Therapists in Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX

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Kristen Berglund
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77027  (Online Only)
I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+) and treating sexual and other trauma, including complex PTSD. I do this with an eclectic approach, borrowing techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). I collaborate with each of my clients to provide care tailored to their needs.
I have over 14 years of experience working with teens and adults. My passions include providing affirming care to the transgender and nonbinary community (ages 14+) and treating sexual and other trauma, including complex PTSD. I do this with an eclectic approach, borrowing techniques and theory from several different areas (DBT, IFS, EMDR, Humanism and psychoeducation). I collaborate with each of my clients to provide care tailored to their needs.
(832) 400-6786 View (832) 400-6786
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Alicia Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Alicia earned her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Alicia has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including foster care, residential treatment care, outpatient group therapy, and individual therapy. Using a relational and solution focused approach, Alicia works with individuals aged 18-65 who are navigating their mental health and wanting to achieve balance and peace.
Alicia earned her Master's of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. Alicia has clinical experience in a variety of settings, including foster care, residential treatment care, outpatient group therapy, and individual therapy. Using a relational and solution focused approach, Alicia works with individuals aged 18-65 who are navigating their mental health and wanting to achieve balance and peace.
(832) 251-7874 View (832) 251-7874
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Better Therapy PLLC with Dr. Rune Moelbak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77005
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
Certified EFT Couples Therapist and psychologist specializing in working with individuals and couples who are going through difficult life struggles: If you are feeling depressed, struggling in your marriage or relationship, or have lost your sense of purpose, I can help you re-find meaning and regain your effectiveness. I help people work through wounds from their past that have impacted their self-esteem, and help them resolve relationship issues that are weighing them down. Together we will help you get to the root of your problems and find the inner resources that will get you unstuck!
(713) 766-1251 View (713) 766-1251
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Andrea Bridges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
We gain a greater understanding and perspective of our existence when addressing that which concerns us the most. Accepting responsibility for mental and emotional health is an empowering decision to make, one that will evolve and transform your life. If you are seeking therapy to resolve anxiety, abandonment, anger, boundary setting, depression, family and personal relationships, conflict, grief, indecision, negative feelings and thoughts, or uncertainty, this journey will allow you the ability to manifest the growth you desire.
We gain a greater understanding and perspective of our existence when addressing that which concerns us the most. Accepting responsibility for mental and emotional health is an empowering decision to make, one that will evolve and transform your life. If you are seeking therapy to resolve anxiety, abandonment, anger, boundary setting, depression, family and personal relationships, conflict, grief, indecision, negative feelings and thoughts, or uncertainty, this journey will allow you the ability to manifest the growth you desire.
(832) 426-2354 View (832) 426-2354
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Carley Pool
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77027
My clients come into the office knowing one thing- they want a change. Often having an idea of exactly what it is that needs to change, and sometimes just knowing that 'it doesn't feel right'. I help my clients understand that each behavior is understood given the context that surrounds it. We will focus on the things that are not that obvious, perhaps it's the mere emotion that is motivating the behavior. Other times we might need to dig a little deeper. Together we work towards the same end goal: transformation.
My clients come into the office knowing one thing- they want a change. Often having an idea of exactly what it is that needs to change, and sometimes just knowing that 'it doesn't feel right'. I help my clients understand that each behavior is understood given the context that surrounds it. We will focus on the things that are not that obvious, perhaps it's the mere emotion that is motivating the behavior. Other times we might need to dig a little deeper. Together we work towards the same end goal: transformation.
(832) 793-9233 View (832) 793-9233
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Tanner Raab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Unfortunately, problems come more easily and swiftly than progress and solutions. Weeks and months of positive steps forward can seem to be undone in a fraction of the time. I hope to unravel your life's complexities together to find and build a resilient path forward. Depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma can seem insurmountable, but they aren't. I'd love to explore the story of who you are and help blend it into the story of who you want to be!
Unfortunately, problems come more easily and swiftly than progress and solutions. Weeks and months of positive steps forward can seem to be undone in a fraction of the time. I hope to unravel your life's complexities together to find and build a resilient path forward. Depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma can seem insurmountable, but they aren't. I'd love to explore the story of who you are and help blend it into the story of who you want to be!
(281) 336-1838 View (281) 336-1838
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Dr. Chelsea McCann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Dr. McCann collaborates with individuals who are currently struggling with emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. I aim to work with you to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations to improve quality of life and promote healing. Dr. McCann is currently not accepting new therapy clients.
Dr. McCann collaborates with individuals who are currently struggling with emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. I aim to work with you to provide an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations to improve quality of life and promote healing. Dr. McCann is currently not accepting new therapy clients.
(281) 378-7283 View (281) 378-7283
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JEM Wellness & Counseling, PLLC
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
We are a cohesive team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate clinicians who share a holistic, client-centered and solution-focused approach to counseling individuals, families and groups. We treat individuals ages 5 and older, families and groups with diagnosed mental illness, emotional, mental and behavioral challenges, trauma, loss, transitional challenges, parenting, and specific emotional and behavioral concerns.
We are a cohesive team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate clinicians who share a holistic, client-centered and solution-focused approach to counseling individuals, families and groups. We treat individuals ages 5 and older, families and groups with diagnosed mental illness, emotional, mental and behavioral challenges, trauma, loss, transitional challenges, parenting, and specific emotional and behavioral concerns.
(832) 979-5845 View (832) 979-5845
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Whitney Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77046
If you are struggling with the ability to enjoy your everyday routine, Whitney is ready to discuss tools and strategies to help you strengthen your walk and overcome any obstacles that are in your way.
If you are struggling with the ability to enjoy your everyday routine, Whitney is ready to discuss tools and strategies to help you strengthen your walk and overcome any obstacles that are in your way.
(832) 979-1344 View (832) 979-1344
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Chandler Ervin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Not accepting new clients
Let’s be honest, life is hard. From day to day, things move, shake, shift, and change in directions where everything seems out of control. One moment we feel on top of the world, and the next, we find ourselves spiraled to the bottom. But what if things were different? Would you regain focus? Could you finally do what is important while being stress-free? What would happen if you took the wheel of your life again? With you as the driver, forward is only one direction to change. You can decide the rest.
Let’s be honest, life is hard. From day to day, things move, shake, shift, and change in directions where everything seems out of control. One moment we feel on top of the world, and the next, we find ourselves spiraled to the bottom. But what if things were different? Would you regain focus? Could you finally do what is important while being stress-free? What would happen if you took the wheel of your life again? With you as the driver, forward is only one direction to change. You can decide the rest.
(832) 957-0205 View (832) 957-0205
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Geof Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Geof Ryan, LCSW Geof Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. He has been assisting a diverse population of veteran, homeless, criminal justice, and substance use clients in private and non-profit clinical, treatment, and home settings. Geof specializes in treating anxiety, depressive, and co-existing disorders using a combination of cognitive behavioral talk therapies and resourcing of practical coping strategies.
Geof Ryan, LCSW Geof Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. He has been assisting a diverse population of veteran, homeless, criminal justice, and substance use clients in private and non-profit clinical, treatment, and home settings. Geof specializes in treating anxiety, depressive, and co-existing disorders using a combination of cognitive behavioral talk therapies and resourcing of practical coping strategies.
(832) 735-5201 View (832) 735-5201
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Dr. Immigration Evaluations Carolina Jimenez
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77005
I am a bilingual licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience providing emotion focused therapy in English and Spanish for the treatment of: stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, family of origin and identity concerns, and adjustment and life transitions with an adult population. I understand the cultural factors affecting people's lives. Pressure to prove yourself, wanting to connect with others, balancing work and family responsibilities; these are concerns that my clients often want to address. I can help you feel greater satisfaction in different areas of your life by looking beneath the surface to achieve meaningful change.
I am a bilingual licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience providing emotion focused therapy in English and Spanish for the treatment of: stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, family of origin and identity concerns, and adjustment and life transitions with an adult population. I understand the cultural factors affecting people's lives. Pressure to prove yourself, wanting to connect with others, balancing work and family responsibilities; these are concerns that my clients often want to address. I can help you feel greater satisfaction in different areas of your life by looking beneath the surface to achieve meaningful change.
(281) 709-2933 View (281) 709-2933
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Dominique Timothee
LPC Associate, MEd
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77046
I understand that life can throw curveballs that may make it hard to complete simple tasks like getting out of bed and enjoying the things we once found joy in. I personally strive to create a safe, a non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions. I use a client-centered holistic approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, while incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches like Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals.
I understand that life can throw curveballs that may make it hard to complete simple tasks like getting out of bed and enjoying the things we once found joy in. I personally strive to create a safe, a non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and emotions. I use a client-centered holistic approach that addresses the mind, body, and spirit, while incorporating a variety of therapeutic approaches like Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Reality Therapy to help my clients reach their therapeutic goals.
(832) 720-7759 View (832) 720-7759
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Doreen Lerner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Solution focused therapy for a more fulfilled you - Identify and build on your strengths and resources - Conquer anxiety and fears - Find relief from depression - Build stronger self-esteem - Develop motivation for change - Cope with emotions and stress in healthy, productive ways - Learn effective skills for a happier and more meaningful life - Become empowered to create a positive path to personal growth and well-being - Learn how to live in a way that matches your deepest values and your most important personal goals
Solution focused therapy for a more fulfilled you - Identify and build on your strengths and resources - Conquer anxiety and fears - Find relief from depression - Build stronger self-esteem - Develop motivation for change - Cope with emotions and stress in healthy, productive ways - Learn effective skills for a happier and more meaningful life - Become empowered to create a positive path to personal growth and well-being - Learn how to live in a way that matches your deepest values and your most important personal goals
(832) 460-3687 View (832) 460-3687
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Ks Stanley
Psychologist, PsyD, QTAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Hi ya'll :) I provide services to people who seek my help. Even if it's to get you to another provider who fits you! I want to work with folks who are open to doing the work - which is a hard thing to do. I validate that. But let's do this if you have the space. I provide including both psychotherapy, as well as brief assessments for WPATH letters for life saving, gender affirmative health care + GHAC letters to appeal insurance denials of coverage for GAHC (don't back down!). You don't have to be LBTQISP+ for me to care about your well-being. If you imagine a fit, please reach out and we can figure it out together.
Hi ya'll :) I provide services to people who seek my help. Even if it's to get you to another provider who fits you! I want to work with folks who are open to doing the work - which is a hard thing to do. I validate that. But let's do this if you have the space. I provide including both psychotherapy, as well as brief assessments for WPATH letters for life saving, gender affirmative health care + GHAC letters to appeal insurance denials of coverage for GAHC (don't back down!). You don't have to be LBTQISP+ for me to care about your well-being. If you imagine a fit, please reach out and we can figure it out together.
(346) 444-1517 View (346) 444-1517
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Dr. Anita Payan
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098  (Online Only)
Is adversity or stress making it difficult to quiet the thoughts in your head? You keep replaying scenarios and analyzing what you could have done differently. You may feel like you are alone in your suffering or like your grief is not recognized by the world at large. Know that you are not defined by your symptoms. And even though it may not feel like it, you are already doing something beautifully to bring you to where you are today. You are now wondering how to move forward from here. I can help.
Is adversity or stress making it difficult to quiet the thoughts in your head? You keep replaying scenarios and analyzing what you could have done differently. You may feel like you are alone in your suffering or like your grief is not recognized by the world at large. Know that you are not defined by your symptoms. And even though it may not feel like it, you are already doing something beautifully to bring you to where you are today. You are now wondering how to move forward from here. I can help.
(832) 281-5699 View (832) 281-5699
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Jenny Sorensen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
With over 31 years in 12-Step recovery, I felt called to this profession. I believe that my own personal struggle with addiction and childhood trauma helps me meet my clients with a sense compassion and hope for what recovery can offer.
With over 31 years in 12-Step recovery, I felt called to this profession. I believe that my own personal struggle with addiction and childhood trauma helps me meet my clients with a sense compassion and hope for what recovery can offer.
(713) 766-1737 View (713) 766-1737
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Kamili Wade-Reescano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77027
Kamili Wade-Reescano is licensed in Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She started her career in mental health in 2020. As a result of what I do individuals/families experience improved/restored communication, restored trust, increased shared support, changed behavior, overcome problems, and become stronger. I am looking for individuals/families seeking peace, healing, and growth.
Kamili Wade-Reescano is licensed in Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She started her career in mental health in 2020. As a result of what I do individuals/families experience improved/restored communication, restored trust, increased shared support, changed behavior, overcome problems, and become stronger. I am looking for individuals/families seeking peace, healing, and growth.
(832) 479-3974 View (832) 479-3974
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Alexandra Blekhman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77098
Waitlist for new clients
The ability to love, work, and play lies at the heart of human happiness. With trauma, unresolved conflicts, chronic stress or difficult relationships, this ability is often impeded or diminished. I help my patients regain their strength, discover their true selves, and form authentic connections with their loved ones, resulting in a fulfilling and productive life. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, addiction, personality disorders (particularly borderline and narcissistic), and difficulties relating to others.
The ability to love, work, and play lies at the heart of human happiness. With trauma, unresolved conflicts, chronic stress or difficult relationships, this ability is often impeded or diminished. I help my patients regain their strength, discover their true selves, and form authentic connections with their loved ones, resulting in a fulfilling and productive life. My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, addiction, personality disorders (particularly borderline and narcissistic), and difficulties relating to others.
(281) 949-7052 View (281) 949-7052
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Moni M Tang
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX 77027
I believe that every difficulty and transition in life presents us an opportunity to learn and grow. My approach to therapy is client-centered, emphasizing on empowerment, strength, and self-compassion. I offer a solution- and strength-based therapeutic approach to help individuals cultivate self-acceptance, achieve a deeper understanding of yourself, and develop practical plans to create a valuable life you desire. I help couples identify and change old patterns that keep you stuck, and explore tools to improve your communication, trust and intimacy.
I believe that every difficulty and transition in life presents us an opportunity to learn and grow. My approach to therapy is client-centered, emphasizing on empowerment, strength, and self-compassion. I offer a solution- and strength-based therapeutic approach to help individuals cultivate self-acceptance, achieve a deeper understanding of yourself, and develop practical plans to create a valuable life you desire. I help couples identify and change old patterns that keep you stuck, and explore tools to improve your communication, trust and intimacy.
(713) 496-0432 View (713) 496-0432

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Number of Therapists in Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress
67% Grief
61% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston, TX see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenway - Upper Kirby, Houston?

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.