Therapists in Sandoval County, NM

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Photo of John J Kail, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
John J Kail
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Placitas, NM 87043  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking for a therapist who has a passion for being in service to others? A therapist who can assist you in finding what you want in life? Someone who's background can offer you an approach to specifically meet your needs in a safe, caring and collaborative environment where you can grow at your own pace. If so, then I would like to support you in becoming the best possible version of yourself you would like to be.
Are you looking for a therapist who has a passion for being in service to others? A therapist who can assist you in finding what you want in life? Someone who's background can offer you an approach to specifically meet your needs in a safe, caring and collaborative environment where you can grow at your own pace. If so, then I would like to support you in becoming the best possible version of yourself you would like to be.
(505) 431-6449 View (505) 431-6449
Photo of Elsa 'erika' Gomez, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Elsa 'erika' Gomez
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients. Hello, I am Elsa Erika Gomez, “Erika”, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in Texas and New Mexico and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas, with over 14 years’ experience in assisting parents, adults, adolescents and children in decreasing family conflicts and increasing healthy relationships. I am eclectic in my approach and apply different therapeutic techniques based on the individual needs of the people I am working with.
Not currently accepting new clients. Hello, I am Elsa Erika Gomez, “Erika”, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) in Texas and New Mexico and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas, with over 14 years’ experience in assisting parents, adults, adolescents and children in decreasing family conflicts and increasing healthy relationships. I am eclectic in my approach and apply different therapeutic techniques based on the individual needs of the people I am working with.
(505) 591-4701 View (505) 591-4701
Photo of Trauma Treatment Center, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Trauma Treatment Center
Counselor, LPCC, RPT, IMHE-II
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Accepting clients of any age who are struggling to move through experiences that have negatively impacted them in any way. Clients who are willing to work will be met with unmatched support. We have developed a practice at Trauma Treatment Center where we work to be trauma focused for any age range and any level of trauma. We want to help our clients live their best lives by moving through negative experiences and finding strength in the process.
Accepting clients of any age who are struggling to move through experiences that have negatively impacted them in any way. Clients who are willing to work will be met with unmatched support. We have developed a practice at Trauma Treatment Center where we work to be trauma focused for any age range and any level of trauma. We want to help our clients live their best lives by moving through negative experiences and finding strength in the process.
(505) 278-6766 View (505) 278-6766
Photo of Pinwheel Healing Center, LLC, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Pinwheel Healing Center, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
**** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** We serve all of New Mexico*** We offer services for adults and adolescents, which include individual counseling, Intensive Outpatient Services(IOP), Adolescent Intensive Outpatient for substance abuse (AIOP), Anger Management Groups, Case Management, and Medication Management services. We have offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Vegas, and Taos, NM. We offer telehealth services throughout the state of New Mexico.
**** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** We serve all of New Mexico*** We offer services for adults and adolescents, which include individual counseling, Intensive Outpatient Services(IOP), Adolescent Intensive Outpatient for substance abuse (AIOP), Anger Management Groups, Case Management, and Medication Management services. We have offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Vegas, and Taos, NM. We offer telehealth services throughout the state of New Mexico.
(505) 207-3960 View (505) 207-3960
Photo of Bart Schofield, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Bart Schofield
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
I believe no one lives in a vacuum. That's why I'll be asking about you and your relationships with family and friends. Your children don't live in a vacuum, either. In working with them, you'll be included in parts or all of their sessions. My practice is called the Rio Rancho Family Counseling Center. When you're seeing me alone or as a couple, you determine when and what problems to talk about and how fast and how deep we go. I draw on several methods of therapy because my practice is patient oriented and patient directed.
I believe no one lives in a vacuum. That's why I'll be asking about you and your relationships with family and friends. Your children don't live in a vacuum, either. In working with them, you'll be included in parts or all of their sessions. My practice is called the Rio Rancho Family Counseling Center. When you're seeing me alone or as a couple, you determine when and what problems to talk about and how fast and how deep we go. I draw on several methods of therapy because my practice is patient oriented and patient directed.
(505) 431-4075 View (505) 431-4075
Photo of Sally Hunter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Sally Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jemez Springs, NM 87025
Not accepting new clients
Need someone to talk to? Sometimes it helps to talk things through, to get in touch with what's really going on, inside and out. Meeting you where you are, we will work on your goals and dreams for a happier life. This may include learning new skills, clarifying your choices, or making a journey inward to better understand what your needs and dreams are. We may discuss the major stresses in your life, your belief system, health history, your childhood, your relationships, and other issues that have an influence on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
Need someone to talk to? Sometimes it helps to talk things through, to get in touch with what's really going on, inside and out. Meeting you where you are, we will work on your goals and dreams for a happier life. This may include learning new skills, clarifying your choices, or making a journey inward to better understand what your needs and dreams are. We may discuss the major stresses in your life, your belief system, health history, your childhood, your relationships, and other issues that have an influence on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.
(505) 300-2976 View (505) 300-2976
Photo of Antoinette Marie Sandoval Carpenter, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Antoinette Marie Sandoval Carpenter
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I am a native New Mexican with over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have spent my career working in community mental health centers dedicated to working with the under-served populations of New Mexico. I have a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults.
I am a native New Mexican with over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have spent my career working in community mental health centers dedicated to working with the under-served populations of New Mexico. I have a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults.
(505) 835-1437 View (505) 835-1437
Photo of New Light Counseling LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
New Light Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
New Light Counseling provides a safe and non-judgmental space for healing. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapies in treatment planning and session work. We work with you to develop meaningful goals for lasting solutions. Our therapists assist clients experiencing mood disorders, family and relationship dynamics, trauma, addictions, and overall life stressors. Reach out today to schedule your appointment!
New Light Counseling provides a safe and non-judgmental space for healing. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapies in treatment planning and session work. We work with you to develop meaningful goals for lasting solutions. Our therapists assist clients experiencing mood disorders, family and relationship dynamics, trauma, addictions, and overall life stressors. Reach out today to schedule your appointment!
(505) 591-5385 View (505) 591-5385
Photo of Karen Mahan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Karen Mahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Corrales, NM 87048  (Online Only)
Have life events or circumstances become overwhelming or do you feel stuck in a rut? Does the same problem resurface repeatedly despite your best efforts? When coping and well being is impacted, it may be time to explore alternative solutions in a safe, collaborative therapy setting. With over 20 years of experience, I serve adults and couples. Together , we will focus on meeting your goals and desired outcomes with approaches that suit your preference. Areas of special interest include anxiety, depression/postpartum, trauma/PTSD, relationships, parenting teens, gambling and AODA affected families.
Have life events or circumstances become overwhelming or do you feel stuck in a rut? Does the same problem resurface repeatedly despite your best efforts? When coping and well being is impacted, it may be time to explore alternative solutions in a safe, collaborative therapy setting. With over 20 years of experience, I serve adults and couples. Together , we will focus on meeting your goals and desired outcomes with approaches that suit your preference. Areas of special interest include anxiety, depression/postpartum, trauma/PTSD, relationships, parenting teens, gambling and AODA affected families.
(262) 221-9028 View (262) 221-9028
Photo of Christin Barden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Christin Barden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I have been a licensed social worker since July 2017, but I have been helping New Mexico military families, Veterans, aging population and the homeless for over 12 years. As a military veteran, I understand the struggles with adapting to civilian life, and have experience working with substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and coping with stress. I love working with tweens and teens and I have experience with couples and family therapy.
I have been a licensed social worker since July 2017, but I have been helping New Mexico military families, Veterans, aging population and the homeless for over 12 years. As a military veteran, I understand the struggles with adapting to civilian life, and have experience working with substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and coping with stress. I love working with tweens and teens and I have experience with couples and family therapy.
(505) 431-7008 View (505) 431-7008
Photo of Gary 'skip' Ritter, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Gary 'skip' Ritter
Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LADAC, MAC, CSOTS
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Skip feels a connection when helping others develop insight to make positive changes in their lives. Skip believes that thoughts and feelings are the impetus that drive human behavior. His approach then to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Theory. In creating a paradigm shift from negative thoughts and feelings to increased positive thoughts and feelings, maladaptive behaviors often dissipate. Skip also believes that traumatic experiences exacerbate the lives of many of his clients and therefore, utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Skip feels a connection when helping others develop insight to make positive changes in their lives. Skip believes that thoughts and feelings are the impetus that drive human behavior. His approach then to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Theory. In creating a paradigm shift from negative thoughts and feelings to increased positive thoughts and feelings, maladaptive behaviors often dissipate. Skip also believes that traumatic experiences exacerbate the lives of many of his clients and therefore, utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(505) 391-5354 View (505) 391-5354
Photo of Rikka Bonnette, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Rikka Bonnette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NO current availability for new clients. I graduated from the University of Louisville, with a Master of Science in Social Work and a Military Social Work Specialization, and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW). I am skilled in working with veterans and their families, as well as civilians, dealing with multifaceted issues. As a veteran myself, I feel that the experience offers me insight and appreciation to the complexity of issues that may stem from being a part of the military.
NO current availability for new clients. I graduated from the University of Louisville, with a Master of Science in Social Work and a Military Social Work Specialization, and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW). I am skilled in working with veterans and their families, as well as civilians, dealing with multifaceted issues. As a veteran myself, I feel that the experience offers me insight and appreciation to the complexity of issues that may stem from being a part of the military.
(505) 806-1368 View (505) 806-1368
Photo of Karen Seif, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Karen Seif
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Not accepting new clients
Seeking psychotherapy services can often seem daunting, but you've taken the first step on your healing journey. It is important that on your journey you feel accepted and understood. I hope I can be that compassionate person you're looking for to assist you along the way.
Seeking psychotherapy services can often seem daunting, but you've taken the first step on your healing journey. It is important that on your journey you feel accepted and understood. I hope I can be that compassionate person you're looking for to assist you along the way.
(505) 985-7024 View (505) 985-7024
Photo of Maryah Vigil, MA, LPCC, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Maryah Vigil, MA, LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87144  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disappointed or unfulfilled in life? You have the power to change this. Through self-introspection you will begin to understand how your life choices are impacting your wellbeing and happiness. I will encourage you to take responsibility for your choices, empower you to make choices that align with your true authentic self, and in turn create a life that is worth living. I have experience helping people work through the challenges of life, including self-esteem, relationship issues, women's issues, conflict resolutions, life transitions, and anger management.
Are you feeling disappointed or unfulfilled in life? You have the power to change this. Through self-introspection you will begin to understand how your life choices are impacting your wellbeing and happiness. I will encourage you to take responsibility for your choices, empower you to make choices that align with your true authentic self, and in turn create a life that is worth living. I have experience helping people work through the challenges of life, including self-esteem, relationship issues, women's issues, conflict resolutions, life transitions, and anger management.
(505) 560-2779 View (505) 560-2779
Photo of Thinking About Thoughts Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Thinking About Thoughts Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PCMHC, BC-TMHP, CADC-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My clients seek to break free from limiting beliefs, self-defeating thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. Every thought we have is an opinion formed from the limited information we have, as life is complicated and has no set rules. This often leads to uncertainty, judgment, and isolation. I offer an opportunity to change the way you think about yourself and the world, and to approach life with curiosity instead of fear. If you're ready to step into the unknown and heal, please contact me.
My clients seek to break free from limiting beliefs, self-defeating thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. Every thought we have is an opinion formed from the limited information we have, as life is complicated and has no set rules. This often leads to uncertainty, judgment, and isolation. I offer an opportunity to change the way you think about yourself and the world, and to approach life with curiosity instead of fear. If you're ready to step into the unknown and heal, please contact me.
(505) 484-2279 View (505) 484-2279
Photo of GD Psych Services, LLC, Pre-Licensed Professional in Sandoval County, NM
GD Psych Services, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA, Captain
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
(505) 278-6489 View (505) 278-6489
Photo of Sueann Denson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Sueann Denson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients. All sessions are held via telehealth, using a HIPAA-compliant video platform. I work with adults and couples (age 18+), and have experience in couples communication, anxiety, depression and PTSD as well as crisis management. I am skilled in working with populations from all walks of life, varying cultures, as well as those who identify as LGTBQ+. My philosophy is: Life shouldn’t be done alone.
Not currently accepting new clients. All sessions are held via telehealth, using a HIPAA-compliant video platform. I work with adults and couples (age 18+), and have experience in couples communication, anxiety, depression and PTSD as well as crisis management. I am skilled in working with populations from all walks of life, varying cultures, as well as those who identify as LGTBQ+. My philosophy is: Life shouldn’t be done alone.
(505) 421-4640 View (505) 421-4640
Photo of JoAnn Mitchell, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
JoAnn Mitchell
Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
JoAnn is committed to providing the highest quality individualized therapy to help improve her client's quality of life by addressing areas of need including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, academic and career planning, life changes, and life coaching. JoAnn earned her undergraduate degree from Elmira College in elementary education and psychology and earned her M.Ed and Ed.S in School Psychology from Georgia State University. JoAnn has spent over 30 years working in diverse settings including elementary, middle, and high schools, community and private college, juvenile justice facilities, and adult prison.
JoAnn is committed to providing the highest quality individualized therapy to help improve her client's quality of life by addressing areas of need including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, academic and career planning, life changes, and life coaching. JoAnn earned her undergraduate degree from Elmira College in elementary education and psychology and earned her M.Ed and Ed.S in School Psychology from Georgia State University. JoAnn has spent over 30 years working in diverse settings including elementary, middle, and high schools, community and private college, juvenile justice facilities, and adult prison.
(505) 666-4845 View (505) 666-4845
Photo of Athena Counseling, LLC, Counselor in Sandoval County, NM
Athena Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients. Hello, and welcome to Athena Counseling. We have twelve licensed female providers with extensive experience in myriad therapeutic interventions. My practice is client-centered, ethical, and professional. We offer individual counseling to tweens, teens, adults, as well as couples counseling and family counseling. We provide a safe, accepting, nonjudgmental atmosphere for all clients. Whether you are struggling in your professional or personal life, having difficulty with communication, or feeling overwhelmed, we have the clinical skills to address any challenge you may face.
Not currently accepting new clients. Hello, and welcome to Athena Counseling. We have twelve licensed female providers with extensive experience in myriad therapeutic interventions. My practice is client-centered, ethical, and professional. We offer individual counseling to tweens, teens, adults, as well as couples counseling and family counseling. We provide a safe, accepting, nonjudgmental atmosphere for all clients. Whether you are struggling in your professional or personal life, having difficulty with communication, or feeling overwhelmed, we have the clinical skills to address any challenge you may face.
(505) 322-6102 View (505) 322-6102
Photo of Christina D Blea, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sandoval County, NM
Christina D Blea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
I look at mental health from all angles and apply a multitude of approaches to help individuals thrive in their lives. My focus is on the mind, body, and spirit connection. We are all eclectic individuals with complex backgrounds; therefore, I understand that not every modality works for every individual. In the process of healing and growing, I focus on calming the mind and body alowing natural flow within spirituality and self-love. I use processing through art, journaling, emotional regulation skills, integrated mindfulness practices, shadow work, and energy healing.
I look at mental health from all angles and apply a multitude of approaches to help individuals thrive in their lives. My focus is on the mind, body, and spirit connection. We are all eclectic individuals with complex backgrounds; therefore, I understand that not every modality works for every individual. In the process of healing and growing, I focus on calming the mind and body alowing natural flow within spirituality and self-love. I use processing through art, journaling, emotional regulation skills, integrated mindfulness practices, shadow work, and energy healing.
(505) 453-9387 View (505) 453-9387

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Number of Therapists in Sandoval County, NM

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Sandoval County, NM who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
85% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
62% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Presbyterian
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Medicaid

How Therapists in Sandoval County, NM see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Sandoval 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.

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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.