Therapists in Levering, MI

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Katie J Tate
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Levering, MI 49755
I believe in making mental health services more accessible and welcoming. I strive to meet my clients where they are and help them discover where they want to be. An emphasis on recovering all that is lost when traumatized is central to my approach. Together, we work to remember the things we loved most before trauma interrupted our lives. I aim to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. By fostering a supportive environment, I help clients reconnect with their inner strengths and rediscover their passions.
I believe in making mental health services more accessible and welcoming. I strive to meet my clients where they are and help them discover where they want to be. An emphasis on recovering all that is lost when traumatized is central to my approach. Together, we work to remember the things we loved most before trauma interrupted our lives. I aim to create a safe and nurturing space where individuals can feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. By fostering a supportive environment, I help clients reconnect with their inner strengths and rediscover their passions.
(231) 399-8838 View (231) 399-8838

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Rachelle Rife
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
I provide counseling to those struggling and in need of hope. My specialty for the past 15 years is in Trauma Assessment and Trauma therapy for kids, adolescents, families and adults. Working through a variety of hardships that leave people with anxiety, depression, behavior troubles, communication problems, social difficulties, and adjusting to major changes are just some of the issues that I work with. Walking alongside someone that has experienced tragedy is my greatest gift to be able to witness, share in their struggle and provide help in a time of great struggle.
I provide counseling to those struggling and in need of hope. My specialty for the past 15 years is in Trauma Assessment and Trauma therapy for kids, adolescents, families and adults. Working through a variety of hardships that leave people with anxiety, depression, behavior troubles, communication problems, social difficulties, and adjusting to major changes are just some of the issues that I work with. Walking alongside someone that has experienced tragedy is my greatest gift to be able to witness, share in their struggle and provide help in a time of great struggle.
(231) 412-8704 View (231) 412-8704
Photo of Grace Rowe, LLMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Grace Rowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mackinaw City, MI 49701
As a queer, non-binary, and neurodivergent practitioner I personally understand how nerve wracking it can be to start your therapeutic journey with an unknown provider. As a trauma informed therapist I am committed to having a client-centered and collaborative approach catered to your personal growth and healing. I am passionate about working with individuals walking through anxiety, depression, adjustment, PTSD, C-PTSD, as well as queer and gender identity issues. I work with both individuals and couples to meet client determined goals, and hope to create a productive and safe place to heal and grow.
As a queer, non-binary, and neurodivergent practitioner I personally understand how nerve wracking it can be to start your therapeutic journey with an unknown provider. As a trauma informed therapist I am committed to having a client-centered and collaborative approach catered to your personal growth and healing. I am passionate about working with individuals walking through anxiety, depression, adjustment, PTSD, C-PTSD, as well as queer and gender identity issues. I work with both individuals and couples to meet client determined goals, and hope to create a productive and safe place to heal and grow.
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Crystal Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
Do the overwhelming demands of life have you or your child feeling stressed, anxious or down? You are not alone! We all experience challenges that impact our daily lives. The first step towards making a change is recognizing that help is needed. I know how hard it can be to ask for help. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to navigate through life’s challenges while building positive coping skills. These skills will contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Together we will work on overcoming demanding thoughts and feelings and find a healthy balance through self-discovery.
Do the overwhelming demands of life have you or your child feeling stressed, anxious or down? You are not alone! We all experience challenges that impact our daily lives. The first step towards making a change is recognizing that help is needed. I know how hard it can be to ask for help. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for you to navigate through life’s challenges while building positive coping skills. These skills will contribute to a greater sense of well-being. Together we will work on overcoming demanding thoughts and feelings and find a healthy balance through self-discovery.
(231) 525-4760 View (231) 525-4760
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Lydia Bloem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Has it been a while since you’ve felt like yourself? Does it seem like everyone else is moving forward while you’re stuck in place? Or maybe your life looks ideal from the outside, but inside you something feels off. You’ve been doing your best to act normal but it’s getting harder every day. You keep hoping that you’ll “snap out of it” but so far nothing has worked, and you’re starting to worry that you may never feel happy again. These experiences are more common than you may think, but that doesn't make them any less scary or difficult.
Has it been a while since you’ve felt like yourself? Does it seem like everyone else is moving forward while you’re stuck in place? Or maybe your life looks ideal from the outside, but inside you something feels off. You’ve been doing your best to act normal but it’s getting harder every day. You keep hoping that you’ll “snap out of it” but so far nothing has worked, and you’re starting to worry that you may never feel happy again. These experiences are more common than you may think, but that doesn't make them any less scary or difficult.
(231) 427-5778 View (231) 427-5778
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Jessica Karsten
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
Hello there! I'm Jessica, and I'm so glad you're here. As a licensed therapist, I'm here to offer you compassionate support as you navigate your path to wellness and personal development. I believe in meeting clients where they are at, recognizing that each individual brings unique feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and values to the therapy space. In our sessions, you can expect a confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your concerns openly and without fear.
(989) 461-3739 View (989) 461-3739
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Cathryn J Schuil
MA, LPC, ACS, CAADC
Verified Verified
Petoskey, MI 49770
Ms. Schuil offers professional counseling services for individuals, families, and couples who seek emotional equilibrium during life's inevitable changes and challenges.
Ms. Schuil offers professional counseling services for individuals, families, and couples who seek emotional equilibrium during life's inevitable changes and challenges.
(231) 760-8938 View (231) 760-8938
Photo of Heidi Fraser, MA, LPC, CAADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Heidi Fraser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Gaylord, MI 49735
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
Your pain does not define you. But, it sure does taint our view of ourselves. It's hard to see the best version of us. I would love to help you see how wonderful you are! I offer appointment times after work hours or on the weekends. You will find me to be a fun therapist who thrives on incorporating all aspects of emotion into her sessions. We may cry, but we will laugh too! We will take about fear, but we will take about courage too! I truly believe that the most change occurs when you feel like you can connect with your therapist! Give me a call and I'll get you in for an appointment as soon as I can!
(989) 301-4199 View (989) 301-4199
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Marcie L Hester
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a client-centered therapist, I believe you are the expert in your own life. I consider it to be a privilege and blessing to be a part of your journey to find fulfillment in your life. I work from a holistic framework, holding the central hypothesis that every person has the innate potential for personal awareness and growth. I strive to maintain the creative and dynamic process of therapy utilizing theory and interventions from multiple models of therapy. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment based on collaboration, action-oriented interventions, skill building and honest, supportive feedback.
As a client-centered therapist, I believe you are the expert in your own life. I consider it to be a privilege and blessing to be a part of your journey to find fulfillment in your life. I work from a holistic framework, holding the central hypothesis that every person has the innate potential for personal awareness and growth. I strive to maintain the creative and dynamic process of therapy utilizing theory and interventions from multiple models of therapy. I am committed to creating a therapeutic environment based on collaboration, action-oriented interventions, skill building and honest, supportive feedback.
(231) 879-5114 View (231) 879-5114
Photo of Kara Holcomb, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kara Holcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49684
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking therapy can be intimidating, my goal is to help you feel safe and comfortable. I provide an accepting space to share your thoughts and feelings. I work with pre-teen to adult ages. It is a privilege to walk along side my clients as they learn new ways to cope with life. Being a human being is complicated, our needs and wants can be confusing. I use a person-centered approach, utilizing evidence-based tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness, to assist with the process of therapy. While understanding the impacts trauma can have in the healing process.
Seeking therapy can be intimidating, my goal is to help you feel safe and comfortable. I provide an accepting space to share your thoughts and feelings. I work with pre-teen to adult ages. It is a privilege to walk along side my clients as they learn new ways to cope with life. Being a human being is complicated, our needs and wants can be confusing. I use a person-centered approach, utilizing evidence-based tools: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and mindfulness, to assist with the process of therapy. While understanding the impacts trauma can have in the healing process.
(231) 444-5456 View (231) 444-5456
Photo of Amy Plettner, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amy Plettner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden, MI 49835  (Online Only)
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Are you feeling stuck? Don’t know where to turn? Taking the first step in getting help takes courage. I am here to help you take the next steps in your journey of healing. I am licensed masters social worker in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I value every person’s human worth and believe all should be treated equally.
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Are you feeling stuck? Don’t know where to turn? Taking the first step in getting help takes courage. I am here to help you take the next steps in your journey of healing. I am licensed masters social worker in Michigan with 5 years of professional work experience. I enjoy helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I value every person’s human worth and believe all should be treated equally.
(906) 287-4520 View (906) 287-4520
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Theresa R Gibson
Masters Social Worker, LMSW, SSW, A-HCT
Verified Verified
Rogers City, MI 49779
Life is seldom easy. Sometimes our own thoughts get in the way and make things more difficult for us. My goal, as your therapist, is to help you sort through those thoughts, find out why they are stuck there and then decide if you want to keep them or change them. Once we decide to make those changes, we can begin to see and celebrate the personal growth and transitions that come with those changes. I am anxious to travel this journey with you, using different clinical approaches, intuition, and humor. Schedule a free 15 minute phone consult and lets talk about your vision for your ideal self and how to get you there.
Life is seldom easy. Sometimes our own thoughts get in the way and make things more difficult for us. My goal, as your therapist, is to help you sort through those thoughts, find out why they are stuck there and then decide if you want to keep them or change them. Once we decide to make those changes, we can begin to see and celebrate the personal growth and transitions that come with those changes. I am anxious to travel this journey with you, using different clinical approaches, intuition, and humor. Schedule a free 15 minute phone consult and lets talk about your vision for your ideal self and how to get you there.
(989) 200-4733 View (989) 200-4733
Photo of Michele Creech, LMSW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michele Creech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheboygan, MI 49721  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
(231) 538-2575 View (231) 538-2575
Photo of Deb Hemgesberg, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deb Hemgesberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alpena, MI 49707  (Online Only)
Deb is comfortable working with a wide range of people, including those who have developmental disabilities, who are neurodivergent, who struggle to accept their sexuality, (or who are struggling to accept the way people view them), are wanting to recover from trauma, who are recovering from a brain injury, who experienced childhood neglect, or whose relationships are not meeting their needs. She enjoys working with both adolescents and adults.
Deb is comfortable working with a wide range of people, including those who have developmental disabilities, who are neurodivergent, who struggle to accept their sexuality, (or who are struggling to accept the way people view them), are wanting to recover from trauma, who are recovering from a brain injury, who experienced childhood neglect, or whose relationships are not meeting their needs. She enjoys working with both adolescents and adults.
(989) 404-9824 View (989) 404-9824
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Leelanau Life Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
I have a passion for helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Taking the first step to become a happier person can be a daunting task. I want to reassure you that you are not alone. We will work together to rebuild relationships, overcome anxieties, fears, and negative behaviors. I will strive to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, MI.
I have a passion for helping others achieve the best version of themselves. Taking the first step to become a happier person can be a daunting task. I want to reassure you that you are not alone. We will work together to rebuild relationships, overcome anxieties, fears, and negative behaviors. I will strive to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Located in the heart of downtown Traverse City, MI.
(231) 225-4186 View (231) 225-4186
Photo of Ann T Holland - Ann Holland Professional Counseling, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ann Holland Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boyne City, MI 49712
Professional provider with 40 years experience in the management, organization and outreach services to families in small, state-run and large mental health organizations, substance abuse, EMDR therapy, and behavioral issues. Individual treatment planning, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention and cultural sensitivity, internship, supervision and program development. Therapists need counseling too and I can help you! Evidence based practices. Most of all, I possess a great deal of understanding and compassion for how to provide the best possible range of service and advocacy to families in our community.
Professional provider with 40 years experience in the management, organization and outreach services to families in small, state-run and large mental health organizations, substance abuse, EMDR therapy, and behavioral issues. Individual treatment planning, individual, family and group therapy, crisis intervention and cultural sensitivity, internship, supervision and program development. Therapists need counseling too and I can help you! Evidence based practices. Most of all, I possess a great deal of understanding and compassion for how to provide the best possible range of service and advocacy to families in our community.
(231) 276-2399 View (231) 276-2399
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Thrive Coaching and Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CADC, CPS
Verified Verified
Petoskey, MI 49770
My own personal life experience, as well as working with hundreds of clients has helped me to KNOW that we can heal. We can overcome anxiety, depression, addiction and panic. We can live the lives of our dreams and wake up every morning, confident in who we are-feeling energized, peaceful and excited about life. Anything from difficulty focusing at work, to severe panic attacks can be resolved by learning how to release suppressed emotions and re-write the neural networks that are subconsciously running us (often created in childhood). My approach is straightforward and my life's passion is facilitating others in healing.
My own personal life experience, as well as working with hundreds of clients has helped me to KNOW that we can heal. We can overcome anxiety, depression, addiction and panic. We can live the lives of our dreams and wake up every morning, confident in who we are-feeling energized, peaceful and excited about life. Anything from difficulty focusing at work, to severe panic attacks can be resolved by learning how to release suppressed emotions and re-write the neural networks that are subconsciously running us (often created in childhood). My approach is straightforward and my life's passion is facilitating others in healing.
(231) 529-5264 View (231) 529-5264
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Megan Kay Morrissey
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
My personal motto is "No mud. No lotus." To me, this means, without suffering there cannot be beauty. My entire life I have been fascinated with resilience- the ability to overcome. What makes people stronger when they they have faced so much adversity? I started my career focused on how to help people become more resilient, and along the way I have learned so much, not just about overcoming obstacles, but also about building up strengths.
My personal motto is "No mud. No lotus." To me, this means, without suffering there cannot be beauty. My entire life I have been fascinated with resilience- the ability to overcome. What makes people stronger when they they have faced so much adversity? I started my career focused on how to help people become more resilient, and along the way I have learned so much, not just about overcoming obstacles, but also about building up strengths.
(231) 645-6410 View (231) 645-6410
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Walden Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADR
Verified Verified
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Walden Counseling welcomes Individuals, Families, and Young Adults. Our Counselors are dedicated to helping you identify your strengths, target goals, & assist you through the process of getting your life, relationships & your outlook - where you want it to be. Situated in Northwest Michigan, Walden Counseling is respected for its comfortable and confidential setting. Our staff are Professional, Board Licensed, Individual-Family Therapists who help people reach their potential goals, assist individuals in discovering & overcoming existing emotional or behavioral concerns.
Walden Counseling welcomes Individuals, Families, and Young Adults. Our Counselors are dedicated to helping you identify your strengths, target goals, & assist you through the process of getting your life, relationships & your outlook - where you want it to be. Situated in Northwest Michigan, Walden Counseling is respected for its comfortable and confidential setting. Our staff are Professional, Board Licensed, Individual-Family Therapists who help people reach their potential goals, assist individuals in discovering & overcoming existing emotional or behavioral concerns.
(231) 333-0453 View (231) 333-0453
Photo of Ali Fitzgibbon, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ali Fitzgibbon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I am dedicated to supporting my clients by staying present and committed to helping them achieve positive change. I offer a holistic approach to treating trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, eating disorders, body image concerns, PTSD, self-esteem/self-worth challenges, inner critic, anger management and passive aggressive behaviors. I implement CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) and IFS (Internal Family Systems) techniques with a strong focus on self-compassion.
I am a compassionate therapist with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. I am dedicated to supporting my clients by staying present and committed to helping them achieve positive change. I offer a holistic approach to treating trauma, anxiety, depression, shame, eating disorders, body image concerns, PTSD, self-esteem/self-worth challenges, inner critic, anger management and passive aggressive behaviors. I implement CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) and IFS (Internal Family Systems) techniques with a strong focus on self-compassion.
(231) 422-3949 View (231) 422-3949

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Levering, MI

< 10

Therapists in Levering, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Grief
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Levering, MI see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Levering?

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.