Therapists in Texas

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Photo of Gladys Vazquez, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gladys Vazquez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78232
Waitlist for new clients
It is an honor to accompany individuals and families in their journey for insight, change, healing, and growth in the midst of life's most challenging moments.
It is an honor to accompany individuals and families in their journey for insight, change, healing, and growth in the midst of life's most challenging moments.
(210) 942-6841 View (210) 942-6841
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Joe Hartsoe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77002
You don't have to be alone. Not anymore. From anxiety and grief to trauma and self-esteem issues, I find deep fulfillment in working with a wide range of human experiences. It's honest to say that people are my professional life's work. I have particular focus in supporting adults and couples, particularly seniors, men, LGBTQIA individuals, and those who are neurodivergent.
You don't have to be alone. Not anymore. From anxiety and grief to trauma and self-esteem issues, I find deep fulfillment in working with a wide range of human experiences. It's honest to say that people are my professional life's work. I have particular focus in supporting adults and couples, particularly seniors, men, LGBTQIA individuals, and those who are neurodivergent.
(832) 639-6933 View (832) 639-6933
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Meg Bellows
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC, CART, BCPC
Verified Verified
Spring, TX 77388
My passion is treating clients who have endured trauma. I'm trained in EMDR. I combine EMDR with narrative therapy to help clients resolve and reprocess the traumatic event. I love working with clients who suffer from depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. I also work with couples and families who are in crisis. I am also endorsed by the American Psychotherapy Association as a Board Certified Professional Counselor.
My passion is treating clients who have endured trauma. I'm trained in EMDR. I combine EMDR with narrative therapy to help clients resolve and reprocess the traumatic event. I love working with clients who suffer from depression, bipolar, and personality disorders. I also work with couples and families who are in crisis. I am also endorsed by the American Psychotherapy Association as a Board Certified Professional Counselor.
(561) 935-3543 View (561) 935-3543
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Roberta Amidei
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cypress, TX 77433  (Online Only)
Roberta Amidei is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of professional experience and a lifetime of personal experience. She is passionate about giving assistance and support to adults and couples to address the unique challenges they are facing and the ability to live more fulfilling lives. Roberta specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. Roberta completed her Master of Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couples, and Family at Sam Houston State University.
Roberta Amidei is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of professional experience and a lifetime of personal experience. She is passionate about giving assistance and support to adults and couples to address the unique challenges they are facing and the ability to live more fulfilling lives. Roberta specializes in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief. Roberta completed her Master of Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Couples, and Family at Sam Houston State University.
(281) 336-9807 View (281) 336-9807
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Maureen Joan Lumley
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor to which we each bring different knowledge and life experiences. You are the expert on your life and have the resources to help you meet your goals. I bring my life experiences, my training and knowledge to assist you in meeting your goals. As a Jungian my knowledge entails understanding the psyche which is another word for soul. As an aide to understanding the soul I published a book entitled, The Journey: An Archetypal Story, available on Amazon.com. It tells, in metaphor and image, the journey of the soul and its goal in fulfilling its life purpose on this journey we call life
I believe that therapy is a collaborative endeavor to which we each bring different knowledge and life experiences. You are the expert on your life and have the resources to help you meet your goals. I bring my life experiences, my training and knowledge to assist you in meeting your goals. As a Jungian my knowledge entails understanding the psyche which is another word for soul. As an aide to understanding the soul I published a book entitled, The Journey: An Archetypal Story, available on Amazon.com. It tells, in metaphor and image, the journey of the soul and its goal in fulfilling its life purpose on this journey we call life
(469) 208-4330 View (469) 208-4330
Photo of Jennifer Nicole O'Bannon, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jennifer Nicole O'Bannon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and caring therapist who is dedicated to empowering individuals while also supporting them on their journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. You can book your first session with me on my website.
I am a compassionate and caring therapist who is dedicated to empowering individuals while also supporting them on their journey to emotional well-being and personal growth. You can book your first session with me on my website.
(512) 595-7346 View (512) 595-7346
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Dr. Dora Ann Whiteside
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LCDC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77066  (Online Only)
I absolutely love what I do and I view each day as an opportunity to increase in love, peace, joy, and believing that all other increase (i.e. spiritual and material things) will naturally follow. I also absolutely love helping others to increase in these areas. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, with a mix of Solution based Therapy, and Person Center Therapy, and many different skills and interventions. I have worked in various settings; with clients from many different cultural/ethnic groups; and with various presenting problems. These presenting problems include major depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflicts etc
I absolutely love what I do and I view each day as an opportunity to increase in love, peace, joy, and believing that all other increase (i.e. spiritual and material things) will naturally follow. I also absolutely love helping others to increase in these areas. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, with a mix of Solution based Therapy, and Person Center Therapy, and many different skills and interventions. I have worked in various settings; with clients from many different cultural/ethnic groups; and with various presenting problems. These presenting problems include major depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflicts etc
(737) 367-0925 View (737) 367-0925
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Melissa Tatum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, PLLC
Verified Verified
Athens, TX 75751  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor certified in the State of Texas. I have 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. My treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where I work primarily with adults. My treatment focus is working with individuals struggling to overcome traumatic experiences using Cognitive Processing Therapy as means to achieve this. However, I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns or illnesses.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor certified in the State of Texas. I have 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. My treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy where I work primarily with adults. My treatment focus is working with individuals struggling to overcome traumatic experiences using Cognitive Processing Therapy as means to achieve this. However, I have experience working with a variety of mental health concerns or illnesses.
(903) 205-9363 View (903) 205-9363
Photo of Eleanor Logrip, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Eleanor Logrip
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78681
Is your family experiencing big emotions? Are you frustrated in your efforts to help your child cope with their feelings? Is your child unhappy, frightened or upset by a sibling’s behavior or a parent’s response to that behavior? Do you and your partner disagree about how to handle big emotions? Is your family having difficulty working through feelings related to loss, separation or divorce? I will work collaboratively with your family while tailoring a mix of therapy styles to best serve everyone in reaching their emotional goals. These strength-based therapy styles include: play, creative arts, mindfulness and talk therapies.
Is your family experiencing big emotions? Are you frustrated in your efforts to help your child cope with their feelings? Is your child unhappy, frightened or upset by a sibling’s behavior or a parent’s response to that behavior? Do you and your partner disagree about how to handle big emotions? Is your family having difficulty working through feelings related to loss, separation or divorce? I will work collaboratively with your family while tailoring a mix of therapy styles to best serve everyone in reaching their emotional goals. These strength-based therapy styles include: play, creative arts, mindfulness and talk therapies.
(512) 982-9773 View (512) 982-9773
Photo of Matt Meares, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Matt Meares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019
I have worked with a diverse array of clients, including teens, young adults, couples, children, and a wide array of professionals including doctors, therapists, musicians, athletes and CEO’s from a variety of industries. I have experience with people of various ages, cultures, religious backgrounds, diagnoses, sexualities and gender identities. I have more than 25 years working in nonprofit agencies, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, camps, rehabilitation programs and residential children's homes. I believe the most effective approach will incorporate your personal experiences and the lens you view the world through.
I have worked with a diverse array of clients, including teens, young adults, couples, children, and a wide array of professionals including doctors, therapists, musicians, athletes and CEO’s from a variety of industries. I have experience with people of various ages, cultures, religious backgrounds, diagnoses, sexualities and gender identities. I have more than 25 years working in nonprofit agencies, inpatient and outpatient hospital settings, camps, rehabilitation programs and residential children's homes. I believe the most effective approach will incorporate your personal experiences and the lens you view the world through.
(832) 346-9318 View (832) 346-9318
Photo of Margaret Hood Black, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Margaret Hood Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77345
Whether you’re dealing with an out-of-control teen, depression, or infidelity, Margaret Hood Black & Associates, PC are here to help. We’ll figure out what’s going on, sort through things, and provide a plan on how to fix the problem. Margaret always enjoys a challenge and enjoys working with resistant adolescent boys, cutters, and marital affairs. Margaret also has a special interest in marriages, families, women, and dreams.
Whether you’re dealing with an out-of-control teen, depression, or infidelity, Margaret Hood Black & Associates, PC are here to help. We’ll figure out what’s going on, sort through things, and provide a plan on how to fix the problem. Margaret always enjoys a challenge and enjoys working with resistant adolescent boys, cutters, and marital affairs. Margaret also has a special interest in marriages, families, women, and dreams.
(713) 562-7819 View (713) 562-7819
Photo of Christina Levin Relationship Therapist, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Christina Levin Relationship Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77018
Do you find it hard to relax and be yourself with your loved one? Do you anxiously try to “fix” things, out of fear that you might lose them. Or do you shut down when conflicts arise, feeling overwhelmed by the intense emotions? Perhaps you fall in love quickly and tend to idealize your loved one? Or you crave intimacy but want to flee when it feels too close? Maybe you are dealing with an impact of infidelity and feel stuck in resentment. Together we’ll look into your mirror and explore how you get in your own way. We’ll meet your blind spots with compassion and explore what is in your control to change or accept.
Do you find it hard to relax and be yourself with your loved one? Do you anxiously try to “fix” things, out of fear that you might lose them. Or do you shut down when conflicts arise, feeling overwhelmed by the intense emotions? Perhaps you fall in love quickly and tend to idealize your loved one? Or you crave intimacy but want to flee when it feels too close? Maybe you are dealing with an impact of infidelity and feel stuck in resentment. Together we’ll look into your mirror and explore how you get in your own way. We’ll meet your blind spots with compassion and explore what is in your control to change or accept.
(281) 502-2638 View (281) 502-2638
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Sara Ann Bales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW S, CCTP, CCDPD, EMDR
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Not accepting new clients
Need to talk? Feel stressed, confused, or overwhelmed? Need to work through issues that maybe keeping you from being your best? Its important to get help we need & I'm so proud of you for being here- that's often the hardest part is asking for help. Therapy to me- is like Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with gold, - making it even more beautiful. This treats breakage/flaws as the most amazing part. It takes on a positive approach to healing. "Trauma" actually means wound- once healed- it can be stronger than ever before.
Need to talk? Feel stressed, confused, or overwhelmed? Need to work through issues that maybe keeping you from being your best? Its important to get help we need & I'm so proud of you for being here- that's often the hardest part is asking for help. Therapy to me- is like Kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with gold, - making it even more beautiful. This treats breakage/flaws as the most amazing part. It takes on a positive approach to healing. "Trauma" actually means wound- once healed- it can be stronger than ever before.
(214) 239-8618 View (214) 239-8618
Photo of Cathy Vick, MA, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cathy Vick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
I believe that counseling is first and foremost a relationship. As any good relationship is based on trust, so effective counseling is also based on trust. Trust develops when people feel accepted and supported no matter what their circumstances, and when they know the other has their best interests at heart. Honest communication is essential to the therapeutic relationship. For clients this means not withholding information that is difficult to discuss. For the counselor, this means giving honest feedback.
I believe that counseling is first and foremost a relationship. As any good relationship is based on trust, so effective counseling is also based on trust. Trust develops when people feel accepted and supported no matter what their circumstances, and when they know the other has their best interests at heart. Honest communication is essential to the therapeutic relationship. For clients this means not withholding information that is difficult to discuss. For the counselor, this means giving honest feedback.
(806) 414-3790 View (806) 414-3790
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Randy Adkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Boerne, TX 78006
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and offer hour-long early, late (as late as 7pm) appointments for busy people and accept major insurance plans. I am open to working with complicated and difficult situations or those who just need help meeting their personal goals. I love what I do and I love helping clients find what they are looking for. I want to make our sessions enjoyable and something to look forward to. I enjoy working with clients with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy for highly motivated clients.
I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and offer hour-long early, late (as late as 7pm) appointments for busy people and accept major insurance plans. I am open to working with complicated and difficult situations or those who just need help meeting their personal goals. I love what I do and I love helping clients find what they are looking for. I want to make our sessions enjoyable and something to look forward to. I enjoy working with clients with Asperger's/Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer Dialectical Behavior Therapy for highly motivated clients.
(830) 264-2064 View (830) 264-2064
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Maria Susana Acosta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
If you feel that you need to work through the feelings of depression, anxiety, and can't seem to find ways to cope,need someone who will listen and understand you, contact me. I am someone who will be there for you and walk with you through the pain and help you. I believe that all human beings are unique and have purpose, including children. I am a therapist that will allow you to vent and help you by teaching you an evidenced based approach to renewed wellness. Get ready to live a vibrant and fulfilling life, contact me.
If you feel that you need to work through the feelings of depression, anxiety, and can't seem to find ways to cope,need someone who will listen and understand you, contact me. I am someone who will be there for you and walk with you through the pain and help you. I believe that all human beings are unique and have purpose, including children. I am a therapist that will allow you to vent and help you by teaching you an evidenced based approach to renewed wellness. Get ready to live a vibrant and fulfilling life, contact me.
(915) 284-7897 View (915) 284-7897
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Haven Christian Counseling
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Natalie Maldonado MS, LPC-A Supervised by Lorena Mendez, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, and I am the owner of Haven Christian Counseling: a safe place where God heals. In my practice, I create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their concerns and struggles from both psychological and spiritual perspectives. I integrate Biblical principles and teachings into evidence-based therapeutic modalities to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to counseling. As a Christian therapist, my faith serves as the foundation for my personal and professional life.
Hello, my name is Natalie Maldonado MS, LPC-A Supervised by Lorena Mendez, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, and I am the owner of Haven Christian Counseling: a safe place where God heals. In my practice, I create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their concerns and struggles from both psychological and spiritual perspectives. I integrate Biblical principles and teachings into evidence-based therapeutic modalities to provide a holistic and comprehensive approach to counseling. As a Christian therapist, my faith serves as the foundation for my personal and professional life.
(361) 470-5385 View (361) 470-5385
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360 Coaching & Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, ACC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richardson, TX 75080  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am dedicated to working with all individuals that encourages a shift in how a client thinks, feels and behaves. I work with all individuals with a myriad of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and general life skills. I specialize in groups that are historically pathologized. I am dedicated to working with all individuals including those with gender identity/expression concerns, sexual identity/expression concerns (LGBTQIA); and relationship structure concerns (polyamory, open relationships, and consensual non-monogamous) relationships.
I am dedicated to working with all individuals that encourages a shift in how a client thinks, feels and behaves. I work with all individuals with a myriad of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use issues, and general life skills. I specialize in groups that are historically pathologized. I am dedicated to working with all individuals including those with gender identity/expression concerns, sexual identity/expression concerns (LGBTQIA); and relationship structure concerns (polyamory, open relationships, and consensual non-monogamous) relationships.
(469) 507-2092 View (469) 507-2092
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Maria Siqueiros
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
You’re not sure when it happened, but you find yourself feeling like your partner is just your roommate who sleeps in the same bed. Arguments are increasing in frequency and intimacy is minimal or non-existent. Difficult conflict can lead to words and actions that hurt us at our deepest core. The growing emotional distance can leave us feeling lonely, helpless, and desperate for connection, safety, and security. You want to feel like you did all those years ago with your partner and feel safe and secure in your relationship again. I can help you.
You’re not sure when it happened, but you find yourself feeling like your partner is just your roommate who sleeps in the same bed. Arguments are increasing in frequency and intimacy is minimal or non-existent. Difficult conflict can lead to words and actions that hurt us at our deepest core. The growing emotional distance can leave us feeling lonely, helpless, and desperate for connection, safety, and security. You want to feel like you did all those years ago with your partner and feel safe and secure in your relationship again. I can help you.
(469) 874-6844 View (469) 874-6844
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Nicci Staggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TX 76002
It’s hard to imagine all that our youth are exposed to these days! My passion is helping young people deal with life. As an educator and Certified School Counselor, I’ve witnessed the struggles that our youth face on a daily basis. I recently opened Masterpiece of Mind Counseling Services to help young people across the DFW area.
It’s hard to imagine all that our youth are exposed to these days! My passion is helping young people deal with life. As an educator and Certified School Counselor, I’ve witnessed the struggles that our youth face on a daily basis. I recently opened Masterpiece of Mind Counseling Services to help young people across the DFW area.
(682) 628-0366 View (682) 628-0366

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Texas who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Texas see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Texas?

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.