Therapists in Clayton, MO

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Grace Nguyen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
On paper, your life looks great. In reality, you wake up after another sleepless night spent overanalyzing a chat with a coworker. You open your calendar and panic. Weeks ago, you agreed to a party tonight that you had no interest in going to, just so you didn't disappoint your friend. Now, you start scouring your mind for excuses to back out. After landing on a decent (yet untrue) excuse you go to text your friend and are met by a crushing number of unread texts that have accumulated for weeks. It’s exhausting keeping up with everyone AND juggling work, never-ending to-do lists and adulting. You wonder why everything feels so hard.
(314) 947-3115 View (314) 947-3115
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Ashley Rickert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I believe that all clients deserve an open, safe, and non-judgmental space where they can explore stressors and other life situations. My goal is to foster a collaborative environment where clients can feel empowered and supported in their journey to healing. I use a variety of counseling techniques but I am very person-centered. While I have a wide range of experience working with people of all ages and needs, my expertise stressed working with children, ages 5 and up, teens, adults, and families with specializations in; anxiety, bullying, behavioral issues, depression, domestic violence, relational issues, and stress.
I believe that all clients deserve an open, safe, and non-judgmental space where they can explore stressors and other life situations. My goal is to foster a collaborative environment where clients can feel empowered and supported in their journey to healing. I use a variety of counseling techniques but I am very person-centered. While I have a wide range of experience working with people of all ages and needs, my expertise stressed working with children, ages 5 and up, teens, adults, and families with specializations in; anxiety, bullying, behavioral issues, depression, domestic violence, relational issues, and stress.
(314) 274-6453 View (314) 274-6453
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James P Ahearn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, JD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
The clients I serve are often at a crossroads in their life story and unsure of how to close one chapter and begin anew. Clients I enjoy working with recognize that counseling continues outside of the session in self reflection, exploring behavior change, and shifting how we think and relate to ourselves. I find that counseling helps meet goals and needs as diverse as the client, and sometimes goals arise throughout the course of the relationship. No one needs a "good reason" to come to counseling, for the desire to reach out and try will always be sufficient.
The clients I serve are often at a crossroads in their life story and unsure of how to close one chapter and begin anew. Clients I enjoy working with recognize that counseling continues outside of the session in self reflection, exploring behavior change, and shifting how we think and relate to ourselves. I find that counseling helps meet goals and needs as diverse as the client, and sometimes goals arise throughout the course of the relationship. No one needs a "good reason" to come to counseling, for the desire to reach out and try will always be sufficient.
(314) 325-1594 View (314) 325-1594
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Patricia Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Not accepting new clients
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
With over two decades of experience, Dr. Patricia Shaw practices with gentle expertise in helping individuals and couples heal from the wounds of the past, appreciate and savor the present and plan for a successful future. With years of positive results in treating depression and all manner of fears and anxiety, clients have come to rely and trust Dr. Shaw's therapeutic approach. Those with eating disorders receive understanding and guidance toward health and self-acceptance.
(314) 527-1174 x21 View (314) 527-1174 x21
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Meg Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Sexual Assault, Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence are as traumatic as warfare. Those who have experienced these things often battle through life, struggling to make sense of wounds that don't seem to heal even with time. There is hope! Trauma is treatable. Getting treatment can lead to a better quality of life. Many clients with PTSD no longer meet criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after two years of treatment.
Sexual Assault, Childhood Trauma, Intimate Partner Violence are as traumatic as warfare. Those who have experienced these things often battle through life, struggling to make sense of wounds that don't seem to heal even with time. There is hope! Trauma is treatable. Getting treatment can lead to a better quality of life. Many clients with PTSD no longer meet criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after two years of treatment.
(314) 310-5723 View (314) 310-5723
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Laura M Kaplan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
(314) 560-0470 View (314) 560-0470
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Rebecca A Mowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
I believe that in order to effectively navigate relationships, whether at home, in the workplace, or within the community, it is essential to understand and address the dynamics of the larger systems at play. By taking a holistic and systemic approach to therapy, I work collaboratively with clients to empower them to put their 'oxygen mask' on first and foster healthier relationships within the context of their unique systems.
I believe that in order to effectively navigate relationships, whether at home, in the workplace, or within the community, it is essential to understand and address the dynamics of the larger systems at play. By taking a holistic and systemic approach to therapy, I work collaboratively with clients to empower them to put their 'oxygen mask' on first and foster healthier relationships within the context of their unique systems.
(314) 254-9249 View (314) 254-9249
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Libby Ryan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
Do you feel like no matter what you do it’s never good enough? Even though you’re working hard, you’re pushing forward, you feel inadequate and unseen? Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? Are you getting stuck in cycles of thought that bring you down and make you feel out of touch with yourself? It's so exhausting. You just wish you could make the people in your life understand the burden you're carrying. What if you could just be your authentic self and experience joy more often?
(314) 804-0739 View (314) 804-0739
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Chelsea Crofford
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Are you looking for a safe place to disclose your struggles that no one else seems to understand? I can provide a safe place and help navigate difficulties blocking you from becoming your best version of yourself. I have experience working in an inpatient behavioral health setting. I have worked with adults suffering from addiction to adolescents suffering with suicidal ideations. I have worked with depression, anxiety, and building self-esteem. I believe that each individual is unique, and we will find unique approaches to help walk through different phases of life.
Are you looking for a safe place to disclose your struggles that no one else seems to understand? I can provide a safe place and help navigate difficulties blocking you from becoming your best version of yourself. I have experience working in an inpatient behavioral health setting. I have worked with adults suffering from addiction to adolescents suffering with suicidal ideations. I have worked with depression, anxiety, and building self-esteem. I believe that each individual is unique, and we will find unique approaches to help walk through different phases of life.
(314) 675-7512 View (314) 675-7512
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Ari Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Accepting New Patients --- Taking the step to begin therapy is a brave choice. I understand that it frequently comes at a time of vulnerability when emotional pain or life problems are intense. As a therapist, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to begin understanding life circumstances that are creating concerns for you. I approach therapy as a collaborative process and understand the importance of trust and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and I work with people of all ages.
Accepting New Patients --- Taking the step to begin therapy is a brave choice. I understand that it frequently comes at a time of vulnerability when emotional pain or life problems are intense. As a therapist, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to begin understanding life circumstances that are creating concerns for you. I approach therapy as a collaborative process and understand the importance of trust and empathy in the therapeutic relationship. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and I work with people of all ages.
(314) 760-8765 View (314) 760-8765
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Deborah L Tannenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Change is one of the few things life guarantees us. If you're going through a transition in your life you may be feeling lost and confused. Maybe you're feeling stuck and wondering how you will ever get through this. Other people seem to skate through life effortlessly so why do you keep hitting every bump? Everything you're thinking and feeling right now is normal. Change is a difficult but necessary part of life. The good news is that you will get through this and come out a happier and stronger person on the other side.
Change is one of the few things life guarantees us. If you're going through a transition in your life you may be feeling lost and confused. Maybe you're feeling stuck and wondering how you will ever get through this. Other people seem to skate through life effortlessly so why do you keep hitting every bump? Everything you're thinking and feeling right now is normal. Change is a difficult but necessary part of life. The good news is that you will get through this and come out a happier and stronger person on the other side.
(636) 451-9386 View (636) 451-9386
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Aya B Kawasaki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
I work with adolescents, adults, and seniors. In home, in school services are available. Clients are encouraged to have specific goals in order to have a personalized treatment plan. I also like to incorporate relaxation exercise.
(314) 932-2368 View (314) 932-2368
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Ashley Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Ashley and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Ashley Myers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She believes in empowering her clients by focusing on their strengths to achieve desired goals. She is passionate about advocacy and suicide awareness/prevention. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below.
This profile is managed by Cerebral. To get connected with Ashley and directly schedule, please click the "my website" button! Ashley Myers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She believes in empowering her clients by focusing on their strengths to achieve desired goals. She is passionate about advocacy and suicide awareness/prevention. To see if you are eligible for insurance coverage, please use your phone's camera app to scan the QR code below.
(314) 207-4698 View (314) 207-4698
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Lindsay C Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63124
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
Hello! Are you tired of suffering from emotional and/or physical pain? I can help you in a way that is truly unique and you can see results very quickly. Through my experience I have developed an innate ability to help clients step out of their comfort zone through examination of their external environment from different points of view. I understand that the cornerstone of change is assisting each client with breaking down the walls that surround them to find deeper meaning. My sessions focus on engagement and the therapeutic alliance which leads to effective change. I promise that you will begin noticing changes immediately.
(314) 697-2439 View (314) 697-2439
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Susan Gartenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
A cornerstone of my belief system is that behavior is an expression of what we need. And this is no more truer than for children. The difficulty lies, however, in parenting a child with behaviors we don't quite understand. It can be frightening that, as a parent or caregiver, we don't know what to do. And, it can feel isolating. What I want to share is that it doesn't have to be overwhelming. And, you don't have to do it alone. What I hold to be true is that therapy for children is absolutely a collaborative process where children, and the adults in their lives, learn and grow together.
A cornerstone of my belief system is that behavior is an expression of what we need. And this is no more truer than for children. The difficulty lies, however, in parenting a child with behaviors we don't quite understand. It can be frightening that, as a parent or caregiver, we don't know what to do. And, it can feel isolating. What I want to share is that it doesn't have to be overwhelming. And, you don't have to do it alone. What I hold to be true is that therapy for children is absolutely a collaborative process where children, and the adults in their lives, learn and grow together.
(314) 310-7390 View (314) 310-7390
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Kira Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Seeking counseling is the hardest but most rewarding step a person can take. It is ok to not be ok & ask for help. We all need help now & then. Thank you for visiting my page! I hope that we can work together to meet your needs. I have a passion for working with children, youth and families. I would be honored to be a part of your continued success.
Seeking counseling is the hardest but most rewarding step a person can take. It is ok to not be ok & ask for help. We all need help now & then. Thank you for visiting my page! I hope that we can work together to meet your needs. I have a passion for working with children, youth and families. I would be honored to be a part of your continued success.
(314) 312-1518 View (314) 312-1518
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Ashley Milne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPC, CMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I have an extensive knowledge of the rehabilitation process of individuals with various physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological impairments. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, addiction, PTSD, substance abuse/chemical dependency, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and gender dysphoria. I find joy in helping others successfully navigate through difficult challenges and strive to assist my clients reach their highest personal potential and live their best lives possible.
I have an extensive knowledge of the rehabilitation process of individuals with various physical, cognitive, psychosocial, and psychological impairments. I have experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, addiction, PTSD, substance abuse/chemical dependency, eating disorders, dissociative disorders, and gender dysphoria. I find joy in helping others successfully navigate through difficult challenges and strive to assist my clients reach their highest personal potential and live their best lives possible.
(314) 697-4943 View (314) 697-4943
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Nadia Raza
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
I take a person-centered approach where I provide an open and compassionate space for all. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so I hope to involve individuals in their goals and personal growth. In addition, I will outline approaches and strategies we can implement in session. I hope to provide individuals with the tools to overcome life difficulties with greater ease and self-awareness. I like to celebrate growth, regardless of whether they are big or small wins!
I take a person-centered approach where I provide an open and compassionate space for all. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, so I hope to involve individuals in their goals and personal growth. In addition, I will outline approaches and strategies we can implement in session. I hope to provide individuals with the tools to overcome life difficulties with greater ease and self-awareness. I like to celebrate growth, regardless of whether they are big or small wins!
(314) 948-5501 View (314) 948-5501
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Fred Williams
MA, NCC, PLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clayton, MO 63105
Understanding that we all approach turbulent waters at some point, it can seem impossible to ride out those waves on our own. How do I get back to feeling like my old self? Why do I feel stuck? How can I get through this? Can I do this on my own? Sometimes that answer is no, sometimes we need that push. Let's work together to build stability, understanding, and calmness. Let's create a place for you to grow. I approach clients with genuine curiosity and respect. I want you to take your journey as I help illuminate the path.
Understanding that we all approach turbulent waters at some point, it can seem impossible to ride out those waves on our own. How do I get back to feeling like my old self? Why do I feel stuck? How can I get through this? Can I do this on my own? Sometimes that answer is no, sometimes we need that push. Let's work together to build stability, understanding, and calmness. Let's create a place for you to grow. I approach clients with genuine curiosity and respect. I want you to take your journey as I help illuminate the path.
(618) 960-8700 View (618) 960-8700
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Britt Lindon
Psychologist, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
Clayton, MO 63105
Modern relationships are HARD. Maybe you have found it hard to find the right person or have started to question whether the person you are with now could possibly be the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your current marriage or dating situation. You’ve probably made choices or overlooked things that you now regret, yet, here you are. Or, maybe you have a relationship at work with a boss and coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires. Or, maybe you are even so far gone that you are more checked-
Modern relationships are HARD. Maybe you have found it hard to find the right person or have started to question whether the person you are with now could possibly be the wrong person. It’s tough when you feel burned by or totally confused about your current marriage or dating situation. You’ve probably made choices or overlooked things that you now regret, yet, here you are. Or, maybe you have a relationship at work with a boss and coworkers who undervalue you or play favorites with others. Your work ethic and good ideas have long taken a backseat to putting out fires. Or, maybe you are even so far gone that you are more checked-
(404) 383-6624 View (404) 383-6624
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clayton, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Clayton, MO who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
73% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Clayton, MO see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clayton?

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.