Therapists in Murfreesboro, TN

Photo of Miranda Willis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Murfreesboro, TN
Miranda Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129  (Online Only)
Weekend, Before-Hours, & After Hours Availability - - - One of the hardest places to exist is a place where you are unfamiliar, unhappy, or uncomfortable with yourself. My desire is to create and nurture an environment where my clients learn to trust themselves and their abilities to navigate successfully through life. Within my practice, I am determined to be a source of unconditional, nonjudgmental support that both empowers and respects each and every client.
Weekend, Before-Hours, & After Hours Availability - - - One of the hardest places to exist is a place where you are unfamiliar, unhappy, or uncomfortable with yourself. My desire is to create and nurture an environment where my clients learn to trust themselves and their abilities to navigate successfully through life. Within my practice, I am determined to be a source of unconditional, nonjudgmental support that both empowers and respects each and every client.
(615) 857-4018 View (615) 857-4018
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Ebony Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with responsibilities and struggling to keep everything under control? Are you prioritizing others over yourself to the point where it's affecting your own health and well-being? If this sounds familiar, I'm here to support you in finding a better balance in your life. My expertise lies in helping individuals who tend to feel overwhelmed or seek immediate relief when dealing with life's challenges. Together, we can explore your triggers and develop new coping mechanisms that will help you feel stronger and more confident.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with responsibilities and struggling to keep everything under control? Are you prioritizing others over yourself to the point where it's affecting your own health and well-being? If this sounds familiar, I'm here to support you in finding a better balance in your life. My expertise lies in helping individuals who tend to feel overwhelmed or seek immediate relief when dealing with life's challenges. Together, we can explore your triggers and develop new coping mechanisms that will help you feel stronger and more confident.
(615) 434-8353 View (615) 434-8353
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Jaha Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129  (Online Only)
You are the expert in your own life experiences. My goal is to assist you in making conscious, healthy, and life affirming choices that will help you navigate life’s difficulties. My practice specializes in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, setting healthy boundaries, and relationship health.
You are the expert in your own life experiences. My goal is to assist you in making conscious, healthy, and life affirming choices that will help you navigate life’s difficulties. My practice specializes in the treatment of trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, setting healthy boundaries, and relationship health.
(931) 202-9219 View (931) 202-9219
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Brianna Heitmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
I provide a warm, compassionate, and accepting approach, emphasizing humanistic principles. I believe you have everything you need within you to heal yourself. My role as a therapist is to help guide you to discover your own unique capabilities and qualities so you can connect with your inner self and live a mentally healthier life.
I provide a warm, compassionate, and accepting approach, emphasizing humanistic principles. I believe you have everything you need within you to heal yourself. My role as a therapist is to help guide you to discover your own unique capabilities and qualities so you can connect with your inner self and live a mentally healthier life.
(615) 442-3492 View (615) 442-3492
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Kelley Bivens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Welcome! Every journey starts with one small tiny step, and I am here to help you find your new path. This thing we call “life” can be rocky and scary, but each new adventure can bring freedom and excitement that you are waiting for. As humans we love certainty and value feeling in control of our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, etc., however we also know it isn't always so easy. Life doesn’t always happen on our terms, life happens and we learn as we go.
Welcome! Every journey starts with one small tiny step, and I am here to help you find your new path. This thing we call “life” can be rocky and scary, but each new adventure can bring freedom and excitement that you are waiting for. As humans we love certainty and value feeling in control of our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, etc., however we also know it isn't always so easy. Life doesn’t always happen on our terms, life happens and we learn as we go.
(615) 205-3778 View (615) 205-3778
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Aimee Garsnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or handling emotions? Does your child refuse to go to therapy? I specialize in working with children and families, and I offer IN-HOME Therapy! Together, you and your child will learn emotion regulation skills and begin communicating and expressing feelings in healthy ways. I have spent over 25 years working with children, first as a teacher, and for eight years as a mental health counselor. I am passionate about helping children learn to manage their emotions and build self-confidence. My job is to help children and families meet their goals so they no longer need ongoing therapy.
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or handling emotions? Does your child refuse to go to therapy? I specialize in working with children and families, and I offer IN-HOME Therapy! Together, you and your child will learn emotion regulation skills and begin communicating and expressing feelings in healthy ways. I have spent over 25 years working with children, first as a teacher, and for eight years as a mental health counselor. I am passionate about helping children learn to manage their emotions and build self-confidence. My job is to help children and families meet their goals so they no longer need ongoing therapy.
(615) 398-6977 View (615) 398-6977
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Silver Lake Psychology
Psychologist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(615) 880-9603 View (615) 880-9603
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Threshold Biblical Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
After pastoring for 7 yrs and working on the mission field for 5 yrs, I found myself in a mental and spiritual crisis confounded by a crippling addiction. By God’s Grace, through wise counselors and taking healthy steps, I found healing. My calling now is to walk together with those who seek freedom, faith, and hope that can be found in Jesus and his blue print for the abundant life. My passion is to help others remove obstacles that keep them from living the abundant life.
After pastoring for 7 yrs and working on the mission field for 5 yrs, I found myself in a mental and spiritual crisis confounded by a crippling addiction. By God’s Grace, through wise counselors and taking healthy steps, I found healing. My calling now is to walk together with those who seek freedom, faith, and hope that can be found in Jesus and his blue print for the abundant life. My passion is to help others remove obstacles that keep them from living the abundant life.
(615) 492-8157 View (615) 492-8157
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Megan Allen Townes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
I have a genuine interest in learning and connecting with others. I strive for authenticity, acceptance, awareness, autonomy, compassion, and a growth mindset for myself and for my clients. While techniques and modalities may vary depending on the client's goals, I first and foremost, strive to create for all clients a therapeutic environment centered upon safety, empathy, trust, and respect. As Brené Brown said, "Never underestimate the power of being seen."
I have a genuine interest in learning and connecting with others. I strive for authenticity, acceptance, awareness, autonomy, compassion, and a growth mindset for myself and for my clients. While techniques and modalities may vary depending on the client's goals, I first and foremost, strive to create for all clients a therapeutic environment centered upon safety, empathy, trust, and respect. As Brené Brown said, "Never underestimate the power of being seen."
(615) 307-8548 View (615) 307-8548
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Kristy Hansen
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP , NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Waitlist for new clients
Are you looking for a place where you can feel free to express who you really are? How about a space where you can share your story with someone who will listen without judging you? With many years of education and experience, I can provide this safe place. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I want to help with your journey of discovery, change, growth and healing. When we are honest with ourselves, that is when the true work starts. It may not always be easy, but I will be alongside you every step you take on the path. I will consider your story, words and time as a treasure and will treat them as such.
Are you looking for a place where you can feel free to express who you really are? How about a space where you can share your story with someone who will listen without judging you? With many years of education and experience, I can provide this safe place. I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I want to help with your journey of discovery, change, growth and healing. When we are honest with ourselves, that is when the true work starts. It may not always be easy, but I will be alongside you every step you take on the path. I will consider your story, words and time as a treasure and will treat them as such.
(615) 437-3520 View (615) 437-3520
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Justina DeBerry
LPC Intern, MA-2024
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Waitlist for new clients
Are you running your life, or is life running you? Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, disconnected? Now more than ever, many feel pressured to normalize anxiety, depression, and hopelessness as just a part of life as they struggle to heal from painful wounds of past trauma and abuse or navigate life transitions, grief and loss, or self-image issues. But stuffing emotions and pushing your needs away can lead to long-term problems for your mind and body. Specializing in the invisible wounds and unspoken struggles that can steal our joy, I’m passionate about helping others experience the freedom and healing I know firsthand is possible.
Are you running your life, or is life running you? Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, disconnected? Now more than ever, many feel pressured to normalize anxiety, depression, and hopelessness as just a part of life as they struggle to heal from painful wounds of past trauma and abuse or navigate life transitions, grief and loss, or self-image issues. But stuffing emotions and pushing your needs away can lead to long-term problems for your mind and body. Specializing in the invisible wounds and unspoken struggles that can steal our joy, I’m passionate about helping others experience the freedom and healing I know firsthand is possible.
(615) 235-6205 View (615) 235-6205
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Briana Cutliff
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Hello, my name is Briana! I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents to gain skills and promote healing with counseling in mind. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, or eating disorders, let’s team up and figure out how to create moments of joy and bring happiness back to your lives! The counseling journey is a collaborative experience that looks and feels different for each client. I strive to meet each client where they are and use modalities of CBT, solution-focused therapy, and psychotherapy to create a solution that is tailored to each individual.
Hello, my name is Briana! I am passionate about working with adults and adolescents to gain skills and promote healing with counseling in mind. If you are dealing with depression, anxiety, cultural trauma, or eating disorders, let’s team up and figure out how to create moments of joy and bring happiness back to your lives! The counseling journey is a collaborative experience that looks and feels different for each client. I strive to meet each client where they are and use modalities of CBT, solution-focused therapy, and psychotherapy to create a solution that is tailored to each individual.
(615) 285-6965 View (615) 285-6965
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Greta Caughron
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Treating adolescents and adults who desire a life full of joy, connections, and hope. Family history, trauma, and abuse of different kinds can contribute to present day experiences - positive and negative. Break free from your past and explore what strengths you have to build a better future.
Treating adolescents and adults who desire a life full of joy, connections, and hope. Family history, trauma, and abuse of different kinds can contribute to present day experiences - positive and negative. Break free from your past and explore what strengths you have to build a better future.
(615) 437-2136 View (615) 437-2136
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Alison Hill Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Now Accepting Clients for in person or over video. Pursue peace and contentment within yourself and your relationships. I counsel clients with a myriad of issues that often present as anxiety and depression. I have experience working with adults with childhood trauma, such as physical and sexual abuse. I've worked with those in addiction and recovery and their families. I have experience with individuals battling pornography and porn addiction and sex therapy with couples. I also offer premarital counseling, EMDR, DBT, and conflict resolution.
Now Accepting Clients for in person or over video. Pursue peace and contentment within yourself and your relationships. I counsel clients with a myriad of issues that often present as anxiety and depression. I have experience working with adults with childhood trauma, such as physical and sexual abuse. I've worked with those in addiction and recovery and their families. I have experience with individuals battling pornography and porn addiction and sex therapy with couples. I also offer premarital counseling, EMDR, DBT, and conflict resolution.
(615) 813-6395 View (615) 813-6395
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Jessica Teter
LMSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Everyone has their reasons for seeking out therapy, I approach it with the understanding that everyone needs some extra support in life especially during times of transition and stress. Individuals often need a place to process their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, beliefs, values, trauma, relationships, expectations, disappointments, roles, coping methods, development. I feel privileged to meet clients where they are at in that process, and collaboratively identify where they would like to be. I work with adults and teens who have experienced past and present trauma, grief/loss, and persons dealing with everyday stress and life.
Everyone has their reasons for seeking out therapy, I approach it with the understanding that everyone needs some extra support in life especially during times of transition and stress. Individuals often need a place to process their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, beliefs, values, trauma, relationships, expectations, disappointments, roles, coping methods, development. I feel privileged to meet clients where they are at in that process, and collaboratively identify where they would like to be. I work with adults and teens who have experienced past and present trauma, grief/loss, and persons dealing with everyday stress and life.
(615) 502-3917 View (615) 502-3917
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Audrie Nicholson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Choices, we all have them. Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes we need help going trough choices we have to make. Sometimes we need help navigating past choices or choices of others. I help clients to experience a safe environment to explore your life choices and challenges without judgement. Together we can explore the challenging areas in life and distress you are experiencing to customize an individual approach to treatment. I use a holistic, whole person approach with the goal of restoring your body, mind, and soul.
Choices, we all have them. Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle. Sometimes we need help going trough choices we have to make. Sometimes we need help navigating past choices or choices of others. I help clients to experience a safe environment to explore your life choices and challenges without judgement. Together we can explore the challenging areas in life and distress you are experiencing to customize an individual approach to treatment. I use a holistic, whole person approach with the goal of restoring your body, mind, and soul.
(615) 802-6744 View (615) 802-6744
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Mindful Steps
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
It's time for you to prioritize your mental health. This is your opportunity to take time to improve your mental and emotional well being. Many people are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, and stress as they attempt to adjust from the change in normalcy. Emotions and feelings are natural indicators that reflects what we are personally feeling. Here at Mindful Steps, we believe that therapy is a teamwork effort. Your Therapist will help you navigate through life’s obstacles, challenge maladaptive behaviors, and negative thought patterns that have kept you stuck.
It's time for you to prioritize your mental health. This is your opportunity to take time to improve your mental and emotional well being. Many people are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, and stress as they attempt to adjust from the change in normalcy. Emotions and feelings are natural indicators that reflects what we are personally feeling. Here at Mindful Steps, we believe that therapy is a teamwork effort. Your Therapist will help you navigate through life’s obstacles, challenge maladaptive behaviors, and negative thought patterns that have kept you stuck.
(629) 218-4814 View (629) 218-4814
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Shelia McKay
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
As a temperament counselor, I teach people their inborn nature. What are your natural strengths and weaknesses? Once a client understands their temperament traits we can develop a working plan to get their needs met in healthier/live giving ways through identifying positive life choices and minimizing those choices that have lead to more painful/destructive outcomes.
As a temperament counselor, I teach people their inborn nature. What are your natural strengths and weaknesses? Once a client understands their temperament traits we can develop a working plan to get their needs met in healthier/live giving ways through identifying positive life choices and minimizing those choices that have lead to more painful/destructive outcomes.
(615) 492-2249 View (615) 492-2249
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Nicole Bryant: As You Are Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
At work, you’re a rock star! You can handle anything that comes your way. Whenever there’s a problem, you’re the one who fixes it. It’s your show and you’re killing it. So why do you feel so unfulfilled? On paper, you’re successful – making your family proud. But inside, something is still missing. A longing emptiness sits deep in the pit of your stomach. You’ve always worked so hard to pursue goals “at any cost,” but you’ve begun to realize that the cost was your well-being. All of your relationships seem to be out of obligation. You never have any time to care for yourself. Unless something changes, things will only get worse...
At work, you’re a rock star! You can handle anything that comes your way. Whenever there’s a problem, you’re the one who fixes it. It’s your show and you’re killing it. So why do you feel so unfulfilled? On paper, you’re successful – making your family proud. But inside, something is still missing. A longing emptiness sits deep in the pit of your stomach. You’ve always worked so hard to pursue goals “at any cost,” but you’ve begun to realize that the cost was your well-being. All of your relationships seem to be out of obligation. You never have any time to care for yourself. Unless something changes, things will only get worse...
(615) 437-7191 View (615) 437-7191
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Cindy N Monroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Hi! I’m Cindy, a therapist in Murfreesboro, TN. I love working with kids and adults when life gets messy. As humans we are created to have a wide range of emotions but sometimes we get stuck in a way of thinking, feeling & behaving that’s unhealthy or downright destructive. Add stress & trauma to the mix and life gets overwhelming pretty quickly. I am fascinated with the power of human connection and how adaptable the brain is. If you are just curious about therapy, feel free to reach out!
Hi! I’m Cindy, a therapist in Murfreesboro, TN. I love working with kids and adults when life gets messy. As humans we are created to have a wide range of emotions but sometimes we get stuck in a way of thinking, feeling & behaving that’s unhealthy or downright destructive. Add stress & trauma to the mix and life gets overwhelming pretty quickly. I am fascinated with the power of human connection and how adaptable the brain is. If you are just curious about therapy, feel free to reach out!
(615) 632-6022 View (615) 632-6022

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Number of Therapists in Murfreesboro, TN

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Murfreesboro, TN who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Optum

How Therapists in Murfreesboro, TN see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Murfreesboro?

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.