Therapists in Port Lavaca, TX

Photo of Cami Findley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Port Lavaca, TX
Cami Findley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Port Lavaca, TX 77979  (Online Only)
After completing my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas, I began work as a case manager in mental health. I married into the military and moved to various states while pursuing my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Throughout my education, I was provided the opportunity to study and practice many approaches to be able to provide the most effective treatment that meets the needs of my clients. With my clinical experience I have had the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults with various life experiences and problems.
After completing my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at The University of Texas at Dallas, I began work as a case manager in mental health. I married into the military and moved to various states while pursuing my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Throughout my education, I was provided the opportunity to study and practice many approaches to be able to provide the most effective treatment that meets the needs of my clients. With my clinical experience I have had the opportunity to work with adolescents and adults with various life experiences and problems.
(346) 201-4579 View (346) 201-4579
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Wendy Holder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Port Lavaca, TX 77979
When individuals experience severe stress, trauma, and/or loss, life tends to unravel and become difficult to manage. I am dedicated to seeing people rise above their circumstances and become who they were created to be. I use an integrated approach to therapy incorporating my faith is God while utilizing a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, stress management, anxiety reduction, communication skills, anger management, and establishing healthy boundaries to bring about healing, hope, and restoration to individuals who have faced or are facing life trials.
When individuals experience severe stress, trauma, and/or loss, life tends to unravel and become difficult to manage. I am dedicated to seeing people rise above their circumstances and become who they were created to be. I use an integrated approach to therapy incorporating my faith is God while utilizing a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, stress management, anxiety reduction, communication skills, anger management, and establishing healthy boundaries to bring about healing, hope, and restoration to individuals who have faced or are facing life trials.
(361) 204-1463 View (361) 204-1463

Online Therapists

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Hope Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Therapy is a partnership, with a common goal of client change in their lives. My focus is client-centered approach by working collaboratively to identify strengths and challenges and develop goals that support the growth of the individual and empower them to make changes. Whether you are addressing a painful problem, working through life changes, or simply wish to experience more joy and fulfillment, know that you are not alone. We all need support from time to time! My plan is that we will work together to identify your strengths, your goals, and your path forward.
Therapy is a partnership, with a common goal of client change in their lives. My focus is client-centered approach by working collaboratively to identify strengths and challenges and develop goals that support the growth of the individual and empower them to make changes. Whether you are addressing a painful problem, working through life changes, or simply wish to experience more joy and fulfillment, know that you are not alone. We all need support from time to time! My plan is that we will work together to identify your strengths, your goals, and your path forward.
(281) 688-5724 View (281) 688-5724
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Quique Autrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
Hello, thank you for stopping by! I offer personalized services to children, adolescents and adults in the greater Houston area. I have experience working with male teenagers, high functioning young adults on the Autism spectrum, OCD, and men struggling with life transitions. I work with clients who are stuck in depression, facing relationship issues and experiencing loss. I also enjoy helping couples navigate conflict and strengthen their emotional and sexual connection.
Hello, thank you for stopping by! I offer personalized services to children, adolescents and adults in the greater Houston area. I have experience working with male teenagers, high functioning young adults on the Autism spectrum, OCD, and men struggling with life transitions. I work with clients who are stuck in depression, facing relationship issues and experiencing loss. I also enjoy helping couples navigate conflict and strengthen their emotional and sexual connection.
(713) 804-7762 View (713) 804-7762
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Sarah Cook
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fresno, TX 77545  (Online Only)
Hello! I am so glad you stopped by! I would be honored to walk beside you through whatever you've experienced. Throughout my 18 years as a psychotherapist, I've worked with children, teens, and adults; reach out, and let's begin the journey together.
Hello! I am so glad you stopped by! I would be honored to walk beside you through whatever you've experienced. Throughout my 18 years as a psychotherapist, I've worked with children, teens, and adults; reach out, and let's begin the journey together.
(281) 800-5771 View (281) 800-5771
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Rebecca Lauren Heron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Katy, TX 77450
I am non-judgmental experienced Licensed psychologist who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My mission in life is to help people on their journey and to help them to overcome any trauma, set back or challenges that they have. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and down-to-earth and I believe in creating a safe space for everyone. I have a background in academia as a professor teaching in both Europe and the USA. I have published various scientific papers within the area of psychology and presented research worldwide. The client populations I work with are children, adolescents, adults and couples.
I am non-judgmental experienced Licensed psychologist who has over 14 years of experience in the mental health field. My mission in life is to help people on their journey and to help them to overcome any trauma, set back or challenges that they have. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and down-to-earth and I believe in creating a safe space for everyone. I have a background in academia as a professor teaching in both Europe and the USA. I have published various scientific papers within the area of psychology and presented research worldwide. The client populations I work with are children, adolescents, adults and couples.
(832) 246-7857 View (832) 246-7857
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Claudia Ikonomopoulos
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Dr. Claudia Ikonomopoulos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Texas. She is passionate about serving others and meeting the needs within her community. She has worked in private practice and various agencies providing individual counseling to children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral and emotional needs. Dr. Ikonomopoulos’ goal is to provide a safe, trauma-informed environment for anyone seeking therapy. If you are looking for a counselor whether in person or online consider Dr. Claudia Ikonomopoulos. She is accepting new clients and she is excited to walk with you on your journey.
Dr. Claudia Ikonomopoulos is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Texas. She is passionate about serving others and meeting the needs within her community. She has worked in private practice and various agencies providing individual counseling to children, adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral and emotional needs. Dr. Ikonomopoulos’ goal is to provide a safe, trauma-informed environment for anyone seeking therapy. If you are looking for a counselor whether in person or online consider Dr. Claudia Ikonomopoulos. She is accepting new clients and she is excited to walk with you on your journey.
(361) 273-1823 View (361) 273-1823
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Dr. Tamara White
Licensed Professional Counselor, DD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77479  (Online Only)
I have more than 25 years working in the counseling profession and have counseled and coached thousands. I am also a Certified Life Coach. There are so many stressors today, but with the proper strategies and techniques you can learn to manage them. I help people discover life purpose, solve frustrations, worry, fear, anxiety, depression, lack of self-confidence, career issues, fulfillment and future goals etc. I work with you and empower you to put the necessary skills and strategies in place that will lead to your better wellbeing. I will listen to understand so that we can create a plan that will get you the results you desire.
I have more than 25 years working in the counseling profession and have counseled and coached thousands. I am also a Certified Life Coach. There are so many stressors today, but with the proper strategies and techniques you can learn to manage them. I help people discover life purpose, solve frustrations, worry, fear, anxiety, depression, lack of self-confidence, career issues, fulfillment and future goals etc. I work with you and empower you to put the necessary skills and strategies in place that will lead to your better wellbeing. I will listen to understand so that we can create a plan that will get you the results you desire.
(832) 471-8871 View (832) 471-8871
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Selam Kebede
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Do you find yourself feeling stuck and dreading the day ahead? Whether you are looking to learn how to better manage stress, and anxiety, resolve family conflict, heal trauma, grief/loss, manage substance use disorder, or a mood disorder, being able to release burdens, resolve conflicts or heal from past hurts is vital to obtaining the reality you desire for yourself. My goal is to foster a space where you are free to share who you are, who you aspire to become, and address issues you want to give attention to.
Do you find yourself feeling stuck and dreading the day ahead? Whether you are looking to learn how to better manage stress, and anxiety, resolve family conflict, heal trauma, grief/loss, manage substance use disorder, or a mood disorder, being able to release burdens, resolve conflicts or heal from past hurts is vital to obtaining the reality you desire for yourself. My goal is to foster a space where you are free to share who you are, who you aspire to become, and address issues you want to give attention to.
(832) 536-9424 View (832) 536-9424
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Natasha Cooke
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
My ideal client wants to make a positive change in their life and improve their mental health. I strive to create a non-judgmental environment where you can feel free to be your true self. I specialize in working with young adults and couples. I am passionate about helping individuals through life changes, hardships, mental health issues, daily stressors and more. I am experienced in working with couples at every stage in their relationship from dating, to premarital counseling, marriage problems or empty-nesters ready to emotionally reconnect. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey to create a happier life.
My ideal client wants to make a positive change in their life and improve their mental health. I strive to create a non-judgmental environment where you can feel free to be your true self. I specialize in working with young adults and couples. I am passionate about helping individuals through life changes, hardships, mental health issues, daily stressors and more. I am experienced in working with couples at every stage in their relationship from dating, to premarital counseling, marriage problems or empty-nesters ready to emotionally reconnect. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you on your journey to create a happier life.
(281) 213-5075 View (281) 213-5075
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Ayana C Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Missouri City, TX 77459  (Online Only)
Therapy is a journey towards healing and change; one you do not have to travel alone. In a world of individuality and quick fixes, it shows courage and strength to seek help. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve healing and change in the warmth and safety of a therapeutic relationship. I pride myself with working with adults on general life issues. I will encourage your success through self discovery in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Together we will unpack your past and focus on your strength to reach your goals.
Therapy is a journey towards healing and change; one you do not have to travel alone. In a world of individuality and quick fixes, it shows courage and strength to seek help. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve healing and change in the warmth and safety of a therapeutic relationship. I pride myself with working with adults on general life issues. I will encourage your success through self discovery in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Together we will unpack your past and focus on your strength to reach your goals.
(281) 336-0687 View (281) 336-0687
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Ethel Richard-Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Ethel Richard-Peterson, LCSW Ethel Richard-Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1982. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work. Ethel sees each client as a unique individual with strengths and areas they seek to enhance. She listens to client's expressed concerns. She has spent many years counseling clients regarding death and dying, substance abuse, and chronic/acute medical conditions. In her spare time, Ethel enjoys music, being around water, and art.
Ethel Richard-Peterson, LCSW Ethel Richard-Peterson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1982. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work. Ethel sees each client as a unique individual with strengths and areas they seek to enhance. She listens to client's expressed concerns. She has spent many years counseling clients regarding death and dying, substance abuse, and chronic/acute medical conditions. In her spare time, Ethel enjoys music, being around water, and art.
(346) 230-0287 View (346) 230-0287
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Judi Dai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Your child is your whole world. When they're happy, you're happy, and when they're hurting, the pain you feel for them is excruciating. But by the time you find yourself perusing the internet for help, you are already exhausted, have experienced many sleepless nights, and are losing hope. I would love to help improve your family's hopefulness and regain its vitality. Counseling provides a safe, compassionate space that can help children develop more full and healthy connections, which translates into feeling competent, worthy of love, and thus more resilient to handle life's struggles.
Your child is your whole world. When they're happy, you're happy, and when they're hurting, the pain you feel for them is excruciating. But by the time you find yourself perusing the internet for help, you are already exhausted, have experienced many sleepless nights, and are losing hope. I would love to help improve your family's hopefulness and regain its vitality. Counseling provides a safe, compassionate space that can help children develop more full and healthy connections, which translates into feeling competent, worthy of love, and thus more resilient to handle life's struggles.
(281) 957-2438 View (281) 957-2438
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Delores R Garza Supervised By Rita Hernandez M.a. Lpc-S
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78414  (Online Only)
Welcome to my corner of support and growth! I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a passion for empowering young adults, college students, and parents navigating the intricate journey of adolescence . As a dedicated mental health professional, my mission is to foster resilience, promote self-discovery, and provide a safe space for individuals and families to overcome challenges.
Welcome to my corner of support and growth! I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a passion for empowering young adults, college students, and parents navigating the intricate journey of adolescence . As a dedicated mental health professional, my mission is to foster resilience, promote self-discovery, and provide a safe space for individuals and families to overcome challenges.
(361) 314-2851 View (361) 314-2851
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Yared R. Salazar Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Verified
Katy, TX 77450  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself in a tough place, living stuck in the past, feeling disillusioned about the present, or anxious about the future? Wherever you may find yourself today, take heart and know that you don't have to go through it alone. John 16:33
Do you find yourself in a tough place, living stuck in the past, feeling disillusioned about the present, or anxious about the future? Wherever you may find yourself today, take heart and know that you don't have to go through it alone. John 16:33
(832) 384-8896 View (832) 384-8896
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Simrah Wasim
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Katy, TX 77494
Beginning the journey of therapy or picking up where you left off is a courageous step towards understanding and bettering oneself. Counseling is a collaborative process where we will work together to achieve goals and create the best versions of ourselves. I enjoy working with people of all ages but especially children. It is my passion to not only advocate for counseling but to ensure that the best resources are given and altered specifically to them. I understand that every person has their own story, background, and life path. I like to use people’s differences and embrace who they are with positive therapeutic methods.
Beginning the journey of therapy or picking up where you left off is a courageous step towards understanding and bettering oneself. Counseling is a collaborative process where we will work together to achieve goals and create the best versions of ourselves. I enjoy working with people of all ages but especially children. It is my passion to not only advocate for counseling but to ensure that the best resources are given and altered specifically to them. I understand that every person has their own story, background, and life path. I like to use people’s differences and embrace who they are with positive therapeutic methods.
(346) 514-4047 View (346) 514-4047
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Aysha Hussaini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pearland, TX 77584
Whatever your reasons for finding a therapist, I am glad that you have taken this step. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that you are a unique individual, and will make it my goal to help you live your best life. It is not my job to tell you what to do but to provide a safe, comfortable space in which we will work together to navigate your journey. We will use evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-based techniques to work on your goals.
Whatever your reasons for finding a therapist, I am glad that you have taken this step. As a client-centered therapist, I believe that you are a unique individual, and will make it my goal to help you live your best life. It is not my job to tell you what to do but to provide a safe, comfortable space in which we will work together to navigate your journey. We will use evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-based techniques to work on your goals.
(281) 559-7264 View (281) 559-7264
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Jessica Walden-Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Missouri City, TX 77459
Imagine taking a step towards making your mental health stability as equally important as you do your physical health. Society has indirectly taught us "to be strong", "pray about it", or "it's okay not to be okay". But, what if I was here to tell you that your mental needs have a direct effect to your overall physical health. There's this misconception about seeking therapeutic services and my primary goal is to bridge the gap of mental health stigmas.
Imagine taking a step towards making your mental health stability as equally important as you do your physical health. Society has indirectly taught us "to be strong", "pray about it", or "it's okay not to be okay". But, what if I was here to tell you that your mental needs have a direct effect to your overall physical health. There's this misconception about seeking therapeutic services and my primary goal is to bridge the gap of mental health stigmas.
(832) 900-3569 View (832) 900-3569
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Wendy M Crook-Abel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Corpus Christi, TX 78418  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist committed to helping you build a life worth living. I work with a variety of issues including recovering from trauma, coping with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and learning to manage emotions. My approach is to work collaboratively with you to learn new behaviors and skills to replace ineffective patterns of behavior that are interfering in your life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist committed to helping you build a life worth living. I work with a variety of issues including recovering from trauma, coping with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and learning to manage emotions. My approach is to work collaboratively with you to learn new behaviors and skills to replace ineffective patterns of behavior that are interfering in your life.
(361) 203-4513 View (361) 203-4513
Photo of Sonya Marie Sharron, Licensed Professional Counselor in Port Lavaca, TX
Sonya Marie Sharron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Waitlist for new clients
We all connect in various ways and seek to be understood. My first focus is to establish a good rapport and discover what your mental health needs are through Person Centered Therapy. As we unravel your challenges, my desire is that you feel comforted, clarified, and challenged to grow. The cumulative nature of positive support, mutual observations, and path to self discovery, will allow us to explore treatment options that work. Consultations are FREE. I look forward to speaking with you!
We all connect in various ways and seek to be understood. My first focus is to establish a good rapport and discover what your mental health needs are through Person Centered Therapy. As we unravel your challenges, my desire is that you feel comforted, clarified, and challenged to grow. The cumulative nature of positive support, mutual observations, and path to self discovery, will allow us to explore treatment options that work. Consultations are FREE. I look forward to speaking with you!
(361) 314-1908 View (361) 314-1908

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Port Lavaca, TX

< 10

Therapists in Port Lavaca, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Substance Use

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Port Lavaca, TX see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Port Lavaca?

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.