Therapists in Kingwood, TX

Photo of Kristin Timberlake Rodriguez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kingwood, TX
Kristin Timberlake Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77339
My goal is to support you on your journey toward mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Through counseling, clients can explore their current life situation and begin to deal effectively with the circumstances they are facing in a safe environment. Counseling can also provide tools for change, but even more, it can be a springboard to begin identifying some of the factors that have led to the current situation.
My goal is to support you on your journey toward mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Through counseling, clients can explore their current life situation and begin to deal effectively with the circumstances they are facing in a safe environment. Counseling can also provide tools for change, but even more, it can be a springboard to begin identifying some of the factors that have led to the current situation.
(281) 672-8837 View (281) 672-8837
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Kenyon T Arthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. Our work together will be based first and foremost on creating a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where you can be yourself. Together we will focus on understanding and working through difficult feelings and powerful beliefs which leave you stuck and unsatisfied with your life. Your decision to seek counseling provides a unique opportunity to process the challenges you are facing, identify your priorities and values, and to develop the skills needed to reach your goals. My role as your therapist will be to help you access your inner resources for healing and coping.
Thank you for visiting my profile. Our work together will be based first and foremost on creating a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where you can be yourself. Together we will focus on understanding and working through difficult feelings and powerful beliefs which leave you stuck and unsatisfied with your life. Your decision to seek counseling provides a unique opportunity to process the challenges you are facing, identify your priorities and values, and to develop the skills needed to reach your goals. My role as your therapist will be to help you access your inner resources for healing and coping.
(832) 241-3842 View (832) 241-3842
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Marcelle Craig
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339  (Online Only)
You don't have to bully yourself to a better life! Let's improve your connection to yourself, your future, and to others with a mix of empathy and accountability. Together, we'll help you feel more empowered through the changes in your life.
You don't have to bully yourself to a better life! Let's improve your connection to yourself, your future, and to others with a mix of empathy and accountability. Together, we'll help you feel more empowered through the changes in your life.
(281) 524-4486 View (281) 524-4486
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Listening Ear Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because I genuinely care for people. My practice is centered around building relationships. I believe my greatest strength as a therapist is my life experience. I feel that it gives me a unique perspective that enables me to empathize with my clients. I believe that the most important things a client needs to know is that they are not alone; that there is hope and that they have everything they need inside of themselves to get better.
I became a therapist because I genuinely care for people. My practice is centered around building relationships. I believe my greatest strength as a therapist is my life experience. I feel that it gives me a unique perspective that enables me to empathize with my clients. I believe that the most important things a client needs to know is that they are not alone; that there is hope and that they have everything they need inside of themselves to get better.
(281) 916-5412 View (281) 916-5412
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Meghan Shaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
Feeling overwhelmed by work, relationships, self-confidence, or just life in general? It's okay to need support in handling the stress and challenges of today's world. Hello, I’m Meghan Shaw, an LPC and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. With expertise in guiding clients through life transitions and challenging times, I specialize in addressing stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.
Feeling overwhelmed by work, relationships, self-confidence, or just life in general? It's okay to need support in handling the stress and challenges of today's world. Hello, I’m Meghan Shaw, an LPC and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. With expertise in guiding clients through life transitions and challenging times, I specialize in addressing stress, anxiety, depression and addiction.
(346) 787-1336 View (346) 787-1336
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Juan Sazo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, SEP, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences or adjusting to life’s difficulties for yourself or a loved one? Do you feel that these challenges are holding you back from becoming the best person you hope to be? Envision what it would feel like to find that peace of mind that you’re seeking? To live your best life in the different roles you lead? To replace anxiety with calmness, replace feelings of hopelessness with feelings of joy.
Are you looking for relief from anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences or adjusting to life’s difficulties for yourself or a loved one? Do you feel that these challenges are holding you back from becoming the best person you hope to be? Envision what it would feel like to find that peace of mind that you’re seeking? To live your best life in the different roles you lead? To replace anxiety with calmness, replace feelings of hopelessness with feelings of joy.
(713) 597-2917 View (713) 597-2917
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Gabriel Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
If you struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, are a part of a couple who is in need of support or an individual who struggles with anxiety, depression or addiction, we are glad you are here! ​ Abundance Counseling Services knows that taking the step to start therapy can be challenging. We are here to be of support to you through your journey. We offer a comforting, supportive, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to work on difficult issues and symptoms related to your mental health. We want you to be able to grow, heal, and have the peace & balance you are striving for.
If you struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, are a part of a couple who is in need of support or an individual who struggles with anxiety, depression or addiction, we are glad you are here! ​ Abundance Counseling Services knows that taking the step to start therapy can be challenging. We are here to be of support to you through your journey. We offer a comforting, supportive, non-judgmental therapeutic environment to work on difficult issues and symptoms related to your mental health. We want you to be able to grow, heal, and have the peace & balance you are striving for.
(281) 305-1924 View (281) 305-1924
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Michelle Wolf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77339
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and have spent over 20 years collaborating therapeutically with individuals, families, and schools. My passion is to help people learn ways to capitalize on their strengths and provide support as clients set a path towards improved day-to-day functioning. I am devoted to creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment for healing. I am genuinely curious about the experiences, ideas, beliefs, and hopes clients bring. My theoretical orientation is integrated, pulling from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and attachment-based methodologies. In addition, I am EMDR trained.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and have spent over 20 years collaborating therapeutically with individuals, families, and schools. My passion is to help people learn ways to capitalize on their strengths and provide support as clients set a path towards improved day-to-day functioning. I am devoted to creating a safe, nonjudgmental environment for healing. I am genuinely curious about the experiences, ideas, beliefs, and hopes clients bring. My theoretical orientation is integrated, pulling from person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, existential, and attachment-based methodologies. In addition, I am EMDR trained.
(281) 709-2885 View (281) 709-2885
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Jewel Ratcliff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77339
Jewel Ratcliff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2020. Jewel provides an accepting and non-judgmental space that helps clients grow by uncovering strengths and learning new skills that help them navigate through the challenges and struggles that they are currently facing. She recognizes the strength, wisdom, and resiliency each of her clients has within themselves.
Jewel Ratcliff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2020. Jewel provides an accepting and non-judgmental space that helps clients grow by uncovering strengths and learning new skills that help them navigate through the challenges and struggles that they are currently facing. She recognizes the strength, wisdom, and resiliency each of her clients has within themselves.
(281) 801-4678 View (281) 801-4678
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Barbara Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), I enjoy working with both individuals and couples with a multitude of struggles, including depression, anxiety, relationship stress, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction issues. Everyone deserves to have a life worth living, feeling valued, and hopeful, and I am here to help you reach your goals.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), I enjoy working with both individuals and couples with a multitude of struggles, including depression, anxiety, relationship stress, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and addiction issues. Everyone deserves to have a life worth living, feeling valued, and hopeful, and I am here to help you reach your goals.
(281) 524-2894 View (281) 524-2894
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Wendy C McWhorter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MABC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77339
Wendy works with adults and teens dealing with trauma, anxiety and depression among other difficulties.
Wendy works with adults and teens dealing with trauma, anxiety and depression among other difficulties.
(281) 626-8683 View (281) 626-8683
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Jasmine Trachelle Groves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
What an amazing day to heal! Allow me to help you achieve the life you are entitled to and deserve. We all carry baggage and experience ongoing day-to-day stressors that can make the future seem unattainable. Now is the time to put your life into perspective and get back on track. I have experience working with individuals, adolescents, and adolescent groups. Most issues presented to me in therapy include relational and vocational stressors, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger management, impulse control issues, self-harm, inattention/focusing problems, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, post traumatic stress, and substance abuse.
What an amazing day to heal! Allow me to help you achieve the life you are entitled to and deserve. We all carry baggage and experience ongoing day-to-day stressors that can make the future seem unattainable. Now is the time to put your life into perspective and get back on track. I have experience working with individuals, adolescents, and adolescent groups. Most issues presented to me in therapy include relational and vocational stressors, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger management, impulse control issues, self-harm, inattention/focusing problems, bipolar disorder, grief/loss, post traumatic stress, and substance abuse.
(832) 905-8860 View (832) 905-8860
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Jenniesha L Figueroa Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77345  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing a life situation, mood changes, stress, sadness or feel like wanting to be listened, I would like to be a support in your process. If it’s talking about life, learning a new skill or even having silent moments the main priority is provide client centered services and genuinely create a trustworthy and professional relationship fostered in cultural sensitivity, empathy and your strengths to achieve your goal.
If you are experiencing a life situation, mood changes, stress, sadness or feel like wanting to be listened, I would like to be a support in your process. If it’s talking about life, learning a new skill or even having silent moments the main priority is provide client centered services and genuinely create a trustworthy and professional relationship fostered in cultural sensitivity, empathy and your strengths to achieve your goal.
(346) 584-5959 View (346) 584-5959
Photo of Kathy Gray LPC, LMFT, OTA, Sensory, EMDR & Imago, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kingwood, TX
Kathy Gray LPC, LMFT, OTA, Sensory, EMDR & Imago
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR , Neuro, Feedbac, IMAGO, Sensory
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation is no small feat. The path to authentic happiness and fulfillment can be challenging, but the rewards are immeasurable. Imagine a life where your intentions seamlessly translate into the reality you desire, where communication flows effortlessly, focus sharpens, anxiety dissipates, and self-defeating behaviors become a thing of the past. I specialize in guiding individuals and families through the intricate terrain of emotional struggles. Our minds are intricately programmed, and we may need help untangling the knots that hinder a truly fulfilled life.
Embarking on a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation is no small feat. The path to authentic happiness and fulfillment can be challenging, but the rewards are immeasurable. Imagine a life where your intentions seamlessly translate into the reality you desire, where communication flows effortlessly, focus sharpens, anxiety dissipates, and self-defeating behaviors become a thing of the past. I specialize in guiding individuals and families through the intricate terrain of emotional struggles. Our minds are intricately programmed, and we may need help untangling the knots that hinder a truly fulfilled life.
(281) 784-3809 View (281) 784-3809
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Ronda L. Bonnette
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
Does life have you feeling overwhelmed? Are negative/anxious thoughts taking over and continuing to win in your head? Are you wondering why your marriage is now stale or you don't know how to communicate with your partner? These are a few of the many ways in how YOU can benefit from the therapeutic process. I am a straight shooter-I'm going to tell you what you NEED to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. Yes, I am in the business of transforming lives and I have SEEN this over and over throughout my career! Look at this as an investment in yourself! You've got this! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!
Does life have you feeling overwhelmed? Are negative/anxious thoughts taking over and continuing to win in your head? Are you wondering why your marriage is now stale or you don't know how to communicate with your partner? These are a few of the many ways in how YOU can benefit from the therapeutic process. I am a straight shooter-I'm going to tell you what you NEED to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear. Yes, I am in the business of transforming lives and I have SEEN this over and over throughout my career! Look at this as an investment in yourself! You've got this! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!
(281) 524-2895 View (281) 524-2895
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Capstone Connect Counseling & Trauma
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Kingwood, TX 77339
Hello! I’m Tony. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist -Associate, I specialize in family relationships, and assist my clients to achieve personal effectiveness. I use methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples, families, teens, & individuals work through their challenges. With over 30 years of experience, I’ve helped individuals reach their goals, and discover their purpose. As an educator and coach, I’ve enjoyed helping young people discover their strengths and potential. I’ve learned while coaching sports, that teamwork is essential.
Hello! I’m Tony. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist -Associate, I specialize in family relationships, and assist my clients to achieve personal effectiveness. I use methodologies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy to help couples, families, teens, & individuals work through their challenges. With over 30 years of experience, I’ve helped individuals reach their goals, and discover their purpose. As an educator and coach, I’ve enjoyed helping young people discover their strengths and potential. I’ve learned while coaching sports, that teamwork is essential.
(936) 251-5925 View (936) 251-5925
Photo of Joni A. Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kingwood, TX
Joni A. Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
I possess a true passion for my work with clients, which is evident in my unwavering commitment to their success. I recognize how terrifying it can be to face deeply rooted issues, so I work hard to establish a safe therapeutic environment with attention to everything from the office experience to how fully present I am in each session. I place premium value on collaborative efforts between clients and therapists, meaning we join together to meet your goals. Real therapy and especially deep personal work is messy and requires vulnerability, trust, and hard work in order to create and maintain life long changes.
I possess a true passion for my work with clients, which is evident in my unwavering commitment to their success. I recognize how terrifying it can be to face deeply rooted issues, so I work hard to establish a safe therapeutic environment with attention to everything from the office experience to how fully present I am in each session. I place premium value on collaborative efforts between clients and therapists, meaning we join together to meet your goals. Real therapy and especially deep personal work is messy and requires vulnerability, trust, and hard work in order to create and maintain life long changes.
(832) 529-6975 View (832) 529-6975
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Jodie Daigle Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77345  (Online Only)
More and more I see women who are truly "doing it all" They might work full time, take care of the kids, and manage the house while dealing with a partner who doesn't appreciate how hard it is to live up to almost impossible standards. Sometimes it's stay at home moms who do a ton of work but don't feel appreciated for all that they do and feel isolated from others. I also see so much Anxiety. It seems as if Covid brought everyone's anxiety out of hiding. Things that we never worried about before are now overwhelming. Social Anxiety is also increasing due Covid related isolation. You are not alone with these feelings.
More and more I see women who are truly "doing it all" They might work full time, take care of the kids, and manage the house while dealing with a partner who doesn't appreciate how hard it is to live up to almost impossible standards. Sometimes it's stay at home moms who do a ton of work but don't feel appreciated for all that they do and feel isolated from others. I also see so much Anxiety. It seems as if Covid brought everyone's anxiety out of hiding. Things that we never worried about before are now overwhelming. Social Anxiety is also increasing due Covid related isolation. You are not alone with these feelings.
(281) 729-5248 View (281) 729-5248
Photo of Kayla Jackson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kingwood, TX
Kayla Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
I try to create a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for you to express yourself and help you reach your personal goals. There's no magic pill I can give you, but we can work together so you can develop the tools and coping skills you need to overcome obstacles and maximize your potential to make healthy choices and live the most fulfilling life possible.
I try to create a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment for you to express yourself and help you reach your personal goals. There's no magic pill I can give you, but we can work together so you can develop the tools and coping skills you need to overcome obstacles and maximize your potential to make healthy choices and live the most fulfilling life possible.
(832) 981-6227 View (832) 981-6227
Photo of Rachel Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kingwood, TX
Rachel Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingwood, TX 77339
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience. I have a passion for helping individuals and families use their inherent strengths to overcome life’s challenges. I love bearing witness to people’s healing journeys and standing beside them as they discover new parts of themselves, heal their wounded parts, and thrive in ways they never thought possible. My experience includes providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings who are struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood and anxiety-related disorders.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience. I have a passion for helping individuals and families use their inherent strengths to overcome life’s challenges. I love bearing witness to people’s healing journeys and standing beside them as they discover new parts of themselves, heal their wounded parts, and thrive in ways they never thought possible. My experience includes providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings who are struggling with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mood and anxiety-related disorders.
(832) 990-7597 View (832) 990-7597

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kingwood, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Kingwood, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD
61% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Kingwood, TX see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kingwood?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.