Therapists in Center Ossipee, NH

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Denise Champagne
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS
Verified
Center Ossipee, NH 03814  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with couples, families and children. My focus is on resolving behavioral issues and relationship issues, with an emphasis on letting the past go and working to make the future better. My emphasis on proper parenting techniques and on improved communication skills helps my clients to work through existing issues and find better ways to handle day-to-day interactions. Specific specialty areas include: law enforcement and military personnel and families. Telehealth provider for Florida residents
I specialize in working with couples, families and children. My focus is on resolving behavioral issues and relationship issues, with an emphasis on letting the past go and working to make the future better. My emphasis on proper parenting techniques and on improved communication skills helps my clients to work through existing issues and find better ways to handle day-to-day interactions. Specific specialty areas include: law enforcement and military personnel and families. Telehealth provider for Florida residents
(603) 825-6226 View (603) 825-6226
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Caitlyn Cook
Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC, LCAT
Verified
Center Ossipee, NH 03814  (Online Only)
Being a teen or young adult is hard. Besides drowning in a culture of “never enough,” they are bombarded daily by a constant stream of messaging about who, how and what they are supposed to be. The pressure is often crippling, the messages are confusing, and it can be tough to know where to turn for help. For over a decade, I have worked with teens, young adults, and parents who are learning how to navigate this important period with self-awareness, skill, and confidence. I listen carefully and read between the lines, helping young people figure out what is really going on and helping them forge their own, unique path forward.
Being a teen or young adult is hard. Besides drowning in a culture of “never enough,” they are bombarded daily by a constant stream of messaging about who, how and what they are supposed to be. The pressure is often crippling, the messages are confusing, and it can be tough to know where to turn for help. For over a decade, I have worked with teens, young adults, and parents who are learning how to navigate this important period with self-awareness, skill, and confidence. I listen carefully and read between the lines, helping young people figure out what is really going on and helping them forge their own, unique path forward.
(207) 200-8396 View (207) 200-8396

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Russell Beebe
Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC, CSAT, MLADC, LADC-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Ossipee, NH 03890  (Online Only)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) helping men struggling with sexual addiction and/or porn addiction stop their compulsive sexual behavior and live healthy productive lives. Not being able to stop can be incredibly painful and frustrating. And harmful to those closest to you. Many times this frustration is made worse by an inability to stop despite a strong desire to do so. If you or someone you know struggles with sex addiction or porn addiction contact me to schedule a free 20 minute introduction to see if working with me is the right fit!
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) helping men struggling with sexual addiction and/or porn addiction stop their compulsive sexual behavior and live healthy productive lives. Not being able to stop can be incredibly painful and frustrating. And harmful to those closest to you. Many times this frustration is made worse by an inability to stop despite a strong desire to do so. If you or someone you know struggles with sex addiction or porn addiction contact me to schedule a free 20 minute introduction to see if working with me is the right fit!
(603) 236-7459 View (603) 236-7459
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PEEPS Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816
My name is Anne Marie Allwine LICSW with P.E.E.P.S. Psychotherapy. P.E.E.P.S. stands for: P.eople seeking E.mpathy E.mpowerment P.ersonal growth and S.upport. I have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently as the School Counselor for a private high school. I use a supportive strengths-based approach but also will challenge one's thoughts if they are irrational or self- destructive (CBT). I find it is also helpful to assist people to learn coping strategies and build skills that work for them.
My name is Anne Marie Allwine LICSW with P.E.E.P.S. Psychotherapy. P.E.E.P.S. stands for: P.eople seeking E.mpathy E.mpowerment P.ersonal growth and S.upport. I have worked in the mental health field for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently as the School Counselor for a private high school. I use a supportive strengths-based approach but also will challenge one's thoughts if they are irrational or self- destructive (CBT). I find it is also helpful to assist people to learn coping strategies and build skills that work for them.
(603) 945-5349 View (603) 945-5349
Kristin Honsberger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Ossipee, NH 03864
My name is Kris Honsberger.I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree from Boston College and a concentration in Children and Families.I have been in the field of mental health for over 30 years and in private practice for 15. I currently hold a National Certification in Anxiety Treatment.
My name is Kris Honsberger.I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's degree from Boston College and a concentration in Children and Families.I have been in the field of mental health for over 30 years and in private practice for 15. I currently hold a National Certification in Anxiety Treatment.
(603) 810-8753 View (603) 810-8753
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Kim Bell
Counselor, LCMHC, MLADC
Verified
West Ossipee, NH 03890
Waitlist for new clients
When was the last time you had a good day? Sleep, what is that? The thoughts never stop racing. Whether it is reminding you of all the shit you haven’t accomplished or telling you that you are the biggest failure for not being perfect. Heart racing, out of breath, brain feels like it is going to explode. Or it shifts to feeling nothing, numb and disconnected. Relationships are baffling. How do you even begin to trust someone, when those closest to you never protected you. Not sure how to even cope with the hear and now. Having used substances and other harmful strategizes to survive. Constantly surviving one moment to the next.
When was the last time you had a good day? Sleep, what is that? The thoughts never stop racing. Whether it is reminding you of all the shit you haven’t accomplished or telling you that you are the biggest failure for not being perfect. Heart racing, out of breath, brain feels like it is going to explode. Or it shifts to feeling nothing, numb and disconnected. Relationships are baffling. How do you even begin to trust someone, when those closest to you never protected you. Not sure how to even cope with the hear and now. Having used substances and other harmful strategizes to survive. Constantly surviving one moment to the next.
(603) 617-2119 View (603) 617-2119
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Holly Clause
Counselor, MAET, LCMHC
Verified
Ossipee, NH 03864
Because we are unique and complex people I choose a holistic and individualized counseling approach. I am both a traditional "talk therapist" and an expressive arts therapist specializing in art therapy. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in various treatment setting with teens and adults. I help people gain insight, awareness, emotional release, problem solving and coping skills. I have considerable experience in treating emotional disturbances, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and anxiety. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy and psychodynamics; I use both approaches.
Because we are unique and complex people I choose a holistic and individualized counseling approach. I am both a traditional "talk therapist" and an expressive arts therapist specializing in art therapy. I have 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in various treatment setting with teens and adults. I help people gain insight, awareness, emotional release, problem solving and coping skills. I have considerable experience in treating emotional disturbances, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders and anxiety. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy and psychodynamics; I use both approaches.
(603) 207-8427 View (603) 207-8427
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Michelle Houle
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MLADC
Verified
Ossipee, NH 03864  (Online Only)
I'm so glad that you took the step to find a therapist to help you in your struggles! Life can be hectic and overwhelming and when you're struggling with issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, separation/divorce, substances, issues with your children, the overwhelming feelings can feel like too much. I'm here to help you in dealing with these struggles. You don't have to continue to carry these issues alone.
I'm so glad that you took the step to find a therapist to help you in your struggles! Life can be hectic and overwhelming and when you're struggling with issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, separation/divorce, substances, issues with your children, the overwhelming feelings can feel like too much. I'm here to help you in dealing with these struggles. You don't have to continue to carry these issues alone.
(508) 928-4190 View (508) 928-4190
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Emily Bass
Social Worker Associate, LICSWA, PCC
Verified
Silver Lake, NH 03875  (Online Only)
I believe what people need to be well in life is to feel heard, understood, and accepted for who they are. I provide this to my clients through active and reflective listening, powerful questioning to provoke deeper thinking about one's challenges, and manageable practices to help you understand your own thoughts and beliefs about your challenges. When struggling with challenging issues such as end-of-life, grief, and depression, life can feel heavy and unmanageable. Clarifying one's needs and values can be a good starting point for creating goals to work toward. Having measurable goals provides purpose when things seem hopeless.
I believe what people need to be well in life is to feel heard, understood, and accepted for who they are. I provide this to my clients through active and reflective listening, powerful questioning to provoke deeper thinking about one's challenges, and manageable practices to help you understand your own thoughts and beliefs about your challenges. When struggling with challenging issues such as end-of-life, grief, and depression, life can feel heavy and unmanageable. Clarifying one's needs and values can be a good starting point for creating goals to work toward. Having measurable goals provides purpose when things seem hopeless.
(888) 507-6531 View (888) 507-6531

Online Therapists

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Kristine Anthony
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCMHC
Verified
Salem, NH 03079
Kristine Anthony, LCMHC Kristine Anthony is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology from SNHU and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health from Rivier University. Kristine specializes in working with young adults. She offers a safe and inviting space for them to work on symptom management, emotion regulation, and building insight and coping techniques to improve their mental health and overall wellness.
Kristine Anthony, LCMHC Kristine Anthony is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology from SNHU and a Master's in Clinical Mental Health from Rivier University. Kristine specializes in working with young adults. She offers a safe and inviting space for them to work on symptom management, emotion regulation, and building insight and coping techniques to improve their mental health and overall wellness.
(888) 491-5017 View (888) 491-5017
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John Michael Spellacy
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester, NH 03103  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. Everyone is at a crossroads during their life that they need to talk about issues that they struggle with. Whether it be loss of a love one, battling a substance use issue, a mood disorder or coping with an intellectual disability. Clients have a wide variety of issues that they are seeking to manage and to cope with in a better way. Many times a client is seeking someone to help them make sense out of something that, at least to them in the beginning, seems to be senseless. Answers and ways of moving their life into a forward motion is what many people seek in counseling.
Now accepting new clients. Everyone is at a crossroads during their life that they need to talk about issues that they struggle with. Whether it be loss of a love one, battling a substance use issue, a mood disorder or coping with an intellectual disability. Clients have a wide variety of issues that they are seeking to manage and to cope with in a better way. Many times a client is seeking someone to help them make sense out of something that, at least to them in the beginning, seems to be senseless. Answers and ways of moving their life into a forward motion is what many people seek in counseling.
(603) 709-4806 View (603) 709-4806
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Dahlia Rizk
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Londonderry, NH 03053  (Online Only)
You may wonder if talking to someone would help you feel free of anxiety, stress, and sadness but it seems hard to call. We now offer Teletherapy!! Thoughts include what if this doesn't help me - I don't want to waste my time. I know that emotional pain and unhappiness can be a daily struggle to control or hide and may leave you feeling lost, overwhelmed and out of control. Don't be fooled...even people who seem to have it all together are struggling.
You may wonder if talking to someone would help you feel free of anxiety, stress, and sadness but it seems hard to call. We now offer Teletherapy!! Thoughts include what if this doesn't help me - I don't want to waste my time. I know that emotional pain and unhappiness can be a daily struggle to control or hide and may leave you feeling lost, overwhelmed and out of control. Don't be fooled...even people who seem to have it all together are struggling.
(603) 819-4814 View (603) 819-4814
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Justun McClelland
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
Claremont, NH 03743
Justun is a new clinician with approximately 17 years in the field and 6 years experience doing individual, group and family counseling. Justun's counseling background is rooted in helping veterans struggling with substance-use and trauma-related challenges, teens and families experiencing behavioral, emotional and school-related challenges and men struggling with co-occurring substance use and mental health related challenges.
Justun is a new clinician with approximately 17 years in the field and 6 years experience doing individual, group and family counseling. Justun's counseling background is rooted in helping veterans struggling with substance-use and trauma-related challenges, teens and families experiencing behavioral, emotional and school-related challenges and men struggling with co-occurring substance use and mental health related challenges.
(603) 865-1321 View (603) 865-1321
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Ashley Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
New London, NH 03257
Therapy for couples and individuals with anxiety in MA and NH. Your relationship is on the rocks. One of you feels alone and misunderstood, the other just wants the fighting to stop. You’ve tried so much to change this relationship and nothing is working. You try to bring up things to your partner in a neutral way but it inevitably spirals into a conflict and before you know it you’re back in that same awful place of disconnection that seems to happen over and over again without resolution. You’re told you’re being too critical, too defensive, not listening enough. You feel like you are constantly walking on eggshells.
Therapy for couples and individuals with anxiety in MA and NH. Your relationship is on the rocks. One of you feels alone and misunderstood, the other just wants the fighting to stop. You’ve tried so much to change this relationship and nothing is working. You try to bring up things to your partner in a neutral way but it inevitably spirals into a conflict and before you know it you’re back in that same awful place of disconnection that seems to happen over and over again without resolution. You’re told you’re being too critical, too defensive, not listening enough. You feel like you are constantly walking on eggshells.
(603) 665-0387 View (603) 665-0387
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Marissa Knowles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801  (Online Only)
Welcome! Have you noticed more feelings of sadness or irritability, worry about your future, or trouble keeping up with the demands of everyday life? Are you struggling with the stress and uncertainty you've experienced over the past few years? I would be honored to help support you through this period in your life, while offering a safe space to process your concerns and encourage emotional growth and healing. I have a special interest in working with marginalized and diverse populations, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe every client has inherent strengths and the ability to find peace and joy in their lives.
Welcome! Have you noticed more feelings of sadness or irritability, worry about your future, or trouble keeping up with the demands of everyday life? Are you struggling with the stress and uncertainty you've experienced over the past few years? I would be honored to help support you through this period in your life, while offering a safe space to process your concerns and encourage emotional growth and healing. I have a special interest in working with marginalized and diverse populations, including those in the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe every client has inherent strengths and the ability to find peace and joy in their lives.
(603) 272-6726 View (603) 272-6726
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Danielle Hatem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashua, NH 03060  (Online Only)
Your body holds the secrets of the unconscious mind. It reveals the road map allowing us to unpack what the the mind forgets yet the body remembers. Healing takes place when we become more embodied, connect deeper to the early attachment wounds and experience safety and connection within. I am a Somatic Psychotherapist with over 20 years in practice. I am deeply involved in Internal Family Systems am a Certified IFS Therapist, along side utilizing Somatic practices, Polyvagal Theory and Somatic IFS. I believe you are the expert of your life, and my job is to not "fix" you because you are not and never were broken.
Your body holds the secrets of the unconscious mind. It reveals the road map allowing us to unpack what the the mind forgets yet the body remembers. Healing takes place when we become more embodied, connect deeper to the early attachment wounds and experience safety and connection within. I am a Somatic Psychotherapist with over 20 years in practice. I am deeply involved in Internal Family Systems am a Certified IFS Therapist, along side utilizing Somatic practices, Polyvagal Theory and Somatic IFS. I believe you are the expert of your life, and my job is to not "fix" you because you are not and never were broken.
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Judy McAuley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hooksett, NH 03106
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting new clients for in-office and on-line sessions. Do you feel like life has your back against the wall? Have you been feeling down and bad about yourself, can’t shut off the worries, negative self-talk or self-defeating behaviors? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, problems at work, with friends or family? Life can be exhausting and challenging. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by life experiences or suffering from the impact of past trauma, I can help.
Accepting new clients for in-office and on-line sessions. Do you feel like life has your back against the wall? Have you been feeling down and bad about yourself, can’t shut off the worries, negative self-talk or self-defeating behaviors? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, problems at work, with friends or family? Life can be exhausting and challenging. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by life experiences or suffering from the impact of past trauma, I can help.
(603) 824-3555 x2 View (603) 824-3555 x2
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Lindsey Rose
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NH 03301
Accepting new clients! Trying to navigate through life stressors, mental health, self-doubt and substance use can be extremely difficult to do alone; and you don't have to. If you find yourself masking interpersonal conflicts, avoiding emotion or suppressing who you are by drinking or using any substances as a way to cope, I can help. Whether you want to stop completely, decrease, refrain from relapsing or simply become mindful is entirely up to you. With zero judgment you can be free to discover who you are, who you're not and who you want to be with me as a guide, an ear to listen, a support.
Accepting new clients! Trying to navigate through life stressors, mental health, self-doubt and substance use can be extremely difficult to do alone; and you don't have to. If you find yourself masking interpersonal conflicts, avoiding emotion or suppressing who you are by drinking or using any substances as a way to cope, I can help. Whether you want to stop completely, decrease, refrain from relapsing or simply become mindful is entirely up to you. With zero judgment you can be free to discover who you are, who you're not and who you want to be with me as a guide, an ear to listen, a support.
(603) 294-1049 x701 View (603) 294-1049 x701
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Casey Waltman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Londonderry, NH 03053  (Online Only)
To me, the most important part of therapy is the relationship between the client and counselor. I aim to create a safe, validating space to explore difficult emotions, process stressors, and navigate life experiences. I believe clients are the experts in their own life and my role is to walk beside you in your journey, working collaboratively towards achieving your goals.
To me, the most important part of therapy is the relationship between the client and counselor. I aim to create a safe, validating space to explore difficult emotions, process stressors, and navigate life experiences. I believe clients are the experts in their own life and my role is to walk beside you in your journey, working collaboratively towards achieving your goals.
(888) 839-4243 x115 View (888) 839-4243 x115
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Laura Boisvert
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Manchester, NH 03104  (Online Only)
Whether you have been in counseling before or are starting for the first time, I work well with clients who are looking to further their self-exploration and understand how to live a more peaceful and balanced life. Whether you are struggling through a situational challenge or experiencing more chronic struggles you wish to understand and work through, I can be a support and guide.
Whether you have been in counseling before or are starting for the first time, I work well with clients who are looking to further their self-exploration and understand how to live a more peaceful and balanced life. Whether you are struggling through a situational challenge or experiencing more chronic struggles you wish to understand and work through, I can be a support and guide.
(603) 691-2917 View (603) 691-2917

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Center Ossipee, NH

< 10

Therapists in Center Ossipee, NH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Magellan

How Therapists in Center Ossipee, NH see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Center Ossipee?

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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.