Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Photo of Carolyn Madry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Carolyn Madry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
A wise philosopher once said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Small changes, even increasing self-awareness, can collect and snowball into life-changing transformations. These changes and transformations currently may be hard to imagine or fully believe, and we can still choose to bravely take that step. Whatever length your journey, I offer support along the road and a safe space for exploration, expression, insight, and transformation.
A wise philosopher once said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Small changes, even increasing self-awareness, can collect and snowball into life-changing transformations. These changes and transformations currently may be hard to imagine or fully believe, and we can still choose to bravely take that step. Whatever length your journey, I offer support along the road and a safe space for exploration, expression, insight, and transformation.
(616) 207-1592 View (616) 207-1592
Photo of Jessica Switek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Jessica Switek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
It's not always easy to know where to start when life feels like it's moving too fast or standing still. You may find yourself at a fork in the road, seeking positive changes and wondering if therapy can be the tool to get you there. As a dedicated and caring therapist, my goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need on your journey towards growth and fulfillment. I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly express yourself, be heard, and feel understood. I believe in a person-centered approach to therapy, where your own needs and goals are at the forefront of our work together.
It's not always easy to know where to start when life feels like it's moving too fast or standing still. You may find yourself at a fork in the road, seeking positive changes and wondering if therapy can be the tool to get you there. As a dedicated and caring therapist, my goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need on your journey towards growth and fulfillment. I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can openly express yourself, be heard, and feel understood. I believe in a person-centered approach to therapy, where your own needs and goals are at the forefront of our work together.
(616) 557-6563 View (616) 557-6563
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Brianna M Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Not accepting new clients
I am here to help guide you as you begin your therapeutic journey and investment in yourself. My goal is for you to learn and grow as we venture through and discuss your difficulties, while also making a point to highlight your strengths. I meet you where you are at in your mental health journey and provide a safe and accepting environment for you to navigate life's challenges. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your life, I am simply there to provide guidance along the way. My interest is in working with children, families, and adults as they navigate through unexpected life events and life's daily challenges.
I am here to help guide you as you begin your therapeutic journey and investment in yourself. My goal is for you to learn and grow as we venture through and discuss your difficulties, while also making a point to highlight your strengths. I meet you where you are at in your mental health journey and provide a safe and accepting environment for you to navigate life's challenges. I firmly believe that you are the expert of your life, I am simply there to provide guidance along the way. My interest is in working with children, families, and adults as they navigate through unexpected life events and life's daily challenges.
(616) 344-9858 View (616) 344-9858
Photo of Cortney Rae Duffner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Cortney Rae Duffner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
My passion is working with the Early Childhood population and focusing on this crucial developmental period with early intervention strategies. In addition, I enjoy providing support during transitional times in life including the journey of parenthood and postpartum support. I have experience in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, self-esteem, ADHD/executive functioning skills, parenting skills and navigating relationships.
My passion is working with the Early Childhood population and focusing on this crucial developmental period with early intervention strategies. In addition, I enjoy providing support during transitional times in life including the journey of parenthood and postpartum support. I have experience in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety/depression, self-esteem, ADHD/executive functioning skills, parenting skills and navigating relationships.
(616) 727-7129 View (616) 727-7129
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WMU Center for Counseling & Psychological Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS-GR) has been providing psychological care for the greater Grand Rapids area since 2001. Our center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and offers low-cost counseling services, as well as psychological assessment and testing. The counselors working at the center are advanced graduate students earning degrees in counseling psychology or counselor education at Western Michigan University. All clinical services are closely supervised by doctoral-level, licensed mental health professionals.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCPS-GR) has been providing psychological care for the greater Grand Rapids area since 2001. Our center is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and offers low-cost counseling services, as well as psychological assessment and testing. The counselors working at the center are advanced graduate students earning degrees in counseling psychology or counselor education at Western Michigan University. All clinical services are closely supervised by doctoral-level, licensed mental health professionals.
(616) 208-4208 View (616) 208-4208
Photo of Mend Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Mend Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Accepting Clients In-Person & Online - It could be long-term depression or recent development in your life. You could be severely depressed or mildly so. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, lost, or empty. Maybe what used to work for you doesn't anymore. You're trying to make changes but it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe you're always feeling tired, exhausted, or generally bad about yourself. Perhaps you're high strung and having difficulty calming down. At Mend Counseling you will be met wherever you're at in order to find a new way forward. Therapy can truly help you find more meaning and happiness in your life.
Accepting Clients In-Person & Online - It could be long-term depression or recent development in your life. You could be severely depressed or mildly so. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, lost, or empty. Maybe what used to work for you doesn't anymore. You're trying to make changes but it doesn't seem to be working. Maybe you're always feeling tired, exhausted, or generally bad about yourself. Perhaps you're high strung and having difficulty calming down. At Mend Counseling you will be met wherever you're at in order to find a new way forward. Therapy can truly help you find more meaning and happiness in your life.
(616) 545-8563 View (616) 545-8563
Photo of Melanie Freeland, LPC Intern in Grand Rapids, MI
Melanie Freeland
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The deepest goal of counseling is learning about yourself by teaching me about you. This idea can be daunting. You might be asking yourself, “What will I learn? Am I ready? What will this journey be like?” Sometimes starting the process is the hardest part! The beauty of counseling is that the journey doesn’t have to be taken alone. When you find a therapist that fits well, it can feel less like stumbling through a dark forest and more like forging a path of your own. No matter what brings you to therapy, feeling empowered, safe, and understood through the process can make all the difference in the world.
The deepest goal of counseling is learning about yourself by teaching me about you. This idea can be daunting. You might be asking yourself, “What will I learn? Am I ready? What will this journey be like?” Sometimes starting the process is the hardest part! The beauty of counseling is that the journey doesn’t have to be taken alone. When you find a therapist that fits well, it can feel less like stumbling through a dark forest and more like forging a path of your own. No matter what brings you to therapy, feeling empowered, safe, and understood through the process can make all the difference in the world.
(616) 737-0939 View (616) 737-0939
Photo of Jeffery S. Nagel, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Jeffery S. Nagel
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist who is a good fit can be a daunting task -especially when we're feeling overwhelmed. The first step always requires strength, and you being here now is a great example of your resilience and urge to change. Therapy can be a safe place where we work together to discover the patterns and underlying barriers that keep you from feeling whole. That is why I never underestimate the importance of providing a warm, transparent, and non-judgmental space for us to explore the deepest parts of your experience.
Finding a therapist who is a good fit can be a daunting task -especially when we're feeling overwhelmed. The first step always requires strength, and you being here now is a great example of your resilience and urge to change. Therapy can be a safe place where we work together to discover the patterns and underlying barriers that keep you from feeling whole. That is why I never underestimate the importance of providing a warm, transparent, and non-judgmental space for us to explore the deepest parts of your experience.
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Jason Rood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MFA
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. I seeks to provide individuals with a sense of safety, curiosity and platform for growth. Addressing experiences with trauma, chronic medical conditions, pain, depression, understanding identity, and anxiety. The primarily therapeutic processes I uses are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Somatic Psychotherapy (second year of training for Somatic Experiencing). The aim being to help individuals work on the relationship between mind and body.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Grand Valley State University and a Master of Fine Art in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. I seeks to provide individuals with a sense of safety, curiosity and platform for growth. Addressing experiences with trauma, chronic medical conditions, pain, depression, understanding identity, and anxiety. The primarily therapeutic processes I uses are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Somatic Psychotherapy (second year of training for Somatic Experiencing). The aim being to help individuals work on the relationship between mind and body.
(616) 303-7626 View (616) 303-7626
Photo of Kelly Diemond, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Kelly Diemond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Kelly Diemond is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. First of all, Kelly wants to commend you for seeking therapy. It can be hard to take time to prioritize yourself. Kelly's goal is to help you get to a life of peace - one in which you are content, purposeful, and genuine. When you come to her office you can expect a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental space where you can be yourself, however you are in the moment.
Kelly Diemond is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology, and a Master's degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. First of all, Kelly wants to commend you for seeking therapy. It can be hard to take time to prioritize yourself. Kelly's goal is to help you get to a life of peace - one in which you are content, purposeful, and genuine. When you come to her office you can expect a safe, comfortable, nonjudgmental space where you can be yourself, however you are in the moment.
(616) 326-3515 View (616) 326-3515
Photo of Ken Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Ken Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
I believe therapy is about relationships. It's in our connection with others that growth and self-actualization can take place. If you're experiencing loneliness, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, a difficult transition, or want to improve your relationships, I offer a supportive and compassionate space for exploration.
I believe therapy is about relationships. It's in our connection with others that growth and self-actualization can take place. If you're experiencing loneliness, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, a difficult transition, or want to improve your relationships, I offer a supportive and compassionate space for exploration.
(616) 253-8870 View (616) 253-8870
Photo of Aubs Ellison, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Aubs Ellison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
At times life can feel heavy and overwhelming. It can feel like you aren’t capable of managing whatever difficult things you are being challenged with. This is where therapy can help unravel what can feel like chaos and provide a space for you to find your own voice in all the noise. Though change can be challenging and uncomfortable, I am here to walk alongside you to create prompt, intentional, effective, and long-lasting change.
At times life can feel heavy and overwhelming. It can feel like you aren’t capable of managing whatever difficult things you are being challenged with. This is where therapy can help unravel what can feel like chaos and provide a space for you to find your own voice in all the noise. Though change can be challenging and uncomfortable, I am here to walk alongside you to create prompt, intentional, effective, and long-lasting change.
(616) 236-5553 View (616) 236-5553
Photo of Jennifer Belmonte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Jennifer Belmonte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself often feeling anxious or struggling in relationships? Do you find it difficult to trust others, or maybe you trust too quickly? Perhaps you experience perfectionism, chronic people pleasing, or exceedingly high standards. Most often, these difficulties correspond to our personal life stories, upbringing, and past experiences. Over time, we develop ways of making life "work." How does this show up in your relationships, behaviors, and your mood? Let me help you identify your interpersonal safety patterns and core narratives. Together, we'll consider the connection between emotions, behavior, & relationships.
Do you find yourself often feeling anxious or struggling in relationships? Do you find it difficult to trust others, or maybe you trust too quickly? Perhaps you experience perfectionism, chronic people pleasing, or exceedingly high standards. Most often, these difficulties correspond to our personal life stories, upbringing, and past experiences. Over time, we develop ways of making life "work." How does this show up in your relationships, behaviors, and your mood? Let me help you identify your interpersonal safety patterns and core narratives. Together, we'll consider the connection between emotions, behavior, & relationships.
(616) 219-2039 View (616) 219-2039
Photo of Kate Smaller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Kate Smaller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Do you feel stuck? Do you wish your relationships could feel more fulfilling? Are you tired of feeling bogged down by your past? While we are all unique and come from unique circumstances, we all have one thing in common: A desire to move forward. My approach to therapy allows you to do just that.
Do you feel stuck? Do you wish your relationships could feel more fulfilling? Are you tired of feeling bogged down by your past? While we are all unique and come from unique circumstances, we all have one thing in common: A desire to move forward. My approach to therapy allows you to do just that.
(269) 231-8404 View (269) 231-8404
Photo of Susie Kim-VanderGriend, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Susie Kim-VanderGriend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be complicated with challenging experiences, thoughts, feelings and even body sensations and my hope is that you are not holding it all alone. As a therapist, I strive to provide a secure space for you to engage in a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship. I believe in the strength and healing power that resides in the core of each person. Whatever challenges you are facing, I seek to come alongside you in the therapy space to facilitate healing and growth. I trust that together, we can work to make sense of what is happening - now and in the past to lead more empowered and fulfilled lives moving forward.
Life can be complicated with challenging experiences, thoughts, feelings and even body sensations and my hope is that you are not holding it all alone. As a therapist, I strive to provide a secure space for you to engage in a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship. I believe in the strength and healing power that resides in the core of each person. Whatever challenges you are facing, I seek to come alongside you in the therapy space to facilitate healing and growth. I trust that together, we can work to make sense of what is happening - now and in the past to lead more empowered and fulfilled lives moving forward.
(616) 208-3196 View (616) 208-3196
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Bethany Hintz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMCW-C
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Bethany Hintz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 5 years of professional experience working with adults, children, couples, and families desiring help with managing anxiety, conflict, panic disorders, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality-related issues, trauma, and low self-esteem.
Bethany Hintz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has over 5 years of professional experience working with adults, children, couples, and families desiring help with managing anxiety, conflict, panic disorders, depression, mood disorders, borderline personality-related issues, trauma, and low self-esteem.
(616) 303-3989 View (616) 303-3989
Photo of Elizabeth Ann Johnson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Grand Rapids, MI
Elizabeth Ann Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49505  (Online Only)
If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you needed support but didn't know where to turn, you're not alone. I recall my initial attempts at seeking therapy in my younger days, where encounters with judgmental counselors deterred me from seeking help for a while. As life unfolded, it became evident that something wasn't right, prompting me to persistently search for a compassionate guide who would listen without judgment and aid me in my healing journey.
If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you needed support but didn't know where to turn, you're not alone. I recall my initial attempts at seeking therapy in my younger days, where encounters with judgmental counselors deterred me from seeking help for a while. As life unfolded, it became evident that something wasn't right, prompting me to persistently search for a compassionate guide who would listen without judgment and aid me in my healing journey.
(616) 219-0097 View (616) 219-0097
Photo of Margaret Becker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI
Margaret Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLP, CAADC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Immediate openings now available. Addressing your mental health is incredibly important to your overall well-being. I practice in Michigan and have helped many clients make significant progress on their personal treatment goals like reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, healing from and managing anger, as well as coping with a history of trauma. We also address adjustment to life stressors, issues with relationships, communication, work, and the impact of health challenges like chronic pain on daily life. We will work to discover your own values and learn to act in more line with them, while building on existing strengths.
Immediate openings now available. Addressing your mental health is incredibly important to your overall well-being. I practice in Michigan and have helped many clients make significant progress on their personal treatment goals like reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, healing from and managing anger, as well as coping with a history of trauma. We also address adjustment to life stressors, issues with relationships, communication, work, and the impact of health challenges like chronic pain on daily life. We will work to discover your own values and learn to act in more line with them, while building on existing strengths.
(616) 227-3724 View (616) 227-3724
Photo of Richard John Navis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
Richard John Navis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
My ideal client is one who is looking to live their life again. They want to recover. They want to have peace of mind and a return to joy and fulfillment. They are the ones who are searching for more out of their life.
My ideal client is one who is looking to live their life again. They want to recover. They want to have peace of mind and a return to joy and fulfillment. They are the ones who are searching for more out of their life.
(616) 201-0753 View (616) 201-0753
Photo of Catherine Kaneti, Psychologist in Grand Rapids, MI
Catherine Kaneti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I have been a fully licensed clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. My clinical focus is on helping adults (ages 22+) identify and build upon their own unique strengths, while also learning to manage personal weaknesses (which we all have), in order to develop more personally satisfying ways of living. I have a particular background in helping clients during life changes and transitions, which can be both an exciting and a stressful time for people. I strive to provide a respectful, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment, and I aim to be supportive, yet honest and transparent, with all of my clients.
I have been a fully licensed clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. My clinical focus is on helping adults (ages 22+) identify and build upon their own unique strengths, while also learning to manage personal weaknesses (which we all have), in order to develop more personally satisfying ways of living. I have a particular background in helping clients during life changes and transitions, which can be both an exciting and a stressful time for people. I strive to provide a respectful, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment, and I aim to be supportive, yet honest and transparent, with all of my clients.
(616) 585-0766 View (616) 585-0766

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Number of Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Priority Health
63% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grand Rapids?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.