Therapists in Saint Clair County, MI

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Photo of Stacey R. Krause, LMSW, ACSW, GC-C, CCATP, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stacey R. Krause
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, GC-C, CCATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Clair, MI 48079  (Online Only)
I have been working with individuals and couples for 26 years. I see ages 14 and up. I enjoy helping couples and teens. My interests include communication skills, anger management, self-harm, relationship issues, parenting, depression, bi-polar and adjustment disorders. I also am an LGBTQ+ ally and military friendly.
I have been working with individuals and couples for 26 years. I see ages 14 and up. I enjoy helping couples and teens. My interests include communication skills, anger management, self-harm, relationship issues, parenting, depression, bi-polar and adjustment disorders. I also am an LGBTQ+ ally and military friendly.
(586) 400-1506 View (586) 400-1506
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Leanna R Prevo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Port Huron, MI 48060  (Online Only)
I am here to listen and walk with you through the process of change along the road to becoming a version of yourself you are striving to become. Overwhelmed by daily tasks, trying to put things out of your mind and move on but thoughts come back? Feeling a rush of anxiety or heaviness of depression? I would love to teach you ways to calm your mind and body, to feel centered, to manage your feelings and emotions. Experienced personal or work loss? Need to believe in yourself again? Struggling with addiction and want to stop or need support in sobriety? I am here to listen and help you walk the process of healing and recovery.
I am here to listen and walk with you through the process of change along the road to becoming a version of yourself you are striving to become. Overwhelmed by daily tasks, trying to put things out of your mind and move on but thoughts come back? Feeling a rush of anxiety or heaviness of depression? I would love to teach you ways to calm your mind and body, to feel centered, to manage your feelings and emotions. Experienced personal or work loss? Need to believe in yourself again? Struggling with addiction and want to stop or need support in sobriety? I am here to listen and help you walk the process of healing and recovery.
(810) 642-3148 View (810) 642-3148
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Christine Pike
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
Not accepting new clients
Managing life’s stressors, transitions and challenges can often be difficult and overwhelming. As a therapist I am here to navigate and assist in managing all of life’s challenges in a safe, confidential and empathetic space. With all clients I provide an environment that offers comfort, not judgment. I believe everyone has the resources and strengths to make lasting change.
Managing life’s stressors, transitions and challenges can often be difficult and overwhelming. As a therapist I am here to navigate and assist in managing all of life’s challenges in a safe, confidential and empathetic space. With all clients I provide an environment that offers comfort, not judgment. I believe everyone has the resources and strengths to make lasting change.
(586) 371-6418 View (586) 371-6418
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Krystal Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marysville, MI 48040  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so happy that you are here and ready to take the first step towards achieving overall wellness. My name is Krystal and I have been working with children and families for the past 10 years. I have a wide range of experiences working in family preservation, children’s protective service, school social work as well as addiction and mental health counseling. I have found that it is my passion to help others reach their goals and live life to their fullest potential.
Hello! I am so happy that you are here and ready to take the first step towards achieving overall wellness. My name is Krystal and I have been working with children and families for the past 10 years. I have a wide range of experiences working in family preservation, children’s protective service, school social work as well as addiction and mental health counseling. I have found that it is my passion to help others reach their goals and live life to their fullest potential.
(810) 819-2768 View (810) 819-2768
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Roberta Wolschon
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ira, MI 48023
Sometimes we find we are walking in a fog, worry, feel alone, confused, and can't function. Thoughts consume our time and energy. We wonder, what is happening to me? Why am I so different? You must not be alone in times like this. Seek understanding for what you are experiencing. Through your past and present life experiences, perceptions are formed of yourself and of others and become your "learned history". My person-centered treatment focus assists you to re-narrate learned history and develop new awareness, which support growth with improved functioning in your life today with a manageable future.
Sometimes we find we are walking in a fog, worry, feel alone, confused, and can't function. Thoughts consume our time and energy. We wonder, what is happening to me? Why am I so different? You must not be alone in times like this. Seek understanding for what you are experiencing. Through your past and present life experiences, perceptions are formed of yourself and of others and become your "learned history". My person-centered treatment focus assists you to re-narrate learned history and develop new awareness, which support growth with improved functioning in your life today with a manageable future.
(586) 991-3786 View (586) 991-3786
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Ease of Mind Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marine City, MI 48039
Thank you for your interest in exploring the opportunity counseling has to offer. I consider it my calling to assist individuals in finding or regaining the tools necessary to function independently. I believe our lives intertwine our behaviors, emotions and our thoughts largely guiding us by our perceptions of ourselves, others and our world. I believe growth is the result of a holistic approach taking into consideration our relationships, social and cultural issues along with our physical and spiritual state. You can achieve the mental and emotional wellness that you desire when you wade into the deep waters of your self.
Thank you for your interest in exploring the opportunity counseling has to offer. I consider it my calling to assist individuals in finding or regaining the tools necessary to function independently. I believe our lives intertwine our behaviors, emotions and our thoughts largely guiding us by our perceptions of ourselves, others and our world. I believe growth is the result of a holistic approach taking into consideration our relationships, social and cultural issues along with our physical and spiritual state. You can achieve the mental and emotional wellness that you desire when you wade into the deep waters of your self.
(586) 238-3295 View (586) 238-3295
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Yuvonne Marie Wrobel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Clair, MI 48079  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Yuvonne Wrobel. I am an licensed professional counselor with over 9 years of experience. I provide individual, couples and family counseling, and have experience with all ages. I have experience with a wide range of mental health concerns, and an open, warm and eclectic counseling style that is always person centered tailored to individual needs. I am here to help you set goals, achieve them and grow.
Hello, my name is Yuvonne Wrobel. I am an licensed professional counselor with over 9 years of experience. I provide individual, couples and family counseling, and have experience with all ages. I have experience with a wide range of mental health concerns, and an open, warm and eclectic counseling style that is always person centered tailored to individual needs. I am here to help you set goals, achieve them and grow.
(810) 216-7855 View (810) 216-7855
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Alexis Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Port Huron, MI 48060  (Online Only)
“ “Accepting New Clients”” I specialize in EMAIL, VIDEO & PHONE based counseling. Weekly, Online Counseling Services that are affordable, convenient and discrete. E-Counseling, the digital- age era, is perfect for busy professionals, college students or anyone that doesn’t have time for traditional face to face sessions. Phone 45min=$40, 60min=$55, Week of emails=$60. Month= $160. Video 45min=55$, 60min=$65. Private Pay Only. Insurance Not Accepted. Sliding scale accepted. Email me with questions ajohnsonlmsw@comcast.net
“ “Accepting New Clients”” I specialize in EMAIL, VIDEO & PHONE based counseling. Weekly, Online Counseling Services that are affordable, convenient and discrete. E-Counseling, the digital- age era, is perfect for busy professionals, college students or anyone that doesn’t have time for traditional face to face sessions. Phone 45min=$40, 60min=$55, Week of emails=$60. Month= $160. Video 45min=55$, 60min=$65. Private Pay Only. Insurance Not Accepted. Sliding scale accepted. Email me with questions ajohnsonlmsw@comcast.net
(810) 671-5519 View (810) 671-5519
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Pegasus Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ira, MI 48023
Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed with everything and you just need a break. Doing the right things over and over, yet still feels like it’s never enough. If only these few things could be different, everything would be better. Changing current issues seems impossible. Maybe this is just how life is supposed to be. Just when there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the light disappears. When will this ever feel better or get better. The merry-go-round is getting faster and faster and there is no way to jump off. How much more can you take?
Feeling exhausted and overwhelmed with everything and you just need a break. Doing the right things over and over, yet still feels like it’s never enough. If only these few things could be different, everything would be better. Changing current issues seems impossible. Maybe this is just how life is supposed to be. Just when there is a light at the end of the tunnel, the light disappears. When will this ever feel better or get better. The merry-go-round is getting faster and faster and there is no way to jump off. How much more can you take?
(810) 202-9780 View (810) 202-9780
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Jamie Overbaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pearl Beach, MI 48001
Waitlist for new clients
With over 20 years of mental health experience, I have helped hundreds of people from all backgrounds learn to cope with life's challenges. Using compassionate listening skills and elements of CBT, DBT, EMDR (Internal Family Systems informed), Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and other trauma informed strategies, I am prepared to help you with: PTSD and complex attachment trauma, dissociation, anxiety, coping with stress, chronic pain & illness, anger management, and self esteem issues. Whether you're seeking help for the first time, or experienced in therapy, I am ready to help you on your healing journey.
With over 20 years of mental health experience, I have helped hundreds of people from all backgrounds learn to cope with life's challenges. Using compassionate listening skills and elements of CBT, DBT, EMDR (Internal Family Systems informed), Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and other trauma informed strategies, I am prepared to help you with: PTSD and complex attachment trauma, dissociation, anxiety, coping with stress, chronic pain & illness, anger management, and self esteem issues. Whether you're seeking help for the first time, or experienced in therapy, I am ready to help you on your healing journey.
(586) 501-8293 View (586) 501-8293
Photo of Tammy Wilson, MA, NCC, RPT, ICST, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tammy Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, RPT, ICST, ACS
Verified Verified
Marysville, MI 48040
Tammy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist, EMDR and perinatal trained clinician. Tammy has specialized training and experience in the treatment of trauma & loss. She works with children (3 yrs+), adolescents, and adults addressing issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, abuse, college/career, military issues, and perinatal & menopausal mental health concerns. Tammy has a large welcoming sandtray play therapy room and separate space for adult talk and sandtray therapy.
Tammy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Internationally Credentialed Sandtray Therapist, EMDR and perinatal trained clinician. Tammy has specialized training and experience in the treatment of trauma & loss. She works with children (3 yrs+), adolescents, and adults addressing issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, abuse, college/career, military issues, and perinatal & menopausal mental health concerns. Tammy has a large welcoming sandtray play therapy room and separate space for adult talk and sandtray therapy.
(810) 672-6417 View (810) 672-6417
Lisa Koehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
China, MI 48054  (Online Only)
I work with clients to help them achieve the goals they have established for themselves. Everyone goes through rough times and sometimes we need some extra support from an outside entity to help us get through those times! Every person has strengths that they can build on. Clients that I work with are motivated to change and do the necessary work (even if it means doing hard stuff) to get where they want to be. Together we will create systematic plans to work through issues and gain momentum to move forward. There may be times that steps back are taken, but that is okay, we will keep moving forward!
I work with clients to help them achieve the goals they have established for themselves. Everyone goes through rough times and sometimes we need some extra support from an outside entity to help us get through those times! Every person has strengths that they can build on. Clients that I work with are motivated to change and do the necessary work (even if it means doing hard stuff) to get where they want to be. Together we will create systematic plans to work through issues and gain momentum to move forward. There may be times that steps back are taken, but that is okay, we will keep moving forward!
(810) 893-6191 View (810) 893-6191
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Laura Marie King
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Huron, MI 48060  (Online Only)
Specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and impulse control for women and adolescents. Counseling approach- is holistic, eclectic and person centered tailored to each individual. Frequently using interventions based from CBT, REBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapy over the course of treatment. Personal Goal- As a therapist is to meet each person where they are in their journey to recovery and walk alongside them as they become who they desire to be. Mission- Striving to offer an authentic honest experience in the therapeutic relationship while bringing hope, healing, and renewed life one person at a time.
Specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, and impulse control for women and adolescents. Counseling approach- is holistic, eclectic and person centered tailored to each individual. Frequently using interventions based from CBT, REBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapy over the course of treatment. Personal Goal- As a therapist is to meet each person where they are in their journey to recovery and walk alongside them as they become who they desire to be. Mission- Striving to offer an authentic honest experience in the therapeutic relationship while bringing hope, healing, and renewed life one person at a time.
(810) 202-0598 View (810) 202-0598
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Fortis One Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Memphis, MI 48041
Persons that I work with have come to expect teamwork and solution-oriented sessions. The goals/outcomes, within a collaborative and affirming atmosphere, are based on meeting a person where they are and what they need.
Persons that I work with have come to expect teamwork and solution-oriented sessions. The goals/outcomes, within a collaborative and affirming atmosphere, are based on meeting a person where they are and what they need.
(810) 202-9410 View (810) 202-9410
Photo of Haylea Longo-Simmons, LLMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Haylea Longo-Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Port Huron, MI 48060
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Life can make us feel like we are stuck and have no place to go. If you take that first step, then together we will figure it out from there. My passion is to support individuals as they are faced with life’s obstacles. I want to provide a safe space for you to be able to process events, thoughts, and feelings.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Life can make us feel like we are stuck and have no place to go. If you take that first step, then together we will figure it out from there. My passion is to support individuals as they are faced with life’s obstacles. I want to provide a safe space for you to be able to process events, thoughts, and feelings.
(810) 672-1901 View (810) 672-1901
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Beach Glass Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Port Huron, MI 48060  (Online Only)
Are you looking for courage, hope, and advancement? Freedom from trauma? Do you just need some relief from the pain? You have purpose and influence and will always be treated with respect and dignity here. There is beauty in life and we will work through the brokenness until you see it in yourself. Together, through self-insight and intentional living, we, will find you and your path to become healthier, less anxious and more fulfilled, less reactive and more responsive. Trust isn't easy, yet through Christian counseling we will find peace and joy for your life and you will find yourself walking with new confidence and hope.
Are you looking for courage, hope, and advancement? Freedom from trauma? Do you just need some relief from the pain? You have purpose and influence and will always be treated with respect and dignity here. There is beauty in life and we will work through the brokenness until you see it in yourself. Together, through self-insight and intentional living, we, will find you and your path to become healthier, less anxious and more fulfilled, less reactive and more responsive. Trust isn't easy, yet through Christian counseling we will find peace and joy for your life and you will find yourself walking with new confidence and hope.
(810) 255-1818 View (810) 255-1818
Photo of Devon Whitney Frontczak, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Devon Whitney Frontczak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
As a person on my own long term recovery journey from addiction and mental illness, I know how difficult it can be to overcome the obstacles of this world. I remember praying for the strength to reach out, but also that the person reaching back would understand on a deep level how to help me.
As a person on my own long term recovery journey from addiction and mental illness, I know how difficult it can be to overcome the obstacles of this world. I remember praying for the strength to reach out, but also that the person reaching back would understand on a deep level how to help me.
(810) 428-0690 View (810) 428-0690
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Jennifer Fehn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Marysville, MI 48040
Maybe you feel like you're generally a successful person but can't find contentment. Maybe no matter what you do you're never enough. Maybe you're struggling to make an important change in your life and you just don't know where to start. Maybe you feel like because of your past you don't feel worthy of love or you struggle to create healthy relationships in the present. Maybe you've lost hope that you will ever find peace and you're wondering if life is really worth the effort. I can help you explore and untangle the feelings you're having and provide you with hope. I also help teens and children identify and change problems.
Maybe you feel like you're generally a successful person but can't find contentment. Maybe no matter what you do you're never enough. Maybe you're struggling to make an important change in your life and you just don't know where to start. Maybe you feel like because of your past you don't feel worthy of love or you struggle to create healthy relationships in the present. Maybe you've lost hope that you will ever find peace and you're wondering if life is really worth the effort. I can help you explore and untangle the feelings you're having and provide you with hope. I also help teens and children identify and change problems.
(810) 692-3828 View (810) 692-3828
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Traci L Wheeler
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marysville, MI 48040
Hello! I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor. I have specialized training in trauma, EMDR, and trained in trauma informed weightlifting. I provide individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children through an evidence-based approach. I offer in person sessions in Marysville and telehealth sessions.
Hello! I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor. I have specialized training in trauma, EMDR, and trained in trauma informed weightlifting. I provide individual counseling for adults, adolescents, and children through an evidence-based approach. I offer in person sessions in Marysville and telehealth sessions.
(810) 476-2789 View (810) 476-2789
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Crysta Ransom-Soper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Memphis, MI 48041  (Online Only)
Trauma and PTSD can affect everyone in different ways. It can affect anyone of any age. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, flashbacks, negative thought, etc... help is only one phone call or email away. Therapy can be hard, but worth it. Every session should leave you feeling more hopeful, inspired and empowered. Let's walk together through your healing journey. I can provide you the knowledge and skills you need to get your life back on track.
Trauma and PTSD can affect everyone in different ways. It can affect anyone of any age. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety, depression, flashbacks, negative thought, etc... help is only one phone call or email away. Therapy can be hard, but worth it. Every session should leave you feeling more hopeful, inspired and empowered. Let's walk together through your healing journey. I can provide you the knowledge and skills you need to get your life back on track.
(810) 766-6365 View (810) 766-6365
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Number of Therapists in Saint Clair County, MI

60+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in Saint Clair County, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
91% Depression
73% Coping Skills
72% Stress
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
55% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Saint Clair County, MI see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Clair County?

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.