Therapists in Lafayette County, MS

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Photo of Amy McCary King, PhD, NCC, NCSC, Counselor
Amy McCary King
Counselor, PhD, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
I am honored to be working with Wright Counseling Group here in Oxford. I have spent the past 22 years as a school counselor helping teenagers and elementary students, families, and staff. Counseling is my greatest joy and passion. I look forward to working with both adults and children in the therapeutic setting. I specialize in building resiliency, anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, relationship issues, and many other needs that clients bring to session. I am person centered, tailoring my work to prescriptively meet the needs of my clients. I incorporate mindfulness, art therapy, CBT, Gestalt, and attachment theory.
I am honored to be working with Wright Counseling Group here in Oxford. I have spent the past 22 years as a school counselor helping teenagers and elementary students, families, and staff. Counseling is my greatest joy and passion. I look forward to working with both adults and children in the therapeutic setting. I specialize in building resiliency, anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, relationship issues, and many other needs that clients bring to session. I am person centered, tailoring my work to prescriptively meet the needs of my clients. I incorporate mindfulness, art therapy, CBT, Gestalt, and attachment theory.
(662) 235-9503 View (662) 235-9503
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Stephanie Sweda
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, PTSD, substance use issues, and those who feel outcast or chronically misunderstood. I am culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. If you would like an open-minded therapist who listens, meets you where you are, and offers a collaborative treatment approach, please contact me. I am committed to helping you to heal and build the life you want.
I specialize in treating clients with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, PTSD, substance use issues, and those who feel outcast or chronically misunderstood. I am culturally sensitive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. If you would like an open-minded therapist who listens, meets you where you are, and offers a collaborative treatment approach, please contact me. I am committed to helping you to heal and build the life you want.
(662) 778-2057 View (662) 778-2057
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Wesley B Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EAP/EAL
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I have a wide range of clients that I enjoy working with. I am trained in EMDR, which is a trauma-focused therapy. I really enjoy seeing clients heal their past traumas and find new growth in their life. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and really enjoy utilizing this model with couples. I am also an equine therapist.
I have a wide range of clients that I enjoy working with. I am trained in EMDR, which is a trauma-focused therapy. I really enjoy seeing clients heal their past traumas and find new growth in their life. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and really enjoy utilizing this model with couples. I am also an equine therapist.
(662) 780-2506 View (662) 780-2506
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Todd (T.j.) Hendrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I believe therapy is a place of non-judgment that allows you to express your thoughts, emotions, and the secrets we only tell ourselves. I believe that each person is an individual and their world is unique. I approach therapy with my clients by helping to explore the world as they see it and act as a guide to help them become more self-empowered. My goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
I believe therapy is a place of non-judgment that allows you to express your thoughts, emotions, and the secrets we only tell ourselves. I believe that each person is an individual and their world is unique. I approach therapy with my clients by helping to explore the world as they see it and act as a guide to help them become more self-empowered. My goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
(662) 503-3245 View (662) 503-3245
Photo of Allison Boyd Layton, MA, LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Allison Boyd Layton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for people. I believe everyone has innate worth and value, and my goal is to empower my clients towards that belief of themselves. My therapy style is client-centered, which means I cater to my client's particular needs. I utilize an integrated approach that synthesizes my Christian values with research based practices in order to give the very best care. My desire is that my clients see me as someone who is unafraid of the darkest parts of them, someone who meets them where they are with acceptance and support.
I have a passion for people. I believe everyone has innate worth and value, and my goal is to empower my clients towards that belief of themselves. My therapy style is client-centered, which means I cater to my client's particular needs. I utilize an integrated approach that synthesizes my Christian values with research based practices in order to give the very best care. My desire is that my clients see me as someone who is unafraid of the darkest parts of them, someone who meets them where they are with acceptance and support.
(662) 591-4096 View (662) 591-4096
Photo of Susannah Furr, MEd, LCMHC, LPCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Susannah Furr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPCS
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. You may also be suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways. I am here to help you process your struggles, learn and integrate life's lessons, and move forward into your best life.
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. You may also be suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways. I am here to help you process your struggles, learn and integrate life's lessons, and move forward into your best life.
(662) 471-4222 View (662) 471-4222
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Play Therapy Center of Oxford, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of practice settings over the past 20 years. My primary area of interest and training is working with children under the age of 10 dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, autism, developmental delay, divorce, grief, medical issues, behavioral problems, and more. I believe children have limitless potential for growth and they have an innate capacity for resiliency. I also believe that parents and primary caregivers play a critical role in a child's recovery and a joint approach to working with children is essential to healing.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of practice settings over the past 20 years. My primary area of interest and training is working with children under the age of 10 dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, autism, developmental delay, divorce, grief, medical issues, behavioral problems, and more. I believe children have limitless potential for growth and they have an innate capacity for resiliency. I also believe that parents and primary caregivers play a critical role in a child's recovery and a joint approach to working with children is essential to healing.
(662) 388-0148 View (662) 388-0148
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Davis Abraham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
People seek therapy for a number of different reasons, it can be a difficult and vulnerable process to talk with a stranger about what is or what has happened to you. It's my hope to create an enviroment to explore the causes and reasons for your current symptoms or issues. It's my hope to address the underlying causes of the symptoms and explore other ways to change by trying new strategies and techniques. It's my belief people can use therapy to create long term changes in their lives.
People seek therapy for a number of different reasons, it can be a difficult and vulnerable process to talk with a stranger about what is or what has happened to you. It's my hope to create an enviroment to explore the causes and reasons for your current symptoms or issues. It's my hope to address the underlying causes of the symptoms and explore other ways to change by trying new strategies and techniques. It's my belief people can use therapy to create long term changes in their lives.
(662) 442-4156 View (662) 442-4156
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Renewing Minds, LLC-Cathita Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Are you ready to regain your strength, confidence, and renew your mind? I am here to assist you in overcoming the barriers that are keeping you from it. I believe all areas of self needs to be healthy. My role is to navigate and provide support to you while moving toward your goal and the peace you seek.
Are you ready to regain your strength, confidence, and renew your mind? I am here to assist you in overcoming the barriers that are keeping you from it. I believe all areas of self needs to be healthy. My role is to navigate and provide support to you while moving toward your goal and the peace you seek.
(662) 505-5640 View (662) 505-5640
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William (Billy) Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck in painful emotions or circumstances and aren’t sure how to try something new or even know what to try. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families, I can help you to develop a clear vision of how you would like to move forward in your life, identifying barriers that may interfere with your goals, and building skills to connect you with your strengths so you can make steps in a positive direction.
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck in painful emotions or circumstances and aren’t sure how to try something new or even know what to try. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families, I can help you to develop a clear vision of how you would like to move forward in your life, identifying barriers that may interfere with your goals, and building skills to connect you with your strengths so you can make steps in a positive direction.
(662) 845-4999 View (662) 845-4999
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Carrie Ann Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC-S, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Waitlist for new clients
My mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability so that they may organically evolve into their ideal self. I utilize a variety of efficacious treatment approaches in constructing a tailored journey towards balance, health, and success. I possess a high-energy, yet compassionate, therapeutic approach to promote each person's desired level of success. I especially enjoy working with other mental health and health care professionals to enable them to perform their jobs more effectively.
My mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability so that they may organically evolve into their ideal self. I utilize a variety of efficacious treatment approaches in constructing a tailored journey towards balance, health, and success. I possess a high-energy, yet compassionate, therapeutic approach to promote each person's desired level of success. I especially enjoy working with other mental health and health care professionals to enable them to perform their jobs more effectively.
(662) 506-3399 View (662) 506-3399
Photo of Amy Marie Brownlee, MEd, NCC, LPC-S, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy Marie Brownlee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Life’s journey is influenced by your experiences. Some experiences are difficult and leave you feeling unbalanced and disconnected. Injuries sustained from relationships and events can create feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness and rejection. Seeking help is the first step toward finding your sense of balance and connection. Every individual has the ability within themselves to achieve the balance that they need for their lives. It is my goal as a counselor to assist you with the navigation of this journey.
Life’s journey is influenced by your experiences. Some experiences are difficult and leave you feeling unbalanced and disconnected. Injuries sustained from relationships and events can create feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness and rejection. Seeking help is the first step toward finding your sense of balance and connection. Every individual has the ability within themselves to achieve the balance that they need for their lives. It is my goal as a counselor to assist you with the navigation of this journey.
(662) 736-1396 View (662) 736-1396
Photo of Luke K Garner, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Luke K Garner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals from all backgrounds. I always learn more about others as well as myself from each client I meet which I value as an amazing opportunity. I've never met a client who didn't cause change and personal growth in myself after meeting them. I have experience working with LGBT+ persons, college-aged students, substance abuse/addiction clients, and individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. I use a Person-Centered approach alongside mindfulness/meditation and cognitive-behavioral techniques to facilitate personal growth and healing.
I enjoy working with individuals from all backgrounds. I always learn more about others as well as myself from each client I meet which I value as an amazing opportunity. I've never met a client who didn't cause change and personal growth in myself after meeting them. I have experience working with LGBT+ persons, college-aged students, substance abuse/addiction clients, and individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. I use a Person-Centered approach alongside mindfulness/meditation and cognitive-behavioral techniques to facilitate personal growth and healing.
(662) 729-0843 View (662) 729-0843
Photo of Talbot Adams, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Talbot Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Each of us is doing the best we can given our experiences and resources. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or simply looking to improve self-reflective skills, the goal of my practice is to provide clients with tools that become resources to enable them to better cope, make positive changes, and accept change.
Each of us is doing the best we can given our experiences and resources. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or simply looking to improve self-reflective skills, the goal of my practice is to provide clients with tools that become resources to enable them to better cope, make positive changes, and accept change.
(662) 638-0913 View (662) 638-0913
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Keith Baker
Counselor, MS, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I believe healing includes understanding the entire person, their unique story, and their current life situation. I want to provide the support you need in all aspects of your personal experience including spiritual, physical, emotional, vocational, and relational. I am here to walk with you through men's issues, couples counseling, substance abuse/addiction, sexual addiction/compulsion, unresolved trauma, marital conflict, and life transitions.
I believe healing includes understanding the entire person, their unique story, and their current life situation. I want to provide the support you need in all aspects of your personal experience including spiritual, physical, emotional, vocational, and relational. I am here to walk with you through men's issues, couples counseling, substance abuse/addiction, sexual addiction/compulsion, unresolved trauma, marital conflict, and life transitions.
(662) 747-4054 View (662) 747-4054
Photo of Anna Windham, LCSW, CHT, EMDRCIT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Anna Windham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, EMDRCIT
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
(662) 733-4487 View (662) 733-4487
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Kristin Austin
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
Immediate availability - accepting new preteen or teen clients for teletherapy now! In-person clients (6+) will be accepted in July. Are you looking for help for your child or teen? I have expertise in helping parents better understand and help their children when they have difficulties with inattention, oppositional behaviors, anxiety, interpersonal problems, emotion regulation, or coping with stress. I am the right provider for your family if you value an empathetic provider, individualized care, and clear guidance.
Immediate availability - accepting new preteen or teen clients for teletherapy now! In-person clients (6+) will be accepted in July. Are you looking for help for your child or teen? I have expertise in helping parents better understand and help their children when they have difficulties with inattention, oppositional behaviors, anxiety, interpersonal problems, emotion regulation, or coping with stress. I am the right provider for your family if you value an empathetic provider, individualized care, and clear guidance.
(662) 670-8699 View (662) 670-8699
Photo of Ashley Dickey, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ashley Dickey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find their own voice by providing a safe environment for them to be seen and heard. I am able to best serve clients who are going through a transitional stage of life. I have diverse experiences in working with college students, varies traumas, relationship distress, addiction, autistic/ADHD adults, and special needs parents. I have completed two out of the five trainings to become a certified trauma therapist under Judy Crane.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find their own voice by providing a safe environment for them to be seen and heard. I am able to best serve clients who are going through a transitional stage of life. I have diverse experiences in working with college students, varies traumas, relationship distress, addiction, autistic/ADHD adults, and special needs parents. I have completed two out of the five trainings to become a certified trauma therapist under Judy Crane.
(662) 667-8994 View (662) 667-8994
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Anne Lehman Hopeworks Telehealth For Parents
Licensed Professional Counselor, BC-TMH, EdS, RPT
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
If you are a parent who is exhausted, worried, and confused by your child's behavior, I can help you make changes that make a difference. Using current science about how the brain works, I give you the inside story of what's happening when your child is falling apart. When you can see behind the behavior, you can more easily understand what the child needs you to do. You'll learn tools for understanding your child and tools to help improve their connection to you and to themselves. I am a fully licensed counselor in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas and meet via telehealth, to clients in those states. Available weekdays am or pm
(662) 734-1993 View (662) 734-1993
Photo of Denease Bishop, LPC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Denease Bishop
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Welcome - I'm so glad you're here! If you're reading this, you're probably considering making an appointment with someone. Life is too precious to spend it burdened by fear, anxiety, pain, or depression. It's too short to surrender to anger or toxic relationships. It really is possible have peace and joy! I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) and reach out. I am mindful of the courage it takes to deal with hard issues head-on, and that's why creating a warm, accepting, nonjudgmental environment is a top priority.
Welcome - I'm so glad you're here! If you're reading this, you're probably considering making an appointment with someone. Life is too precious to spend it burdened by fear, anxiety, pain, or depression. It's too short to surrender to anger or toxic relationships. It really is possible have peace and joy! I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) and reach out. I am mindful of the courage it takes to deal with hard issues head-on, and that's why creating a warm, accepting, nonjudgmental environment is a top priority.
(662) 727-4122 View (662) 727-4122

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Number of Therapists in Lafayette County, MS

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lafayette County, MS who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
70% Grief
70% Self Esteem
68% Stress
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
32% Aetna

How Therapists in Lafayette County, MS see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Lafayette 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.

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.