximum potential is what I love to do!!! At Jackson's Counseling Services, LLC (JCS), I provide psychotherapy to assist my clients in dealing with issues relating to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, anger, relationships, family and other concerns that may affect your daily life. I also provide EAP services to help employees who have job-related issues due to poor job performance, absenteeism/tardiness, substance abuse and other performance concerns. It is my goal to provide you with confidential, competent psychotherapy services to help you reach your potential life goals.
I'm here to help you succeed!!! Counseling and helping people reach their maximum potential is what I love to do!!! At Jackson's Counseling Services, LLC (JCS), I provide psychotherapy to assist my clients in dealing with issues relating to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief, anger, relationships, family and other concerns that may affect your daily life. I also provide EAP services to help employees who have job-related issues due to poor job performance, absenteeism/tardiness, substance abuse and other performance concerns. It is my goal to provide you with confidential, competent psychotherapy services to help you reach your potential life goals.
(810) 672-6351 View (810) 672-6351
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Vernell Webb Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flint, MI 48532
Many people have a fear of therapy or feel like it is not for them. Treatment is a tool and resource that can help you navigate tough spots in your life. I also use telehealth to meet with clients who prefer not to be seen in the office during these difficult times. I am a master's Level Clinical Social Worker specializing in the following individuals/conditions: Trauma, Survivors, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, People Living with HIV, Chronic Disease, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, and LGBTQ+.
Many people have a fear of therapy or feel like it is not for them. Treatment is a tool and resource that can help you navigate tough spots in your life. I also use telehealth to meet with clients who prefer not to be seen in the office during these difficult times. I am a master's Level Clinical Social Worker specializing in the following individuals/conditions: Trauma, Survivors, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, People Living with HIV, Chronic Disease, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, and LGBTQ+.
(810) 255-8247 View (810) 255-8247

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Flint, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Flint, MI who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Self Esteem
77% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Blue Care Network
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Flint, MI see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Flint?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.