Therapists in Lubbock, TX

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Jill Rinehart Supervised By Shelly Thompson
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
Loss is an all too real part of life. Whether experiencing loss due to death, divorce, a move, or even the reality that life is not what you thought it would be, loss can leave you feeling hopeless and alone. Coming from a place of faith and love, I strive to make authentic connections with those in pain. I work to build trust so that you feel safe to be heard and are not alone as you walk on your grief journey.
Loss is an all too real part of life. Whether experiencing loss due to death, divorce, a move, or even the reality that life is not what you thought it would be, loss can leave you feeling hopeless and alone. Coming from a place of faith and love, I strive to make authentic connections with those in pain. I work to build trust so that you feel safe to be heard and are not alone as you walk on your grief journey.
(806) 531-3648 View (806) 531-3648
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LaTia Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79416  (Online Only)
I approach therapy with the mindset that every client has internal skills that give them the ability to reach personal goals. With an integrative client-centered approach, the client takes the lead as the expert to their life and patterns of behaviors, and I help guide the client to uncover causes of core beliefs systems that fuel areas of concern. My role in this process is to support clients with encouragement while also maintaining accountability for positive change.
I approach therapy with the mindset that every client has internal skills that give them the ability to reach personal goals. With an integrative client-centered approach, the client takes the lead as the expert to their life and patterns of behaviors, and I help guide the client to uncover causes of core beliefs systems that fuel areas of concern. My role in this process is to support clients with encouragement while also maintaining accountability for positive change.
(806) 454-7442 View (806) 454-7442
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Alicia Holligan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Life can be messy, and downright hard at times. You might find yourself feeling lost, anxious, weighed down by grief and loss or trying to grapple with trauma. Maybe you're longing for the person you used to be, or perhaps you're struggling to recognize yourself in the mirror. My goal is to foster a strong relationship with you, equipping you with the necessary tools to effectively cope with life's unexpected twists and turns. I specialize in providing support to adolescents and adults, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs and empower you to become the person you dream of being.
Life can be messy, and downright hard at times. You might find yourself feeling lost, anxious, weighed down by grief and loss or trying to grapple with trauma. Maybe you're longing for the person you used to be, or perhaps you're struggling to recognize yourself in the mirror. My goal is to foster a strong relationship with you, equipping you with the necessary tools to effectively cope with life's unexpected twists and turns. I specialize in providing support to adolescents and adults, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs and empower you to become the person you dream of being.
(806) 531-3255 View (806) 531-3255
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Kelly Johnson Pirtle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
My intention as a therapist is to support you in your exploration of ways to create an enriching and worthwhile life. My clients are often adjusting to difficult circumstances, looking to revamp their coping strategies, hoping to process stressful past events, and/or to improve their relationships with themself and others. I respect all coping strategies that have helped my clients survive, and find it important to reflect on the ways challenges show up in therapy in order to learn more helpful, resourcing ways to deal with life and relate to others in real time. I'm in-person in Lubbock and meet with folks online all over Texas.
My intention as a therapist is to support you in your exploration of ways to create an enriching and worthwhile life. My clients are often adjusting to difficult circumstances, looking to revamp their coping strategies, hoping to process stressful past events, and/or to improve their relationships with themself and others. I respect all coping strategies that have helped my clients survive, and find it important to reflect on the ways challenges show up in therapy in order to learn more helpful, resourcing ways to deal with life and relate to others in real time. I'm in-person in Lubbock and meet with folks online all over Texas.
(806) 583-3706 View (806) 583-3706
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Skylar Strait Wisdom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79424
Accepting new clients! Are you a teen or young adult struggling with high stress and anxiety because the expectations for yourself or from others seem hard to reach at times? The fear of failure and the self-criticism in your mind drive your every move and sometimes make following your dreams seem impossible. You often feel like you are never good enough and fear that you will disappoint yourself or others. Looking back, you may have always felt this way and are tired of feeling dissatisfied with your efforts.
Accepting new clients! Are you a teen or young adult struggling with high stress and anxiety because the expectations for yourself or from others seem hard to reach at times? The fear of failure and the self-criticism in your mind drive your every move and sometimes make following your dreams seem impossible. You often feel like you are never good enough and fear that you will disappoint yourself or others. Looking back, you may have always felt this way and are tired of feeling dissatisfied with your efforts.
(806) 340-0446 View (806) 340-0446
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Camille Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Do you feel like you are wearing a mask, smiling on the outside while trying to cope with overwhelming sadness, fear, regret, or loneliness on the inside? Have you experienced a difficult life transition, crisis, or traumatic event that has lead to you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Does it seem like you are sinking in quicksand under the weight of life? Do you feel like others will not understand what you are going through? You are not alone. I would love to help you more deeply understand your emotions and experiences while developing ways to cope with your current struggles.
Do you feel like you are wearing a mask, smiling on the outside while trying to cope with overwhelming sadness, fear, regret, or loneliness on the inside? Have you experienced a difficult life transition, crisis, or traumatic event that has lead to you feeling overwhelmed or stuck? Does it seem like you are sinking in quicksand under the weight of life? Do you feel like others will not understand what you are going through? You are not alone. I would love to help you more deeply understand your emotions and experiences while developing ways to cope with your current struggles.
(806) 482-1846 View (806) 482-1846
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Robert Brown Fortney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79410
Waitlist for new clients
After twenty years of practice, I continue to find that people are best served by a counselor who is emotionally and psychologically available to them in a time of need. I have enjoyed strong effectiveness working with depression, relationship conflict, grief, and anger management. I work with couples, older adults, teens, and children. These experiences have inspired me to incorporate multiple approaches that fit the personalities, interests and needs that people bring to my practice.
After twenty years of practice, I continue to find that people are best served by a counselor who is emotionally and psychologically available to them in a time of need. I have enjoyed strong effectiveness working with depression, relationship conflict, grief, and anger management. I work with couples, older adults, teens, and children. These experiences have inspired me to incorporate multiple approaches that fit the personalities, interests and needs that people bring to my practice.
(806) 486-1663 View (806) 486-1663
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Dr. Neetu Arora Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
My approach to psychotherapy has been shaped by my own life experiences as well as professional training. I utilize a mind-body approach and specialize in mindfulness, focused attention techniques, and creative imagery which are known to be very effective for stress-management, sleep difficulties and emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. I have special interest in working with individuals dealing with codependency and relationship issues. I believe that learning to cope with our inner turmoil is one of the cornerstones of being able to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
My approach to psychotherapy has been shaped by my own life experiences as well as professional training. I utilize a mind-body approach and specialize in mindfulness, focused attention techniques, and creative imagery which are known to be very effective for stress-management, sleep difficulties and emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression. I have special interest in working with individuals dealing with codependency and relationship issues. I believe that learning to cope with our inner turmoil is one of the cornerstones of being able to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
(806) 589-6474 View (806) 589-6474
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Kathryn Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79423
Do you feel like the challenges around you are interfering with your life? Maybe a relationship hurdle. Self-esteem, body issues, or an eating disorder. All that pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting can bring. Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or children? Challenged by a new diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder and do not know where to turn? Maybe you are new to adulthood and feel that you do not know how to navigate your day-to-day life.
Do you feel like the challenges around you are interfering with your life? Maybe a relationship hurdle. Self-esteem, body issues, or an eating disorder. All that pregnancy, postpartum, and parenting can bring. Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or children? Challenged by a new diagnosis such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder and do not know where to turn? Maybe you are new to adulthood and feel that you do not know how to navigate your day-to-day life.
(806) 606-0366 View (806) 606-0366
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April Sizemore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MMFT, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
I can help you uncover your inner strengths and develop new skills so you can experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We will work to gain a deeper understanding of how beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors are keeping you from experiencing the self confidence, peace of mind, and joy that you seek. My areas of expertise include depression, grief, healing from trauma, and relationship issues.
I can help you uncover your inner strengths and develop new skills so you can experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We will work to gain a deeper understanding of how beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors are keeping you from experiencing the self confidence, peace of mind, and joy that you seek. My areas of expertise include depression, grief, healing from trauma, and relationship issues.
(806) 472-4543 View (806) 472-4543
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Emma Brockhouse(Supervised By Kristie Collins Lpc-S)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
Hello! I'm Emma! I specialize in addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, self-acceptance, trauma, and emotional regulation. I offer Brainspotting Treatment! With a background working in drug and alcohol treatment centers across West and Central Texas, I've had the privilege of assisting many individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being.
Hello! I'm Emma! I specialize in addiction and recovery, anxiety, depression, self-acceptance, trauma, and emotional regulation. I offer Brainspotting Treatment! With a background working in drug and alcohol treatment centers across West and Central Texas, I've had the privilege of assisting many individuals on their journey towards mental and emotional well-being.
(806) 878-9313 View (806) 878-9313
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Mindy McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NBCCH, CAGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79414
I believe that most of us just want to be seen and understood. I believe that we each already have all the tools and resources within us to address any barrier we face, we just sometimes need a little help getting out of our own way. I hope to partner with you to assist you in creating the change you desire.
I believe that most of us just want to be seen and understood. I believe that we each already have all the tools and resources within us to address any barrier we face, we just sometimes need a little help getting out of our own way. I hope to partner with you to assist you in creating the change you desire.
(806) 454-7331 View (806) 454-7331
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Michaela Trevino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
My approach is to first create a therapeutic alliance so that we can build a trusting relationship. My goal is to help you shed light on the darkness and walk with you through your healing process. It is important to me that you feel safe and accepted. My belief is that you have strength within your story. I use a goal-directed and collaborative approach to help you achieve your treatment goals.
My approach is to first create a therapeutic alliance so that we can build a trusting relationship. My goal is to help you shed light on the darkness and walk with you through your healing process. It is important to me that you feel safe and accepted. My belief is that you have strength within your story. I use a goal-directed and collaborative approach to help you achieve your treatment goals.
(806) 414-7372 View (806) 414-7372
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Dr. White and Associates, PC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79423
Caught up in compulsive sexual behavior, pornography, infidelity, sexual temptation, or relationship distress? Does it feel betraying to your partner? Do you feel betrayed? Traumatized/retraumatized by the experience, or by failed recovery efforts? Trying recovery on your own? Stuck on “why . . .” questions? Does your status in life limit treatment? Contrary to the experience, you want to reconcile your relationship, you want a new normal. Discovered recently or years ago, the guilt, shame, and betrayal pain can repeatedly feel like it yesterday. There is hope and healing for the compulsive partner and for the traumatized partner.
Caught up in compulsive sexual behavior, pornography, infidelity, sexual temptation, or relationship distress? Does it feel betraying to your partner? Do you feel betrayed? Traumatized/retraumatized by the experience, or by failed recovery efforts? Trying recovery on your own? Stuck on “why . . .” questions? Does your status in life limit treatment? Contrary to the experience, you want to reconcile your relationship, you want a new normal. Discovered recently or years ago, the guilt, shame, and betrayal pain can repeatedly feel like it yesterday. There is hope and healing for the compulsive partner and for the traumatized partner.
(806) 375-3958 View (806) 375-3958
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Kendra Cabrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79414
My mission in counseling is to provide compassionate support while we work on improving your quality of life. Since becoming an LPC, I have worked with ages 12 and up to process and manage a variety of struggles, such as, trauma, depression, anxiety, issues with self-worth and learning healthy communication.
My mission in counseling is to provide compassionate support while we work on improving your quality of life. Since becoming an LPC, I have worked with ages 12 and up to process and manage a variety of struggles, such as, trauma, depression, anxiety, issues with self-worth and learning healthy communication.
(806) 454-9526 View (806) 454-9526
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Kimberly Durbin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CCTP, CPLC
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79414
I am an advocate for the healing power of counseling. I can offer guidance and support to the individuals and couples that are willing to start that journey. Life is about facing adversity and coming out stronger on the other side. No one should have to face the world alone. I can offer my clients a safe and understanding environment where they are free to work through the issues that keep them from living the life that gives them meaning. I work with my clients to develop the best treatment goals for meeting their needs. I meet each client where they are and walk with them through their healing journey.
I am an advocate for the healing power of counseling. I can offer guidance and support to the individuals and couples that are willing to start that journey. Life is about facing adversity and coming out stronger on the other side. No one should have to face the world alone. I can offer my clients a safe and understanding environment where they are free to work through the issues that keep them from living the life that gives them meaning. I work with my clients to develop the best treatment goals for meeting their needs. I meet each client where they are and walk with them through their healing journey.
(806) 478-1350 View (806) 478-1350
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Heather Saldaña
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79424  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 8 years of experience in providing mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages 14 to adult with a variety of mental health/behavioral presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, substance abuse, anger management, vocational concerns, relationship and family issues, transitioning from high school to college, and many more. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 8 years of experience in providing mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages 14 to adult with a variety of mental health/behavioral presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, substance abuse, anger management, vocational concerns, relationship and family issues, transitioning from high school to college, and many more. As a standard practice, I approach the therapeutic relationship with an acute sensitivity and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
(806) 542-2405 View (806) 542-2405
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LoveFire Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, PSB, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Lubbock, TX 79416
Ruidoso Crisis Intervention - On-Call Support 806-504-4034! Currently offering support for families losing homes to fires, firefighters, and NM families in crisis. For in-person Texas clients, we specialize in expressive art therapies, anxiety reduction, EMDR and trauma work, relationship and marital issues, and restoration. We serve both NM and TX via telehealth as well.
Ruidoso Crisis Intervention - On-Call Support 806-504-4034! Currently offering support for families losing homes to fires, firefighters, and NM families in crisis. For in-person Texas clients, we specialize in expressive art therapies, anxiety reduction, EMDR and trauma work, relationship and marital issues, and restoration. We serve both NM and TX via telehealth as well.
(806) 591-3495 View (806) 591-3495
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Kristin L Lefforge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79423
Do you struggle with low self esteem/negative self talk & want to gain more confidence? Do you feel you lost your true self in a relationship(s), family role(s), or career & want to feel more whole again? Are you ready for change but have NO IDEA what that looks like or where to begin? Have you experienced trauma recently or from childhood? If you said yes to any of these, I’d love to visit with you! I have a passion to help individuals discover how much they are worth & live their life to the fullest. Therapy isn't always an easy path, so give yourself credit for even thinking about asking for help and possibly reaching out.
Do you struggle with low self esteem/negative self talk & want to gain more confidence? Do you feel you lost your true self in a relationship(s), family role(s), or career & want to feel more whole again? Are you ready for change but have NO IDEA what that looks like or where to begin? Have you experienced trauma recently or from childhood? If you said yes to any of these, I’d love to visit with you! I have a passion to help individuals discover how much they are worth & live their life to the fullest. Therapy isn't always an easy path, so give yourself credit for even thinking about asking for help and possibly reaching out.
(806) 391-7169 View (806) 391-7169
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Kelsey Brewer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lubbock, TX 79424
Not accepting new clients
Ask me about supervision if you are an LPC-Associate! In a therapy session, my goal is to create a safe, calm, and comfortable space for you to express yourself. I specialize in working with trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression, but I also enjoy working with grief, life transitions, every day stressors, and many others. These struggles can be difficult at times, but my hope is that I provide a space where you feel accepted, valued, and heard. My goals are to walk beside you, guide you, and to watch you thrive in your next phase of life. If you have concerns about payment, we can talk about it!
Ask me about supervision if you are an LPC-Associate! In a therapy session, my goal is to create a safe, calm, and comfortable space for you to express yourself. I specialize in working with trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression, but I also enjoy working with grief, life transitions, every day stressors, and many others. These struggles can be difficult at times, but my hope is that I provide a space where you feel accepted, valued, and heard. My goals are to walk beside you, guide you, and to watch you thrive in your next phase of life. If you have concerns about payment, we can talk about it!
(806) 603-3253 View (806) 603-3253
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Number of Therapists in Lubbock, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lubbock, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Lubbock, TX see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lubbock?

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.