Therapists in Duquesne, PA

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Chanel M Spaulding
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Duquesne, PA 15110  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
(412) 903-3937 View (412) 903-3937

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Katelyn Dougherty
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
I have immediate openings! I work with adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing a wide range of life stressors: transition to adulthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, peer relationships, stress, grief, and individuals diagnosed with ASD. I approach my sessions from a cognitive behavioral perspective (CBT) and guide my clients in challenging and restructuring thoughts, in order to approach any situation and take control of how to react to it.
(412) 844-4791 View (412) 844-4791
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Nancy Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Are you OK? So many of us are experiencing anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Some of us feel stuck in our careers or lost in destructive patterns in our relationships. Perhaps you’re still grieving a lost loved one and feeling as though the hole in your heart will never heal – or maybe some trauma in your past has you trapped in a cycle of unwanted or unhealthy thoughts or behaviors. There is hope! We were designed to heal, and healing often takes place within safe relationships and connections with others. Therapy provides that safe relationship where real change can occur.
Are you OK? So many of us are experiencing anxiety, depression, or loneliness. Some of us feel stuck in our careers or lost in destructive patterns in our relationships. Perhaps you’re still grieving a lost loved one and feeling as though the hole in your heart will never heal – or maybe some trauma in your past has you trapped in a cycle of unwanted or unhealthy thoughts or behaviors. There is hope! We were designed to heal, and healing often takes place within safe relationships and connections with others. Therapy provides that safe relationship where real change can occur.
(267) 214-0359 View (267) 214-0359
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Katelynne Hankins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Being heard is a universal human need. We all have a story or perspective that impacts our behaviors and decisions. Whether you have trauma in your past, experienced ongoing depression and anxiety, or are feeling confused in a life transition, having a qualified professional genuinely hear your perspective can be empowering! I strongly believe in validating the human experience and treating you with compassion and respect. I have worked with clients from many walks of life and have been honored to be part of their healing progress.
Being heard is a universal human need. We all have a story or perspective that impacts our behaviors and decisions. Whether you have trauma in your past, experienced ongoing depression and anxiety, or are feeling confused in a life transition, having a qualified professional genuinely hear your perspective can be empowering! I strongly believe in validating the human experience and treating you with compassion and respect. I have worked with clients from many walks of life and have been honored to be part of their healing progress.
(814) 648-9897 View (814) 648-9897
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Akeya Kester
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Braddock, PA 15104  (Online Only)
The goal of Psychotherapy is to offer support and/or crisis intervention, resolve problems related to anger, anxiety, and depression; enhance self-awareness and learn coping skills. My goal is to help guide my clients to become the best version of themselves through talk therapy.
The goal of Psychotherapy is to offer support and/or crisis intervention, resolve problems related to anger, anxiety, and depression; enhance self-awareness and learn coping skills. My goal is to help guide my clients to become the best version of themselves through talk therapy.
(412) 324-4341 View (412) 324-4341
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 558-8028 View (724) 558-8028
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Finn Siepser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MFA, MA
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Let’s get you to where you want to be. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and I bring to the work: lived experience, training, and a sincere commitment to you living your best life. I follow your lead while also speaking up when something sounds like it might be harmful internalized messaging. I am invested in working with people of a wide range of relationship models and social identities including polyamorous/non-monogamous, trans and nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, fat, disabled, neurodivergent, and sex workers. I come to therapy as a second career from the art and education worlds.
Let’s get you to where you want to be. I believe my clients are the experts in their own lives and I bring to the work: lived experience, training, and a sincere commitment to you living your best life. I follow your lead while also speaking up when something sounds like it might be harmful internalized messaging. I am invested in working with people of a wide range of relationship models and social identities including polyamorous/non-monogamous, trans and nonbinary, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, fat, disabled, neurodivergent, and sex workers. I come to therapy as a second career from the art and education worlds.
(215) 709-0379 View (215) 709-0379
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Revival Therapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Yes, you are strong and courageous. You have done well to make it this far in your life. No, you probably don't need therapy, but it's also okay to go to therapy! I believe that everyone deserves and longs for connection, not only within themselves, but within all components of their life. I take pride in being able to provide a safe, open space for fostering that sense of connection toward building stronger relationships and connections. I help clients with vulnerability and building intimacy while finding balance in their personal lifestyles.
Yes, you are strong and courageous. You have done well to make it this far in your life. No, you probably don't need therapy, but it's also okay to go to therapy! I believe that everyone deserves and longs for connection, not only within themselves, but within all components of their life. I take pride in being able to provide a safe, open space for fostering that sense of connection toward building stronger relationships and connections. I help clients with vulnerability and building intimacy while finding balance in their personal lifestyles.
(724) 200-8525 View (724) 200-8525
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Cody Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
The ideal client doesn't exist. Everybody has issues ranging from traumatic experiences, difficulty family dynamics, medical comorbidities... the list goes on. What I ultimately aim to do is maximize and enhance overall well being through a therapeutic alliance. Many people find that their issue is simply not being able to comprehend or emotionally regulate themselves in a difficult situation. They need skills to do this. Their goal is to be able to function independently as much as possible. They want to thrive in the face of adversity because to them that means strength and courage.
The ideal client doesn't exist. Everybody has issues ranging from traumatic experiences, difficulty family dynamics, medical comorbidities... the list goes on. What I ultimately aim to do is maximize and enhance overall well being through a therapeutic alliance. Many people find that their issue is simply not being able to comprehend or emotionally regulate themselves in a difficult situation. They need skills to do this. Their goal is to be able to function independently as much as possible. They want to thrive in the face of adversity because to them that means strength and courage.
(304) 443-5383 View (304) 443-5383
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Kate Wright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
You feel anxious, stuck, and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’ve been told you’re “too sensitive,” or maybe that you worry or expect too much. It’s hard to feel heard and understood by those around you. You struggle to feel good enough, to have trust that things will work out. You want nothing more than to feel calm and secure in your life, but you don’t know where to begin. If any of this sounds familiar, you've come to the right place.
You feel anxious, stuck, and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’ve been told you’re “too sensitive,” or maybe that you worry or expect too much. It’s hard to feel heard and understood by those around you. You struggle to feel good enough, to have trust that things will work out. You want nothing more than to feel calm and secure in your life, but you don’t know where to begin. If any of this sounds familiar, you've come to the right place.
(267) 710-9271 View (267) 710-9271
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Seema Chaubey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McKeesport, PA 15133  (Online Only)
As a counselor I have 20+ years of experience working with adults and children. I treat my clients in a compassionate and professional manner and my approach is usually eclectic as I choose them according to the needs of my client. Techniques used by me are CBT, REBT, ACT, Motivational, Gestalt approach, meditation, relaxation and guided imagery. My expertise is in mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorders, and on anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder, and phobias. Anger management in relationships and marriage and relationship therapy are also my interest areas as well as resolution of trauma issues, whether acute or chronic. I have and continue to treat dually diagnosed substance abuse clients.
As a counselor I have 20+ years of experience working with adults and children. I treat my clients in a compassionate and professional manner and my approach is usually eclectic as I choose them according to the needs of my client. Techniques used by me are CBT, REBT, ACT, Motivational, Gestalt approach, meditation, relaxation and guided imagery. My expertise is in mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorders, and on anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic disorder, and phobias. Anger management in relationships and marriage and relationship therapy are also my interest areas as well as resolution of trauma issues, whether acute or chronic. I have and continue to treat dually diagnosed substance abuse clients.
(609) 778-1512 View (609) 778-1512
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Please visit our website www.ccawpa.com for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 202-0362 View (724) 202-0362
Photo of Elizabeth Hammond, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
(412) 790-2191 View (412) 790-2191
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Jessica Gurley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Braddock, PA 15104  (Online Only)
We believe nobody wants to live a life below their own values and expectations. Humans are complex & still need love, understanding, & valued even in the worse circumstances. We are currently accepting new clients for EAP, Highmark, Optum, United Healthcare, Medicare & UPMC commercial plans. EAP is an easy and affordable way to get therapy for free with no copay. If you work for UPMC, University of Pitt, PPS Schools, City of Pgh, Port Authority, Woodland Hills, PWSA, or Allegheny County you can request us to be your EAP provider. See our website for more information about EAP services.
We believe nobody wants to live a life below their own values and expectations. Humans are complex & still need love, understanding, & valued even in the worse circumstances. We are currently accepting new clients for EAP, Highmark, Optum, United Healthcare, Medicare & UPMC commercial plans. EAP is an easy and affordable way to get therapy for free with no copay. If you work for UPMC, University of Pitt, PPS Schools, City of Pgh, Port Authority, Woodland Hills, PWSA, or Allegheny County you can request us to be your EAP provider. See our website for more information about EAP services.
(412) 838-3522 View (412) 838-3522
Photo of Laura Bauder, LPC, CAADC, ATR-BC, CCTP, EMDR-PT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Laura Bauder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, ATR-BC, CCTP, EMDR-PT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
(484) 991-4528 View (484) 991-4528
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Brie (Brianne) Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
I am a Hispanic, white, able-bodied, queer, women, who practices therapy from a anti-oppression frame work. I practice from a harm reduction perspective and believe that you are the expert on your life, I’m just here to help you with your goals. I work with those experiencing stress in life transitions, and relationships issues. I have a lot of experience with those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, complex PTSD and other dissociative disorders.
I am a Hispanic, white, able-bodied, queer, women, who practices therapy from a anti-oppression frame work. I practice from a harm reduction perspective and believe that you are the expert on your life, I’m just here to help you with your goals. I work with those experiencing stress in life transitions, and relationships issues. I have a lot of experience with those diagnosed with anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, complex PTSD and other dissociative disorders.
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Kristie Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Mifflin, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Hi there, have you been feeling stuck? Just going through the day to day motions? Looking to change some things up? Let’s get started! First step is scheduling your initial appointment. I am here to help you navigate into a better state of mind. A little about me, I live a very active and healthy lifestyle and truly love motivating others. I also am diagnosed with Celiac disease, therefore I am quite the gluten free expert! I enjoy helping others tap into new coping skills. I love animals and have a big fluffy golden retriever. His name is Gus and from time to time crashes in to say hi during sessions.
Hi there, have you been feeling stuck? Just going through the day to day motions? Looking to change some things up? Let’s get started! First step is scheduling your initial appointment. I am here to help you navigate into a better state of mind. A little about me, I live a very active and healthy lifestyle and truly love motivating others. I also am diagnosed with Celiac disease, therefore I am quite the gluten free expert! I enjoy helping others tap into new coping skills. I love animals and have a big fluffy golden retriever. His name is Gus and from time to time crashes in to say hi during sessions.
(412) 844-4789 View (412) 844-4789
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Lynn Carper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been practicing since 2015 but have been in the behavioral health field for 15 years. My passion for behavioral health goes back as far as I can recall, and helping people achieve their goals and genuine happiness is my life's work. I applaud anyone who has taken this major step.
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania. I have been practicing since 2015 but have been in the behavioral health field for 15 years. My passion for behavioral health goes back as far as I can recall, and helping people achieve their goals and genuine happiness is my life's work. I applaud anyone who has taken this major step.
(717) 200-7031 View (717) 200-7031
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Sharissa Shatten (Peace Love Wholeness Llc)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Mifflin, PA 15122
I would love to support you and help guide you while piecing things together in this season of life. I work with individuals to manage their symptoms and help them achieve personal growth. We will focus on goals and create ways to stay accountable in between sessions with various resources or thought prompts to consider, for example. Many people I see have a history of childhood trauma, high stress, low self esteem, feeling "stuck", ready for change, or hormonal experiences- as some broad examples.
I would love to support you and help guide you while piecing things together in this season of life. I work with individuals to manage their symptoms and help them achieve personal growth. We will focus on goals and create ways to stay accountable in between sessions with various resources or thought prompts to consider, for example. Many people I see have a history of childhood trauma, high stress, low self esteem, feeling "stuck", ready for change, or hormonal experiences- as some broad examples.
(878) 216-7434 View (878) 216-7434
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Jessi Mayfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKeesport, PA 15132
My name is Jessi Mayfield and I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years of experience in the mental health and drug and alcohol field. My approach to therapy is one that is strength based, holistic and down to earth. I will guide clients to draw from experiences as they discover and explore their goals for personal change and growth.
My name is Jessi Mayfield and I am a licensed professional counselor with 12 years of experience in the mental health and drug and alcohol field. My approach to therapy is one that is strength based, holistic and down to earth. I will guide clients to draw from experiences as they discover and explore their goals for personal change and growth.
(412) 426-3574 View (412) 426-3574

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Number of Therapists in Duquesne, PA

< 10

Therapists in Duquesne, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Parenting
100% Divorce
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships
100% Weight Loss
100% Women's Issues

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Duquesne, PA see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Duquesne?

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.