Therapists in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH

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Kate Satler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
I am a licensed professional counselor working with clients from age three to adults. I work with presenting concerns such as eating disorders, life changes, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, trauma, and panic disorders amongst others. My therapeutic approach includes CBT, DBT, IFS, trauma-informed care, art techniques, sand tray, and play therapy. I create a safe, supportive environment to help clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and improve their emotional well-being.
I am a licensed professional counselor working with clients from age three to adults. I work with presenting concerns such as eating disorders, life changes, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, trauma, and panic disorders amongst others. My therapeutic approach includes CBT, DBT, IFS, trauma-informed care, art techniques, sand tray, and play therapy. I create a safe, supportive environment to help clients develop healthier coping mechanisms and improve their emotional well-being.
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Rachel Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
Waitlist for new clients
Accepting afternoon appointments! Feeling trapped in your thoughts and emotions? My passion is to help my clients find clarity and feel grounded in these difficult times. I have also noticed that, despite what brings clients to therapy, I especially love to help them work towards fulfilling their hopes and ambitions, rediscovering pleasures (especially those that might have gotten lost during childhood), reconnecting to their bodies through rhythm and movement, and helping heal the inner child who was perhaps forced to grow up too fast.
Accepting afternoon appointments! Feeling trapped in your thoughts and emotions? My passion is to help my clients find clarity and feel grounded in these difficult times. I have also noticed that, despite what brings clients to therapy, I especially love to help them work towards fulfilling their hopes and ambitions, rediscovering pleasures (especially those that might have gotten lost during childhood), reconnecting to their bodies through rhythm and movement, and helping heal the inner child who was perhaps forced to grow up too fast.
(440) 595-4880 View (440) 595-4880
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Katie Kurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
Currently not accepting new clients at this time. Let's be real: between work, relationships, health, ambitions, the future, the world… life can be a lot. Not to mention the pressure to do it all and be it all. Plus you know, ALL the feels. Those small and big transitions, losses, and yes, those feelings you try to ignore or avoid- it's likely grief. How human of you! We (all of us) forget that grief is a universal part of our human experience because we (culture) don't do a good job of normalizing it let alone therapy which exists to remind us we don't have to do this all on our own.
Currently not accepting new clients at this time. Let's be real: between work, relationships, health, ambitions, the future, the world… life can be a lot. Not to mention the pressure to do it all and be it all. Plus you know, ALL the feels. Those small and big transitions, losses, and yes, those feelings you try to ignore or avoid- it's likely grief. How human of you! We (all of us) forget that grief is a universal part of our human experience because we (culture) don't do a good job of normalizing it let alone therapy which exists to remind us we don't have to do this all on our own.
(216) 677-3905 View (216) 677-3905
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Victoria Byler - Therapist For Men
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS Ed, LPCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44144  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you'll burden your family if you show your emotions? Is wearing the armor feeling exhausting? Tired of putting on a happy face to hide anxiety, anger, or feeling like an imposter? Take control and build the resilience you need to thrive in all areas of life. High achievers often hide emotions, but chronic stress takes a toll. We understand the pressures you face. Let's work together to improve communication, manage stress, and achieve a greater sense of well-being.
Do you feel like you'll burden your family if you show your emotions? Is wearing the armor feeling exhausting? Tired of putting on a happy face to hide anxiety, anger, or feeling like an imposter? Take control and build the resilience you need to thrive in all areas of life. High achievers often hide emotions, but chronic stress takes a toll. We understand the pressures you face. Let's work together to improve communication, manage stress, and achieve a greater sense of well-being.
(330) 325-4526 View (330) 325-4526
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Kindred Harbor Behavioral Health LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC, CCTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
We accept new clients from anywhere in Ohio for telehealth sessions. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. It's also a step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being. I can empathize with the vulnerability and courage it takes to begin this journey...when your ready to get started just reach out.
We accept new clients from anywhere in Ohio for telehealth sessions. Asking for help with mental wellness or addiction issues takes courage. Remember that seeking support during difficult times is actually a sign of strength. It's also a step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being. I can empathize with the vulnerability and courage it takes to begin this journey...when your ready to get started just reach out.
(216) 290-0524 View (216) 290-0524
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Diane T Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LISW-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
Have you ever had insight about your problems, but felt overwhelmed or confused about what to do? Have you tried to make changes but they didn't last? Have you felt unsupported on your healing journey? If this is you, then you may benefit from empowered and integrated transformation - and that is what I do at my practice, Integration Wellness!
Have you ever had insight about your problems, but felt overwhelmed or confused about what to do? Have you tried to make changes but they didn't last? Have you felt unsupported on your healing journey? If this is you, then you may benefit from empowered and integrated transformation - and that is what I do at my practice, Integration Wellness!
(216) 508-8102 View (216) 508-8102
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Anne Tyler
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
Not accepting new clients
If you are finding yourself in need of therapy then chances are searching for a new therapist may be feeling a bit daunting right now. Whether you are going through a significant life situation or if your distress seems to have caught you by surprise, I thought it would be helpful to share some highly likely topics of exploration that can be expected during our work together as a means to seeing the change you want to see - no matter what your desires for therapy may be: self-compassion; core emotions; boundaries; core beliefs about yourself; autonomy; vulnerability; self-worth; healthy relationships of all types; strengths.
If you are finding yourself in need of therapy then chances are searching for a new therapist may be feeling a bit daunting right now. Whether you are going through a significant life situation or if your distress seems to have caught you by surprise, I thought it would be helpful to share some highly likely topics of exploration that can be expected during our work together as a means to seeing the change you want to see - no matter what your desires for therapy may be: self-compassion; core emotions; boundaries; core beliefs about yourself; autonomy; vulnerability; self-worth; healthy relationships of all types; strengths.
(216) 208-5972 View (216) 208-5972
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Sarah Cuturic
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44109
What is life? What does it mean to be human! Life can feel like a never-ending process of figuring things out and figuring them out again. The universe won’t stop throwing us painful, challenging, exciting curveballs; it’s a part of the deal. How do we come out on the other side feeling peaceful and whole? Whether it’s loss, gain, or plain old change, having someone alongside you can make all the difference.
What is life? What does it mean to be human! Life can feel like a never-ending process of figuring things out and figuring them out again. The universe won’t stop throwing us painful, challenging, exciting curveballs; it’s a part of the deal. How do we come out on the other side feeling peaceful and whole? Whether it’s loss, gain, or plain old change, having someone alongside you can make all the difference.
(216) 284-7173 View (216) 284-7173
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Susan Havens
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44144
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
(216) 750-3159 View (216) 750-3159
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Deborah Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44144
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
(216) 465-6329 View (216) 465-6329
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Jewel Romero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44101
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
Hi there! I am so happy that you are taking the first step & reaching out for help! It takes a lot of courage to open up to a stranger about the most intimate things in your life. So thank you! I do not take this lightly. As a therapist, I am here to remind you of WHO you are & ALL of the things that you are capable of accomplishing. We all go through different seasons in life: Some high, Some low. So why not reach out for help along the way! It would be an honor to be that help for you.
(614) 714-5311 View (614) 714-5311
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Julia Armstrong
Counselor, LPCC, ATR
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44101
Are you anxious, depressed, or struggling with trauma? You may be wondering if there is hope for you or if your life can ever change. Many counselors enter this field because we ourselves know what it is like to struggle, myself included. My experiences and training have led me to believe that we as people have an incredible capacity for change and healing. If you are ready to make changes in your life or simply need a listening ear, you have come to the right place. Life is hard, but we don't have to do it alone.
Are you anxious, depressed, or struggling with trauma? You may be wondering if there is hope for you or if your life can ever change. Many counselors enter this field because we ourselves know what it is like to struggle, myself included. My experiences and training have led me to believe that we as people have an incredible capacity for change and healing. If you are ready to make changes in your life or simply need a listening ear, you have come to the right place. Life is hard, but we don't have to do it alone.
(740) 265-2608 View (740) 265-2608
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Olena Sowers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH 44144
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
(216) 303-6692 View (216) 303-6692

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Cleveland Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44102
I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating fun and unique ways to help my clients. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and polyam folx on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, marital, grief, and stress-related issues. As of late, my personal life journey has lead me to develop a passion for helping others with their relationship concerns, gender identity, human sexuality, intimacy, and sexual dysfunction issues. In November 2021, I became a certified sex therapist through AASECT.
I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating fun and unique ways to help my clients. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I have experience working with individuals, couples, and polyam folx on a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, LGBTQIA+, marital, grief, and stress-related issues. As of late, my personal life journey has lead me to develop a passion for helping others with their relationship concerns, gender identity, human sexuality, intimacy, and sexual dysfunction issues. In November 2021, I became a certified sex therapist through AASECT.
(216) 446-6686 View (216) 446-6686
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Zeina Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44111  (Online Only)
We all share human experience of facing challenges, seeking understanding, and desiring emotional well-being. I've lived with the challenges of navigating life between two cultures, enduring the complexities and confusion that often accompany such a unique upbringing. My lived experience ignited me to develop a skill set to effectively support other women, mothers and children of immigrants living in the diaspora. As a MENA therapist, I understand this step can be daunting. I hope you take comfort in me being here to support you on your journey and guide you towards discovering the inherent healing power within yourself.
We all share human experience of facing challenges, seeking understanding, and desiring emotional well-being. I've lived with the challenges of navigating life between two cultures, enduring the complexities and confusion that often accompany such a unique upbringing. My lived experience ignited me to develop a skill set to effectively support other women, mothers and children of immigrants living in the diaspora. As a MENA therapist, I understand this step can be daunting. I hope you take comfort in me being here to support you on your journey and guide you towards discovering the inherent healing power within yourself.
(216) 868-8358 View (216) 868-8358
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Zachary Pichler
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44135  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many of my clients come to me because they feel overwhelmed with life. It might be related to depression, anxiety, grief, anger, stress, and many other issues. I find that my clients often want someone to be able to hear them, support them in their healing, challenge them in new ways and at the core of it all, just want someone to help them be a better version of themselves. For me, this means that each client is an individual on their own journey and sometimes need someone who thinks a little bit differently than other people they have seen before.
Many of my clients come to me because they feel overwhelmed with life. It might be related to depression, anxiety, grief, anger, stress, and many other issues. I find that my clients often want someone to be able to hear them, support them in their healing, challenge them in new ways and at the core of it all, just want someone to help them be a better version of themselves. For me, this means that each client is an individual on their own journey and sometimes need someone who thinks a little bit differently than other people they have seen before.
(216) 238-0989 View (216) 238-0989
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Kate Allbritain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44113  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns. My goal as a therapist is to provide an individualized approach to each client and meet them where they are. Clients who work with me can expect to be met with empathy and openness. I work to make sure each client is heard, understood, and feels safe throughout their counseling experience. Together, we will work to create goals and form a collaborative relationship to ensure growth and progress. I see clients primarily via telehealth.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns. My goal as a therapist is to provide an individualized approach to each client and meet them where they are. Clients who work with me can expect to be met with empathy and openness. I work to make sure each client is heard, understood, and feels safe throughout their counseling experience. Together, we will work to create goals and form a collaborative relationship to ensure growth and progress. I see clients primarily via telehealth.
(440) 271-8630 View (440) 271-8630
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Haley Shea
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44102  (Online Only)
I am humbled and honored to work with folks who are willing to share their life stories and some of the most vulnerable and difficult moments of their life with me. I am here to help folks who are experiencing or have experienced discrimination or marginalization, identity-related concerns, relationship struggles with family(ies), anxiety, depression, stress, career struggles, and any other life stressors. We can strive together toward creating an empowering and value-driven personal narrative.
I am humbled and honored to work with folks who are willing to share their life stories and some of the most vulnerable and difficult moments of their life with me. I am here to help folks who are experiencing or have experienced discrimination or marginalization, identity-related concerns, relationship struggles with family(ies), anxiety, depression, stress, career struggles, and any other life stressors. We can strive together toward creating an empowering and value-driven personal narrative.
(513) 935-3269 View (513) 935-3269
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Laura Palisin
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44114  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma in your life and struggle to move on, or to let go of the past? Do your emotions often override your thoughts making it difficult to think logically? Life can be overwhelming and painful at times, but it is possible to live a happy life even if you have endured pain in the past. I can help you to think more logically and to feel more in control of your emotions. I welcome you to make the first step in finding change and to building a happier and more fulfilling life. I look forward to meeting you!
Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem? Have you experienced trauma in your life and struggle to move on, or to let go of the past? Do your emotions often override your thoughts making it difficult to think logically? Life can be overwhelming and painful at times, but it is possible to live a happy life even if you have endured pain in the past. I can help you to think more logically and to feel more in control of your emotions. I welcome you to make the first step in finding change and to building a happier and more fulfilling life. I look forward to meeting you!
(440) 791-2483 View (440) 791-2483
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Emily Grady
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Cleveland, OH 44111  (Online Only)
If you are looking to work through grief, shame, anxiety, or any other heaviness you're carrying, you've come to the right place. I know therapy is a process- and a difficult one at times- and I am hoping we can build a collaborative relationship that fosters an environment for healing and growth.
If you are looking to work through grief, shame, anxiety, or any other heaviness you're carrying, you've come to the right place. I know therapy is a process- and a difficult one at times- and I am hoping we can build a collaborative relationship that fosters an environment for healing and growth.
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Number of Therapists in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
85% Trauma and PTSD
85% Self Esteem
77% Depression
77% Stress
69% Relationship Issues
62% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Anthem | Elevance
90% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, OH see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Old Brooklyn, Cleveland?

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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.