Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Stephanie Bashirian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Stephanie Bashirian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
My goal as your therapist is to create a relationship that you can use for your own growth. While I only practice evidence-based treatments informed by the latest research, I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Therapy is an art as much as a science, one that is meant to honor your unique story and specific goals. Together we will explore your inner world and identify the beliefs and patterns that are keeping you from experiencing your life in the healthiest, most fulfilling, and most meaningful ways.
My goal as your therapist is to create a relationship that you can use for your own growth. While I only practice evidence-based treatments informed by the latest research, I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. Therapy is an art as much as a science, one that is meant to honor your unique story and specific goals. Together we will explore your inner world and identify the beliefs and patterns that are keeping you from experiencing your life in the healthiest, most fulfilling, and most meaningful ways.
(615) 455-2490 View (615) 455-2490
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Lisa R Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37228
If you are an adult and have experienced childhood sexual/emotional/physical abuse, an adult who was recently abused, or a person who has done their abuse work, but wants to restore sexuality, let us work together. If you are a partner who wants to understand, work through your own emotions and responses, I would like to hear from you as well. With 20 years at the Sexual Assault Center, as well as 1 year at the VA working with Military Sexual Assault, I would tell you, the path is hopeful.
If you are an adult and have experienced childhood sexual/emotional/physical abuse, an adult who was recently abused, or a person who has done their abuse work, but wants to restore sexuality, let us work together. If you are a partner who wants to understand, work through your own emotions and responses, I would like to hear from you as well. With 20 years at the Sexual Assault Center, as well as 1 year at the VA working with Military Sexual Assault, I would tell you, the path is hopeful.
(615) 908-3021 View (615) 908-3021
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Eve Vanzant
Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
As a therapist, I work with people who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or looking to make some sort of change (in life, relationships, unhealthy habits or behaviors, etc.). I work primarily from a relational-cultural approach, which means that my focus is on the therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and perhaps most importantly, collaboration. Content related to the past, present, and future are each considered to be sources of valuable information, as are thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value creativity and a sense of humor in my work with clients; your experience is yours alone and as such, your treatment will be individually tailored to your needs.
As a therapist, I work with people who are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or looking to make some sort of change (in life, relationships, unhealthy habits or behaviors, etc.). I work primarily from a relational-cultural approach, which means that my focus is on the therapeutic relationship, authenticity, and perhaps most importantly, collaboration. Content related to the past, present, and future are each considered to be sources of valuable information, as are thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I value creativity and a sense of humor in my work with clients; your experience is yours alone and as such, your treatment will be individually tailored to your needs.
(615) 651-6861 View (615) 651-6861
Bellevue Behavior Health Group
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
Not accepting new clients
With over 20 years of experience, I have come to realize that I truly enjoy walking along side clients while they search for the answers they are seeking. I embrace life as it comes seeking joy, peace and happiness in every situation no matter how tough it appears to be in the moment. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will provide healing and hope as you continue to live life. Change, happiness, and healing is possible.
With over 20 years of experience, I have come to realize that I truly enjoy walking along side clients while they search for the answers they are seeking. I embrace life as it comes seeking joy, peace and happiness in every situation no matter how tough it appears to be in the moment. I use a variety of therapeutic interventions and will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will provide healing and hope as you continue to live life. Change, happiness, and healing is possible.
(615) 247-5311 View (615) 247-5311
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Megan Cecelia Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I offer in person and virtual talk therapy, specializing in attachment work, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting stress, and perinatal mental health. Your time with me is sacred, and I aim to create a space of nonjudgement and compassion. Together, we will explore what I call the "crunchy stuff"- that is, the interplay of your past and present. My pluralistic, psychodynamic approach allows you to delve deeper while also maintaining a focus on the here and now, working towards realistic goals that will help you build the life you deserve.
I offer in person and virtual talk therapy, specializing in attachment work, life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting stress, and perinatal mental health. Your time with me is sacred, and I aim to create a space of nonjudgement and compassion. Together, we will explore what I call the "crunchy stuff"- that is, the interplay of your past and present. My pluralistic, psychodynamic approach allows you to delve deeper while also maintaining a focus on the here and now, working towards realistic goals that will help you build the life you deserve.
(615) 808-8101 View (615) 808-8101
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Laura Anderson, PhD, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT, Approve, Supervi
Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
It takes a brave person to recognize that they want more in life; it takes a courageous person to go after that. Trauma, regardless of where it stems from, alters all areas of life including how we see ourselves, others, and the world, how we relate, how we feel in our bodies, how we express emotions, how we think, and our personal sense of safety and autonomy in the world. We desire to help you resolve the experiences that resulted in trauma and recover from the impact trauma has had on your life.
It takes a brave person to recognize that they want more in life; it takes a courageous person to go after that. Trauma, regardless of where it stems from, alters all areas of life including how we see ourselves, others, and the world, how we relate, how we feel in our bodies, how we express emotions, how we think, and our personal sense of safety and autonomy in the world. We desire to help you resolve the experiences that resulted in trauma and recover from the impact trauma has had on your life.
(615) 206-7375 View (615) 206-7375
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Dr. Nisha Bhatt
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I am a postdoctoral clinical psychologist and have experience working with a wide range of individuals. I understand each person has their own unique life story and circumstances. First and foremost, your therapy needs and goals will be explored and prioritized in our sessions together. My aim is to support your journey in finding relief from suffering, developing emotional awareness and resilience, fostering healthy relationships with yourself and others, and deepening your sense of purpose. I also conduct psychological evaluations to assist with diagnoses and treatment planning.
I am a postdoctoral clinical psychologist and have experience working with a wide range of individuals. I understand each person has their own unique life story and circumstances. First and foremost, your therapy needs and goals will be explored and prioritized in our sessions together. My aim is to support your journey in finding relief from suffering, developing emotional awareness and resilience, fostering healthy relationships with yourself and others, and deepening your sense of purpose. I also conduct psychological evaluations to assist with diagnoses and treatment planning.
(615) 398-8144 View (615) 398-8144
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Jake Colton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37208
Navigating life often involves unconsciously following paths laid out by others - the values, beliefs, and societal norms we absorb from our surroundings. These elements can profoundly influence our perception of success and happiness. However, the challenge arises when there's a mismatch between these external influences and our true desires, leading to various forms of emotional discomfort. You might experience this as anxiety over others' opinions, a sadness and disconnection from those closest to you, feelings of unfulfilled potential, or a persistent sensation that something vital remains just beyond grasp.
Navigating life often involves unconsciously following paths laid out by others - the values, beliefs, and societal norms we absorb from our surroundings. These elements can profoundly influence our perception of success and happiness. However, the challenge arises when there's a mismatch between these external influences and our true desires, leading to various forms of emotional discomfort. You might experience this as anxiety over others' opinions, a sadness and disconnection from those closest to you, feelings of unfulfilled potential, or a persistent sensation that something vital remains just beyond grasp.
(615) 235-7156 View (615) 235-7156
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Jessica Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I am a master’s level Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre licensed) with a specialization in pre marital counseling and individuals finding themselves in narcissistic relationships. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2006. I was then a stay at home parent for ten years before pursuing higher education. I take a Bowenian based approach and feel we all have the power within ourselves to live life to our full potential if we are ready to put in the work to do so.
I am a master’s level Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre licensed) with a specialization in pre marital counseling and individuals finding themselves in narcissistic relationships. I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2006. I was then a stay at home parent for ten years before pursuing higher education. I take a Bowenian based approach and feel we all have the power within ourselves to live life to our full potential if we are ready to put in the work to do so.
(629) 348-8408 View (629) 348-8408
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Christina Brian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
As your therapist, I will provide a tender and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your daily life and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable. I work with individuals, children and families.
As your therapist, I will provide a tender and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your daily life and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable. I work with individuals, children and families.
(615) 229-7035 View (615) 229-7035
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Julie Eisenbeck
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, EQUINE
Nashville, TN 37212  (Online Only)
A trauma therapist, certified in EMDR and EAGALA equine therapy. Horses are metaphors for the human experience and how each individual interprets the herd explains how they see themselves in the human constellation Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting. I walk with my clients through the trauma and to the other side of healing.
A trauma therapist, certified in EMDR and EAGALA equine therapy. Horses are metaphors for the human experience and how each individual interprets the herd explains how they see themselves in the human constellation Approaching horses helps us reflect how we approach our relationships and how we can face other big or overwhelming things in our lives. Since the solutions are personally experienced in conjunction with intellectual understanding, they tend to be deeper, more profound, and longer lasting. I walk with my clients through the trauma and to the other side of healing.
(615) 205-3376 View (615) 205-3376
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Rich Gorman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
(615) 701-6879 View (615) 701-6879
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Amanda Wells
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
Not accepting new clients
Every person's story is unique and worth exploring. I strive to make therapy an inclusive space where individuals feel free to be their whole, authentic self. My goal is to walk with you on your journey to wellness, whatever the destination might be. I work with all ages and most commonly focus on helping those trying to manage ADHD, anxiety, stress from life transitions, and anyone searching for a positive change.
Every person's story is unique and worth exploring. I strive to make therapy an inclusive space where individuals feel free to be their whole, authentic self. My goal is to walk with you on your journey to wellness, whatever the destination might be. I work with all ages and most commonly focus on helping those trying to manage ADHD, anxiety, stress from life transitions, and anyone searching for a positive change.
(615) 541-9624 View (615) 541-9624
Photo of Emily Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Emily Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
My philosophy about therapy is that when you meet a client where they are, that they can achieve every and any goal that they could possibly think of. My experience across various levels of care allows me to help you navigate through unchartered waters and to be with you throughout the journey. In fact, it'll be my honor to do so.
My philosophy about therapy is that when you meet a client where they are, that they can achieve every and any goal that they could possibly think of. My experience across various levels of care allows me to help you navigate through unchartered waters and to be with you throughout the journey. In fact, it'll be my honor to do so.
(615) 379-9707 View (615) 379-9707
Photo of Kelsey Waggoner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Kelsey Waggoner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
If you're longing to connect with the most aligned, authentic version of yourself, you're in the right place. I believe you are the expert, author, editor, & publisher of your life, and you’re allowed to make as many changes as you want. Letting go of the idea that we have to “get it right” on the first try frees up space for creativity, learning, evolution, and even, yes— mistakes. Leaning into moments of uncertainty while adjusting where you're able to are just a couple of ways to continue to “edit” your storyline. Think of me as your assistant editor.
If you're longing to connect with the most aligned, authentic version of yourself, you're in the right place. I believe you are the expert, author, editor, & publisher of your life, and you’re allowed to make as many changes as you want. Letting go of the idea that we have to “get it right” on the first try frees up space for creativity, learning, evolution, and even, yes— mistakes. Leaning into moments of uncertainty while adjusting where you're able to are just a couple of ways to continue to “edit” your storyline. Think of me as your assistant editor.
(615) 437-4428 View (615) 437-4428
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KBR Serenity Mind, Body Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37206  (Online Only)
Greetings! I'm Karen Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in working with individuals, families, and groups in community. In therapy, my approach is to meet you where you are on your journey and collaborate towards achieving your goals. By envisioning what changes you desire in your life, you have already taken the first step. Perhaps you aim to be more vibrant, energetic, decisive, and purposeful. Imagine the possibilities if you could tap into these qualities. What would your life look like and how would you feel?
Greetings! I'm Karen Roberts, a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in working with individuals, families, and groups in community. In therapy, my approach is to meet you where you are on your journey and collaborate towards achieving your goals. By envisioning what changes you desire in your life, you have already taken the first step. Perhaps you aim to be more vibrant, energetic, decisive, and purposeful. Imagine the possibilities if you could tap into these qualities. What would your life look like and how would you feel?
(615) 492-3396 View (615) 492-3396
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Child Family Therapy Collective
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37207
Waitlist for new clients
I work with children and families to target their clinical concerns in the treatment of of selective mutism, anxiety, disruptive behavior and other behavioral concerns in children and adolescents. Parent training is at the core of my work as you are with your child the most, it is vital that you feel skilled to support your child at home outside of the treatment room. We work with teachers, family, and community when appropriate to treatment to take treatment goals out of the therapy room.
I work with children and families to target their clinical concerns in the treatment of of selective mutism, anxiety, disruptive behavior and other behavioral concerns in children and adolescents. Parent training is at the core of my work as you are with your child the most, it is vital that you feel skilled to support your child at home outside of the treatment room. We work with teachers, family, and community when appropriate to treatment to take treatment goals out of the therapy room.
(615) 857-5654 View (615) 857-5654
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Keri Seay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I have always been aware of my undeniable passion for individual counseling, which is why I began my private practice in 2016. I want to offer people a way to live their lives effectively in the present. What does that mean? It means making wise decisions that help us feel a sense of congruence about the life we are living.
I have always been aware of my undeniable passion for individual counseling, which is why I began my private practice in 2016. I want to offer people a way to live their lives effectively in the present. What does that mean? It means making wise decisions that help us feel a sense of congruence about the life we are living.
(615) 265-6568 View (615) 265-6568
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Chelsea Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
I believe we all have the intrinsic wisdom to know what we need to live balanced, fulfilling lives. Sometimes the behaviors and beliefs we learn to cope with overwhelming life experiences separate us from that wisdom. We learn to adapt in ways that help us survive. My hope is to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate setting to explore and address barriers to authentic living. I am trained in, and primarily work with, the internal family systems (IFS) model. IFS is a non-pathologizing, evidence-based model that helps us rediscover our authentic selves and explore our intricate systems.
I believe we all have the intrinsic wisdom to know what we need to live balanced, fulfilling lives. Sometimes the behaviors and beliefs we learn to cope with overwhelming life experiences separate us from that wisdom. We learn to adapt in ways that help us survive. My hope is to provide a non-judgmental, compassionate setting to explore and address barriers to authentic living. I am trained in, and primarily work with, the internal family systems (IFS) model. IFS is a non-pathologizing, evidence-based model that helps us rediscover our authentic selves and explore our intricate systems.
(615) 802-7075 View (615) 802-7075
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Travis Hupp
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII, CAADC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37221
As a licensed counselor with years of experience in alcohol and drug addiction, I understand the challenges that come with seeking help for addiction. My approach is grounded in empathy, respect, and non-judgment. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. I provide practical strategies to manage cravings and cope with triggers. I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and will support you every step of the way.
As a licensed counselor with years of experience in alcohol and drug addiction, I understand the challenges that come with seeking help for addiction. My approach is grounded in empathy, respect, and non-judgment. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop personalized treatment plans that meet their unique needs. I provide practical strategies to manage cravings and cope with triggers. I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of care and will support you every step of the way.
(615) 703-2946 View (615) 703-2946

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Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$139

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashville?

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.