Therapists in Kalkaska, MI

Photo of undefined - Life's Work Clinic PLLC., LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Life's Work Clinic PLLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation, trauma, grief or an addiction? Our behavioral health team specializes in helping people with these types of challenges. We also offer Psychiatric Services as well as Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction. We see healing as a two way street. It is a partnership. We are all in this together.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation, trauma, grief or an addiction? Our behavioral health team specializes in helping people with these types of challenges. We also offer Psychiatric Services as well as Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction. We see healing as a two way street. It is a partnership. We are all in this together.
(231) 360-2043 View (231) 360-2043
Photo of Margaret (Maggie) Hartmann - Begin Again Counseling Pllc, LMSW, CAADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Margaret (Maggie) Hartmann - Begin Again Counseling Pllc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646  (Online Only)
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
My focus is women and adult individuals seeking support with trauma, substance use/addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, loss, aging, relationships and co-dependence. Perceptions can and do change throughout our lives. It is never too late to begin again and there is always hope! Therapy serves as a vehicle to help you safely navigate your learning and personal growth, and to open doors to new possibilities. Together, through non-judgmental supportive guidance, we’ll develop skills that are the best fit to empower and enable the attainment of the life you desire!
(231) 646-8236 x126 View (231) 646-8236 x126
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Sherry Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646  (Online Only)
Immediate openings ! I am a therapist dedicated to helping you feel better in a safe nonjudgmental environment. I appreciate being able to be part of your life journey and love how rewarding it is to be able to come alongside someone and help them feel better and have an improve the quality of life.
Immediate openings ! I am a therapist dedicated to helping you feel better in a safe nonjudgmental environment. I appreciate being able to be part of your life journey and love how rewarding it is to be able to come alongside someone and help them feel better and have an improve the quality of life.
(231) 244-9341 View (231) 244-9341
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Goodyear Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646  (Online Only)
"Learning, Healing, Growing" is my goal for your journey in life. I work from a Cognitive Behavorial Therapy system and take a mindfulness approach. I believe that our daily activities are based on our thinking processes. I like to teach hollistic approaches to dealing with life issues (deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation, etc.) and incorporating positive thinking into sessions. This works with many life issues: depression, stress/anxiety, emotional issues, grief, relationship issues, etc. I have experience with couples, helping to find communication errors and helping to relieve some of the issues that cause the space between two people grow larger.
"Learning, Healing, Growing" is my goal for your journey in life. I work from a Cognitive Behavorial Therapy system and take a mindfulness approach. I believe that our daily activities are based on our thinking processes. I like to teach hollistic approaches to dealing with life issues (deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation, etc.) and incorporating positive thinking into sessions. This works with many life issues: depression, stress/anxiety, emotional issues, grief, relationship issues, etc. I have experience with couples, helping to find communication errors and helping to relieve some of the issues that cause the space between two people grow larger.
(231) 290-5130 View (231) 290-5130
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Laura Geffre
Counselor, LLPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
As a counselor, I strive to help clients with emotions that have become problematic in their daily life. I work with each person to assist them in overcoming obstacles they may face through a solution-focused and person-centered approach. I believe that all individuals have the ability to discover change within themselves and find their greater purpose within their life. I have the tools to assist clients to build up a stronger foundation in order to achieve greater happiness.
As a counselor, I strive to help clients with emotions that have become problematic in their daily life. I work with each person to assist them in overcoming obstacles they may face through a solution-focused and person-centered approach. I believe that all individuals have the ability to discover change within themselves and find their greater purpose within their life. I have the tools to assist clients to build up a stronger foundation in order to achieve greater happiness.
(231) 201-3064 View (231) 201-3064
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Jeffrey D Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
(231) 622-4339 View (231) 622-4339
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Jenn Strange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Providing a safe and supportive environment for a client to work on their issues is of the utmost importance for me. I truly try to meet clients where they are at in terms of their issues while providing encouraging and non-judgmental feedback. An individual looking to explore issues, enhance coping skills, and create positive change in their life is the ideal client for my practice. I'm honored anytime a client chooses to allow me to be part of their journey.
Providing a safe and supportive environment for a client to work on their issues is of the utmost importance for me. I truly try to meet clients where they are at in terms of their issues while providing encouraging and non-judgmental feedback. An individual looking to explore issues, enhance coping skills, and create positive change in their life is the ideal client for my practice. I'm honored anytime a client chooses to allow me to be part of their journey.
(231) 598-6035 View (231) 598-6035
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Traverse Health Clinic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Waitlist for new clients
Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified.
Traverse Health Clinic provides behavioral health services to adults and adolescents ages 12 and up, even if you haven't established primary care with one of our medical providers. Our behavioral health services are provided by licensed therapists who are trained and qualified to help patients experiencing life stressors or mental health issues. Therapists are able to assist individuals in learning constructive ways to handle problems that interfere with everyday life. Services are usually time-limited and focused on specific goals that you, the patient, have identified.
(231) 935-0799 View (231) 935-0799
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Jackie Hein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Are you struggling with things that have happened to you or that you’ve done? That struggle is a normal reaction to abnormal events that may have left you feeling unlike yourself. It becomes consuming, costing you time with loved ones and friends, money, sense of peace, sleep, pleasure, joy, or your health and you want nothing more than to be yourself again; maybe even find yourself for the first time ever. I don't judge and am here to listen and be with whatever is going on with you, to provide a safe holding place for emotions and problems, and, if you’re ready, to facilitate interventions to help you reach your personal goals.
Are you struggling with things that have happened to you or that you’ve done? That struggle is a normal reaction to abnormal events that may have left you feeling unlike yourself. It becomes consuming, costing you time with loved ones and friends, money, sense of peace, sleep, pleasure, joy, or your health and you want nothing more than to be yourself again; maybe even find yourself for the first time ever. I don't judge and am here to listen and be with whatever is going on with you, to provide a safe holding place for emotions and problems, and, if you’re ready, to facilitate interventions to help you reach your personal goals.
(231) 518-3004 View (231) 518-3004
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Dr. Caitlin Erdman
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Waitlist for new clients
It is my belief that much of our pain and suffering comes from struggles within interpersonal relationships. Because of this, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to experience a different kind of relationship; one that is full of compassion instead of judgment, support instead of contempt, designed to empower instead of disenfranchise. I specialize in trauma, phase of life concerns, anxiety, and depression. It is important to me that we fit as a team, and I encourage conversations that improve safety and trust within our relationship.
It is my belief that much of our pain and suffering comes from struggles within interpersonal relationships. Because of this, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool to experience a different kind of relationship; one that is full of compassion instead of judgment, support instead of contempt, designed to empower instead of disenfranchise. I specialize in trauma, phase of life concerns, anxiety, and depression. It is important to me that we fit as a team, and I encourage conversations that improve safety and trust within our relationship.
(231) 241-6237 View (231) 241-6237
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Lisa Lederer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Not accepting new clients
Life is difficult, transitions can be hard. Things can go along well and then you can find yourself uncertain about past, present and future. Uncertainty can bring about further emotional challenges, feelings of sadness, confusion, worry and possibly fear. Healing can be discovered within the self and having someone come along side providing safety and guidance can help the process. Experiences in life have a tendency to shape who we become, our thoughts and our beliefs. Some experiences unknowingly can close avenues of growth and potential. I believe in the importance of knowing, understanding and accepting self.
Life is difficult, transitions can be hard. Things can go along well and then you can find yourself uncertain about past, present and future. Uncertainty can bring about further emotional challenges, feelings of sadness, confusion, worry and possibly fear. Healing can be discovered within the self and having someone come along side providing safety and guidance can help the process. Experiences in life have a tendency to shape who we become, our thoughts and our beliefs. Some experiences unknowingly can close avenues of growth and potential. I believe in the importance of knowing, understanding and accepting self.
(231) 272-2641 View (231) 272-2641
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Jessica Priest
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
I offer individual and family counseling sessions, allowing clients the space and time to process through the difficult situations life brings using equine-assisted psychotherapy. Connection with the horses allows for building regulation and relationship skills that may have been impacted by trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use equine-assisted psychotherapy as a ground-based, experiential method of counseling that allows you to gain the tools and empowerment necessary to find your own answers.
I offer individual and family counseling sessions, allowing clients the space and time to process through the difficult situations life brings using equine-assisted psychotherapy. Connection with the horses allows for building regulation and relationship skills that may have been impacted by trauma, depression, and anxiety. I use equine-assisted psychotherapy as a ground-based, experiential method of counseling that allows you to gain the tools and empowerment necessary to find your own answers.
(231) 354-2149 View (231) 354-2149
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Jill Farley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
I am passionate about working with children, families and individuals, and am committed to supporting clients as they navigate through daily life and the difficulties that sometimes comes with it. I believe in taking a person where they are at and creating a treatment plan that will best meet their needs to reinforce positive outcomes. My professional experiences and trainings have included a wide array of various treatment models and I welcome the opportunity to explore the model that would be best for each individual person and situation.
I am passionate about working with children, families and individuals, and am committed to supporting clients as they navigate through daily life and the difficulties that sometimes comes with it. I believe in taking a person where they are at and creating a treatment plan that will best meet their needs to reinforce positive outcomes. My professional experiences and trainings have included a wide array of various treatment models and I welcome the opportunity to explore the model that would be best for each individual person and situation.
(231) 846-8336 View (231) 846-8336
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Zane Schwaiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
In my work with couples and families, I provide a warm, non-judgmental presence to help you share your story, make discoveries, and meet your goals. I have a particular passion for helping couples, and I also work with individuals of all ages. I see family members as part of a connected system, and I honor each person's need for belonging and independence within their closest relationships. My background in education and love for the natural world shape my connection with clients.
In my work with couples and families, I provide a warm, non-judgmental presence to help you share your story, make discoveries, and meet your goals. I have a particular passion for helping couples, and I also work with individuals of all ages. I see family members as part of a connected system, and I honor each person's need for belonging and independence within their closest relationships. My background in education and love for the natural world shape my connection with clients.
(231) 272-5031 View (231) 272-5031
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Lindsay K. King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Waitlist for new clients
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”-Rumi. You matter. What you think and feel matters. How you are treated matters. What you have been through matters. Perhaps you are a new mom, feeling overwhelmed and scared to admit things aren’t picture perfect. Perhaps you’re going though a hard transition, and feeling alone, lost, or confused. Maybe you’re no longer sure a relationship, or a job, is right for you, and are tired of not feeling seen or heard, valued or understood. Maybe constant worrying, or a hurtful past, is keeping you from living your life the way you want-with laughter, love, and hope.
“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”-Rumi. You matter. What you think and feel matters. How you are treated matters. What you have been through matters. Perhaps you are a new mom, feeling overwhelmed and scared to admit things aren’t picture perfect. Perhaps you’re going though a hard transition, and feeling alone, lost, or confused. Maybe you’re no longer sure a relationship, or a job, is right for you, and are tired of not feeling seen or heard, valued or understood. Maybe constant worrying, or a hurtful past, is keeping you from living your life the way you want-with laughter, love, and hope.
(231) 928-5344 View (231) 928-5344
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Jenny Cramer, LMSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Life can be overwhelming at times. Clients often express a loss of their sense of self, struggles with anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Societal expectations for people can seem crushingly unrealistic, leaving individuals to believe they are not good enough. Many are impacted by trauma and have formed deep-seeded, skewed values that have led to regrettable decisions, failed or troubled relationships, or any number of other situations. Each person needs to feel heard, understood, and connected. Finding a sense of joy, peace, and increased self-worth is not impossible. Help is here, judgement-free.
Life can be overwhelming at times. Clients often express a loss of their sense of self, struggles with anxiety, and symptoms of depression. Societal expectations for people can seem crushingly unrealistic, leaving individuals to believe they are not good enough. Many are impacted by trauma and have formed deep-seeded, skewed values that have led to regrettable decisions, failed or troubled relationships, or any number of other situations. Each person needs to feel heard, understood, and connected. Finding a sense of joy, peace, and increased self-worth is not impossible. Help is here, judgement-free.
(231) 251-2329 View (231) 251-2329
Photo of Shania Willingham, LLMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shania Willingham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Welcome and congrats to you for beginning this journey! Maybe it's for the first time, or maybe you've tried therapy out before. Either way I acknowledge how difficult it can be to start. I believe in the person-centered approach and meeting you where you are now. We don't need to have everything figured out, but we can work together to make steps in the right direction.
Welcome and congrats to you for beginning this journey! Maybe it's for the first time, or maybe you've tried therapy out before. Either way I acknowledge how difficult it can be to start. I believe in the person-centered approach and meeting you where you are now. We don't need to have everything figured out, but we can work together to make steps in the right direction.
(231) 366-9816 View (231) 366-9816
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Andrew O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalkaska, MI 49646
Life can be tough, and sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about where to turn, I'm here to help. As a trained clinical social worker, I'm honored to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Whether you're new to therapy or coming back after a break, taking that first step can be hard. But remember, you're not alone. Together, we can achieve great things and create the life you truly want.
Life can be tough, and sometimes it feels like everything is falling apart. If you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure about where to turn, I'm here to help. As a trained clinical social worker, I'm honored to support you on your journey towards healing and growth. Whether you're new to therapy or coming back after a break, taking that first step can be hard. But remember, you're not alone. Together, we can achieve great things and create the life you truly want.
(231) 538-2046 View (231) 538-2046

Online Therapists

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Michelle Ann Trudell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay City, MI 48706
Life is about balance and balance is not something you find, but something you create. I utilize a variety of different therapy techniques to help individuals, couples, or families improve and grow in their mental health by exploring the imbalance in their life and by focusing on how they can feel better through change. My role as a therapist is NOT to solve problems for people but to help guide them on their journey to find resolution for themselves.
Life is about balance and balance is not something you find, but something you create. I utilize a variety of different therapy techniques to help individuals, couples, or families improve and grow in their mental health by exploring the imbalance in their life and by focusing on how they can feel better through change. My role as a therapist is NOT to solve problems for people but to help guide them on their journey to find resolution for themselves.
(989) 984-6116 View (989) 984-6116
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Kennedi Ruhlman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Midland, MI 48640
Welcome! My name is Kennedi Ruhlman, LMSW, PMH-C. I’m glad you are here, the first step of reaching can be the hardest to take. What I have learned from my experience in the mental health field is that we may be able to walk alone in our struggles, but having someone alongside us is empowering. I strive to walk alongside those that I work with, while giving you full credit in knowing that you were able to reach your full potential. Everyone’s experiences are extremely unique, and I value staying open minded and accepting to each individual I encounter.
Welcome! My name is Kennedi Ruhlman, LMSW, PMH-C. I’m glad you are here, the first step of reaching can be the hardest to take. What I have learned from my experience in the mental health field is that we may be able to walk alone in our struggles, but having someone alongside us is empowering. I strive to walk alongside those that I work with, while giving you full credit in knowing that you were able to reach your full potential. Everyone’s experiences are extremely unique, and I value staying open minded and accepting to each individual I encounter.
(989) 318-4059 View (989) 318-4059

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kalkaska, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kalkaska, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
94% Depression
89% Stress
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Priority Health
81% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Kalkaska, MI see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kalkaska?

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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.