Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI

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Photo of Chelsea Owens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Chelsea Owens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QIDP
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49001  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings for Evenings and Weekends! Life is hard and we as human beings aren't built to endure it alone. Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions that consume your daily life? Are you finding it hard to concentrate at work or be present with your family? Is there something deeper going on? You are not alone. Let’s work together to create better outcomes for the future.
Immediate Openings for Evenings and Weekends! Life is hard and we as human beings aren't built to endure it alone. Are you experiencing overwhelming emotions that consume your daily life? Are you finding it hard to concentrate at work or be present with your family? Is there something deeper going on? You are not alone. Let’s work together to create better outcomes for the future.
(269) 390-4407 View (269) 390-4407
Photo of Regina Ambs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Regina Ambs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan with over 15 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals seeking support on a variety of levels and concerns. A few of my preferred theoretical approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Based Counseling. I appreciate working with clients from a holistic perspective as well. I have found that tailoring a treatment plan to the specific needs and goals of each person is important for progress and growth.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan with over 15 years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals seeking support on a variety of levels and concerns. A few of my preferred theoretical approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions Based Counseling. I appreciate working with clients from a holistic perspective as well. I have found that tailoring a treatment plan to the specific needs and goals of each person is important for progress and growth.
(269) 682-2640 View (269) 682-2640
Photo of Kate Fitzsimons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Kate Fitzsimons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Welcome to my profile. I applaud you for taking the first big step to seek out a therapist that you feel is the best fit. I believe that at some point in our lives, most people could benefit from receiving some additional support - especially from an outside perspective that focuses on only you. As beautiful and exciting as life can be, it can also be extremely challenging and overwhelming. There are many things in our lives that we cannot control, however, there are things that we do have control over which are the parts that I feel are important to work through together in therapy.
Welcome to my profile. I applaud you for taking the first big step to seek out a therapist that you feel is the best fit. I believe that at some point in our lives, most people could benefit from receiving some additional support - especially from an outside perspective that focuses on only you. As beautiful and exciting as life can be, it can also be extremely challenging and overwhelming. There are many things in our lives that we cannot control, however, there are things that we do have control over which are the parts that I feel are important to work through together in therapy.
(269) 466-1862 View (269) 466-1862
Photo of Amy Vliek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Amy Vliek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW-C
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
For some of us the world is a more difficult place that it is for others. It is not our fault and there is nothing wrong with us. For some of us the world is not safe, the people in our world have made it unsafe, and we have fought by ourselves and for ourselves. It is not our fault, and we should be proud that we are still here, that we still love ourselves enough to fight, and to ask for help. If this describes you - I am here to help. I will believe in you, challenge you, speak truth to you, teach you skills and techniques, and help you help yourself. Together, we can discover how to make your world what you want it to be.
For some of us the world is a more difficult place that it is for others. It is not our fault and there is nothing wrong with us. For some of us the world is not safe, the people in our world have made it unsafe, and we have fought by ourselves and for ourselves. It is not our fault, and we should be proud that we are still here, that we still love ourselves enough to fight, and to ask for help. If this describes you - I am here to help. I will believe in you, challenge you, speak truth to you, teach you skills and techniques, and help you help yourself. Together, we can discover how to make your world what you want it to be.
(269) 256-1609 View (269) 256-1609
Photo of Child & Family Psychological Services, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
Child & Family Psychological Services
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Child & Family Psychological Services is a full-service private practice offering psychological and counseling services in Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek and teletherapy services throughout Michigan. Our clients are all ages, from all walks of life and come to us with a wide range of concerns. If you need help getting to a better place in your life, we invite you to learn more about our professional services, areas of expertise and clinical staff. At CFPS, we like to say It’s About Relationships. Because how happy we are in our relationships — both with others and with ourselves — largely determines how happy we are in life.
Child & Family Psychological Services is a full-service private practice offering psychological and counseling services in Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek and teletherapy services throughout Michigan. Our clients are all ages, from all walks of life and come to us with a wide range of concerns. If you need help getting to a better place in your life, we invite you to learn more about our professional services, areas of expertise and clinical staff. At CFPS, we like to say It’s About Relationships. Because how happy we are in our relationships — both with others and with ourselves — largely determines how happy we are in life.
(269) 248-5537 View (269) 248-5537
Photo of The Way Ahead Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
The Way Ahead Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
If you are like most people who come to therapy, you've probably felt like you've been running in circles for a long time. Dealing with the same feelings, thoughts, memories, and worries over and over again. In the meantime, you've noticed your life passing you by. What if you could start your life TODAY? What if you don't have to wait? Healing comes from the Latin word for 'wholeness.' To heal is to become whole again. We believe within the pain of suffering can lay our greatest strengths. And there is no part of you that deserves to be cast aside. We don't focus on changing who you are, but on creating the life that you want.
If you are like most people who come to therapy, you've probably felt like you've been running in circles for a long time. Dealing with the same feelings, thoughts, memories, and worries over and over again. In the meantime, you've noticed your life passing you by. What if you could start your life TODAY? What if you don't have to wait? Healing comes from the Latin word for 'wholeness.' To heal is to become whole again. We believe within the pain of suffering can lay our greatest strengths. And there is no part of you that deserves to be cast aside. We don't focus on changing who you are, but on creating the life that you want.
(269) 210-8341 View (269) 210-8341
Photo of Peggy Liss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Peggy Liss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LMFT, BCD, DCSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
Together we will create a compassionate & emotionally safe space for you to explore how you became the YOU that you are today. We will discover who you want to be & how you hope to change. I will help you understand your positive, affirming, challenging & disturbing relationships & experiences. We will collaboratively decrease your emotional & physical pain. You will grow to have comfortable & healthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. I will respectfully guide you towards being mindful with your strength, with your ability to act assertively, with skills to experience self control & contentment & to become who YOU CHOOSE to be.
Together we will create a compassionate & emotionally safe space for you to explore how you became the YOU that you are today. We will discover who you want to be & how you hope to change. I will help you understand your positive, affirming, challenging & disturbing relationships & experiences. We will collaboratively decrease your emotional & physical pain. You will grow to have comfortable & healthy thoughts, feelings & behaviors. I will respectfully guide you towards being mindful with your strength, with your ability to act assertively, with skills to experience self control & contentment & to become who YOU CHOOSE to be.
(269) 215-2957 View (269) 215-2957
Photo of Marnie Thomas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Marnie Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life! While you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties, there's nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. I provide long lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, redirect damaging patterns and overcome whatever challenges you may face! I can also help you attain a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values. Develop skills for improving your relationships. Cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional pressures. Most importantly improve your self-esteem and boost your self confidence!
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life! While you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties, there's nothing wrong with seeking extra support when you need it. I provide long lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, redirect damaging patterns and overcome whatever challenges you may face! I can also help you attain a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values. Develop skills for improving your relationships. Cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other emotional pressures. Most importantly improve your self-esteem and boost your self confidence!
(269) 795-6734 View (269) 795-6734
Photo of Janine L Vallance, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Janine L Vallance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
I’d like to help you realize your goals, your hopes, and your dreams. I utilize a variety of evidence based modalities tailored to your individual needs.
I’d like to help you realize your goals, your hopes, and your dreams. I utilize a variety of evidence based modalities tailored to your individual needs.
(269) 291-0245 x204 View (269) 291-0245 x204
Photo of Eric Stezowski, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
Eric Stezowski
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP, SPADA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
I work with clients who have various types of trauma, and its effects on the individual and their environment. My experience in the field began with providing therapy for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental heath disorders. I have worked with people who suffer with many different forms of trauma and traumatic experiences. I have also work with clients dealing with loss and grief. I have an extensive experience working as a first responder (firefighter, paramedic, and police officer) before I entered in to my career as a counselor. I also specialize in working with first responders and their unique needs.
I work with clients who have various types of trauma, and its effects on the individual and their environment. My experience in the field began with providing therapy for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental heath disorders. I have worked with people who suffer with many different forms of trauma and traumatic experiences. I have also work with clients dealing with loss and grief. I have an extensive experience working as a first responder (firefighter, paramedic, and police officer) before I entered in to my career as a counselor. I also specialize in working with first responders and their unique needs.
(269) 301-6038 View (269) 301-6038
Photo of Jamor A James Sr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Jamor A James Sr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW , QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
Hello my name is Jamor James Sr. I have been working in mental health and Recovery for more than 12 years holding the titles of Peer Support, Recovery Coach, Team Lead, Case Manager and Therapist.
Hello my name is Jamor James Sr. I have been working in mental health and Recovery for more than 12 years holding the titles of Peer Support, Recovery Coach, Team Lead, Case Manager and Therapist.
(269) 256-2749 View (269) 256-2749
Photo of Logan Saidla, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Logan Saidla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
For the past five years my focus has been on delivering evidenced-based family therapy to families within our communities. Within this time frame, I have worked with families and individuals to alleviate the various stressors that plague our lives on a daily basis. My focus revolves around empowering those I work with using a strength-based focus and addressing the individuals or families most pressing issues using a collaborative approach.
For the past five years my focus has been on delivering evidenced-based family therapy to families within our communities. Within this time frame, I have worked with families and individuals to alleviate the various stressors that plague our lives on a daily basis. My focus revolves around empowering those I work with using a strength-based focus and addressing the individuals or families most pressing issues using a collaborative approach.
(269) 216-7465 View (269) 216-7465
Photo of Sarah Takacs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Sarah Takacs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Taking the first step towards growth and healing is always the hardest, and the fact that you are here means you are strong and resilient! I believe that people are the experts on their own lives, and I would love to learn what it's like to be you. I take a client-centered approach and am here to offer a safe, judgment-free space to hold whatever experiences or situations you want to share and process through.
Taking the first step towards growth and healing is always the hardest, and the fact that you are here means you are strong and resilient! I believe that people are the experts on their own lives, and I would love to learn what it's like to be you. I take a client-centered approach and am here to offer a safe, judgment-free space to hold whatever experiences or situations you want to share and process through.
(269) 215-4685 View (269) 215-4685
Photo of Becki Beronja, Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Becki Beronja
Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Life is hard. Sometimes it is even more than we can manage on our own. I believe it is an honor to hear your story and hold space for you while you work through these hard times. It is my job to listen and support you while we work together to find your strengths and improve your quality of life. I work with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADD, Autism, mid-life transitions, mood disorders, and more. I work often with LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergent clients.
Life is hard. Sometimes it is even more than we can manage on our own. I believe it is an honor to hear your story and hold space for you while you work through these hard times. It is my job to listen and support you while we work together to find your strengths and improve your quality of life. I work with people who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADD, Autism, mid-life transitions, mood disorders, and more. I work often with LGBTQ+ and Neurodivergent clients.
(269) 291-0484 View (269) 291-0484
Photo of Nichole Holliday, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Nichole Holliday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008  (Online Only)
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.
I believe therapy should take place in a safe, supportive, empowering, and confidential environment. Clients are active in the process, exploring areas including feelings, beliefs, and behaviors while working through personal history and identifying aspects of their lives they wish to change. Clients take a journey to better understanding of themselves and others. We will set personal goals, and work together toward desired change through reflection, processing and skill building. When working with children I work with the child individually and also invite parents/guardians into session to learn skills to utilize at home to support the child with change.
(269) 210-3805 View (269) 210-3805
Photo of Katherine King, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Katherine King
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Hello, my name is Katherine King. I have worked as a therapist for almost 20 years. My role is to help you figure out what is right for you and what steps will help you reach your goals. Over the years I have worked with a variety of clients from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration, relationship development, self-esteem, addiction, and adjustment problems. Most people have been bombarded with outside opinions that can make it hard to decide what they truly think and want. I hope to help you quiet those outside messages to uncover your authentic self.
Hello, my name is Katherine King. I have worked as a therapist for almost 20 years. My role is to help you figure out what is right for you and what steps will help you reach your goals. Over the years I have worked with a variety of clients from various backgrounds. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, identity exploration, relationship development, self-esteem, addiction, and adjustment problems. Most people have been bombarded with outside opinions that can make it hard to decide what they truly think and want. I hope to help you quiet those outside messages to uncover your authentic self.
(269) 256-1509 View (269) 256-1509
Photo of Melissa Heinrich, Psychologist in Kalamazoo, MI
Melissa Heinrich
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Not accepting new clients
I believe the human capacity for change and growth is incredible. Difficult experiences, negative environments, and challenging relationships can distort our connections with ourselves and others. These disconnections can create problems, and I see relationships as powerful change agents--particularly our relationship with ourselves. When clients are given the opportunity to feel heard and understood, healing and growth are possible. To do this, I believe it is vital for us to establish a strong relationship to support the change you would like to make. I provide culturally sensitive therapy to motivated individuals and couples.
I believe the human capacity for change and growth is incredible. Difficult experiences, negative environments, and challenging relationships can distort our connections with ourselves and others. These disconnections can create problems, and I see relationships as powerful change agents--particularly our relationship with ourselves. When clients are given the opportunity to feel heard and understood, healing and growth are possible. To do this, I believe it is vital for us to establish a strong relationship to support the change you would like to make. I provide culturally sensitive therapy to motivated individuals and couples.
(269) 718-3017 View (269) 718-3017
Photo of Kalamazoo Neurofeedback and Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Kalamazoo Neurofeedback and Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
My goal is to help clients achieve improved functioning as quickly as possible. I believe the most powerful transformation comes from a combination of techniques to understand and reset non-adaptive patterns, including neurofeedback, other forms of biofeedback, such as heart rate variability, emotional freedom technique (EFT), and a personality assessment I use called the Enneagram, combined with behaviorally-based counseling, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The combination of these techniques provide the foundation for holistically examining issues that stand in the way of a fuller life.
My goal is to help clients achieve improved functioning as quickly as possible. I believe the most powerful transformation comes from a combination of techniques to understand and reset non-adaptive patterns, including neurofeedback, other forms of biofeedback, such as heart rate variability, emotional freedom technique (EFT), and a personality assessment I use called the Enneagram, combined with behaviorally-based counseling, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The combination of these techniques provide the foundation for holistically examining issues that stand in the way of a fuller life.
(269) 330-7030 View (269) 330-7030
Photo of Cathy Cook, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kalamazoo, MI
Cathy Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLP, RD
Verified Verified
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Not accepting new clients
I provide a caring, confidential, nonjudgemental environment for adolescents and adults to explore issues of disordered eating, depression and life transitions including divorce, death and grief. In addition to my counseling profession, I am also a Registered Dietitian (RD), with an increased focus on food being used to soothe emotions. My interest is to help individuals using a whole person approach with empirically supported treatments to reach increased health, well being and simply to live their best life. Together we will explore obstacles to making changes and motivation.
I provide a caring, confidential, nonjudgemental environment for adolescents and adults to explore issues of disordered eating, depression and life transitions including divorce, death and grief. In addition to my counseling profession, I am also a Registered Dietitian (RD), with an increased focus on food being used to soothe emotions. My interest is to help individuals using a whole person approach with empirically supported treatments to reach increased health, well being and simply to live their best life. Together we will explore obstacles to making changes and motivation.
(269) 264-4263 View (269) 264-4263
Photo of Anthony J Zoulek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kalamazoo, MI
Anthony J Zoulek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
We all have a story, our life’s journey to the present moment; a set of experiences that has contributed to our brain’s development and the way we interact with the world. Sometimes the path we are on becomes dark and we could use a guide to point us towards the light. Around 90% of the United States population has endured at least one traumatic event in their life, trauma drastically affects the body and needs to be appropriately processed. I provide quality, compassionate, and confidential care to every individual by using a collaborative approach that supports them in navigating the many challenges we may face in our lifetime.
We all have a story, our life’s journey to the present moment; a set of experiences that has contributed to our brain’s development and the way we interact with the world. Sometimes the path we are on becomes dark and we could use a guide to point us towards the light. Around 90% of the United States population has endured at least one traumatic event in their life, trauma drastically affects the body and needs to be appropriately processed. I provide quality, compassionate, and confidential care to every individual by using a collaborative approach that supports them in navigating the many challenges we may face in our lifetime.
(269) 215-5957 View (269) 215-5957

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
74% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Kalamazoo, MI see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kalamazoo?

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.