Therapists in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN

Photo of Kentiana McClain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN
Kentiana McClain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
The presence of mental health struggles and the need for interpersonal support on your journey of self-discovery, self-care, self-love, and self-healing should not feel like a burden, but for many individuals it does. As a therapist, my goal is to meet you where you are in your mental health journey and offer you the permission, opportunity, and non-judgemental space to unapologetically process your mental health.
The presence of mental health struggles and the need for interpersonal support on your journey of self-discovery, self-care, self-love, and self-healing should not feel like a burden, but for many individuals it does. As a therapist, my goal is to meet you where you are in your mental health journey and offer you the permission, opportunity, and non-judgemental space to unapologetically process your mental health.
(615) 205-9305 View (615) 205-9305
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Teresa Prendes-Walls
Counselor, MAEdS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
My approach to counseling is very interactive and individualized. I like to provide an environment full of creativity, flexibility and humor during the counseling process. Challenging your self-perception, understanding your emotions, and changing your unhelpful behaviors requires tough work, but you won't be doing it alone. Together we will explore the patterns in your life that are keeping you stuck and find healthier ways to achieve what you need so that you can begin creating a life you love.
My approach to counseling is very interactive and individualized. I like to provide an environment full of creativity, flexibility and humor during the counseling process. Challenging your self-perception, understanding your emotions, and changing your unhelpful behaviors requires tough work, but you won't be doing it alone. Together we will explore the patterns in your life that are keeping you stuck and find healthier ways to achieve what you need so that you can begin creating a life you love.
(615) 206-4164 View (615) 206-4164
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David Neil Sacks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
David's Background: David Sacks is a licensed clinical psychologist and a consultant for athletes and other elite performers. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English; M.A. Education) and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. David completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. As a scientist-practitioner, David has published numerous articles and presented at national and international conferences. In both his therapy and consultation work, David helps others to make specific adjustments in their ways of operating and, importantly, to understand the “bigger picture” in order to achieve lasting change. He uses a strengths-based approach to allow his clients to discover the best version of themselves. David has worked with thousands of students and clients, including award-winning scholars, professional athletes, musicians, service members, and other diverse individuals and groups from all walks of life.
David's Background: David Sacks is a licensed clinical psychologist and a consultant for athletes and other elite performers. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English; M.A. Education) and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. David completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. As a scientist-practitioner, David has published numerous articles and presented at national and international conferences. In both his therapy and consultation work, David helps others to make specific adjustments in their ways of operating and, importantly, to understand the “bigger picture” in order to achieve lasting change. He uses a strengths-based approach to allow his clients to discover the best version of themselves. David has worked with thousands of students and clients, including award-winning scholars, professional athletes, musicians, service members, and other diverse individuals and groups from all walks of life.
(615) 640-1432 View (615) 640-1432
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Ashley Elaine Dantzler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP(T)
Verified
3 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
The world we live in is full of opportunities to disconnect, avoid emotions, and escape reality. I believe that healing is often found through connection to people around us, connection to nature, and the ability to sit with both comfortable and uncomfortable emotions. In therapy, I work to create an authentic, non- judgmental, welcoming, and trustworthy environment through which healing and growth may occur. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is crucial to the success of counseling, and place great importance on it.
The world we live in is full of opportunities to disconnect, avoid emotions, and escape reality. I believe that healing is often found through connection to people around us, connection to nature, and the ability to sit with both comfortable and uncomfortable emotions. In therapy, I work to create an authentic, non- judgmental, welcoming, and trustworthy environment through which healing and growth may occur. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is crucial to the success of counseling, and place great importance on it.
(615) 471-7165 View (615) 471-7165
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Nicole D Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
I’m so very proud of you for taking the first steps in your healing journey. I know it wasn’t easy getting here and I’m so happy you’ve made it this far. My name is Nicole and my passion lies in helping you evolve into your higher self: growing, unlearning, and learning again.
I’m so very proud of you for taking the first steps in your healing journey. I know it wasn’t easy getting here and I’m so happy you’ve made it this far. My name is Nicole and my passion lies in helping you evolve into your higher self: growing, unlearning, and learning again.
(615) 880-6243 View (615) 880-6243
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Carrie Wilkerson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MMFT
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Hi, I’m Carrie. Whatever is happening in your life right now, we can face it with care and find authentic, effective ways to handle it, together. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in making positive change. I have also experienced my own healing journey from childhood abuse and family dysfunction, so I’m intimately familiar with the terrain. My life’s passion is for healing trauma; transforming pain into wholeness; helping my clients develop their unique gifts and path; and nurturing relationships back to health; and that’s what I’ve trained to do.
Hi, I’m Carrie. Whatever is happening in your life right now, we can face it with care and find authentic, effective ways to handle it, together. For over 20 years, I’ve worked with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities in making positive change. I have also experienced my own healing journey from childhood abuse and family dysfunction, so I’m intimately familiar with the terrain. My life’s passion is for healing trauma; transforming pain into wholeness; helping my clients develop their unique gifts and path; and nurturing relationships back to health; and that’s what I’ve trained to do.
(615) 492-2208 View (615) 492-2208
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Anna Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Welcome to Anna Hawkins Counseling! I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder and navigating interpersonal challenges. Using attachment theory as a foundation, I provide a safe space for exploration, emotional growth, and building healthier relationships. Through evidence-based methods tailored to your needs, we'll work together to manage intense emotions and foster personal resilience. Take the first step towards a more fulfilling life. Contact me today to start the process.
Welcome to Anna Hawkins Counseling! I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder and navigating interpersonal challenges. Using attachment theory as a foundation, I provide a safe space for exploration, emotional growth, and building healthier relationships. Through evidence-based methods tailored to your needs, we'll work together to manage intense emotions and foster personal resilience. Take the first step towards a more fulfilling life. Contact me today to start the process.
(615) 703-4251 View (615) 703-4251
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Rheann Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
As a compassionate advocate for women's mental health, I am deeply committed to empowering you to reclaim control over your life and find fulfillment and happiness. My approach is warm and collaborative; I believe in working together as a team to address your unique challenges and goals. My background is group and individual settings struggling with co-occurring disorders, primarily substance use and mood disorders. I believe identifying our values and faulty core beliefs are the foundation to success and healing. I also emphasize the importance of healthy self-esteem and will challenge you on your journey to healing.
As a compassionate advocate for women's mental health, I am deeply committed to empowering you to reclaim control over your life and find fulfillment and happiness. My approach is warm and collaborative; I believe in working together as a team to address your unique challenges and goals. My background is group and individual settings struggling with co-occurring disorders, primarily substance use and mood disorders. I believe identifying our values and faulty core beliefs are the foundation to success and healing. I also emphasize the importance of healthy self-esteem and will challenge you on your journey to healing.
(615) 205-9177 View (615) 205-9177
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Natali Efstathiou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings (private practice, community mental health, university counseling center, state hospital, and in-home services). My services include individual, family, and couples/marital therapy. I primarily work with adults and couples. I believe that disturbances of thought, feeling, and behavior are caused by ‘obstacles’ to healthy brain functioning. My role as a therapist is to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of you having 100% of your intellect, wisdom, passion, humor, curiosity, energy, logic, creativity, and joyfulness available to you!
I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field in a variety of settings (private practice, community mental health, university counseling center, state hospital, and in-home services). My services include individual, family, and couples/marital therapy. I primarily work with adults and couples. I believe that disturbances of thought, feeling, and behavior are caused by ‘obstacles’ to healthy brain functioning. My role as a therapist is to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of you having 100% of your intellect, wisdom, passion, humor, curiosity, energy, logic, creativity, and joyfulness available to you!
(615) 697-4169 View (615) 697-4169
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Vanessa V Orellana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do”- Brene Brown. Hello! My name is Vanessa and my goal is to help you become a better version of yourself. I am proud of you for taking the first step in taking care of your mental health, it is not easy and I applaud you for that.
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do”- Brene Brown. Hello! My name is Vanessa and my goal is to help you become a better version of yourself. I am proud of you for taking the first step in taking care of your mental health, it is not easy and I applaud you for that.
(615) 576-2783 View (615) 576-2783
Photo of Alyssa J Marmo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN
Alyssa J Marmo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Along the way I have learned that a deeper understanding of self evolves from a deeper understanding of the “stuff” that causes us to think, believe, and behave in the way that we do. Most of the time, the “stuff” is handed down to us or imprinted on us in our childhood or from our experiences. If you are wanting to better understand yourself to break free from the patterns and cycles that may be consuming you, it would be my honor to join you on your journey of self-discovery. I am passionate about supporting those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, and life transitions.
Along the way I have learned that a deeper understanding of self evolves from a deeper understanding of the “stuff” that causes us to think, believe, and behave in the way that we do. Most of the time, the “stuff” is handed down to us or imprinted on us in our childhood or from our experiences. If you are wanting to better understand yourself to break free from the patterns and cycles that may be consuming you, it would be my honor to join you on your journey of self-discovery. I am passionate about supporting those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, and life transitions.
(615) 235-6554 View (615) 235-6554
Photo of Rachel Epifanio Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN
Rachel Epifanio Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we all need a helping hand to navigate through the challenges that come our way. At Rachel Epifanio Counseling, we believe in the power of healing, growth, and self-discovery. Our team of licensed counselors is here to support you on your path to emotional well-being and personal empowerment.
Life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and sometimes, we all need a helping hand to navigate through the challenges that come our way. At Rachel Epifanio Counseling, we believe in the power of healing, growth, and self-discovery. Our team of licensed counselors is here to support you on your path to emotional well-being and personal empowerment.
(615) 266-5822 View (615) 266-5822
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Cathy Hacker
PhD, SPE
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
(COVID-19 NOTICE: Online Sessions Now Offered) It takes a lot of courage to enter into psychotherapy. If you are looking at this website, you may be suffering anxiety, emotional or relational pain, and wondering where to get relief. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I work with couples and individual clients, many who have suffered anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, addiction, painful relationships, and eating disorders. Because of life experience as well as extensive training, I can offer practical tools that can help relieve you now as well as long after you leave my office. I am glad to answer any of your questions
(COVID-19 NOTICE: Online Sessions Now Offered) It takes a lot of courage to enter into psychotherapy. If you are looking at this website, you may be suffering anxiety, emotional or relational pain, and wondering where to get relief. Choosing a therapist can be overwhelming. I work with couples and individual clients, many who have suffered anxiety and depression, grief, trauma, addiction, painful relationships, and eating disorders. Because of life experience as well as extensive training, I can offer practical tools that can help relieve you now as well as long after you leave my office. I am glad to answer any of your questions
(615) 956-2169 View (615) 956-2169
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Missy Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Missy has worked in the field of mental health for over fifteen years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples and youth in the areas of trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, body image, personal growth and self care. In addition to being a mental health clinician, Missy is a registered yoga teacher, with well over 500 hours of training, and an additional 300 hour certification in yoga therapy.
Missy has worked in the field of mental health for over fifteen years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples and youth in the areas of trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, body image, personal growth and self care. In addition to being a mental health clinician, Missy is a registered yoga teacher, with well over 500 hours of training, and an additional 300 hour certification in yoga therapy.
(629) 222-9921 View (629) 222-9921
Photo of Maggie Wibright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN
Maggie Wibright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Life is a tumultuous journey, filled with unexpected twists and turns that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and trapped. In the midst of these storms, it's easy to lose sight of any glimmer of hope or joy. But I firmly believe that within every individual lies the capacity to reclaim their sense of self-worth and rediscover the beauty of life.
Life is a tumultuous journey, filled with unexpected twists and turns that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and trapped. In the midst of these storms, it's easy to lose sight of any glimmer of hope or joy. But I firmly believe that within every individual lies the capacity to reclaim their sense of self-worth and rediscover the beauty of life.
(629) 276-4031 View (629) 276-4031
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Rachel Epifanio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Because we live in a broken world, we all experience trauma on some level (even if it doesn't "look" like trauma). If trauma has taken root, it residually shows up in our relationships with ourselves and others, dictates our perceptions & behaviors, and can even trap us into our own self-sustained mental prison. The question is not "what's wrong with you?", but instead "what happened to you?" I would be honored to hear your story & provide a safe space for you to unpack with no judgement. I am well-versed in Narrative Therapy, taking the stance that you are the expert on yourself.
Because we live in a broken world, we all experience trauma on some level (even if it doesn't "look" like trauma). If trauma has taken root, it residually shows up in our relationships with ourselves and others, dictates our perceptions & behaviors, and can even trap us into our own self-sustained mental prison. The question is not "what's wrong with you?", but instead "what happened to you?" I would be honored to hear your story & provide a safe space for you to unpack with no judgement. I am well-versed in Narrative Therapy, taking the stance that you are the expert on yourself.
(615) 266-5822 x101 View (615) 266-5822 x101
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Alyson West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strength and resilience. I have dedicated myself to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their personal preferences and strengths.
I am passionate about empowering individuals to navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strength and resilience. I have dedicated myself to providing a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each client, utilizing techniques that resonate with their personal preferences and strengths.
(615) 637-2186 View (615) 637-2186
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Dr. Layla J. Bonner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, NCC
Verified
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
I work best with clients who have a deep desire to be seen, heard, and known. I want to know your heart, your fears, your shame, and your pain. I want to know how past hurts and trauma affect your everyday life today.
I work best with clients who have a deep desire to be seen, heard, and known. I want to know your heart, your fears, your shame, and your pain. I want to know how past hurts and trauma affect your everyday life today.
(615) 908-3841 View (615) 908-3841
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Stephanie J Shockley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
Specializing in recovery management, I believe a new life without chemical dependency begins once a commitment to change and a desire to discover the true self is sought. Recovery support for individuals and families is my primary focus with studies showing positive outcomes increase with a continuum of care beyond initial treatment.
(615) 800-4512 View (615) 800-4512
Photo of Mary E Owens, Marriage & Family Therapist in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN
Mary E Owens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, C-DBT
Verified
9 Endorsed
Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN 37203
Do you have Borderline Personality or Bipolar Disorder and are struggling to find a therapist who understands your specific needs? Have you heard of Dialectical Behavior therapy and wondered if it could help you? If this is you, I would love to be a part of your journey towards finding a deeper understanding of your diagnosis. Together we can work towards developing skills that will improve your daily life, help you navigate your overwhelming emotions, and enhance your relationships . Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills will provide you a path towards a more peaceful and balanced life.
Do you have Borderline Personality or Bipolar Disorder and are struggling to find a therapist who understands your specific needs? Have you heard of Dialectical Behavior therapy and wondered if it could help you? If this is you, I would love to be a part of your journey towards finding a deeper understanding of your diagnosis. Together we can work towards developing skills that will improve your daily life, help you navigate your overwhelming emotions, and enhance your relationships . Mindfulness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance skills will provide you a path towards a more peaceful and balanced life.
(615) 703-4473 View (615) 703-4473

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Number of Therapists in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN

30+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Cherokee Park, Nashville, TN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cherokee Park, 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.