Therapists in Biloxi, MS

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Tushonda F Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
Are you having trouble with controlling your anger? What about family conflict, grief and loss, or even anxiety and/or depression? Does your child have difficulty concentrating, putting their thoughts in order, or behavioral issues? Does your child need someone to talk to about future plans and goals? Do you need parenting classes?
Are you having trouble with controlling your anger? What about family conflict, grief and loss, or even anxiety and/or depression? Does your child have difficulty concentrating, putting their thoughts in order, or behavioral issues? Does your child need someone to talk to about future plans and goals? Do you need parenting classes?
(769) 206-8839 View (769) 206-8839
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Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC offers in person and tele-behavioral health services specializing in treating adults and adolescents age 12 +. We focus on the clients strengths and encourage them to develop and attain goals to achieve what they feel are the most important to cultivate the best coping strategies for themselves on the road to mental and emotional wellness.
Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC offers in person and tele-behavioral health services specializing in treating adults and adolescents age 12 +. We focus on the clients strengths and encourage them to develop and attain goals to achieve what they feel are the most important to cultivate the best coping strategies for themselves on the road to mental and emotional wellness.
(228) 300-7254 View (228) 300-7254
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Emily Sherwood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532
Life is full of changes and changes can be a difficult part of life's journey. Some changes we welcome because they start a new adventure while others are challenging to accept. Changes can happen without warning and may be quite dramatic, as in the case of accidents, loss of a loved one, a broken relationship / marriage, job loss or serious illness. My desire is to help clients find the path to hope, understanding, encouragement and healing. I believe healing comes through our relationship with God.
Life is full of changes and changes can be a difficult part of life's journey. Some changes we welcome because they start a new adventure while others are challenging to accept. Changes can happen without warning and may be quite dramatic, as in the case of accidents, loss of a loved one, a broken relationship / marriage, job loss or serious illness. My desire is to help clients find the path to hope, understanding, encouragement and healing. I believe healing comes through our relationship with God.
(228) 285-4896 View (228) 285-4896
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Catalyst Counseling & Therapy Services
Counselor, MS, P-LPC
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532
I understand that seeking mental health therapy can be difficult, but I want to provide you with an open canvas to be yourself. I am an eclectic therapist and will use several modalities to help you reach your goals
I understand that seeking mental health therapy can be difficult, but I want to provide you with an open canvas to be yourself. I am an eclectic therapist and will use several modalities to help you reach your goals
(228) 205-4846 View (228) 205-4846
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A Timely Word, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Allow me to help you and/or your child overcome life's obstacles. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you!
Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Allow me to help you and/or your child overcome life's obstacles. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you!
(228) 400-0817 View (228) 400-0817
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Soul Balance Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
(228) 231-9395 View (228) 231-9395
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Christopher Ras
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life changes, whether these are personal, family or employment, or even health related. I have been helping individuals, families, and groups for the last 18 years in a variety of settings. Life can become extremely complicated and at times, it may be necessary to reach out for help and guidance. All of us deserve a rewarding, productive, and positive life but at times struggle to reach this objective. My aim is to help my clients rediscover the power and self confidence that they have within them and enjoy their life to the fullest again.
My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life changes, whether these are personal, family or employment, or even health related. I have been helping individuals, families, and groups for the last 18 years in a variety of settings. Life can become extremely complicated and at times, it may be necessary to reach out for help and guidance. All of us deserve a rewarding, productive, and positive life but at times struggle to reach this objective. My aim is to help my clients rediscover the power and self confidence that they have within them and enjoy their life to the fullest again.
(228) 222-2995 View (228) 222-2995
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Shalon Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
We all deal with the uncertainties in life. I work with children/adolescents, families, and adults that are dealing with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, anger, school, and family conflict. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified-Telemental Health provider with 10+ years of clinical experience that can help you reach your individual goals. Let me help you begin your journey to healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused therapy to help clients improve their mood and achieve their goals.
We all deal with the uncertainties in life. I work with children/adolescents, families, and adults that are dealing with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, anger, school, and family conflict. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified-Telemental Health provider with 10+ years of clinical experience that can help you reach your individual goals. Let me help you begin your journey to healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused therapy to help clients improve their mood and achieve their goals.
(228) 335-8283 View (228) 335-8283
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Jessica Oyemade
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
My work lies in helping adults whose relationships and overall life connections are being negatively impacted by symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma. Each has its own way of showing up uninvited. Lack of confidence and or clarity tends to blur one's path in moving forward and making decisions. Whether it's a life transition in loss, relationships, feeling stuck, or that "I just don't know", my goal is to help you create a personalized space for growth, discovery, and healing that you will carry with confidence into your life journey.
My work lies in helping adults whose relationships and overall life connections are being negatively impacted by symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma. Each has its own way of showing up uninvited. Lack of confidence and or clarity tends to blur one's path in moving forward and making decisions. Whether it's a life transition in loss, relationships, feeling stuck, or that "I just don't know", my goal is to help you create a personalized space for growth, discovery, and healing that you will carry with confidence into your life journey.
(228) 338-6787 View (228) 338-6787
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Candy Rafal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(228) 300-7665 View (228) 300-7665
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LaToya Favre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
Accepting clients located in Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Minnesota. I feel honored to work with clients and to hear the experiences that bring them into therapy. Those with whom I work will most often hear me say “You are the expert of you;” I say this out of my aim to work collaboratively and to help them remain empowered during their journey to healing. I love aiding clients in healing past relationships and traumas, owning their identities, and feeling empowered to live in a place of power, connection, and authenticity.
Accepting clients located in Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Minnesota. I feel honored to work with clients and to hear the experiences that bring them into therapy. Those with whom I work will most often hear me say “You are the expert of you;” I say this out of my aim to work collaboratively and to help them remain empowered during their journey to healing. I love aiding clients in healing past relationships and traumas, owning their identities, and feeling empowered to live in a place of power, connection, and authenticity.
(228) 809-8366 View (228) 809-8366
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Alysha Velez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(228) 338-1039 View (228) 338-1039
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CC Jean, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39530  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have 23 years of clinical experience working with a variety of populations including women in crisis, couples, children and adolescents. I'm skilled in helping clients sort through a multitude of personal and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, adoption and infertility, substance use disorders, stage of life challenges, family conflicts, and other mood and personality disorders. I'm also proficient in helping clients navigate the trauma of childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I happily serve clients from all backgrounds, yet have a specialized interest in the hearts and minds of Black women.
I have 23 years of clinical experience working with a variety of populations including women in crisis, couples, children and adolescents. I'm skilled in helping clients sort through a multitude of personal and mental health issues including depression, anxiety, adoption and infertility, substance use disorders, stage of life challenges, family conflicts, and other mood and personality disorders. I'm also proficient in helping clients navigate the trauma of childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I happily serve clients from all backgrounds, yet have a specialized interest in the hearts and minds of Black women.
(228) 679-9738 View (228) 679-9738
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Kayley Sanger
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, LCP
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Meet Dr. Kay, a distinguished Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of invaluable experience in the intricate landscapes of Autism, learning disorders, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With a steadfast dedication to enhancing lives and fostering growth, Dr. Kay stands as a beacon of guidance for individuals, families, and communities seeking comprehensive psychological support. Dr. Kay also extends her practice to adults with anxiety, mood disorders and navigating the various hurdles life may throw one's way.
Meet Dr. Kay, a distinguished Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of invaluable experience in the intricate landscapes of Autism, learning disorders, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With a steadfast dedication to enhancing lives and fostering growth, Dr. Kay stands as a beacon of guidance for individuals, families, and communities seeking comprehensive psychological support. Dr. Kay also extends her practice to adults with anxiety, mood disorders and navigating the various hurdles life may throw one's way.
(228) 335-6505 View (228) 335-6505
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Marie Ganschow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor. I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas, at Tyler Texas. I have 20 years experience in counseling individuals, groups and families. I enjoy helping people to consider new perspectives and to experience health and joy in their lives and relationships.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor. I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas, at Tyler Texas. I have 20 years experience in counseling individuals, groups and families. I enjoy helping people to consider new perspectives and to experience health and joy in their lives and relationships.
(228) 819-2171 View (228) 819-2171
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David Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39530
I work with men and women who struggle in their day to day lives to find joy and peace within their lives. So often we spent our time trying to be the person everyone else expects us to be and yet spend little time discovering and becoming our authentic selves. We all live in a reflective universe which will tell a story of ourselves by the world we create. Learning out true nature which is we are all worthy “NOW” and we all deserve unconditional love and respect. Isn’t it time to discover your true nature of gifts, talents and brilliance and begin to live the life you were meant to discover and enjoy? Take time to invest in self!
I work with men and women who struggle in their day to day lives to find joy and peace within their lives. So often we spent our time trying to be the person everyone else expects us to be and yet spend little time discovering and becoming our authentic selves. We all live in a reflective universe which will tell a story of ourselves by the world we create. Learning out true nature which is we are all worthy “NOW” and we all deserve unconditional love and respect. Isn’t it time to discover your true nature of gifts, talents and brilliance and begin to live the life you were meant to discover and enjoy? Take time to invest in self!
(228) 335-9766 View (228) 335-9766
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Caring Hearts Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39530
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the field of social work & mental health. I currently possess a Bachelor's & Master's Degree in Social Work. I have worked within a variety of settings (hospitals, Military, non-profit, Child Protective Services, in-home community services) with diverse individuals & populations that have provided me with valuable experiences. My goal is to provide high quality clinical care, which will be tailored specifically to meet your individual needs. I strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment to promote overall healing & my knowledge in Clinical Social Work is current & comprehensive.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in the field of social work & mental health. I currently possess a Bachelor's & Master's Degree in Social Work. I have worked within a variety of settings (hospitals, Military, non-profit, Child Protective Services, in-home community services) with diverse individuals & populations that have provided me with valuable experiences. My goal is to provide high quality clinical care, which will be tailored specifically to meet your individual needs. I strive to provide a safe, nurturing environment to promote overall healing & my knowledge in Clinical Social Work is current & comprehensive.
(228) 273-0442 View (228) 273-0442
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Resonance Professional Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532
Find your resonance. You may be struggling with depression, stress, relationships, or going through a difficult time. You might need to participate in therapy, gain a new perspective on things, or just have someone objective to talk to. I accept each person as the individual that they are, and I work with you to find out which methods will best benefit your needs. My goal is to help you develop the skills to get through life's difficulties and lead a happier life! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, some Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as drawing from other therapies as needed.
Find your resonance. You may be struggling with depression, stress, relationships, or going through a difficult time. You might need to participate in therapy, gain a new perspective on things, or just have someone objective to talk to. I accept each person as the individual that they are, and I work with you to find out which methods will best benefit your needs. My goal is to help you develop the skills to get through life's difficulties and lead a happier life! I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, some Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as drawing from other therapies as needed.
(228) 900-9616 View (228) 900-9616
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Jocelyn Gavin-Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
(228) 641-4939 View (228) 641-4939
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Carrie V Pate
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Biloxi, MS 39532  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with a variety of people, from childhood through adulthood. Sometimes problems have been around for a long time, and others are temporary: I work with both. Everyone has challenges, and I want to help you discover your best self and build your best life. I have experience working with a number of behavioral concerns, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, as well as life adjustments, career and school planning or management, and stress management.
I enjoy working with a variety of people, from childhood through adulthood. Sometimes problems have been around for a long time, and others are temporary: I work with both. Everyone has challenges, and I want to help you discover your best self and build your best life. I have experience working with a number of behavioral concerns, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress, as well as life adjustments, career and school planning or management, and stress management.
(228) 382-1956 View (228) 382-1956

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Biloxi, MS

80+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Biloxi, MS who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Other

How Therapists in Biloxi, MS see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Biloxi?

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.