Therapists in Cape May County, NJ

View cities in Cape May County
Photo of Detelina Stoykova, MA, MAPs
Detelina Stoykova
MA, MAPs
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ocean City, NJ 08226  (Online Only)
I use a gentle psychodynamic approach to work together through unresolved issues, repetitive patterns, and crises. I work with clients facing the trauma of misplacement, domestic abuse, bullying, self-harm and eating disorders. I especially love working with immigrants who are navigating cultural, emotional, and economic adjustments. I have experience working with college students and young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, life transition, and relationship issues. Free associations, dream analysis, art, and play are some of the ways I help my clients express themselves.
I use a gentle psychodynamic approach to work together through unresolved issues, repetitive patterns, and crises. I work with clients facing the trauma of misplacement, domestic abuse, bullying, self-harm and eating disorders. I especially love working with immigrants who are navigating cultural, emotional, and economic adjustments. I have experience working with college students and young adults, struggling with anxiety, depression, life transition, and relationship issues. Free associations, dream analysis, art, and play are some of the ways I help my clients express themselves.
(609) 552-8468 View (609) 552-8468
Photo of undefined - Féideartha Hypno-Practice LLC, MSc, BSc, DHP HPD, SFBH, CCH
Féideartha Hypno-Practice LLC
MSc, BSc, DHP HPD, SFBH, CCH
Verified Verified
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210  (Online Only)
Coming from a diverse and experienced background, my qualifications and training in various disciplines have helped me to expand on an innate ability to cater to a client’s individual needs and potential. I do not believe “one size fits all” which means that each client is given services unique to them and the intricacies of their life, their experiences. This approach is coupled with an individual professional style and conscientious quality of service. I run a “gold standard” practice with a personal belief of “people before profits”. Quite simply, I care about people and help people to care about themselves.
Coming from a diverse and experienced background, my qualifications and training in various disciplines have helped me to expand on an innate ability to cater to a client’s individual needs and potential. I do not believe “one size fits all” which means that each client is given services unique to them and the intricacies of their life, their experiences. This approach is coupled with an individual professional style and conscientious quality of service. I run a “gold standard” practice with a personal belief of “people before profits”. Quite simply, I care about people and help people to care about themselves.
(609) 614-3415 View (609) 614-3415
Photo of Dr. Robert V. Morse II, PsyD, BCC, Psychologist
Dr. Robert V. Morse II
Psychologist, PsyD, BCC
Verified Verified
Ocean City, NJ 08226  (Online Only)
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” - Albert Einstein
View
Photo of Jordan Pearce, MA, LAC, NCC, Counselor
Jordan Pearce
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons people reach out to a therapist. Sometimes, people feel stuck in their current lives, unable to realize their goals in their personal relationships or in their work. Sometimes people feel there is unfinished business to attend to from their past and they want to explore these experiences in a nonjudgemental space. Sometimes people are struggling to answer essential questions about themselves, how they show up in the world, and how they find meaning in the lives they lead. Sometimes people need someone to talk to. Whatever you are seeking to accomplish with therapy, I want to partner with you for the journey.
There are many reasons people reach out to a therapist. Sometimes, people feel stuck in their current lives, unable to realize their goals in their personal relationships or in their work. Sometimes people feel there is unfinished business to attend to from their past and they want to explore these experiences in a nonjudgemental space. Sometimes people are struggling to answer essential questions about themselves, how they show up in the world, and how they find meaning in the lives they lead. Sometimes people need someone to talk to. Whatever you are seeking to accomplish with therapy, I want to partner with you for the journey.
(609) 881-1145 View (609) 881-1145
Photo of Jenna Pluard, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jenna Pluard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Navigating life in today’s world can feel overwhelming at times, especially while working through the challenges of balancing roles and caring for our mental health. Therapy offers a space to navigate those challenges and take care of yourself on a deeper level. My mission is to meet individuals with compassion and offer them a supportive and comfortable environment where they can feel heard, understood, respected, and most importantly safe. I have several years of experience in assisting individuals of all ages in navigating complex trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, self-identity conflicts, and more.
Navigating life in today’s world can feel overwhelming at times, especially while working through the challenges of balancing roles and caring for our mental health. Therapy offers a space to navigate those challenges and take care of yourself on a deeper level. My mission is to meet individuals with compassion and offer them a supportive and comfortable environment where they can feel heard, understood, respected, and most importantly safe. I have several years of experience in assisting individuals of all ages in navigating complex trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, self-identity conflicts, and more.
(609) 566-8914 View (609) 566-8914
Photo of Nicole Farrell, MA, LPC, PMH-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole Farrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Grande, NJ 08242
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer support and problem-solving techniques. With experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, perinatal, grief/loss, life transitions/adjustments, family/relationship problems, stress, self-worth, acceptance, motivation, and procrastination, I hope to support you in achieving your personal wellness goals.
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to offer support and problem-solving techniques. With experience working with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, perinatal, grief/loss, life transitions/adjustments, family/relationship problems, stress, self-worth, acceptance, motivation, and procrastination, I hope to support you in achieving your personal wellness goals.
(609) 486-2003 View (609) 486-2003
Photo of Joanne Coyle, PsyD, Psychologist
Joanne Coyle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ocean City, NJ 08226
My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where issues can be discussed, strengths recognized and solutions implemented. I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families with issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, job loss, relationships/divorce, illness, Alzheimer's and forgiveness. Call me today and together, we can start the healing process.
My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where issues can be discussed, strengths recognized and solutions implemented. I have worked with individuals of all ages, couples and families with issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, job loss, relationships/divorce, illness, Alzheimer's and forgiveness. Call me today and together, we can start the healing process.
(609) 594-4720 View (609) 594-4720
Photo of Lillian Rozin, LCSW, CYT, MFA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lillian Rozin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CYT, MFA
Verified Verified
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! I am very interactive, utilize humor, my own experience, and a lot of mindfulness in my approach. I am trained in yoga and other meditation techniques, and often integrate that background into the therapeutic process. I believe that you are the expert of yourself, and my role is to accompany you in recognizing and owning that. I will help you not only understand why you are suffering, but also learn tools from many different traditions for dealing with life's challenges. I specialize in helping motivated people navigate the challenging changes in life.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! I am very interactive, utilize humor, my own experience, and a lot of mindfulness in my approach. I am trained in yoga and other meditation techniques, and often integrate that background into the therapeutic process. I believe that you are the expert of yourself, and my role is to accompany you in recognizing and owning that. I will help you not only understand why you are suffering, but also learn tools from many different traditions for dealing with life's challenges. I specialize in helping motivated people navigate the challenging changes in life.
(484) 255-4676 View (484) 255-4676
Photo of Barbara U Lamb, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Barbara U Lamb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy is a process of resolution, discovery, and relationship. My approach to treatment allows the opportunity for dialogue in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. While suffering is an unavoidable aspect of our lives, I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of their own strengths and abilities to overcome many difficulties.
Psychotherapy is a process of resolution, discovery, and relationship. My approach to treatment allows the opportunity for dialogue in a safe, relaxed and confidential environment. While suffering is an unavoidable aspect of our lives, I assist my clients in gaining an understanding of their own strengths and abilities to overcome many difficulties.
(609) 465-3464 View (609) 465-3464
Photo of undefined - Sacred Space Psychotherapy For Women, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sacred Space Psychotherapy For Women
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Jamie’s personal and professional mission is to guide people toward authenticity, genuine intimacy, and connection. She brings a soothing and sensible energy to therapy. She believes her clients are capable of healing and growth through self-exploration, creativity, conscious awareness, and intentional goals and actions. Her clients have shared that what they appreciate about her most is her warmth, humor, and relaxed nature. She will embrace you fully while also challenging you and being direct with insights, guidance, and advisory.
Jamie’s personal and professional mission is to guide people toward authenticity, genuine intimacy, and connection. She brings a soothing and sensible energy to therapy. She believes her clients are capable of healing and growth through self-exploration, creativity, conscious awareness, and intentional goals and actions. Her clients have shared that what they appreciate about her most is her warmth, humor, and relaxed nature. She will embrace you fully while also challenging you and being direct with insights, guidance, and advisory.
(609) 454-6497 View (609) 454-6497
Photo of undefined - Ann McCabe Therapy, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Ann McCabe Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cape May, NJ 08204  (Online Only)
As family therapist, you can count on me to consider the challenges you are facing, and work to help you identify resources needed for both personal and relational healing. My therapeutic model is Contextual Family Therapy, an approach that considers issues of fairness in relationships, family of origin loyalties, and the balance of give and take (reciprocity) as a path to relational fulfillment. Recognizing that each person brings his/her unique view of life, you can expect that I will be open and work to help you realize the fullness of your potential as an individual and/or relational partner.
As family therapist, you can count on me to consider the challenges you are facing, and work to help you identify resources needed for both personal and relational healing. My therapeutic model is Contextual Family Therapy, an approach that considers issues of fairness in relationships, family of origin loyalties, and the balance of give and take (reciprocity) as a path to relational fulfillment. Recognizing that each person brings his/her unique view of life, you can expect that I will be open and work to help you realize the fullness of your potential as an individual and/or relational partner.
(609) 812-2104 View (609) 812-2104
Photo of Abbey G Sangmeister, MSEd, LPC, ACS, NTP, Counselor
Abbey G Sangmeister
Counselor, MSEd, LPC, ACS, NTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ocean City, NJ 08226  (Online Only)
I'm a seasoned expert whose insights have been highlighted in various publications and podcasts, including VeryWell Mind, Real Simple, Parents, Parade, Pop Sugar and more. I commend you for your decision and understand that you may be feeling stuck, whether it's in your relationships, career, or navigating the uncertainties of life's next season. You might find yourself unsure of the next steps to take. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or exhausted, but together, we can overcome these challenges. I’ve worked with clients for over 13 years who feel disconnected with themselves, in relationships and/or at work.
I'm a seasoned expert whose insights have been highlighted in various publications and podcasts, including VeryWell Mind, Real Simple, Parents, Parade, Pop Sugar and more. I commend you for your decision and understand that you may be feeling stuck, whether it's in your relationships, career, or navigating the uncertainties of life's next season. You might find yourself unsure of the next steps to take. It's okay to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, or exhausted, but together, we can overcome these challenges. I’ve worked with clients for over 13 years who feel disconnected with themselves, in relationships and/or at work.
(609) 745-1419 View (609) 745-1419
Photo of Deana Duckenfield, MA, LMHC, MCAP, Counselor
Deana Duckenfield
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cape May, NJ 08204  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Or do you just have questions or doubts about where your life is going? Whether life feels like a crisis or a circus I am here to help!
Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Or do you just have questions or doubts about where your life is going? Whether life feels like a crisis or a circus I am here to help!
(321) 529-1694 View (321) 529-1694
Photo of Diana L Akeret, LCSW, LCADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Diana L Akeret
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
Waitlist for new clients
Offering specialized services for First Responders, Military, Veterans, Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals affected by critical incidents, traumatic events, and cumulative stress. Traumatic stress, whether a single event or long-term history, can impair our ability to function with resilience and ease. Stress may also lead to self-medicating with substances, which merely mask symptoms, provides no solutions, and can create more difficulties over time. Specific interventions are used to take the power out of negative memories and beliefs, while improving emotional regulation, presence in the moment, and optimism.
Offering specialized services for First Responders, Military, Veterans, Medical and Behavioral Health Professionals affected by critical incidents, traumatic events, and cumulative stress. Traumatic stress, whether a single event or long-term history, can impair our ability to function with resilience and ease. Stress may also lead to self-medicating with substances, which merely mask symptoms, provides no solutions, and can create more difficulties over time. Specific interventions are used to take the power out of negative memories and beliefs, while improving emotional regulation, presence in the moment, and optimism.
(609) 614-3140 View (609) 614-3140
Photo of undefined - The Soulful Therapist, LCSW, RYT, Reiki, Master
The Soulful Therapist
LCSW, RYT, Reiki, Master
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Joanna (Jo) Krasnisky is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Spiritual Guide, currently in New Jersey. They work with individuals, children and families, groups, and companies. Jo offers an authentic presence and array of practical and transformative tools. Many of Jo's clients come in when they have realized they want to feel more life purpose and change relationship, behavioral, or communication patterns. Jo is particularly passionate about serving children, the LGBTQ+, and the aging community. They also have advanced training in the area of voice activation, mindfulness, energy healing, longevity, and infant mental health.
Joanna (Jo) Krasnisky is a Holistic Psychotherapist and Spiritual Guide, currently in New Jersey. They work with individuals, children and families, groups, and companies. Jo offers an authentic presence and array of practical and transformative tools. Many of Jo's clients come in when they have realized they want to feel more life purpose and change relationship, behavioral, or communication patterns. Jo is particularly passionate about serving children, the LGBTQ+, and the aging community. They also have advanced training in the area of voice activation, mindfulness, energy healing, longevity, and infant mental health.
(609) 739-8869 View (609) 739-8869
Photo of Brittany Yorke, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT, Art Therapist
Brittany Yorke
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ocean City, NJ 08226
You don’t have to be an artist to try art therapy. I believe that all humans are innately creative and that art has a deep connection within all of us. Whether art is a hobby of yours or you haven’t made art since grade school, it doesn’t matter – art therapy focuses on the transformative process of creating art, rather than what the final art product looks like. I am passionate about using art making in my sessions to help people express themselves and to explore and address their mental health needs through a calm, safe, and stress-free modality.
You don’t have to be an artist to try art therapy. I believe that all humans are innately creative and that art has a deep connection within all of us. Whether art is a hobby of yours or you haven’t made art since grade school, it doesn’t matter – art therapy focuses on the transformative process of creating art, rather than what the final art product looks like. I am passionate about using art making in my sessions to help people express themselves and to explore and address their mental health needs through a calm, safe, and stress-free modality.
(609) 905-5323 View (609) 905-5323
Photo of Rebecca Justice, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rebecca Justice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Marmora, NJ 08223  (Online Only)
I have worked with adolescents and adults and enjoy helping people lead their best lives! I practice person centered therapy using several different modalities. I have a toolbox full of tools to help you move forward in a positive direction. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship or anger issues let's work together to increase your coping skills and reduce the severity of your symptoms. I can assist with individual, family and couples issues and have specialized in treating issues related to sexuality. Give me a call today and lets chat about how I can help you!
I have worked with adolescents and adults and enjoy helping people lead their best lives! I practice person centered therapy using several different modalities. I have a toolbox full of tools to help you move forward in a positive direction. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, relationship or anger issues let's work together to increase your coping skills and reduce the severity of your symptoms. I can assist with individual, family and couples issues and have specialized in treating issues related to sexuality. Give me a call today and lets chat about how I can help you!
(609) 312-5384 View (609) 312-5384
Photo of Karen Leigh Kershaw-Matsinger, MA, LPC, CCTP, CG-C, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Karen Leigh Kershaw-Matsinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, CG-C, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Cape May, NJ 08204  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering a new therapeutic relationship. These are unique times that have brought many different stressors to an already chaotic world. Please value your self-care at this time and feel free to reach out if you need psychological support or guidance. My clients typically include those who are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, as well as those who are hoping to address a specific issue in a limited time. I utilize an integrated, tailored approach. Always kind, supportive and non-judgmental, I will also provide direct feedback needed to facilitate change. Fun fact: I’m a true crime junkie and two bulldogs.
Thank you for considering a new therapeutic relationship. These are unique times that have brought many different stressors to an already chaotic world. Please value your self-care at this time and feel free to reach out if you need psychological support or guidance. My clients typically include those who are seeking a long-term therapeutic relationship, as well as those who are hoping to address a specific issue in a limited time. I utilize an integrated, tailored approach. Always kind, supportive and non-judgmental, I will also provide direct feedback needed to facilitate change. Fun fact: I’m a true crime junkie and two bulldogs.
(609) 201-2357 View (609) 201-2357
Photo of Ryan McGuckin, LPC, CCS, LCADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ryan McGuckin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCS, LCADC
Verified Verified
Ocean City, NJ 08226  (Online Only)
Is anxiety, panic, and or fear running your life? Is anxiety potentially causing strange physical symptoms that leave you fearful and bewildered? Do you find yourself worrying about the future, worrying about your health, or fear you will struggle with anxiety forever? Do you at times think, why can't I just be like my old self? Then please reach out to schedule a session and learn ways your over stressed nervous system can heal and anxiety levels return to baseline. You can get your old self back or even better, a new and better version of your authentic self.
Is anxiety, panic, and or fear running your life? Is anxiety potentially causing strange physical symptoms that leave you fearful and bewildered? Do you find yourself worrying about the future, worrying about your health, or fear you will struggle with anxiety forever? Do you at times think, why can't I just be like my old self? Then please reach out to schedule a session and learn ways your over stressed nervous system can heal and anxiety levels return to baseline. You can get your old self back or even better, a new and better version of your authentic self.
(856) 460-2263 View (856) 460-2263
Photo of Joanna Little, LPC, LCADC, ACS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Joanna Little
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
I have been in the field over 20 years, my career started out as a musician and through providing music therapy in hospitals, came to find a love of counseling and pursued my masters degree and licensure as a professional counselor. The majority of my experience has been in community mental health and addictions treatment outpatient counseling, providing care to individuals, couples, and families in-office and over telehealth. Additionally, I have worked with college/university students as a professor and a campus counselor, as well as created a ACES based trauma focused parenting class and workshops to create healthy workplaces.
I have been in the field over 20 years, my career started out as a musician and through providing music therapy in hospitals, came to find a love of counseling and pursued my masters degree and licensure as a professional counselor. The majority of my experience has been in community mental health and addictions treatment outpatient counseling, providing care to individuals, couples, and families in-office and over telehealth. Additionally, I have worked with college/university students as a professor and a campus counselor, as well as created a ACES based trauma focused parenting class and workshops to create healthy workplaces.
(609) 757-8441 View (609) 757-8441

See more therapy options for Cape May County

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Cape May County, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Cape May County, NJ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Cape May County, NJ see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cape May 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.